HOW TO STYLE A PAISLEY MAXI DRESS

Good morning everyone, today’s ensemble is based around this Paisley Maxi Dress. Now this print is very familiar to me, growing up I would see my mother wearing shawls in this print. To this day she still has quite a few of them lying around. I for one don’t own any garments in this print apart from this maxi dress. Although I do still have my bandana’s which I used to wrap around my ponytail in the 90’s. Anyone else relate to this or was it just me?!

This ornate tear drop motif originated in Persia and made its way to Britain via India as early as the 17th century. Yes… thats’s how long this print has been around for. It made a welcomed return in 2018 and has still continued to hang around into 2019. Designers like Roberto Cavalli, Parabal Gurung, Christian Dior and Etro to name a few have included this print in their resort collection.

 

HOW TO STYLE A PAISLEY MAXI DRESS

/ DRESS / BASKET BAG / ESPADRILLES / SUNGLASSES Similar / BELT Similar /

PAISLEY MAXI DRESS         

The paisley print is the perfect alternative to florals and ginghams. Leave it to H&M to come up with one of the best Paisley maxi dresses, in my humble opinion. The dress is from their Conscious collection and comes in at Calf-length in an airy Tencel lyocell and viscose weave with a grandad collar, V-neck opening and concealed buttons down the front. Short sleeves with sewn-in turn-ups, a gathered seam at the waist and a flared skirt. It is slightly longer at the back and is unlined.

WAIST BELT

So when it came to styling this Paisley maxi dress, I decided to pick out the brown from the print. First off was to wear a belt to cinch me in at the waist, here I opted to wear my wide D&G tan coloured belt. This belt is several years old, but I love how it has these never ending holes. Which is ideal for me as I tend to find that most belts don’t do enough and I end up making my own holes so that the belt fits me. Yes even the smaller size belts, so it’s not from the lack of trying.

BASKET BAG

Next and onto my Maria Peixeira basket bag from Le Petite Sardine. Such a gorgeous bag with more than enough room for all my essentials, and to top that it comes with this beautiful pearl handle. Maria Peixeira is exclusively designed and produced by us using only wicker and respecting all the old techniques of production used in the Portuguese basketry. Wicker is a vegetable fibre that is both flexible and resistant, which gives it great durability.

The company works with fair trade artisans, especially with Portuguese artisans to craft authentic products. Each item is handcrafted and available in limited quantities. No two handmade items are exactly alike. Variations in colour, shading, texture, shape and grain are inherent in a handmade item, so this means that every handmade item we purchase is also one-of-a-kind.

ESPADRILLES

Moving onto my shoes and to my Casatner Chiara Espadrilles from Net-A-Porter. You can see why I love them so much as they work with almost any outfit. Comfortable, yet elegant at the same time, they are a must have for Spring/Summer. Absolutely worth every penny in my opinion, as they are my most worn pair of shoes during the Spring/Summer months. You can see me wearing them in one of my previous posts Polka Dot Dress & Espadrilles.

ACCESSORIES

For the finishing touches I am wearing my Carrera sunglasses which are in the aviator style with white handles. This ties in beautifully with the white of the paisley maxi dress. As for my watch I opted to wear my Venice Moonphase Rose Gold Mesh from Filippo Loreti . Finally on my lips I am wearing the shade Teddy Bear from Lime Crime Velvetines to complete my look.

 

HOW TO STYLE A PAISLEY MAXI DRESS

HOW TO STYLE A PAISLEY MAXI DRESS

HOW TO STYLE A PAISLEY MAXI DRESS

HOW TO STYLE A PAISLEY MAXI DRESS

HOW TO STYLE A PAISLEY MAXI DRESS

HOW TO STYLE A PAISLEY MAXI DRESS

HOW TO STYLE A PAISLEY MAXI DRESS

 HOW TO STYLE A PAISLEY MAXI DRESS

Thank you for stopping by to read my fashion post. What do you think of the Paisley print? Would you wear this Paisley Maxi dress? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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ENSEMBLE

Paisley Maxi Dress: H&M

Basket Bag: LE PETITE SARDINE

Espadrilles: CASTANER @NET-A-PORTER

Belt: D&G Similar

Sunglasses: CARRERA Similar

Watch: FILIPPO LORETI

Lipstick: LIME CRIME VELVETINES

 

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50 Comments

  1. June 4, 2019 / 7:30 am

    Hey, Lovely! I love the way you styled this dress 🙂 I think my mom also had very similar dress, when I was little. Thank you for the post!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 4, 2019 / 8:04 am

      Thank you so much Liz.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 5, 2019 / 9:50 am

      Thank you darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 5, 2019 / 9:47 am

      Thanks Rena.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 5, 2019 / 9:48 am

      Thank you so much Alyssa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 5, 2019 / 9:45 am

      Thanks Margot.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. June 4, 2019 / 2:34 pm

    Hi Lovely
    Whem I saw the dress I recognized it immediatly from H&M, its beautiful!!
    And the outfit formula is great you styled the dress very well!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

    • Lovely
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      June 5, 2019 / 9:44 am

      Thank you Marisa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 5, 2019 / 9:41 am

      Thank you so much Sophie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 5, 2019 / 9:41 am

      Thank you so much Vanessa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 5, 2019 / 9:37 am

      Thank you so much Kanak.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 5, 2019 / 9:36 am

      Thank you Barbara.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 5, 2019 / 9:34 am

      Thank you darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 5, 2019 / 9:31 am

      Thank you Rena.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 6, 2019 / 8:56 am

      Thank you so much Julia.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 6, 2019 / 8:56 am

      Thank you Sophie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. Lorna
    June 5, 2019 / 10:13 pm

    Oh my gosh! This looks amazing! I love the paisley print on this dress and how you belted it round the middle!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Lovely
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      June 6, 2019 / 8:57 am

      Thanks Lorna.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 6, 2019 / 8:57 am

      Thank you so much Darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. June 6, 2019 / 8:14 am

    Loving the breezy and summer vibe of this maxi dress dear! You styled it beautifully with the matching belt and bag. Such a chic look!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 6, 2019 / 9:16 am

      Thank you Jess.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 6, 2019 / 11:17 am

      Thank you Monica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 9, 2019 / 9:28 am

      Thank you so much Caitlin.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. June 7, 2019 / 4:17 am

    First, I’m loving your hair. Now on to this outfit. Your dress is so pretty on you and love the waist belt for an added touch. You look beautiful love.

    Xo,
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    • Lovely
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      June 9, 2019 / 9:29 am

      Thank you Pentene and have a fabulous day darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. June 7, 2019 / 10:42 pm

    I do love the paisley print and would wear this dress with biker short under though, I don’t like when my thighs rub together. Everything you choose to wear with this dress compliments it so well! Love the pictures, you look amazing!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 9, 2019 / 9:30 am

      Thank you so much Tiffany, would love to see you rock it with the biker shorts!

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. June 10, 2019 / 3:16 am

    That paisley print dress is beautiful! It looks so good with the belt and basket bag. H&M’s clothing this season has been really good.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 10, 2019 / 12:41 pm

      Thank you so much Kara, totally agree with H&M’s clothing being on point this season.

      xoxo
      Lovely Amusan

    • Lovely
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      June 11, 2019 / 8:32 am

      Thank you Kationette.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 12, 2019 / 1:57 pm

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

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