Our favorite seersucker dresses, suits, and fun accessories

Seersucker, a crinkled cotton fabric, has had a variety of uses since it was introduced in the United States in the late 19th century, outfitting Southern congressmen, World War II nurses, and the first female marines—hence, its frequent association with boating. Since then, the fabric's lightweight feel and frequent striped or gingham pattern have made it a summertime wardrobe staple among the preppy set. As for summer weddings, seersucker can also be found on most types of details—from the iconic seersucker suit to bridesmaid dresses and beyond. —Kim Forrest

An asymmetrical neckline and short hemline give this bridesmaid dress a modern feel. Thread

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