The Ivy Retreat

Red Striped Dress- Day 3

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The outdated red and white striped dress is now a modern sleeveless maxi dress with a low cut button closure back.  I decided to keep the white ruffled hem as is.  It adds a cute vintage detail while the stripes look more modern, so the juxtaposition is fun.  Taking off the sleeves and making the back low cut automatically gave this piece a fresh, new look.  I think it's perfect for the summer too!  It can be kept casual with simple sandals and a floppy hat for a weekend at the beach or dressed up with heeled espadrilles and a clutch.  Earlier, I referred to the dress as red, but I actually feel like it's more of a watermelon, not a true red.  The thread that I chose to use is a contrasting peachy pink color, because... why not. You can't go wrong with peaches and watermelon.  Check out this pretty piece today in the shop!