There’s no denying that I absolutely adore wearing dresses! I pulled out this bright dress that I bought around 9 years ago when I first moved to Arkansas. It was so unbelievably hot for me when I first moved here so I sought out a few light cotton dresses to survive.
These days, it’s much easier for me to handle Arkansas’ high temps so I hardly wear this dress. This dress is unbelievably loud and screams for attention because of the cut and color so it doesn’t feel like an everyday dress, though it easily could be. There aren’t many dresses like this out there!
The trick to wearing a bright, loud dress is to own it. The dress is going to attract attention so you need to be comfortable in it! If you don’t like how it looks on you or it doesn’t fit in a way you love, you’re probably not going to look great in it.
So pop out that hip and smile, girl, ’cause you fine.
Styling bright dresses like this one often calls for pretty simple accessories with clean lines. That doesn’t mean you can’t play with other bright colors though! The designs and colors just need to not be too crazy. After all, your styled bright dress is the center of this look so let it shine.
I added these simple but eye-catching blue cork wedges with a peep toe, perfect to pair with this flowy summer dress.
This dress called for beach babe hair! It really reminds me of Mexican prints and island vacations. I grabbed my favorite sea salt spray and scrunched away.
I kept my other accessories simple as well, with floral patterned aviator sunglasses and a necklace that’s been passed through my family. Rumor is that the necklace came from India or somewhere in the Pacific from an uncle who sailed around the world when he was younger. (I have another matching one that the strand broke and I really need to fix!)
So throw on that bright dress, toss on your shades, and strut your stuff. Own it!
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