Maxi Elegance

Floral maxi dresses are demanding things! They require a proper occasion, just the right kind of accessories and, most of all, they require movement. And guess what happens when you don’t satisfy the requirements – you end up with a granny dress instead of a hot trendy number you were hoping for. So what’s the secret? Take these floral creatures outside, they make rather ostentatious impression, and appear out of place at indoor events. Leave them at home early in the morning or late at night as they will look too dressy before noon or too frivolous at formal gatherings. Late afternoon is really their golden hour, that’s when your dress will shine in its most romantic light.

When picking accessories, don’t try to overpower the pattern by introducing additional colors or complex textures. The dress won’t leave a chance to the competition and will destroy the whole look. Instead, stick to the colors of the dress itself, play off of its natural beauty and try to enhance it. Note how my shoes, bag, sunglasses and even ring all have a complementary color on the dress.

Is a floral maxi wonder a lot of work? Absolutely! Is it worth it? Only you can make the decision; and when all the elements align properly, the result can be rather breathtaking and is guaranteed to turn heads…

Outfit details:
Ark & Co Maxi Dress (also like this blue one);
Schutz Ankle Wrap Heels (sold out almost everywhere)
Rebecca Minkoff Bag (similar options here and here)
Burberry Sunglasses;
Kenneth Jay Lane ring

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