Even if you are not on the boardwalk or sitting in a cafe by the beach in Greece, this is the perfect time of year to create a look with an Etheral vibe, especially for evening.
When styled right , the maxi-dress, which is a go-to summer uniform for many, can go from ho-hum to head-turning.
First of all, look for a silk or polyblend fabric, rather than cotton or jersey for evening. A flattering fit, embellished neckline and/or interesting accessories also keeps the entire outfit elevated to be so much more than the typical beach maxi dress we wear everyday around town.
I found this Laundry by Shelli Segal dress for 70% off the retail price at thredUP recently and thought it would be perfect to add elegant accessories to for a special evening out.
I created a couple more versions of this look using the polyvore app.
Dress is Tory Burch/ net-a-porter.com, shoes are Christian Louboutin, pre-owned Alexander McQueen clutch from shophers.com, pre-owned Chanel earrings from tradesy.com and Jane Iredale The Glimmers gift set mineral make up .
Dress is from House of Fraser, headband is by Jennifer Behr, metallic miniaudiere by Serpi, pre-owned Cartier bracelet, Henri Bendel Kitchen Sink Charm bracelet, and Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp gift set from Harrod’s.
I love how these lovely ladies look so effortlessly elegant.
There are so many options for styling and opportunities to wear a comfortable maxi – dress in an elegant way for evening.
I’m looking forward to the beautiful weather we are having to continue so I can wear this style and not feel like I need to add a jacket or a sweater – or a coat , for that matter ( since it was just snowing a couple of weeks ago, you never know) !
I’ll leave you with a helpful hint from the late, master of all things timeless and elegant – Oscar de la Renta :
As always , your time and attention is greatly appreciated.
Hope you feel inspired to create a new look or just enjoy the lovely spring weather 😉 .