Etheral Evening Vibe
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.
Sparkle headband is by chicnova.com, shoes by MK -Jennie Metallic Snake leather from fashionette.com and glasses are Linda Farrow from farfetch.com.
Metallic box clutch by chicnova.com, modern gold glitter lips phone case by casetify, and Chanel No.5 sample.
Esos mint lip balm, urban decay eye shadow, YSL eyeliner and lipstick, and perfect flush blush by Toofaced.com. Make-up brush set by accessorize.com.
Alex&Ani Women's Impulse Beaded Bangle , Alex&Ani Swarovski Crystal Bangle, and Wrap sunset bracelet from zappos.com.
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.
Courtney Green, Amy Childs, and Natalie Portman are three examples of perfect styling of a maxi-dress for evening. They have luxurious fabrics, perfect fit, and tasteful, yet glamorous details.
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 :
And a few more words of wisdom:
Thank you !
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 ;) .