Few fabrics, to me at least, are sweeter and prettier than a nice eyelet. There's something so wonderfully sunny, feminine, and dear about eyelet. Actually...I wore a vintage eyelet dress (with pink rickrack trim on the bodice) to my college graduation. Of course, it was under the gown, and perhaps not suitable for my business degree, but I sure felt cute and perky once I was able to toss the cap and unzip the gown (the weather was quite stifling that day). Best of all, despite its ladlylike demeanor, eyelet is never cloying or tacky. There's something perfectly wonderful about it.
Christa Taylor must enjoy the lightheartedness of eyelet, too, because she's offering a darling spring and summer dress in white and black eyelet fabric. Just $44 and available in small, medium, and 2XL, not only is the fabric delightful, the cut is simple and flattering, with a smooth A-line skirt and (you know this makes me happy) a square neckline. The sleeves are a barely-there cap, so you probably won't melt or embarass yourself if it's too warm, and nothing is easier than topping off a pretty dress like this one with a soft, pastel- or beachy-coloured sweater if it does cool off a bit too much for your liking.
Just $44. You'll want to check out the clearance rack as well; there are dresses, swishy skirts, and jackets to be had, as well as those ever-useful denim skirts.