When it comes to the red carpet, the looks you see don’t often translate into options for everyday life. But, that doesn't mean that you still can't steal some inspiration from your favorite celebrities. Case in point: Elle Fanning's embroidered floral dress, which is the perfect piece to emulate at your next wedding or formal event this season. From the dreamy beading to the elevated detailing, it is truly the perfect summertime staple.
Fanning was spotted on the red carpet at the 2019 Giffoni Film Festival in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy on July 22 to promote the release of her new film, Teen Spirit. For the occasion, Fanning opted to wear a sleek cream-colored gown designed by one of her red-carpet favorites, Valentino. This time, her frock featured timeless detailing that included a bell sleeves and intricate floral beading along the hem. When it came to her accessories, Fanning donned several layered gold chain necklaces and wore a pair of bejeweled mule sandals by of-the-moment shoe designer Amina Muaddi.
The actor's beauty look was more pared down, allowing for the dress to be the focal point of the entire ensemble. Her blonde hair was styled into refined waves, and flushed, dewy skin gave her a youthful glow as she posed with fans. She finished off her look with a classic rose-toned matte lipstick,
Whether you're heading to a wedding or simply want to get a bit more dressed up for a particular occasion, consider shopping for pieces that are similar to Fanning's. These types of dresses are perfect for any formal occasion as they don't require a ton of styling, just a few key accessories. When worn with minimal jewelry, the pieces appear sweet and delicate. But, if worn with more bold items, dainty frocks develop more of an edge to them. Look for dresses that feature oversized floral patterns or beading to accurately copy Fanning's look. Romantic details like ruffles or enlarged sleeves will add to the ethereal, understated appeal.
Also, just because a floral summer dress is typically thought to be a fancier item in essence, doesn’t mean it can’t be toned down for daytime wear. To make the same look feel more office-appropriate, try going for a wrap-style alternative. For accessories, pair midi-length options with a brightly colored sandal that has a lower heel. Adding a denim jacket or blazer will also make your ensemble appear more casual.
If you’re not on a designer budget, don't worry: Brands like Zara have floral offerings that retail for under $100. But, If you are looking to splurge on a new piece for the end of summer, Veronica Beard and Badgley Mischka have versions in a variety of luxe fabrics like silk and chiffon.
Ready to get shopping? Just ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the best floral dresses that you can snag right now.