An ill-fitting bodice can ruin a flouncy dress. We know this bummer from experience–one dons a billowy dress, but finds that the shoulders are unflattering, the bust too loose, and that the waist gathers awkwardly. In this heat, a minor sartorial misstep (like wearing more fabric than necessary) can be distressing!
We're happy to announce that we've spotted a solution. It's quite simple, actually, but it's surely worth mentioning. Wear a flattering crop top or bralette with a tiered maxi skirt. It's a big ask to stumble across a perfectly-sized flowy dress, so just find separates that fit you like a glove! Additionally, showing off a bit of skin will balance out the drapes and keep the outfit heat-friendly, youthful, and unstiff.
Here, see how influencers are wearing it!
1. Solenn Heussaff
Solenn paired her petal pink maxi skirt with a printed bikini top that also incorporates the same hue. Your fashion takeaway: Don't be afraid of prints, especially if they fit your color scheme!
2. Lovi Poe
Are you more into crop tops with sleeves? Make Lovi your peg. In the first photo, she's wearing a lovely top that ticks a lot of boxes in the trend list–it's a) puff-sleeved, b) off-shoulder, c) backless, d) tie-back, and e) cropped. Remind us to hunt down this exact piece, stat!
Now, on to the second OOTD! Solenn's outfit made a case for wearing a printed top to go with your skirt. Here's the inverse of that. Lovi's advice: wear a toile print skirt with a beamingly white tie-front top. Stunning!
3. Sofia Andres
Here's a no-frills outfit that you should invest in immediately. Sofia's wearing a true white bralette and a skirt that's gathered at every tier. You'll want to wear this combo everywhere! For the beach, wear it with pillowy slippers. For indoor brunches, pull out a statement heel.
4. Janeena Chan
In case you need more convincing, here's Janeena Chan in the same lewk. Oh, and allow us to sneak in some beauty advice while we're here: Since the outfit is so clean and relatively sparse from the waist up, the hairstyle you wear it with will make a world of difference. Janeena's take is so fresh and light, while Sofia's has more drama. Needless to say, your makeup should follow suit!
5. Kryz Uy
A smocked top will give you the snug fit of your dreams, making it your best bet if you're planning to tuck in your top. You'll finally be able to say goodbye to those weird folds that are inevitable when you stuff flowy fabric into an elastic waistband.
Also, Kryz here is making a case for investing in a belt that perfectly matches your clothes. We're learning so much!
6. Heart Evangelista
Wearing head-to-toe white will always, always look lovely. Heart's wearing a bucket hat, a bralette, a maxi skirt, and a puff-sleeved bolero. The latter is genuis! You'll want to invest in a piece just like it if you want to wear puff-sleeves but still want a slightly hubadera look.
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