Although the rain can put a damper on outdoor plans, you love to sit and watch the way the tulips in your garden fill up with water through your old home’s open windows. To celebrate today’s showers, you back-zip the pretty amber flourishes and flowers of this all-cotton frock by Bernie Dexter over your figure and sip tea, pretending your fine china is made of flower petals! As a makeup maven, a pin-up model, and a ‘50s-inspired fashion designer, Bernie Dexter knows how to set the scene for stunning style. Her design of a gorgeously wide neckline leading to 3/4-length sleeves, a ruby-hued, bow-tied band at empire waist-level, and a full skirt all contribute to your charming, solo tea party. With a soft black shawl set on the chair by your secret pockets, just in case you need to drape it over your back zip if the storm starts to spritz through your panes, and a vintage pair of flats with piping around the edges, this made-in-USA dress to drink warm flavors in is just one of the reasons a rainy day isn’t so bad after all!