I went into shopping beast mode when I saw this dress at Zara. My eyes landed on it, and within seconds I was sprinting to the fitting room, sleeved maxi in hand. The Victorian vibe and pleated texture are everything. A true standout in a store always brimming with amazing things.
Don’t shy away from a sleeved maxi in fear of looking too “fancy”. They’re great for holiday parties, yes, but they can be toned down during winter for work, dinner or drinks with a faux-fur vest, a leather jacket, or a slouchy cropped sweater thrown on top with casual ankle boots (I suggest my favorite pair by Dune London—they run true-to-size).
Can we talk about how pretty the pronounced shoulder is? Such an interesting detail.
Zara maxi dress (wearing a size small), vintage faux-fur jacket (similar style here), Ray-Ban aviators (20% off!), vintage gold chain (similar style here), American Apparel cross-back bra, Phase 3 clutch (similar style here) and Nine West pumps (similar style here).
Photograpy by Lauren Ashley.