The Perfect Summer Dress

Every summer, I search for the perfect summer dress. I’m not a huge fan of shorts, and pants and jeans are usually out of the question on hot days so I love sundresses and find them to be the most versatile summer outfit option. I am constantly on the go–most often with the kids–so I need a dress that can be sporty enough to wear to the pool but can double as a shift for cocktails at home or a casual dinner out. And of course, it has to be comfortable, cute, flattering and stylish, but not too short–I am inevitabley picking up a Matchbox car or magic marker from under a restaurant table or the bottom of the stroller. Not too much to ask of a dress, right?

Well, its official – I have found the perfect summer dress. The Sailor Sailor Skipper Dress by Just Madras fits all of the criteria I mentioned above but is also made of a wonderful, soft, stretchy cotton and is soooo comfortable. I’m talking pajamas comfortable. I love it so much I bought it in multiple colors and I’ve been wearing them non-stop so I have found some fun ways to accessorize them for every outing and occasion!

Out & About: Skipper Dress in Navy Stripe with red cardigan sweater - here for similar; Mar Y Sol tote; Jack Rogers sandals; red bracelet - click here for similar

Out & About: Skipper Dress in Navy Stripe with red cardigan sweater – here for similar; Mar Y Sol tote; Jack Rogers sandals; red bracelet – here for similar

 

Cocktails & Dinner: Skipper Dress in Pink Stripe with Eliza Gray Clutch and Jack Rogers sandals

Cocktails & Dinner: Skipper Dress in Pink Stripe with Eliza Gray Clutch – here for similar; and Jack Rogers sandals

 

A Day at the Beach: Skipper Dress with Crushable Hat by Be You Fashion from Kayce Hughes; Eliza B flip flops; beach bag - here for similar; and Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses

A Day at the Beach: Skipper Dress in Royal Stripe with Crushable Hat by Be You Fashion from Kayce Hughes – here for similar; Eliza B flip flops; beach bag – here for similar; and Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses

I’ve had only one criticism of this dress. My mom said she wished it came in a version with sleeves. But guess what??  When I went to the Just Madras web site to do a little looking around for this blog post, it comes in a very cute 3/4 length sleeve version! And to solidify its standing as the perfect summer dress I also found it comes in solid colors AND in adorable little girls sizes!

All images via Just Madras. Left to Right: Skipper dress in 3/4 length sleeves; Skipper Dress is Navy Blue; Girls Sailor Dress in Small Red Stripe

All images via Just Madras. Left to Right: Skipper dress in 3/4 length sleeves; Skipper Dress is Navy Blue; Girls Sailor Dress in Small Red Stripe

I think an impromptu summer cocktail party is in order to celebrate. Which one should I wear?!? Cheers to the perfect summer dress!