I came across the Faherty Cayman tee dress while window shopping at Out There Outfitters. It’s made of thick cotton, and, as you can see, has perfectly-spaced stripes and charismatic side vents.
I didn’t purchase the dress right away due to the steep price—it was originally $128. But then I saw a woman wearing it in Suburban Square, which reminded me that I’d be distraught if the item sold out before I had an opportunity to try it on.
Per tradition, I ordered two sizes directly from Faherty. The larger of the two sold out before my order shipped, and I felt that the smaller size wasn’t roomy enough and returned it. I found the dress in my preferred size on Nordstrom’s website after a quick Google search. Et Voila ! I ordered the dress, it arrived, and I wore it on a recent trip to Tampa. (The item has since sold out in every size on Nordstrom’s website.)
These days, I rarely buy all my clothes from one brand and often find items that suit me in unexpected places. I’d describe Faherty’s aesthetic as classic-casual, nature-appropriate, and bohemian. I prefer strong lines and polished silhouettes to floral, flowy dresses; the classic Cayman tee dress was a pleasant surprise.
Although I ended up purchasing the dress that I kept at a sale price, I would have paid full price for it. Faherty’s products are made to last. I plan to wear this dress repeatedly when the weather turns warm again in the Northeast. Until then, I’ll be searching for more elevated casual staples from the small family-owned brand and beyond.
Faherty Cayman tee dress // Castañer Carina 60mm wedge espadrille