Seersucker can be too preppy to pull off if you’re not in a sorority — or a gay frat.
Making it work: Jolie & Elizabeth, a new line inspired by and designed in NOLA that turns the look modern with body-conscious frocks that lean heavily on the striped, lightweight fabric.
The Adelaide dress’s strapless sweetheart neckline, nipped waist, and flared skirt create a flattering silhouette. An updated wrap dress with an abbreviated hemline, the Acadian has long ties for crafting an oversize bow, while the high-waisted Caroline skirt has a fetching scalloped hem.
Pay homage to the designers’ hometown in the soft heather gray tee that reads “Heart NOLA.” Twenty percent of proceeds from shirt sales goes to Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana — a good reason to band together.
Available online at jolieandelizabeth.com, $38-$216.
Photo: Elizabeth Ray / Courtesy of Jolie & Elizabeth
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