I’ve never been much of a maxi dress kind of girl. There are a lot of pretty ones out there, but none of them ever felt like me. I would try them on, and I always felt so…covered in fabric.
But as soon as I saw this one from Modcloth, I instantly fell in love. The lightweight fabric is flowy and feminine, the fitted waist is super flattering, the deep V and arm slits allow for a little more skin to show when everything else is all covered up (I just wore a nude cami underneath — try it, don’t do black or white), and it’s really, really comfortable.
Also dark floral is huge for fall, so that helped seal the deal for me.
When you’re wearing a long dress like this, especially one with no leg showing from a slit or something, it’s best to wear a pair of open toed shoes so you get a little skin at the bottom. It helps the outfit feel less heavy. I paired it with these gorgeous dark burgundy scalloped heels and I love how it all came together. And I’ll be finding every possible opportunity to wear these heels all throughout fall cause they’re so darn gorgeous.
Shop my look in the widget below, and a few other favorites from ModCloth’s fall line — I LOVE this blue midi dress and this plaid shirt dress!

created in partnership with ModCloth
photos by rad and happy
  • Lauren Ziegler

    What size are you wearing in the dress? I’m 5’3″ and 115 lbs. I’m usually an XS or S. Thanks!

    • merrickwhite

      size XS!

      • Lauren Ziegler

        Cool! I snagged an XS today! 🙂 Thank you!!