I am in Italy and there is no other place to dress up as far as street style goes. I have plenty of competition and therefore don’t need to feel I am overdressing. Do you feel that you are underdressing in Italy?
What maxi dress can you take that will look fabulous during the summer heat? What maxi dress can you also wear at night?
The last thing you want is to take too many dresses in this heat whilst travelling.
White Polka Dot Maxi Dress Indonesia Bali
I was given this dress by a designer called LuLu Yasmin way back in 2016. After all these years this maxi dress still looks like I bought it last week.
When buying clothes buy quality fabrics that will last years, it is also a good sustainable message.
In Venice, I was at the Gondola festival called Fest Del Redentore.
I wanted to feel cool in the heat but also dress up. On this occasion I wore it with white trainers I bought a few years ago.
I can’t say it looks that flattering, to be honest. But I was walking a lot so I needed to be comfortable. What do you think? It does look better with super high heels. This dress is long with lots of fabric so opting for heels give you more height.
Day Turns Into Night
After spending the day walking around. I then opted to have some rooftop bar which was not an issue when walking into the fabulous Hilton Molino Stucky.
Competing with a view like this is important to dress up but also be very comfortable.
Maxi dresses are very forgiving when you have a bulging stomach thanks to lockdown in Europe.
On this occasion, I decided to team it with my Amasa Vitafelt Stetson 2020 summer hat. I teamed it with my handcrafted Indonesian cotton coin clutch bag.
How To Choose Your Maxi Dress
If you are tall the dresses are endless. If you are small try opt for a more tailored look. For 2021 go with white as it’s timeless and brilliant in the heat.
This maxi dress has tiny flower patterns to break up the white which is very chic indeed.
Belmond San Michele
I was reviewing the Belmond San Michele in Florence this five-star hotel now owned by the LVMH group. Is all about fashion and lifestyle. So as I was at breakfast or in their beautiful garden and pool. it was the perfect dress to wear on this occasion with my Birkenstock.
Polka dot maxi dresses are great for summer.