According to the weather, it is summer in the middle of February in Los Angeles, and I ain’t complaining! In fact, I’m celebrating by pulling out all of my maxis and white dresses with zero shame (I’ve never believed in antiquated fashion rules anyway). So this breezy, boho-chic number from one of my new favorite shops, Bouvardian, came just in time.
About the Shop
Bouvardian is owned by an adorable gal named Jana who is a former fashion blogger and fellow believer (you should check out the cute story behind the name of her shop here). Y’all know I LOVE supporting Christian-owned businesses, particularly those that produce attractive modest clothing. So I was thrilled when Jana reached out to me and asked me to review this lovely embroidered maxi dress.
I honestly think this dress would have a more flattering fit on someone with a longer waist. I typically don’t wear empire waist dresses because I’m petite and favor dresses that accentuate my normal waist, but I simply couldn’t resist this gauzy number with the embroidered waist and lace inset. Still, I’m happy with the fit of this dress and will continue to wear it until the white fabric gets dingy. This dress is definitely ideal for my mommas-to-be, as the empire waist and forgiving fabric makes it an ideal maternity dress for warmer days. Oh, and the neckline is a deep V, so I obviously recommend wearing a white tank underneath.
This dress is made of a gauzy, poly-cotton mix that makes is well suited for spring and summer months because it’s lightweight. While the main fabric is lovely, I adore the embroidered neon-colored detail at the waist and the unexpected lace inset – the two design elements that elevate the look of the dress from a simple summer maxi to a unique dress that can easily be dressed up or down and worn to multiple occasions.
At $44.00 (without promotions and cost of shipping), I say this dress is a steal. It’s affordable and well-made — a rare combination (and that’s according to my mom, who is the harshest critic I know). To make matters even sweeter, Jana is offering my readers a special discount – use code LIZ10 for 10% off your entire purchase!
How to Wear It
The best benefit of maxi dresses? They are SO easy to style. No need to over think or over accessorize. You can pair this dress with a cute sunhat like I did, or you can even wear a floral headband to maximize the boho-chic appeal. You can also simply wear this dress by itself because it’s just that cute.
If you’re interested in more Bouvardian, check out some of the other items I’m eyeing in Jana’s shop: