Finding the perfect summer beach dress is almost as challenging as finding the perfect summer beach house. They both have to be easy, comfortable, and totally chic.
Fortunately, the Sisters Beard behind hit ready-to-wear label Veronica Beard have given us the perfect solution in the form of their crinkle chiffon Blue Knot Dress, at Saks stores now. The dress has an effortless flounce to it, with feminine knotting on the shoulder and a slim silhouette that’s anything but clingy. A drawstring at the waist completes the piece, giving it a formfitting look when tied or tunic-like shape when free. The best part is that it can go from day-to-night in a matter of minutes and travels easily for that last minute beach jaunt.
“Throw it on in a pinch for cocktails or lounging,” advises Veronica Miele Beard, cofounder of Veronica Beard with sister-in-law Veronica Swanson Beard. “It’s got a Bohemian ‘I’m not trying too hard vibe,’ yet it’s sexy and flattering. Wear it with a sheer pink shiny lip gloss, a dark, mysterious eye, beachy hair, a strappy sandal and you’ve got the quintessential Boho ‘evening at the beach look.’”
Swanson Beard plans on wearing the dress to her sister Claiborne’s “American Beauty” book release party in Los Angeles.
“It’s very ‘California Girl.’ I’ll wear it with great big wooden earrings and bangles and really high wood-stacked heels by Christian Louboutin,” she says.
OK maybe it’s a little easier than finding a house.
Veronica Beard Blue Knot Dress, $995, only in Saks Fifth Avenue Stores
Check out pictures from Veronica Beard’s party at Saks Fifth Avenue earlier this month in the gallery. The designers will also be stopping by Saks Fifth Avenue in San Francisco for a shopping event on April 20 — be sure to stop by!