Spring & Summer Must: The Striped Dress

Bows & Sequins wearing a striped fit and flare dress.

I’ve been on the hunt for spring and summer dresses over the last few weeks and I’ve been buying them left and right, hoping the forecast follows suit. I seem to live in jeans all winter long so when warmer weather rolls around, I’m all about the dresses! Skirts, too, but nothing beats a feminine or flirty dress. I really didn’t wear that many dresses with tights this winter and I truly think it comes down to me being the BIGGEST baby when it comes to being cold. Honestly, if I could change one thing about my body, I really think it would be my tolerance for cold temps. LOL On second thought, that’s actually a complete lie, but wouldn’t that be such a game changer?!

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white striped dress with nude heels.

This striped dress with nautical vibes was one of my favorites from last summer and it made it through my recent closet clean out, so I’ll surely be repeating this outfit a few times this coming season! You really can’t go wrong with striped dresses in the spring and summer… Especially when they’re blue and white. 💙

Click through this scroller for some of my favorite striped dresses available now…

Bows & Sequins styling a blue and white striped dress with a white leather clutch and white sunglasses.

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white striped dress with nude heels and a white clutch.

While I honestly believe you can never have too many stripes, here are a few more feminine favorites in case you’ve already hit your striped dress quota…

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white striped dress in Chicago.

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white striped dress and a gold coin bracelet by Julie Vos.

Get the Look…

Ann Taylor Dress (old; similar here & here!)
Vera Bradley Leather Clutch (on sale!)
Vince Camuto Lace-Up Heels (old; similar here!)
Express White Sunglasses (similar steal; similar splurge!)
Julie Vos Coin Bracelet
Red Lipstick

Bows & Sequins styling a striped dress for a summer soiree.

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white striped dress with white sunglasses.

Bows & Sequins styling a blue and white striped fit and flare dress.

Bows & Sequins wearing a blue and white striped dress with nude lace-up heels.

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  1. 3.28.17
    Natali said:

    You are looking gorgeous in this cruise chic outfit! That dress suits you beautifully!


  2. 3.28.17
    Rena said:

    In love with your beautiful striped dress!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  3. 3.28.17

    Hi Jessica, Have you tried fleece-lined tights? I live in Boston and they get me through the winter. I have a few pairs of black ones, and I always layer them under other thinner tights, like opaque black, charcoal grey, or navy. Just search ‘fleece tights’ on Amazon and there are lots of cheap options! I also have a pair from Nordstrom Rack.

  4. 3.28.17
    Rach said:

    This dress is gorgeous! I love the stripes!


  5. 3.28.17
    Jessica said:

    Love this silhouette you!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  6. 3.28.17
    Carly said:

    Those shoes are still available in different colors on the Nordstrom Rack website!

  7. 3.28.17
    Kate said:

    The perfect beach/summer dress!

  8. 3.28.17

    Jessica, that dress is simply PERFECT! It fits adorable in you.

    Aline Brodbeck
    http://www.blogfemina.com | My Instagram profile

  9. 3.29.17
    Elizabeth said:

    Loving the striped dress!
    Xo, Elizabeth

  10. 3.29.17

    Such a great dress for spring and summer! Loving the change in direction of the stripes, and hello- pockets! What’s not to love?

  11. 3.30.17

    This dress is so lovely and perfect for spring!


  12. 3.30.17
    laura said:

    who makes the dress that you are actually wearing? Thanks!

    • 3.30.17
      Jessica said:

      Ann Taylor! It’s in the post details above under “Get the Look…”

  13. 3.30.17
    Abby said:

    Love this striped dress and just in time for J.Crew’s National Stripes Day!! So cute!
    Abby // http://abundanceofabby.com

  14. 4.5.17

    such cute stripes! xo


  15. 4.11.17

    Totally in love with your dress! It fits and suits you so well!