Tuesday, April 9

maximum impact


I am in a maxi dress state of mind--and I am sure others are too, with Coachella coming up and all. There really is nothing more warm weather-chic than a flowy floor-grazing frock. Especially a bold printed one. I much prefer ones made from silk rather than jersey, because they look richer, more elegant, perhaps even a little old-school. I also like them with a flat barely-there sandal and a bit of glinty jewelry. My quest thus far has turned up some very nice options by Lovers + Friends, Asos, Free People, Zimmermann, Carolina K, and Mes Demoiselles.


Photos: Pinterest

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I pinned that first dress too! Gorgeous. My dream dresses. Off to check out your other links for gorgeous summer dresses.

Anonymous said...

Any idea who that woven clutch is by in the first pic?

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

OMG LOVE that first dress. Who makes that one? Perfect for hot evenings in Marrakesh.

Anonymous said...

Do you know the designer of this dress?

Azra said...

I love these dresses. Perfect for the summer days. And, yes silk is much better and feels nice and comfy on the skin.

Marlien Rentmeester said...

I don't know who makes the first dress--wish I did. I'd love to wear it all summer long!

Anonymous said...

Any idea who makes the second dress?

Unknown said...

This dress is beatiful! Did some research, it's the Laramie by DVF.

Unknown said...

Here's the complete info on this lovely dress. Diane Von Furstenberg "Laramie" dress in African Tulip. Christian Louboutin "Hola Chica" brown sandals with the brown ankle laces swapped for black and Givenchy "Obsedia" cuff. The dress is sold out everywhere but there are several listings on Ebay where I just snagged one. Thanks again Marlien for showcasing this amazing dress-I expect to be wearing it nonstop this summer!

Marlien Rentmeester said...

Great detective work - thank you!

dacy said...

love the second dress - i have the dvf hanky top in this print and it is so versatile.

Anonymous said...

who makes the first dress?

Anonymous said...

who makes the 1st dress?

Catharine said...

love love love bold color maxi dress... it must feel so airy, and super comfortable! look luxuriously comfortable :)

Anonymous said...

Just snagged this dress on eBay as well. There are still a decent amount of sizes-- and for about half the original price!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the DVF "Laramie" dress runs true to size? I'm usually a 6 petite and there is plenty on Ebay that I'm watching. Any help is appreciated!

Anne-Marie H. said...

I just received my dress yesterday, it's even more gorgeous than than in photos! The silk is top quality and the tailoring and quality is perfect. I'm curvy and usually wear a 12 or 14 so I ordered the UK16/US12. To my delight it runs a bit large, the dress was nice and flowy on. It's also quite long-a hemming is definitely in order. I have an excellent seamstress (getting your clothes tailored to fit is the best style advice I can give and well worth the expense IMO) so after a hemming and a few small tweaks it should be perfect. Bottom line, it does run large but I think that's a good thing as it allows for tailoring to fit. This dress is drop dead gorgeous and uber chic-I'm so glad I spent the money! Many thanks again to Marlien :)