High on Really Rather’s list of favorite things are grand openings, gorgeous clothes and giant white Labradoodle Frankie Feldman.
Combine all three, and you have one perfect evening in Summerlin, NV, where a spacious new Free People store has at long last opened its doors.
Summerlin, for the uninitiated, is an upscale residential suburb of Las Vegas, that celebrities including Celine Dion, Carlos Santana, Imagine Dragon Dan Reynolds, Penn Jillette, David Copperfield and many others have all called home.
Really Rather fashion/lifestyle editor Staci Layne Wilson and Editor-in-Chief Lisa Johnson Mandell recently went out on a hot summer’s eve to the quaint but stylish downtown Summerlin shopping area for Free People’s big event and made a lot of new friends (which is hard not to do with Frankie Feldman in tow).
We picked our favorite flirty summer dresses for your viewing, and possibly purchasing, pleasure.
5 Floaty, Flirty Summer Dresses
Coral Convertible Maxi
Who doesn’t love a good convertible dress that you can wear every which way but loose? This versatile one transitions from a maxi skirt to a halter-style midi dress with an adjustable tie strap design. Made of a polyester/flax mix, it comes in four colors including Poppy Seed, Oatmeal and Dew Shine, but we like this “Audacious” hue best.
Mockingbird Maxi Dress
The Hubby sees this eyelet confection as hippy chic, and who are we to disagree, since he has a lot of experience with chic hippies. Anyway, we liked the breezy way we felt in this 100% cotton, oversized, V-neck silhouette with alternating eyelet lace tiers and exaggerated sleeves. Apparently Frankie Feldman is a fan as well. It also comes in a deep rusty color called Rooibos Tea.
All Eyes On You Midi Dress
We challenge any one, of any size or shape, not to look and feel great in this exaggerated, babydoll-inspired silhouette from Free People’s Endless Summer Collection. Throw on this effortless midi dress in 100% cotton with a smocked bodice and cap sleeves any time, anywhere. It comes Saffron, Ivory, Azalea and Black.
Escape To Paradise Set
Free People’s sets are the ultimate twofers as far as we’re concerned, and this one is particularly glam, with its boho-inspired print and design. It features a tie-front cropped top and matching high-rise midi skirt—both pieces can be worn as separates, natch. It comes in a vibrant Raspberry Combo and a Golden Combo, and is 100% viscose.
Ari Mini Dress
Staci felt femme and frolicsome in this sweet mini dress the features a square-neck with a crochet-adorned bodice and romantically billowing sleeves. It’s made of 100% cotton, and you have four color choices: Ivory, Obsidian, Curly Willow (that’s a new one to us) and Dried Current, which we also thought was tasty.
There’s nothing we’d Really Rather do than keep cool in flirty summer dresses. Join us at Free People’s newest store and see what we liked best.