Everyone has that one piece of clothing they’re guilty of buying one too many of. Maybe it’s one too many pairs of jeans? (Guilty.) Or white T-shirts? (Double guilty.) Or maybe you have a thing for white dresses? (Well, three’s a guilt-ridden charm!) Undeniably, my love for white dresses exceeds all my other sartorial obsessions now that the air is balmy, the sun is as strong as ever and July is well in motion. And nothing says summer quite like a breezy and beautiful light frock. For the beach, for vacation, for the weekend, for work, for a party, a white dress can solve any dressing dilemma.

Whether it’s a plain linen midi dress, a pretty broderie anglaise mini, or a flattering wrap silhouette, this season I’m drawn to dresses that are effortless but have the ability to be dressed up or down with ease. Bonus if they have simple yet striking detailing—puff sleeves, one shoulder, a frill or two, light layers, you name it, I want it!

Maria x