Philadelphia’s exclusive outdoor dinner party Dîner en Blanc is right around the corner on August 22, which means it’s time to lockdown a stellar white dress for the evening. Here, six of our favorite boutiques to find a last-minute robe blanche.
Nicole Miller’s popular pleated asymmetrical skirt has been transformed into a dress. Tight at the bodice, it flows out with a pleated bottom for an effortless and clean look. Searching for something more fitted? Try the designers Stretch Linen Lauren Dress for just the right amount of ruching and emphasis on the silhouette. Pleated Asymmetrical Dress, $316, Multiple locations, nicolemiller.com
Find your perfect dress at Boyds with this midi-length ensemble. The ruffle-detailing and simple neckline make it a great canvas for bold accessories or a soft glam moment. Etta Midi Dress by Antonino Valenti, $998, 1818 Chestnut St., 215.564.9000, boydsphila.com
Head to Kin Boutique in Washington Square West for some of the best finds from brands like Keepsake the Label, Finders Keepers the Label and Third Form. If you’re in the mood for a power jumpsuit, try this number from Saylor. The elegant and classic design features a loose, asymmetrical bodice, an adjustable belt at the waist and a flirty flare at the leg. Keepsake the Label, $185, 1014 Pine St., 215.309.3870, shop-kin.com
If you’re in need of assistance, trust DFTI’s personal shoppers to track down an exquisite outfit for the evening. Try the One & Only Collective’s romper—featuring a structured, strapless top and a layered bottom. It’s an essential piece to show off your summer tan. One & Only Collective White Romper, $65, 2026 Chestnut St., 267.758.6790, dftiboutique.com
Perfect for any special event, this fit and flare dress with scallop-edged details and side seam pockets from Lilly Pulitzer will make you instantly stand out from the crowd. Complete the look with statement jewelry, sky-high stilettos, and a simple clutch. Sabeen Stretch Dress, $198, 25 Coulter Ave., Ardmore, PA, 610.658.0387, lillypulitzer.com
Located in the heart of Old City, Geisha House hosts a number of sleek styles from trendy brands like C/Meo Collective. The brand’s fitted midi dress with a halter neck, gathered bust and front hem split offers a sleek, yet sexy outfit for the event. C/Meo Collective Collisions Midi Dress Ivory, $183, 149 N. Third St., 267.886.8110, hellogeisha.com
Photography by: Photo courtesy of Nicole Miller; Photo courtesy of Boyds Philadelphia; Photo courtesy of Kin Boutique; Photo courtesy of DFTI Boutique via One & Only Collective; Photo courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer; Photo courtesy of Geisha House via C MEO Collective