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How To Find an Ideal Floral Dress For Yourself? (Zaful Wish List )
What are the clothing items that you associate with summer? In my case, it's printed dresses. Printed dresses are definitely my 'go to' outfit in summer. You just throw them on and you're ready to go. Printed dresses are quite easy to style. Moreover, with these kind of dresses, often the 'less is more' rule applies. Meaning that accessories are optional because the print creates enough visual interest on its own. Naturally, you can wear all the accessories with them that you want, but it is entirely your personal choice. Sometimes it is refreshing not to overthink the accessories, isn't it? I love the fact that there are so many different floral prints trending right now. From vintage floral print to bold floral prints, there is a floral print for everyone this summer. It's all about finding the one you like the most. Speaking of which, today I prepared a little guide for finding an ideal floral dress with a selection of dresses from Zaful.
How to find your an ideal floral print dress for you?
1. Think about the prints that you usually wear or those you would like to wear. What kind of floral prints do you generally enjoy? If you like, for example, tops with sunflower print, maybe it is time you try a dress with the same print. Do you like bold prints or more subtle ones? Do you like tiny floral print or oversize one? Whatever might be your presence, this summer you're in luck, as all kind of floral prints are trending, from abstract ones to bold ones, from subtle vintage ones to big floral ones. You can do no wrong.
2. Think about colours and shades that look good on you. Colour theory is no sham, we all have colours and shades that make us look better or worse. Once you identified the your colour palette, shopping for that ideal floral dress should be a bit easier. Floral dresses tend to be colourful, but it is is always good to pay attention to the most dominate colour of the dress. If you aren't certain what it is, sometimes it helps to stand back a little further away and see the dress from the distance. Without the print to distract you, this way you should be able to identify the dominant shades and decide whether they are those the kind that looks good on you.
3. Think about the length and the cut you would like to wear. Do you feel more comfortable in a maxi then in a mini dress? Then go for maxi. You want something in between? Then choose a midi floral dress. Perhaps you already have a lot of dresses in certain cut and you want your floral dress to be something different. Alternatively, you might already be quite certain of what length and cut works best for you. In that case, go for that. If you're shopping online, make sure you pay attention to measurements. That way you'll be sure you'll be getting exactly what you want, be it a mini, midi or a maxi floral dress.
4. Think about materials and details. What kind of materials do you like? Do you like sheer fabrics or do you prefer something else? If you don't like anything sheer or transparent keep in mind that darker fabrics tend to be less transparent than lighter ones. Still, even a lighter dress might not be transparent if it has a dense print that is colorful enough. If you're buying a store, a good trick is to put your hand under the fabric. If you can see your hand, you know it's transparent. If you're shopping online, try to see as many images of the product as you can and make your judgement on that. Moving on! Details are important as well? Do you like romantic details like ruffles? Do you like dresses with buttons? Write down all the details you typically like in a dress. You can even try to imagine what your ideal floral dress should be like. That should help you narrow down your choices.
5. Think about your favourites. What are the items in your closet that are dearest to you? It doesn't have to be a dress, it can be anything. Think about why do you like that particular item? Is it its design? Is it its print? Is it the material or a combination of things? By taking the time to figure out what you already like in your closet, you'll be better able to make a good choice. I said that you don't have to look only at dress, but it will probably help to look at dresses you already have (or those you would like to own) and figure out why you like them so much? Perhaps you can look for the dress you already have but you worn it once too many times? Anyhow, thinking about your clothing favourites does help in pin pointing your personal style- and that helps with finding the ideal floral dress.
As I mentioned in one of my last post, I'm already thinking about what I might wear for all those festive occasions that are coming up. Autumn and Winter both have its fair share of festivities. Our social calendar can be quite busy this time of year with all the meetings, events, festivities, celebrations, family and work parties. Some of these social occasions come with a black tie dress code, so I decided to prepare some outfit ideas. A bit of formal wear inspiration for my readers. All of these photographs were taken the day before yesterday. We're enjoying a rather warm Autumn in Herzegovina but these outfits I'm sharing can be easily be adapted for colder weather. Just throw a warm coat or a blazer over them, and that would be that. That's what I plan to do once it gets colder. Anyhow, all four dresses I'll be sharing with you today are from Rosegal. This is my second collaboration with this site, if you want you can have a look at my first one here. With…
Time for another Fashion Illustration Friday talk. We'll talk autumn and share some new autumn inspired fashion illustrations & outfits. Autumn is a season with one of the most beautiful colour palettes. Just think about all those gorgeous gold and red leaves! Even the fruits of Autumn are visually stunning, for example the delicious and juicy fruits such as pomegranates and grapes. With so much to appeal to our senses, it's hard not to be appreciative of autumn. It is a stunning season indeed, so small wonder I was inspired to create some fashion art. Scroll down to see and read more.
AUTUMN COLOUR COMBOS TO CONSIDER
Besides enjoying the colours of autumn, I sure love wearing colour in autumn, and that's what I'll write about today. Whether we're talking about accessories or clothes, a bit of colour can take us a long way. Here are some illustrated & photographed colour combos to consider.
RED AND GREEN
Is it too early to start reaching for those festive …
I was thinking about why I like tartan pattern so much, when one reason crossed my mind. I figured that it probably has something to do with the history and the culture behind this particular pattern. After all, I always say that traditional and folklore clothing (be it original or reproduced) carries additional value. Traditional patterns can be such an wonderful source of inspiration. Traditional patters have soul to them, one might say. The history of tartan is particularly interesting. Today we mostly associate tartan with Scotland, but according to some historians, tartan like fabrics were used by ancient Celtic populations spreading across the British Isles as early as the sixth and the eight century BC. Well, that one old pattern for sure! However, even if tartan clothes are really as old as ancient Celts, it is the still Scotland that is responsible for tartan we know today. Did you know that different tartan patterns can represent different Scottish families? Something like …