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American Iconic – The Fit and Flare Dress

polka dot dress c/o eShakti

pink bag c/o Wink and Winn / similar

Brian Atwood gold heels via Gilt / similar

earrings c/o Kendra Scott

turquoise pouch c/o Wink and Winn / similar

sunglasses c/o zeroUV

photos by Kaela Rodehorst Photography

One dress silhouette that I’m loving for summer is the fit and flare dress. The shape is just so universally flattering on practically every figure. By cinching the midsection and flaring out at the hips, you’re highlighting your thinnest point. Not to mention, it’s not hugging too tightly or emphasizing parts that you’d rather cover up! It will also be more comfortable when the temps rise high in the summer when you’ll be looking for less clingy styles and fabrics – especially in Louisiana heat. I love this polka dot version that’s the perfect, conservative length for both work and summer parties. The style is so classic that it’s an American iconic staple fit for everyone’s closet! I find that Macy’s has a great variety of fit and flare options like this polka dot versionthis nautical version and this super cute strapless version!

The monotone color on this dress was an opportunity to throw in a bright solid like this hot pink handbag. You might remember a post previously on Wink and Winn that allows you to design your own handbag – here is my end result! Would you have guessed it’s hot pink? I also like a sophisticated strappy sandal with this sort of dress – so I chose these gold heels to give it a polished look. I’d avoid anything too chunky since there’s already enough pattern and color going on.  

What do you think, will you be trying out the iconic fit and flare dress this summer? 

See more about the Macy’s American Iconic campaign here

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Compensation for this post was provided by Macy’s via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Macy’s or AOL.

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  • Reply Christina Storm

    GORGEOUS look! I love the dress and the pop of pink! Great photos too!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

    June 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Taylor Harman

    I would never have imagined you'd wear this dress but it looks so good on you! Love how you styled it with the unexpected pop of pink!

    xo Taylor

    June 13, 2014 at 1:12 am
  • Reply The CHIC Insomniac

    This look is gorgeous!!! LOVE your blog!!

    The CHIC Insomniac

    June 13, 2014 at 2:25 am
  • Reply McKenna Trahan

    Love this dress! I just bought a fit/flare dress yesterday and cannot wait to style it!! Love the pink!

    June 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm
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