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* Pastel plaid mini dress
* Cool and comfortable 100% cotton construction
* Button placket and fold-over collar
Known for their custom fabrics woven on antique Indian hand looms, Ace & Jig founders Cary Vaughn and Jenna Wilson let materials lead their designs. Key example? The cheerful madras plaid mini dress seen here.
Cut from primary colors of red, blue and yellow, they look as if they’ve been mellowed by the sun and come together to create a vibrant, large-scale plaid. The light 100% cotton fabric makes this a breezy no-brainer to throw on when temperatures soar during the height of summer, satisfying the weightless feeling we look for in hot weather clothes.
A mini-dress by any definition, it’s hemline, however, doesn’t cross into uncomfortably short territory. This dress is not so brief that you’re hobbled by constant checks for indecency. Just the opposite: the relaxed fit drapes off the body comfortably, and a modest half-button placket can be worn close to the neck or undone for a more laid-back effect. A fold-over point collar and short sleeves give this a twist of classic shirt-dress styling that’s one part preppy, one part vintage-cool. And with thoughtfully placed pockets, this piece checks all the right boxes for function and style.
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