Every girl has dreamt of her own princess moment à la Disney Fairytale. Chances are, you, too, have had that thought sometime in your life. But gown dresses reminiscent of animations made as early as the 30s are no longer relevant in today’s society. That doesn’t mean the princess fantasy has to remain just a fantasy, though. The answer is to take a modern approach to the age-old dress, which you can now do thanks to Topshop’s gem of a gown, the satin midaxi dress.
Gown dresses are exactly what you imagine them to be. Think long, frilly dresses down to the ground, embellished with beads, lace and sequins. Thanks, but no thanks. Too much decoration. With the 21st century trending on normcore style and simple pieces, it’s only sensible that today’s gown dress is minimalist too. It’s exactly the reason why the satin midaxi dress is perfect.
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Satin midaxi dress
It was love at first sight for me and the Topshop Colour Block Satin Midaxi Dress (link here). Since the dress doesn’t come in the smallest size, I actually went a size up then altered it. It’s the perfect contemporary gown dress in every way. Divided evenly down the middle between navy and white, the satin midaxi dress offers just the right amount of unique detail that makes it different from a plain dress, yet is not overly complicated. You’ll never have to worry about being overdressed again.
The blogger’s uniform as of now is no other than the Gucci loafers (link here). You know, the one with the horsebit detailing? I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want a pair myself, thanks to FOMO. Unfortunately, not every one of us can just splurge on trendy branded items any time we want. Instead, why not go thrifting? The Ring Loafers (link here) I’m wearing are from a boutique store in Seoul and provide a healthy breath of fresh air from the Gucci shoes!
If you’re in need of something to wear for a formal event, well, now you have your answer. Best of all, it’s on discount, so snap up that satin midaxi dress quickly because it’s selling like wildfire. Let me know in the comments below how you style your modern gown dresses!
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