I have a funny story to tell you about this dress. When planning my vacation to Savannah, Georgia I read over and over again that the city was a "photographer's dream". So of course I wanted to do a lot of fashion shoots to take advantage of the location. I specifically was looking for romantic/midi/maxi dresses that would harmonize well with the old-world landscape. But, because long dresses don't really fit my normal lifestyle, I did not want to spend a lot of money on them as I knew I wouldn't get a lot of wear out of them. So, I checked clearance racks at all the stores I went to and found some beauties at Charlotte Russe, New York and Co., and JCPenney. I got really lucky at JCPenney and found two dresses on the clearance rack: both less that $14.99. I've already shown you one of those dresses HERE, and this is the other one.
Now for the funny part of the story. When I got home I noticed the label and tags were by Disney and said "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs". I was so perplexed. "What in the World?" I wondered. "Did I accidentally buy a costume?" I checked the material and how the dress was constructed. It was not costume material and it was made like a real dress. I looked over the floral print of the dress very carefully wondering if there was some hidden "Disney" or "Snow White" hidden message I wasn't seeing. No, nothing. I called my daughter and she and I had a good laugh about it. I sent her a picture of the dress and we both agreed nothing about the dress looked like what Snow White wore except maybe the color and the princess cap sleeves...but lots of dresses have princess cap sleeves and are blue. So then I googled the label, and I just found lots of Snow White adult clothing but not specifically this dress. Eventually I just came to the conclusion that I just bought old Disney merchandise and that's why it was so cheap.
Well no matter where the origins of this dress came from, it doesn't matter, because I absolutely LOVE it and it is gorgeous. And boy, did I get the compliments on this dress when I wore it to Tybee Island, Georgia. This is a dress that makes you feel like a princess when you wear it (Hmm, maybe that's where the Snow White name came from? haha!). It has a beautiful shape and the soft chiffon fabric flows so lovely in the breeze.
There is a shorter, shift/slip in a solid blue underneath the chiffon maxi. The chest is a wrap style but it has closures so I don't have to worry about too much cleavage showing. It also has a tie in front to help accentuate the waistline.
The dress is shorter in front and longer in back, making it easy to walk in. And if the wind picks up and blows my outer chiffon layer back, it doesn't matter because I have another dress underneath for full coverage.
Because we were walking a lot this day, I paired my dress with black flip flops. They are a little more dressier than the traditional flip flips. They have more of a heel and a black/silver flower on top.
I also added a black hat for sun protection.
Here is an example of how the dress flowed in the breeze. I absolutely loved it! What a perfect dress to wear to the beach if you weren't planning on doing any swimming! haha!
I kept the accessories simple to let the dress take center stage. I only wore a red bracelet and blue/gold earrings for jewelry. I added pink sunglasses when I was in bright sunlight.
Other than the beach photos, all these pictures were taken at an old fort on Tybee Island. I plan on doing a travel post soon on this fort.
I love how you can still see my legs through the sheer fabric. It is modest, yet the thinnest part of my body is not covered up.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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