The Perfect Play All Day Dress From Day to Night


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H&M dress, similar {1/2/3} || Zara cropped faux leather moto jacket, also love this and this || Steve Madden sandals, also love these || Rebecca Minkoff ‘Love’ crossbody {on sale for under $200} || zeroUV sunnies {under $10}

photos by Ashley of Sed Bona


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I’m not sure if its just me but it seems like whenever I’m on the hunt for a new dress for a specific occasion I can’t seem to find anything. But when I don’t need a new dress there they all are… calling to me…“try me on, Heidi”, “we’ll make you feel beautiful, Heidi”. Such was the case when I stumbled upon this fit and flare number from H&M. There are few things that make me happier than finding a dress that not only makes me feel gorgeous, but also is endlessly versatile. I can throw it on for a summer BBQ, a date night, a meeting, a girls night out…on and on.

A versatile, flirty lightweight dress is one of the cornerstones of a summer wardrobe. A dress that makes you feel your best and is also completely versatile is not always easy to find. There are a few things that I look for when shopping:

  1. a fit and flare silhouette: look for a silhouette that is fitted on top, with a fuller skirt which slims the waist and elongates the legs
  2. the narrowest part of the dress should be just below the bust: this is the smallest part of most women’s bodies and is much more forgiving than a cinched waist
  3. a smaller, neutral pattern: neutral colors and smaller patterns are more slimming and easier to wear with multiple pieces from your closet
  4. a higher neckline: this keeps the dress more daytime appropriate and if you stick to the above mentioned silhouette is still flirty and fun
  5. accessorize: how will you style the dress? will you wear it with flats? wedges? stilettos? is there a blazer or cardigan that you can add for more conservative events?

I’ve linked some more flirty favorites for you below!

Do you have a favorite summer dress style? I’d love to hear!

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