Today was the perfect day to finally wear my Calvin Klein Maxi Dress and make my second outfit post all about this piece! As you maybe know, I had been looking for one for a while, and a few weeks back, I finally found one during my trip to Florida. At the moment, we are on holiday in Italy, and today we took a boat trip to Varenna. Varenna is a cute village on lake Como, so it was the perfect opportunity to wear it and to take some pictures with a gorgeous backdrop.
Let me start with being honest; when I looked at the pics, I must admit that the dress was a bit shorter than I thought when I bought it. I guess the view from above is not the same as the view from a distance, plus pictures are (obviously) static, and when looking at the dress in a mirror, it is moving constantly, so I didn’t pay enough attention. Ideally, I would have wanted one that reached to the ground, but I am not that bothered as the dress moves anyway when walking around.
The fabric is very light, which is perfect for summer; to avoid it being see through all the way, it has sort of mini dress underneath it that ends halfway the upper leg; that fabric is quite comfi too.
I love the vibrant color of the dress. I am really into Royal Blue at the moment, so I like how this is paired with a lighter shade of blue. I also like the neckline, with metal detail stitched onto it all the way to the back. The pleated top is a cool feature.
The dress does not have a split, initially I thought I did want that, but I am actually alright without.
I have paired the dress with my very pink beach bag (above), which gives a nice contrast in color, and with my subtle new bracelet and ring (below), both of which I bought during my shopping spree in Den Bosch. The glass of sparkly white is a Prosecco and pairs with anything. 🙂
Obviously, a bra is a bit challenging with this neckline, so I wore a strapless bikini top in stead. Just in case you were wondering. 🙂
So in a perfect world, the dress would have itsy bitsy longer, but I am still quite pleased with it. Next time, I will likely be a bit more picky though. I am curious to hear your opinions: is the dress actually too short, or can I get away with it (feel free to be honest! 🙂 )
NB. Special thanks to the Hobbit for picture taking 🙂