Gotta Have Seersucker Dress

March 12, 2014 | By | Comments (10)
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Photo by Greg Dupree

When the temps start to rise, there’s no better fabric than seersucker. Breezy and light, it tackles the trials of the season (hello, humidity!) without missing a beat. Originally designed for men’s suiting, the cotton textile is now a Southern staple. It was love at first sight when our editors saw the scalloped hem and diagonal pockets on this versatile New Orleans-made dress from Jolie and Elizabeth (dress name: The Rebecca; $189).

Classic as a seersucker may be, there’s no reason wearing it should be boring. Here, we show you two ways to style the timeless frock.

Photo by Chris Ellenbogen

Photo by Chris Ellenbogen

With a belt, blazer and pumps the dress is office-ready. Add a sparkling necklace to keep the look feminine and not too corporate.

Photo by Chris Ellenbogen

Photo by Chris Ellenbogen

Stroll through the farmer’s market with a lightweight anorak and printed slip-ons. Sleek shades and a bold necklace complete the look.

How would you wear Jolie & Elizabeth’s Rebecca dress? Tell us in the comments!


  1. SweetP

    I used to have one like that when I was in high school (’50s) So cute and I know I must have sewed it myself. Agree: too short. There has to be an old pattern somewhere.

    March 25, 2014 at 4:03 pm
  2. Tina P

    If anyone finds the pattern please share:) It so adorable and can be made longer for me (grandmother) and granddaughters too!

    March 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm
  3. Patricia A.

    Patricia A. Really love the dress…but the cost is high

    March 24, 2014 at 4:42 pm
  4. Carol

    Darn, too short for older women!

    March 22, 2014 at 9:05 am
  5. Ruth

    I love the dress but I wish it had sleeves. I have a new kidney now but I used to do dialysis and the vein in my arm is ugly in my opinion. I`d like to hide it.

    March 21, 2014 at 2:58 pm
  6. S. Otto

    Would love a casual dress like this with sleeves. It’s too short for me. I am 72 and 5’9″ tall.

    March 21, 2014 at 12:51 am
  7. Mrs. Jedonne Rhudy

    I love seersucker, but I’m overweight and 61. Wish there was something for this ‘woman of a certain age…’

    March 20, 2014 at 8:20 pm
  8. G.shortman

    Too short! What a shame…..

    March 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm
  9. jo diebold

    do you hav any dreses with sleeves? This dress would be great with short scalloped sleeves

    March 20, 2014 at 2:30 pm
  10. Barbara Huffman

    Where can I find the pattern for this dress. I would like to make it for my granddaughters.

    March 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

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