Romantic white skirts from long ago are not fragile and have become a goodly part of my summer wardrobe. Covering up a bathing suit at the beach or all prettied up with a little top, a crushable straw hat with flowers and big sunglasses that separate this from too sweet. Flea markets, vintage shops, eBay and Etsy. When they need to be freshened up, I boil them with Rit White-Wash for twenty minutes on the stove, stirring with a heavy wood paddle. Rinse in cool water and lay on a towel to dry, preferably in the sun.
I love this one from The RedHeadedPrincess at Etsy.com and it's perfect, no boiling required. My wonderfully generous friend Judith sent me an amazing Kenzo black leather obi sash, perfect for this.