Malaga is one of Andalusia's most popular cities along the Costa del Sol. The summer months grow unbearably hot: if you're not taking a siesta after lunch, you're in the shade savoring an ice cold granita -- a refreshing drink made with shaved ice, sugar and lemons. What you are wearing is this dress: made of supple, paper-thin but opaque white bamboo fabric. Simple and elegant, the Malaga's one modest flourish is a pocket printed with a pale blue pomegranate motif -- borrowed from traditional Spanish tilework. (Ah pomegranate, you symbolic and bewitching fruit of the Mediterranean!)
The Malaga appeals to the minimalist, and the sensualist -- it's unlined, with a deep front slit along the center seam. The silhouette is generous and a-line, with three-quarter length, slightly-flared sleeves. Ample V-neck allows for slipping the dress over your head. Made in Los Angeles.