White Lace Maxi Dress, over 40, 3 ways! | #PPP 4

Fake Fabulous | White lace maxi dress, over 40...3 ways! #PPP 4
This post is the fourth, in a series, called the Ping Pong Posts.


This time Anna, Ann and I are styling a sheer, white, lace dress.
Well, it's more like a maxi shirt really.

This dress belongs to Ann, and I have admired it on her previously.
So, I thought I would find this dress a doddle to style.
I love it on her so it should be easy, right?
Hmmmm...
When this dress arrived I had my usual well of panic.
It's not mine.
I don't know how to wear it!
Is it even 'me'?

What on earth was I going to do?

Fake Fabulous | White lace maxi dress, over 40...3 ways! #PPP 4

I hung the dress up on the back of a door and looked at it for a couple of days.
Gradually it felt more at home.
More like something I had bought.
Phew!

I initially styled this dress with my skinny grey jeans, and a white vest top. 
Nice enough, but a bit too safe.
So, I decided to button it up, and wear it as a dress.
Perfect for a summer event.
A BBQ maybe?

My 'summer event' was a day spent in the garden, basking in the (rare) sunshine, writing, reading and sipping chilled champagne (well, a mini prosecco anyway).
A glorious day in a glorious dress!

I had to resist snipping the label out of the back (I do this with most of my clothes)

The dress is (very) slightly too big for me, but nothing a belt couldn't fix.

{In fact, even if the dress had been a perfect fit, it would have still needed a belt as I looked a little chunky around the middle without it}

My white slip acted as a dress liner and turned the shirt/dress/cover-up into a real dress.

I was tempted to add a few pops of colour, but in the end decided to keep everything simple.

{Although, I could not resist bright blue nails}

White, tan and pearls.
Some of my favourite accessories were back out in force!
My trusty tan belt... which I wear to death, layered pearl necklaces and my buckle sandals.
You can't beat old favourites for making a 'new' item feel familiar and comfortable.


DRESS: Ann's...from forever21.... this one is beautiful! This one has it's own slip.
SLIP: M&S
HAT: old...similar
SHOES: Clarks... I love these!
NAILS: BarryM
TOES: Mavala
NECKLACES: Various gifts and vintage pieces
BELT: Topshop...this one is nice.
GLASSES: Vogue... these are fab!


GET THE LOOK





Anna from Anna's Island Style

I like how she has styled this dress.
Layering it over another dress (with sky high wedges) makes it wearable and fun.
Once again, accessorising using her charity shop finds and stamping her personality all over it.

What a beautiful location too....I am not at all envious, nope, not a bit!




Dress: F&F
Sandals: Bertie
Necklace: Magpie and Butterfly
Sunglasses: Quay Australia
Bangles: charity shop
Gold/nude ring: Boots
Cream floral ring: charity shop.

Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

Like Anna, Ann's on the beach!

This time, Ann is in her fabulous leopard print bikini.
The dress acting as a perfect beach cover-up.
You can't get a simpler look than this.
Practical, and pretty damn sexy too!




Leopard Bikini: ASOS
Jean Shorts: Paige Denim
Puka Shell Anklets: Puka Beach, Boracay
Turkish Towel: Bowl and Pitcher
Sun Hat: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Target
Beach Bag: Bali

How would you have styled this item?
As a dress?
As an over-shirt?
As a beach cover-up?
Please let me know in the comments....or tweet me @samantha4blair.

18 comments

  1. I first saw this on Anna's blog yesterday and my first thought was as a duster or kimono!!
    I love how you just put a slip on under it, and voila---it's a perfect dress!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com
    ps...it's funny how you panic at first Samantha...yet you come up with some great outfits!!

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    1. I always have a wobble Jodie...it must be because I feel pressure not to let Ann and Anna down.
      I am glad you like it as a dress. A little bit demure and a little bit naughty too! :oP
      XXX

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  2. Wow, this maxi dress is gorgeous and love how you styled it ! Very chic ! Great job dear Sam =)

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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    1. Thank you Vale. It is so pretty! Delicate and feminine but with a fun split to stop it being too twee....I wish it belonged to me!
      XXX

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  3. Loved your elegant styling of this Samantha. You looked perfectly at home in it. Another successful PPP I think x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. You are right Anna! We did it again....roll on next month :oD
      XXX

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    2. It's really fun and informative to see how each of you did something uniquely "YOU". I love all of your stylings and would do them all! So clearly this becomes a far more versatile dress than it appears.
      I love how you pondered it for a couple of days Samantha. I need to find my comfort level, let the dress speak to me...
      You look beautiful in this bit of feminine laciness. The belt provides a nice contrast and tones down the lace a bit.

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    3. It's really fun and informative to see how each of you did something uniquely "YOU". I love all of your stylings and would do them all! So clearly this becomes a far more versatile dress than it appears.
      I love how you pondered it for a couple of days Samantha. I need to find my comfort level, let the dress speak to me...
      You look beautiful in this bit of feminine laciness. The belt provides a nice contrast and tones down the lace a bit.

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  5. What a gorgeous dress; it looks so vintage and so Chanel in that photo from the back with the hat. I love how each of you ladies put your own style stamp on the dress; what a great idea! I hope you do it again! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much!!! We will be doing it all again next month... and it's going to be a tricky one for me! Something WAY out of my comfort zone. :oD XXX

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  6. So nice to see how you all styled it so differently! But I am missing some beach and see with you! Lol! I think you styled it perfectly! Very lovely dress, I can also see me wearing it with some tan boots.

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    1. I know Nancy!! Boooo... :oP. I had a glass of fizz to ease my beach envy a little :o) XXX
      p.S. I considered my light tan OTK boots with it. I think darker tan would look great too! I wish it was mine to keep.

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  7. I see it is a beautiful traveling dress. I love all the options, but yours see through is fantastic.
    Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    1. Thank you Sacramento...I could see you in this dress, but with fiercer shoes!! :OD XXX

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  8. I'd have gone for a duster cardigan with jeans maybe. And a tank. Some leather somewhere, and spikes, because it's me :) I do, however, love how you styled this, Sam, very enchanting xoxo

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    1. I had considered leather leggings too Sheela (I thought you would approve). My initial look was jeans a vest top and chunky heels but I changed my mind. Maybe if it belonged to me you would see it again with some black leather!? XXX

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  9. wouuu, such a wonderful post!! love how you have styled this dress in different ways, but always looking fabulous on every one of you!!
    Amazing summer look!!, love to see this dress worn properly as a dress, and you're looking gorgeous, adding your own personality, details and accessories. Tan and white lace look fabulous!, and it's delightful to see you in your garden sipping some champagne!!
    besos

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