It’s been a while since I’ve styled one piece three ways, hasn’t it?
With summer approaching, I’ve been on the look out for a dress that has similar outfitting potential. A dress that is seriously fabulous, versatile and has a relaxed, summer vibe. A dress which makes a statement in its own right but can also be the base upon which some show stopping accessories and shoes can be worn.
Tall order, right?
Well, I think I have found the answer. Or for the When Harry Met Sally fans, call off the dogs, the hunt is over.
If you haven’t been introduced, Bohemian Traders is an online store full of effortless threads for the modern bohemian. Their collections are inspired by and sourced from across the globe and include forgotten coin jewels, antique embellished bags and stunningly handcrafted vintage blanket jackets. Bohemian Traders are passionate about the planet so all products are bespoke and sourced in small quantities. I always, always find something gorgeous and unique at Bohemian Traders, including this red and white striped dress I wore last week which you can see here.
Anyhoo, I digress.
This Dusty Linen dress is the most beautiful, soft pink which is perfect for Spring/Summer and looks drop dead gorgeous with summer’s hottest trend, metallic accents. I particularly adore this sorbet pink worked back with rose gold and copper accessories.
At $169, this dress is not a small investment. I do think it is a wardrobe winner however, and on a cost per wear basis, it is great value when its winning ways are taken into account.
So, let me count the ways.
Firstly, I adore the elbow length sleeve. I won’t make disparaging comments about tuck shop lady arms here but if you aren’t cut like Michelle Bridges, you might appreciate a bit of coverage like I do.
As I’ve expounded here recently, I’m a huge fan of linen. It’s a gorgeous fabric that can be dressed up or down. I know some are put off by ironing requirements and the crease factor. Personally, I don’t mind creasing; I rather like a “crunchy” look to my fabric.
The linen in this dress has some structure and weight to it but still feels light. With its oversized styling, it is airy but still has shape and flatters. It’s also a great option for mild days or warm nights.
And finally, it’s a pretty short dress on me which is actually a win because it can be worn as a tunic or a dress. I am relatively tall (5’9″) and this dress hits me mid thigh but dips slightly longer at the back. I would wear this dress as is on a hot day, casually, but possibly not on the school run (possible bending over required). Enough said.
So now to styling. By the way, I didn’t hire a wind machine, it was a very blustery day but I can finally tick the DIY 80s music video off my bucket list.
1. Casual but Cool
2. Worn as a Tunic Casually
3. Worn as a Tunic and Dressed Up
Nikki from Styling You has also worn this dress and styled it in a different way – as per the model – in her regular Model and Me post which you can check out here.
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Is there an item in your wardrobe that you can style a gazillion ways? Are you a fan of Bohemian Traders? Would you wear this dress as a dress or tunic or both? Are you loving pink and rose gold like I am?