June 25th, 2016
Summer Dress Obsessed

Beyond Bombay

My collection of little summer dresses has grown thanks to Ashley Kadakia, founder of Beyond Bombay.

While cruising the Brick Church spring boutique in April I stopped in my tracks when I spied Ashley’s trio of dresses top. I bought two in white and asked if she’d consider making it in black. Ashely sources all of her items and beautiful textiles from India so it took a few weeks to fulfill my request. When the black version arrived, I threw it on over a black slip and have pretty much worn it non-stop—it’s the perfect go-anywhere summer dress.

I left a comment re. fit and posted a pic of myself in the black dress on Instagram @keepitchic

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Cashmere sweater

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Fair Isle cashmere and wool-blend vest

MICHAEL LO SORDO

Silk-satin midi skirt

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Perry pumps

M.I.H JEANS + Goldborne by Bay Garnett

Anita cotton-blend velvet top

GABRIELA HEARST

Cantwell double-breasted cashmere coat

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Perry patent T-strap

ALEXACHUNG

Striped ribbed-knit top

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T-bar quilted-suede loafer

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  • I love wearing dresses like these in the heat. Do they graze the knee? I am 5’5″. Thank you Preston!

    Carol BergJune 25th, 2016  8:04 AM

     
  • Agree — love this little dress! I’m curious about length too — looks very short and I’m 5’8″. How long is the small if you don’t mind me asking? Also wondering about wearing with your slip 🙂 — what kind — cotton and let it show at the bottom? Thanks.

    LizeeJune 25th, 2016  9:03 AM

     
  • Darling dresses and great for easy summer wear! Preston, please share what size you took and how you think they run. Thank you!
    Sharon

    SharonJune 25th, 2016  9:15 AM

     
  • I am 5’5″ and wear a small, they run large. I cut the elastic on the sleeves, prefer them capped. And, I did a slip story ages ago, will re-run it.

    PrestonJune 25th, 2016  3:54 PM

     
  • Love, love, love the dress. I absolutely MUST have it in every color!

    JojoJune 26th, 2016  2:02 PM

     

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