Good morning everyone, today’s ensemble is based around the Voluminous (parachute) dress. At first I was unsure about this dress, I’m sure most of you are too? Correct me if I am wrong! I thought I would try and see how it looked on before making a decision. I can safely say that I was not disappointed to say the least, absolutely love the structure, the statement this dress makes and also the silhouette too.
The parachute dress is all about volume and space, most often coming in an A-line silhouette. I adore the mini style which can be paired with some cowboy boots to make a statement and looks awesome! However, the midi is not far behind and equally looks great on. Ganni, Chloe, Rotate and Zara to name a few have voluminous dresses in their collection.
So lets get stuck into it and begin with this gorgeous parachute dress from Zara. The dress comes in short sleeves with a round neckline, pleated detail and of course my favourite thing of all in-seam pockets! Just love a dress that has pockets, who else can relate? The dress also has an asymmetric hem and buttoned opening at the back. If you are interested it also comes in black and white. Now when it comes to styling this parachute dress there are a multitude of ways to go.
First off I could have easily styled my parachute dress with some knee high boots this would be a popular match for Autumn/Winter. Another option would have been to go down the casual road and wear it with some sneakers/trainers which would also work rather well.
However on this occasion I opted to pair the dress with my black sock boots from Public Desire. My intentions here was to show a little bit of skin and these do just the right job. These come in a high heel and are surprisingly comfortable to walk in, I must say that I wear heels most of the time so maybe it’s just easier for me. Of course alternatively you could pair the dress with some trainers/sneakers like I mentioned earlier if you prefer.
Next and onto my Gucci Dionysus bag which is named after the Greek god. I wanted my bag to be in a neutral colour hence the reason for choosing this one. The bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the house’s Florence workshop from monogrammed coated-canvas and beige suede. Decorated with the signature burnished tiger head buckle, this miniature version opens to a suede-lined interior that’s ideally sized for my iPhone, wallet and lipstick. Such a handy bag that can be worn cross-body, on the the shoulders or can be held in hand by doubling the polished chain.
LE SPECS SUNGLASSES
Moving onto my sunglasses and I opted for a black pair of sunglasses to balance the boots. So here I am wearing my Le Specs Cat-Eye sunglasses in the style rapture from Net-A-Porter. You all know by now that my look is not complete unless I am wearing a pair of sunglasses. I have had them for a number of years now, I am so glad that I can still wear this pair without them looking dated.
For the finishing touches my make-up is kept minimal, on my lips I am wearing the shade Topped With Brandy from M.A.C. You are all know by now how much I adore this colour. Just take a look at my previous posts. Since switching from the shade Teddy Bear from Lime Crime I have been wearing this nude lipstick on repeat.
Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog. What do you think of the voluminous parachute dress? Would you wear it? How would you style yours? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.
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Boots: PUBLIC DESIRE
Sunglasses: LE SPECS @NET-A-PORTER