A linen white dress, that is. You'll look breezy—see Exhibit A, Michelle Monaghan in a Tory Burch LWDand feel that way too. LBDs may absorb UV rays, but the white reflects light and heat. Plus, linen has optimal airflow and heat conductivity. Worried about wrinkling? A quick hand-steaming gives linen a lived-in finish that is less fussy than a crisp press.
At the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’s benefit gala, Gabrielle Union showed up in a strapless styled Prada gown in a rich shade of emerald green. A diamond wreath at her neck and black T-strap heels completed her look.