What I Wore: Flowerbomb

Fashion, What I Wore 25th May, 2021

UK brand Rixo have always been synonymous with a great party dress for me—all sequins and high octane glam. But they’re offering when it comes to casual dresses is something I’m definitely turning to more and more. So when I saw this dress, it immediately caught my eye as it’s such a departure from the aesthetic I usually associate with the label. I am quite partial to a great floral dress most of the time, but what I love about this particular style is the print. The oversized flowers and the green and pink palette work really well to add vibrancy to this dress, which is also a juxtaposition to the more demure aspects of the dress such as the Peter Pan collar, the midi length and frill detail. I could wear this easily during spring/summer while I’m out and about, but it also works well an occasion dress, which really allows me to maximise its versatility.

Pairing accessories with this dress, I was searching for things that were a little playful, but also had some strength and boldness to it to help balance the more softer, feminine style of the dress. So I went for a great pair of rectangular frames by Le Specs (they’re super affordable too might I add) which added a little attitude to my overall look. I also added a gilded element in the form of gold Aquazzura star sandals. I felt pairing sandals with this look as opposed to a heel, was a great way to take this outfit in a different direction, one that marries a little playfulness with a ladylike vibe.

Credits: Dress, Rixo; Shoes, Aquazzura; Sunglasses, Le Specs

Photography: Ashleigh Larden

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