Well, this dress is definitely NOT, ” The Elephant in the Room!” you will definitely be noticed because of the bright blue background and the absolutely amazing print! Elephants have been a long standing symbol of CONFIDENCE, STRENGTH and HONOR all attributes I strive to have! This amazing dress, made by iconic designer Lilly Pulitzer, is by far one of my most favorite ever because it is ALL ABOUT ELEPHANTS! So naturally, when this print came out I had to have it!
Being from the South, Lilly Pulitzer is a MUST for your wardrobe! Lilly reinvented patterned dresses as we know it and “it all started with an orange juice stand!” I can’t tell the story any better than Lilly, so this is a short bio directly from the Lilly Pulitzer website:
History of Lilly Pulitzer:
“What happens when a lady (rebellious socialite) with a (Palm Beach) juice stand gets stains on her dresses? Most people would have worn an apron, Lilly decided the only logical way to avoid colorful juice stains on her dresses was to hide them with wild prints. (if you can’t beat ’em…) The Lilly shift was liberating to Palm Beach residents. Sleeveless, collarless, ever so slightly skimming the body (perfect for hiding those ‘gin bellies’) – it was a welcome change from the wound too tight dresses and gloves they were accustomed to (Ahhh… a collective sigh was let out).” It’s not that they meant to start a shift dress revolution; it’s that their lives were too fun not to emulate. Everyone wore the Lilly shifts because it was one step closer to Lilly – an embodiment of the resort life and a magnet of pure joy, fun and sun. Lilly’s dressmaker included all of the special details that Lilly and her friends were accustomed to – cotton lining, custom lace hem tape, side slits – you get the idea. And we continue the tradition today. Because while others claim that they don’t make things like they used to – we disagree, we make things the Lilly way.” – LillyPulitzer.com
Although some may not like her bright colorful prints you still have to give credit where it is due and Lilly Pulitzer was a VISIONARY! Lilly inspires me to FOLLOW MY DREAMS, BE CONFIDENT and ENCOURAGE OTHERS! So grab this ICONIC Lilly Pulitzer ‘Tusk in the Sun’ Cathy Shift Dress and FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, WHEREVER THEY MAY LEAD!
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer ‘ Tusk in the Sun’ Cathy Shift Dress/ Shoes: Via Spiga ‘Latanya’ Wedge (Light Beige)/Bracelet: J. Crew Pave Link Bracelet (Gold)/Earrings: Loren Hope “Abba” Iridescent