I've been looking for a dress like this--in this shape--because I want to try one. The pleats on this one are nice, and I think that hat makes a nice touch. Accessories seem very important here, since it's a simple, not-layered dress. I wonder if that's often the case? I'll have to experiment and see!
Lillian Bassman took this photo, titled “Mesh Hat,” in the 1950s.