Gisele Bundchen for H&M Spring/Summer 2014. Photo via H&M.
Once the weather warms up, I'm quite happy to go pantless. Whether in a board meeting or at lunch with my mother-in-law, I find that pants are a bit of a bother. I mean, all the buttons and zips and worrying about how I look when I leave - it's all so much stress with little sartorial pay-off. And I've never met a boss, friend or boyfriend who doesn't load on the compliments when I leave my pants at home.
I say let's all go pant-free, ladies. I don't care whether you're a girly-girl or not. It doesn't matter if you're a risk-taker or a play-it-safe kind of girl. And it certainly doesn't matter what body type you've been blessed with. A dress, my friends, is always the answer. And now that the long range forecast is calling for a steady stream of double-digits (FI.NA.LLY.) you really need little else. From minis to maxis, and Kate Middleton-esque long-sleeves to bicep-baring sleeveless shifts, White Oaks Mall is full of frock stars just waiting to be worked. So say sayonara to your socks, see you later to your skinnies, and an emphatic 'YES' to the dress. I've rounded up 50 of my fav frocks in stores right now: