Dresses is my forte – I’m a shopping editor, so I’m allowed to say it. Just a glance my Instagram account will tell you that I live for a great dress. I invest in a worthy option here and there, but when I find an affordable treasure that seems much more expensive than it is now, that’s when I get really excited.
Don’t worry: I won’t defend my latest find. Here Old Navy Fit & Flare Puff-Sleeve Cotton Dress Midi ($38 with code BONUS, originally $50) is a summer dream. I first bought this dress in blue and liked it so much I ordered it in white. I get tons of compliments every time I wear either color. Friends often mistake it for the famous nappy dress, which is much more expensive.
I love styling the blue version with The Drop Listilla Epadrille Wedge Sandals ($40) and white version with Altar’d State Terry Heels ($70). With that said, both of these dresses look equally great with white sneakers and one denim coat. Keep reading for all the details on my new favorite summer cotton dress.
What I Like About This Old Navy Cotton Midi Dress
I have one full bust (D-cup to be exact) and the top of this dress is enough to keep me from needing to wear a bra – a dream on hot summer days. I also love that the puffy sleeves are lined, giving them the perfect volume; They are never deflated or deformed. The cotton fabric is cool, comfortable and lightweight, perfect for the months ahead. I appreciate the generous fit around my belly and hips; These are the widest spots on my body, and it’s hard to find dresses that aren’t tight in that area. The design is roomy and spacious without looking clunky or baggy.
Something worth noting
This dress is true to size – I’m wearing a large one, which is what I usually wear. The image I am wearing is blue and white options, but the design is also black or pink. (Spoil alert: I also just ordered the black version.) I will note that I made the mistake of throwing my blue version in the dryer after washing, which is why the end is a bit wrinkled. in the picture. I ironed it afterwards and it’s now smoother than ever. I dried the white version, and it came out much better. I like the casual look, but if I’m going to a formal event, I’ll probably just touch up these dresses with my little travel steamer.
Who is this Midi dress best suited for?
If you’re looking for a classic, versatile dress that can be worn weekly this summer, this is a great choice. It can be worn for a weekend lunch or to an errand, and it can also be styled more formally for an outdoor dinner or happy hour. Plus, the affordable price tag is great if you have the money.
- The dress comes in sizes XS-4X.
- The back of the chest area is flattened, so you’ll get a little elongated.
- The white version of the dress has an extra lining, which ensures that it is not see-through.
- You should wash this dress in the air conditioning on a gentle cycle and hang it to dry.
Image source: POPSUGAR Photography / Macy Cate Williams