A Midsummer’s Dream + How to Wear a Midi Dress

July 25, 2018

Today in “borrowing my sister’s closet,” I’m wearing this yellow lace off the shoulder midi dress. I’m usually not one to got for a midi dress. As a matter of fact, this dress was the only midi dress prior this one that I tried on and liked immediately. How to wear a midi dress has been something that I’ve been trying to navigate ever since they came back in style. While I love how classy and chic they are, they’ve never seemed to work on me.

 

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DRESS

 

Here’s the secret to pulling off a midi dress: wear heels. I’ve found that the issue with most people and midis is that they cut your leg at the center of the calf or below, making you look shorter than you actually are, because you can only see a little leg vs. most of it or none at all. Heels give you that extra little length to elongate your body and make the midi flattering!

 

Style Tip

Not a fan of cold shoulder or off the shoulder dresses but like the large ruffle? Just don’t wear the sleeves! This particular midi dress is actually an off the shoulder/cold shoulder dress, but I wasn’t a fan of how the sleeves looked on me so I just worn them down and the bodice looked like one ruffle all the way around with camisole straps. You couldn’t even tell it was initially off the shoulder unless someone came up and looked under your arms {which is creepy and weird anyway}.

 

NYC style and fashion blogger Eva Phan of Eva Darling in ASTR the Label yellow lace off the shoulder midi dress from nordstrom wedding guest dress idea summer ootd pale pastel bouquet of roses long brown curled hair brunette how to wear a midi tea length dress inspiration rose gold stiletto heels comfortable for walking sandals

SHOES

 

The shoes I paired with this dress are rose gold stilettos and under $30! 🙌🏻 I’ve worn a lot of stiletto heels, but I’ve never once worn stiletto heels as comfortable as these. They almost felt like walking on a wedge instead! These shoes are also available in black, pink, and white {because you’ll want all the colors once you see for yourself how comfortable they are].

 

NYC style and fashion blogger Eva Phan of Eva Darling in ASTR the Label yellow lace off the shoulder midi dress from nordstrom wedding guest dress idea summer ootd pale pastel bouquet of roses long brown curled hair brunette how to wear a midi tea length dress inspiration beauty natural makeup glowy skin purple flowers

FOUNDATION | MASCARA | LIPSTICK | EYELINER

 

This cute little grapefruit was actually my first higher end purchase years ago. It’s a grapefruit coin purse from Coach, and even though it’s 100% impractical for my life, I still keep it around because it’s just too cute. It’s a fun novelty accessory to have during the summer, and paired with this dress perfectly! The coin purse I have is no longer available because unfortunately {or probably fortunately}, Coach hasn’t kept the same items in stock from 2008 to present, but this bag is really similar and under $7!

 

NYC style and fashion blogger Eva Phan of Eva Darling in ASTR the Label yellow lace off the shoulder midi dress from nordstrom wedding guest dress idea summer ootd pale pastel long brown curled hair brunette how to wear a midi tea length dress inspiration coach grapefruit coin purse novelty bag

 

xx,

E

 

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3 responses to “A Midsummer’s Dream + How to Wear a Midi Dress”

  1. Austen says:

    That midi dress is adorable and I really can’t get over the little grapefruit bag!! So cute!
    -Austen
    http://www.keepcalmandchiffon.com/blog/7/23/glossiers-milky-jelly-mini-and-new-face-mist

  2. Logan says:

    Oh my goodness, this dress is beautiful. Your make up also looks flawless! 💕

    Xo Logan
    https://peculiarporter.com

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