Friday, June 8, 2018

How To Style A Floral Maxi Dress Two Ways

Floral Maxi Dress #summerdress #floralmaxi
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Is there anything more perfect for the summer than a floral maxi dress?  

The truth is, it's not everyday that you'll catch me wearing a maxi dress, especially one that's on the flowy side.  It's not because I don't like them,  I actually love the look of maxi dresses.  It's just that I have never able to find one that's flattering on my figure.  Being tall, with a larger bust, these types of dresses usually fall in a way that give me a wider appearance, and lets me honest, no one really wants that.  However, when I saw this cute floral maxi dress on the Shein website, I thought I'd give it a try.  I'm so happy I did!  No only does it fall perfectly on my frame, but it's also not too short!  Tall girls, can I get a high five!  For my shorter friends, this is a dress that can be easily hemmed.  Now, I understand that it's annoying having to get everything hemmed, but at least you have that option.  There are so many pieces that fall too short on me that I wish I could make work, but unfortunately you can't add length to an item.  In addition to the length, I love the dark floral print, and the fabric is nice a light (yet not too thin) making it ideal for the summer.

 Because this dress can be very versatile, I decided to show you two different ways that it can be styled.  The first is an easy daytime look.  I just threw it on with a pair of flat sandals, and I was done! I did layer a bandeau underneath, as the back and sides of the dress fall on the low side, revealing a bra.  A bralette would be a great option to layer under it too!  For the second look, I decided to give it a dressier feel by adding a belt, which gave me more shape.  I switched out my flats for heeled sandals, and instantly I had a perfect outfit for a bridal shower, dinner rehearsal, or summer cocktail event. 

Another styling tip: the day I shot these photos it was on the cooler side, so I layered a linen sweater over, and love that it gave the appearance of a skirt.  A chambray or white button down,  knotted at the bottom, would also be super cute layered over this dress.

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Look One: Dress c/o | Sandals | Bag | Sunglasses | Bandeau | Necklace | Choker | Bracelet

Look Two: Heels | Belt | Sunglasses





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The feature blogger is Carrie from Curly Crafty Mom.  I'm loving her off-the-shoulder chambray dress!  Make sure to visit her blog for some great summer outfit inspiration.


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25 comments

  1. That's such a lovely maxi dress, looks great with and without the belt :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope that you are having a great week :) We have a birthday party this weekend so I'm just taking a little break to read some blogs before I get back to getting organised! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  2. What a fantastic find! The belt and heels completely transformed this look in two easy steps. High five to that!

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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  3. Lovely elegant summer dress! Have a great weekend!

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  4. I love the dress with the belt. You definitely don't look "wide." :)

    Elsie | www.polishedwhimsy.com

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  5. This is so pretty on you, and I love both styling options!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  6. Such a beautiful floral dress! Great with the lovely block heel sandals!

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2018/06/08/royal-greenhouses/

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  7. I love a good flowy maxi and I love how you belted it!! So super cute and comfy. The flow is perfect. I'm obsessed with a good floral right now too! <3 Jamie

    www.mommyinflats.com

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  8. This maxi dress is gorgeous! I love the floral print!
    ~Jessica

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  9. These are two great ways to style a maxi dress, perfect for any summer occasion, this dress looks great on you, I love the color!

    ~xo Sheree
    poshclassymom.com

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  10. THANKS so much for the feature! Made my day! :) I just got my first lace bralette, I need to try it with some of my maxi's... I love the white lace shown on the back side here! I just love both ways you styled this beautiful piece!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  11. I have the same problem with flowy maxis—I'm tall and busty too—so glad to see you've found one that works! It looks great on you!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  12. Rachael, I love this style maxi dress. I have a similar one in black and white polka dots. I never thought to belt it, but now I am going to try that little trick! You look fabulous as always, my friend.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  13. I love the way you styled this maxi. It looks great on you; belted or unbelted. Such a pretty print too. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  14. I love the two ways you styled the maxi dress. I love how it looks unbelted because of how flowy it is, but both styles look great.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love a maxi and one that is so versatile as yours is the perfect summer dress!
    Cheryl
    www.northwestmountainliving.com

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  16. I love both options on you! I am loving the one with the belt!

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  17. I love the casual styling of a maxi. These dresses were made to be effortless!

    michellespaige.com

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  18. Looking sooo lovely with the maxi floral dress dear! Love the breezy and flowy feel, cute floral prints too. So perfect for summer!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  19. Rachael,

    Love this floral maxi! I’d love for you to join our link up today!

    -Adriele
    StyleAssisted.com

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  20. This is so cute on you! The florals are so pretty and I love the added belt!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  21. I've seen that dress on SheIn and it looks amazing on you! I love the bralette with it!

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  22. This dress is amazing!!

    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: BACKLESS WHITE DRESS

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