The Perfect Summer Dress under $40

Merrick's Art Blue Striped Dress

Outfit Details

Abercrombie Striped Shirtdress, Nine West Perforated Sneakers, LC Lauren Conrad Crossbody Bag, Tortoise Shell Sunglasses

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect summer shirt dress for ages. I’ve tried so many and just haven’t been able to find the right one. Then I stumbled up on this one from Abercrombie of all places. I’ve professed my newfound love for Abercrombie a few times on the blog, but they continue to blow me away with the classy pieces they’re selling. Such an incredibly positive change from their branding in my high school days.

This shirt dress is no exception to the good things happening at A&F. It’s lightweight but not see through, it’s modest but flattering and classic, it’s easy to dress up or down, and I just can’t get enough of it. I’ll be wearing this thing all summer long.

Merrick's Art Shirt Dress
Merrick's Art Shirt Dress and Sneakers
Merrick's Art Abercrombie Shirt Dress
Merrick's Art Blue Shirtdress
Merrick's Art Striped Shirtdress

It went on sale this weekend for only $37, and is selling out crazy fast, so snag one while there’s still a few sizes left. But if you missed it, it also comes in white and is fully stocked! (and of course I’ll watch for a restock in the stripe!)

This dress looks amazing with wedges (like I wore here) and would be so cute with sandals, but I paired it with a fun pair of perforated sneakers that I recently bought and have been wearing constantly. It gives it a more mom-friendly and casual vibe, and was such a comfortable outfit for a weekday.

Hurry and snag a dress before they’re gone or the price goes back up!

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  1. That’s a really gorgeous dress! And I love how you styled it as well with those sneakers.

    Marta –

  2. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love that dress! It’s so fun!


  3. Claire says:

    I am SO excited about this dress. I saw your instastory after you got in and knew I needed it immediately. I have a 4 month old and with nursing I miss wearing dresses! (I made the mistake once of wearing a dress to church once with my first….and had was practically down to my undies in the mothers lounge…..haha). Anyway, I am 5″3 and they didn’t have it in short by the time I got to it, so hopefully it’s not too long.

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