With summer just a few weeks away, it’s time to bring out my favorite Lilly Pulitzer (LP) dresses! By now you all should know about my deep love for this brand (just check out my daughter’s name if you need a refresher). I mean, what’s not to love about brightly printed articles of clothing?! I love that each of the brand’s patterns are unique, bright, and fun. They give off such a 1960s vibe, which is my go-to inspiration for all things fashion.
If you don’t know the LP back story, let me know tell you, it all started with a juice stand. Back in the late 1950s, newly eloped Lilly Pulitzer (she married Peter Pulitzer, the grandson of Joseph Pulitzer who founded the Pulitzer Prize) found herself in Palm Beach, Florida. Soon after getting settled into the married life, she decided to open a juice stand. The job was far messier than she anticipated, so instead of throwing on an apron, she found brightly colored fabrics that were “spill proof” and created the shift dress. Fast forward to the present, and the Lilly Pulitzer brand is an iconic American brand that is popular among all the preppy fashionistas.
Over the years I’ve experimented with several different LP dress styles. I always come back to the shift dress as my favorite style. I love the minimalistic design of this dress – it’s short hemline and clean, simple lines make it a classic choice. I always feel a little like Jackie Kennedy when I’m styling my LP shifts and that is a powerful feeling.
LP always comes out with fresh prints for the shift dress each season. Below I’ve rounded up my favorite prints for the spring/summer season! (Sadly, the print I’m wearing in these photos is from a few years ago so it’s not available anymore).
If you’ve made it this far, a huge thank you for listening to me gush about my favorite brand.