Dreaming In Blue
As you all know I have recently discovered the beauty of floor length dresses. For me they are the new addition to the "every girl's wardrobe must-have" list. Be it a Sunday brunch, your best friend's baby shower, or a romantic getaway; a floor-length dress will always do the trick.
I love this versatile dress from Alice+Olivia. The watercolour print is dreamy yet causal enough to take it from the beach to a brunch. I personally prefer to keep things minimal and finished the look with an enamel blue Hermes cuff. My element of twist came in the form of metallic leather Opening Ceremony sandals.
Floor-length dresses are available in every possible colour, fabric and style. Earlier they used to be associated with formal occasions; but there are no rules in fashion anymore. Opt for a breezy style for a chic daytime look.
Flowing, soft and feminine, this type of dress works well on all body-types. If you are petite opt for a more fitted dress and you don't want to be overwhelmed by all the fabric. A v-neck or halter will also help to elongate your frame.
If you are a plus size, then opt for a dress with wide straps and an A-line style, for a more flattering look. An empire-waist also helps to draw attention to the smallest part of the body. Although it is a personal preference, I would suggest you avoid the strapless style.
If you are looking to dress-down a look and give it a more structured feel, simply put on cardigan or a blazer. You may also add a belt to cinch the waist. For work-wear, make sure you keep the accessories minimal as the volume of the dress in itself gives the feel of a lot going on. Darker solid colours also give a more professional vibe.
Evening gowns are completely different from floor-length maxi dresses. However, if you are looking to take a maxi dress from day-to-night. Swap the tote for an oversized clutch (a tiny bag will just get lost in the mix, so oversized is the way to go). Add some bling, swap the flats for a pair of heels and add some drama with the make-up.
These pictures have been taken at the Canaves Oia Suites in Santorini, Greece. I know it should be called "guide to floor-length dresses" or something on those lines, but these are my favourite set of pictures from Greece and the place is just so dreamy that I am going to leave it as "Dreaming In Blue."