Shopping Is Back but Where Are the New Clothes? | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Arabelle Sicardi just wants something fun to wear to parties this summer.

The freelance beauty writer, who lives in New York, is fully vaccinated and ready to go out again. But after several fruitless shopping excursions and hours perusing the web, Sicardi has given up on the idea of refreshing her summer wardrobe.

“There’s just nothing interesting … and nothing new,” she said. “If I see another Hill House dress, I will scream.”

Sicardi is referring to the “nap dress,” a play on the house frock featuring a loose flowing skirt under a smocked bodice. The version sold by Hill