Lady Meux's Lawn Dress
Leisurely from the Lawn.
This is not to be taken lightly, lest you answer to the Victorian and Edwardian ghosts who lawn-leisured so well. Hint: if you can get your hands on a medieval English castle, perfect. But it’s not a necessity.
However, the type of turf is essential and predicated on your geography and taste. Bahia, fescue, Kentucky bluegrass. A blend maybe? Consider the palate carefully (crabgrass is not a lawn). Some other particulars:
Cocktails - Tea, lemonade, gin and tonics, Sancerre Rosé.
Entertainment - Croquet, bocce, horseshoes, lawn darts, exuberant conversation (the rosé and gin will help).
Guest list - Good talkers. Easygoers. No one afraid of honeybees.
Apparel - I have some ideas.
Lady Meux’s Lawn Dress (No. 5326). 100% cotton voile. Exquisite vintage accoutrements include a cotton slip, cut on the bias, with adjustable spaghetti straps. Pintuck detail at front shoulder, lower bodice, and skirt. Floral embroidery detail at center front bodice, outer sleeve, and skirt. Dyed-to-match lace at neckline, bodice, waist, sleeve, and skirt. French seam finishes, slight gathers at shoulder, sleeves end just below elbow. Low calf length. Invisible zipper at left side seam. Envy-inducing. Imported.
Pairs well with the The Lady Meux's Lawn Hat (No. 5490).