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5 Ways To Nail The Feminine Dress


For the dog days of summer there’s nothing better than simply slipping into an airy, ethereal dress. With the timeless feminine staple rendered in everything from lace, floral prints and ruffled fabrics there is an option for everyone. Rachel chose these looks for their focus on pretty femininity and timeless style. Channel the trend with these picks.

We love the juxtaposition of a floaty fabric with a modest neck and hemline. To avoid looking frumpy, keep hair loose and natural and wear a bold red lip and cat eye sunglasses.

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Backless Crossed Straps Floral Maxi Dress



Delicate Straps

The bodice of this dress balances the longer length. Choose white sandals and barely-there makeup for a ladylike daytime look.

Racer Assymetric Drape Tunic



Knee Length Florals

Layer a victorian-inspired white dress over a black bra and team with chunky espadrilles for a modern update.

Victorina Lace Detail Dress



Victorian Inspired

Sheer, embellished fabric in pale gold looks divine with heeled mary janes and loose waves.

Merry Me Dress



The three-quarter length sleeves lend themselves to a professional environment. Cinch with a belt and add closed-toe heels for a refined effect.

Blue Abstract Floral Dress


River Island

Abstract Floral Print