Photo by Greg Dupree

When the temps start to rise, there's no better fabric than seersucker. Breezy and light, it tackles the trials of the season (hello, humidity!) without missing a beat. Originally designed for men's suiting, the cotton textile is now a Southern staple. It was love at first sight when our editors saw the scalloped hem and diagonal pockets on this versatile New Orleans-made dress from Jolie and Elizabeth (dress name: The Rebecca; $189).

Classic as a seersucker may be, there's no reason wearing it should be boring. Here, we show you two ways to style the timeless frock.

Photo by Chris Ellenbogen

With a belt, blazer and pumps the dress is office-ready. Add a sparkling necklace to keep the look feminine and not too corporate.

Photo by Chris Ellenbogen

Stroll through the farmer's market with a lightweight anorak and printed slip-ons. Sleek shades and a bold necklace complete the look.

How would you wear Jolie & Elizabeth's Rebecca dress? Tell us in the comments!