Kimono-style Maxi Dress

Now that it’s Spring, I’m ready to chuck my winter gear and pull my dresses out of hibernation. Who’s with me?! If I had to pick a favorite dress, first on my list would be a midi that hits right at my shins. I tend to stay away from dresses that are floor length and “full” because of my petite frame; it can look overwhelming. But this kimono-style maxi dress caught my eye and it was in my shopping cart before I even batted an eyelash. My favorite part is the wrap front. It’s a little risqué, especially when a breeze blows through. This dress keeps me on my toes and really tests my reflexes; when it’s windy, I have to catch the dress from flying open, otherwise I’d end up flashing the neighborhood. I guess, one could also secure the dress in place with a few safety pins… Why yes, that would easier. ;-)

Since it’s still a bit chilly, I threw on my favorite Levi’s jean jacket, which added the casual edginess I always crave. So in case I accidentally were to give everyone a peep show, at least half of me would still look decent.

Levi’s jacket // Dress c/o SheIn // Sunglasses (similar) // Stella & Dot necklace // Steve Madden mules


  1. Ada March 25, 2016

    How beautiful and flowy is this maxi dress. I love it. Great tassel necklace and open-toe booties, too.

    • Ada March 25, 2016

      By the way, I just started a linkup on Thursdays and I would love for you to join it with this pretty outfit. It is currently open (below). Thank you and Happy Easter!

  2. Sheela Goh March 25, 2016

    Chanelle, your maxi looks divine paired with that denim jacket. Brings it from girly to edgy, and I adore that.

    Speaking of looking divine, my current Project Sister Act link-up is now live and it’d be lovely to have you so please do come by and link-up if you have a second, I think the entire world would enjoy a look at that glorious dress xoxo

  3. Dawn Lucy March 26, 2016

    Soooo chic. Perfection. Happy Easter!

    Dawn Lucy

  4. Abby March 26, 2016

    What a lovely dress! This would make for a great vacation look!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  5. Eileen March 27, 2016

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous on you! And I love how you paired it with the denim jacket.
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  6. Jenna March 27, 2016

    Love the pattern on this dress! It’s so unique.

    I’m so torn on this trend! I love the olive top, but for the most part they’re a pass for me. It’s not really something I could rock at the office lol.

    Thanks for linking up!
    xoxo Jenna @ sincerelyjennamarie

  7. Darcy March 28, 2016

    The print on this dress is soooo pretty!!

  8. Jennie March 28, 2016

    Such a beautiful maxi dress – the colors and print are fantastic! Layering with your denim jacket was perfect.
    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots
    Come join me each week for the Fabulous Friday Link-Up!

  9. Melissa Valmonte March 29, 2016

    Super cool print on this dress :) I love how you paired it with a jean jacket :)


  10. Elise March 30, 2016

    Perfect look! I love a maxi and a denim jacket. This dress is gorgeous!

    xx, Elise

  11. lauren | love lola March 30, 2016

    love this look! that maxi dress and those shoes are perfection!

  12. Liz @ Downtown Demure April 1, 2016

    My goodness that’s a fantastic dress! Love how you styled it.

    – Liz @ Downtown Demure

  13. I almost ordered that dress from shein the other day, but I was scared it didn’t look like in the picture. Thanks for this outfit idea
    The Color Palette

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