The Casually Elegant Dress
Defining Casual Elegance (Finally).
It’s as confusing as umami or Labor Day.
What’s the occasion and who is on the guest list? Is it a wedding? A creative seminar? Intellectual pow-wow? Titans of industry? Are they serving wine or cocktails? Hors d’oeuvres? Confusing terms like “played-down dressy,” “smart casual,” and “relaxed formal” only add to the madness.
You know what I mean.
First, the fact that you innately exude casual elegance is a good start. Smart. Sexy. Not too self-aware. You know that laughing at yourself keeps you sane. Then…
Casual in every sense. A simple A-line in cotton voile. Unrestrictive. Low maintenance. In fact, you could be dancing barefoot at the midnight ramble and not look the least bit out of place.
But elegant too. Three horizontal pintucks wrap around the waist and sweep. The tonal embroidery glistens just enough. Then there’s the accoutrement like jewelry, shoes, hats, and scarves I know you have at your disposal.
Dressed up without all the fuss.
The Casually Elegant Dress (No. 5343). 100% cotton voile in white (demure and innocent) and tomato red (muy caliente). Scoop neckline. French seams. Fully lined in cotton cambric. Below knee length. Tonal embroidery at center front and center back of skirt (front has different layout than back). Bra keepers, French bust darts, invisible zipper at left side seam with hook-and-eye.Imported.