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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That's a beautiful dress, and a bargain price! I can see the snow white theme with the print, perhaps it as from a Disney inspired line? Either way, it's lovely!ReplyDelete
Hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was so cold here, winter has really hit!
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Thanks Mica. I have looked at the print so carefully and I just don't see anything Disney-related. Sorry you're weather has been so cold.Delete
Amy, you look A-mazing and the photography is A-mazing too! What a fantastic location, love all the aged stonework and sea against your floaty chiffon. I'm hoping to get to Savannah sometime in the next couple of years and this post is tempting me big time! Hugs, xReplyDelete
Thanks you. I have my husband to thank for the great photography. The background and lighting sure helped a lot too! I'm so excited to hear you're visiting Savannah!Delete
Just love a wrap style dress. The flow is so beautiful and so are you!ReplyDelete
Thanks Andrea! Wrap style dresses are so flattering on everyone!Delete
Love this dress and the gorgeous settings. I think you made a great find! xoxReplyDelete
Ha ha, but the dress is beautiful! I'm a sucker for wrap dresses!ReplyDelete
Thanks Nancy! Me too!Delete
A beautiful dress, I love how it flows in the breeze and the brick walls make a beautiful backdrop!ReplyDelete
I actually purchased a "Disney Beauty and the Beast" dress about a year ago from Kohl's. I couldn't figure out either what it had to do with Disney, as it wasn't from the kids department (but probably Juniors). And this dress I purchased is about knee lengths and white so no idea how it relates to a Disney princess. That label is sure confusing.
Thanks Ellie! I'm so glad to hear that! I have no idea what it's about either, but I guess I don't care if the price is right and the dress is gorgeous.Delete
How funny that it's Dinsey?!?! I think it look beautiful on you and I love the bright purple shade. Your pictures look gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I know, isn't it? Thanks so much!Delete
This dress really does go well with the scenery, especially the beach! I love it. That is too funny about the label too, I thought you were going to say that the print had tiny little Snow Whites and Dwarfs all over it!ReplyDelete
It's such a gorgeous dress Amy. I wonder if they did a collaboration with Disney for these pieces?? My mom has a pair of pants from Kohl's that has the Alice in Wonderland on the label....that's all we could figure...ReplyDelete
It must be Jodie, because you're the second person now to tell me a similar story of another Disney label in their clothes.Delete
Such a lovely dress and I can see that you felt rather magical wearing it! There is such enough Disney to stir dreamy emotions - that's clever! xx MariaReplyDelete
Thank you Maria!Delete
Amy, you look so beautiful in this dress! I love the color and hi-low hem!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Elise!Delete
This dress was a great score! Maybe the colors in the pattern are reminiscent of Snow White's red and blue dress? It definitely doesn't look Disney to me though-it just looks really cute!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous dress indeed! Such a beautiful color on you dear, looks so chic and breezy too!ReplyDelete
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What beautiful colors in your dress Amy! I love jewel tones. i also love Savannah, and hubby and i have visited on several occasions. Beautiful lighting and pictures. Love your hat too!ReplyDelete
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You look divine--who knows about Snow White? You're right, the setting is very picturesque.ReplyDelete