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We think we echo the sentiment of a lot of local ladies in saying that a simple, striped mini dress is actually a surprisingly hard garment to shop for. It tends to be such closet staples that are the most elusive—likely because you want to get a lot of mileage out of them—so fit, fabric, and details are of utmost importance.
And that's why we're currently coveting this easy little dress by local label Mate. Made of super-soft rayon with a touch of spandex for shape, this cover up-perfect piece has a slightly relaxed fit, but with a just enough sex appeal: the racerback style front shows off your shoulders and collarbone (a super underrated body part in our opinion). Therefore, it looks as cute over your bikini with some Converse low-tops/Stan Smiths or lace-up sandals as it would heading into evening with a leather jacket and Chelsea boots.
And at just $74, the LA-made dress isn't too tough on your wallet. Order yours here.