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Blushing Dots


 Dot Flounce Dress (here) // Statement Necklace (similar here) //
Pearl Bracelet (similar here) // Pearl Stud Earrings (here) //
Blush Satchel (similar here, here, here) // Blush Belt (similar here, here) //
Nude Patent Pumps (here)

There are few things cuter than polka dots, am I right? But blushing polka dots set in mixed tones of deep, slate-grey and navy-blue? We’re talking a whole new level of cuteness! Some of you may be thinking that polka dots can be a tricky thing, and I would fully agree with you. If you’re not careful, they can wind up looking too busy, too “cutesy” or borderline juvenile. But when done carefully and tastefully -- in the right size, color palette, and fabric -- they can be lovely, whimsical, and very pretty…which brings me to this flounce dress.




This dress is the definition of polka dots done right.
The print is not overbearing or too busy, the colors complement each other beautifully, and the flounced hem and flutter sleeves add another layer of playful, yet feminine flair that elevate it rather than distract or diminish it.




 
Yes, I simply adore it.

It’s one of those dresses that instantly lifts your mood the second you put it on and makes you feel beautiful. The print, the flounced hemline, the flutter sleeves – it really does all of the work for you. Put on a pearl necklace or crystal statement necklace, slip into a pair of classic, nude pumps, grab a blush clutch or tote, and go. Then, ready yourself for the flood of compliments that are sure to come your way!

If you’re uneasy about the drop-waist silhouette, don’t be. Add a waist-cinching belt to create a more figure-flattering shape. They key to making this work is two-fold:  1) to ensure the overall length of the dress is not too short so that the hemline does not compete with the belt, and 2) to choose a neutral-tone belt that does not compete with the print.

As you can see, I chose a woven, blush belt to cinch me at the narrowest part of my waist and create an hourglass silhouette. The belt enhances the look; not detracts from it because it meets the criteria above.



If you love the idea of this dress but prefer alternate colors or prints, there are a few other, lovely options that would be perfect for the transitioning season. Try this, this, or this! And as temperatures cool down, just add a pair of your favorite tights to keep your legs warm and snuggly.

I hope you enjoyed this blushing dots look as much as I did!
Which dresses make you feel beautiful?

Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day!
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