Although the rain can put a damper on outdoor plans, you love to sit on your porch and watch the way the tulips in your garden fill up with water. To celebrate today’s showers, you back-zip the pretty purple blooms of this all-cotton frock by Bernie Dexter over your figure, and sip tea on your porch swing, 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 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 bench by your secret pockets, just in case you need to drape it over your back zip if the storm starts to spritz, 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!