Similar to the LBD, a white dress is just as much of an essential to your wardrobe. Especially one in a timeless silhouette. While puff sleeves, cut-out minis, and open backs are fun trends for summer, nothing beats the versatility of a crisp poplin shirtdress. It just so happens we’ve found one that’s nearly perfect. For starters, it comes in an ideal midi length (appropriate for the office, interviews, first dates, and beyond!), it features utility-inspired patch pockets and a classic collar, and the tie belt isn’t attached, so you can remove it to wear it in multiple ways. The best part? It rings in well less than $100, proving that not all wardrobe essentials or elevated basics have to be a major investment.
Thanks to its solid neutral color, simple details, and seasonless poplin material, you’ll never grow tired of this garment; it’s a one-and-done dress you’ll want to reach for again and again for the rest of the summer, and for the seasons to come. Plus, think of such a dress as a blank canvas and you’ll be able to get max wear out of it by mixing up the accessories—try out different footwear styles, layer it with a pullover, and mix it up with jewelry. It’s a dress to be worn more ways than one, which feels like a steal in and of itself.
Pick up J.Crew’s patch pocket poplin dress, below.