Muted Florals for Spring + A (Modest) LWD

Downtown Demure x Go Modest - White Floral Dress

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Dress: c/o Go Modest // Glasses: Celine // Purse: Coach

Necklace & Bracelet: J.Crew (similar under $50) // Rings: Natalie B

Shoes: thredUP (<– Use that link to get $10 off your first order) // Nails: Queen Bee Salon & Spa

Florals for spring. Groundbreaking, right? Now don’t get me wrong, I love bright, colorful florals as much as the next fashionista. But it’s refreshing to break away from the norm sometimes and wear an expected floral dress for the first week of spring. This muted floral dress from was an ideal choice for my slightly rebellious yet on-trend and work-appropriate LWD (little white dress). Read on to find out what I love (and don’t love) about this modest LWD.

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What I Love

  • The sepia floral print – My closet is currently filled with more traditional floral print skirts and dresses, so this dress — with its digital floral print in sepia — is a welcomed and different addition. I LOVE that it maintains all of the femininity of  a colorful floral dress but feels more mature.
  • The midi length – I almost NEVER say I prefer a midi-length to a knee-length hem, but for this dress it just works. It also enhances the overall sophistication of the dress; perhaps that’s why it feels best suited for more formal environments. The midi length of this dress requires me to wear pointy heels with it every time, but that’s NBD since I’m typically in heels anyway (particularly those heels I scored from ThredUP for 80% off).
  • The fabric – Oh, the fabric. This dress is made of a rich jacquard. If you’re unfamiliar with jacquard, meet your new favorite fabric. Jacquard isn’t actually a fabric itself — it’s a weaving technique that produces some of the most intricately designed and elegant dresses
  • The company – As you can tell from the name of the company, Go Modest is filled with modest and high-quality dresses. Moral, the genius behind the brand, has created a diverse and unique collection of wearable dresses that range from casual to formal.

What I Don’t Love

  • The price – While I love the quality of this dress, it is admittedly pricey at $116 a pop. Now, is this dress worth saving up for? Absolutely.
  • The sleeves – I was so sad when I realized how tight the sleeves of this dress were on me. Fortunately, that was the only fit issue I noticed with this dress. And this is also very personal because I’ve got jiggly arms.

Wondering if this dress will work for you? It depends on your lifestyle. If you frequently seek dresses that can be worn to work and after-work functions in the same day or, if you have a any kind formal event coming up in the spring, this dress would work well for you. And in a sea of basic florals, you will be a notable outlier in this unqiue piece.

Tell me, girls, what do you think of this muted floral dress?

Share Your Thoughts

The Comments

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    Amy Arnold
    03/25

    Loving this!! I am all about the midi length, but it’s the colors of the floral and how the print doesn’t start at the top that really makes it so unique.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Amy Arnold
      03/28

      Thank you, gorgeous! I’m usually wary of midi lengths, so I’m glad this dress worked out!

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    Danielle
    03/25

    Such a beautiful, well put-together outfit – and I am absolutely adoring your nails!

    xx Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

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    Raina Elegado
    03/25

    Ah so cute! Love the pop of teal that your purse brings to the outfit!

    xo Raina
    http://www.themamaqueen.com

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    molly
    03/25

    You look stunning!

    XO
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

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    Alecz
    03/25

    This dress is so sleek and subtle! I love the floral print, and that teal bag that you added is amazing.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    Jodie filogomo
    03/25

    I’m with you about being a rebel about floral (at times)—it’s so cliche to wear flowers in springtime, yet this dress does a fantastic job of doing it differently.
    Personally I don’t think the sleeves look too tight, but I understand not being uber comfortable. There could be a possibility of having some seam binding material put in the entire seam of the sleeves to make them a tidge wider—maybe grey or black or white. I did that with a pair of pants and it helped tremendously!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Jodie filogomo
      03/28

      That’s a fantastic idea, Jodie! I use my tailor all the time for other alterations, but I’ve never asked her to add binding material to the seam. I think you just changed my life haha. Thank you so much for the love and good tips.

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    Barbara
    03/25

    You look beautiful!. That bag is nice with the outfit.

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    Elsie London
    03/25

    Oh my goodness, I love your nails pretty lady! 😀

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Elsie London
      03/28

      Thank you, friend! I was TOO excited to get my eyelash nails. 🙂

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    Sheela Goh
    03/25

    Whilst florals in themselves are completely non groundbreaking this time of the year, Elizabeth, the fact that you’ve chosen to go with a black and white palette (albeit floral) is what makes your outfit so completely stunning and divine 🙂

    And speaking of gorgeous, my Project Sister Act link-up is now live, and since this month’s theme is florals, Elizabeth, it makes perfect sense to showcase this dress, it deserves some attention xoxo

    http://sheelagoh.com/2016/03/25/flower-power-a-link-up/

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Sheela Goh
      03/28

      OK, I’m definitely blushing right now. Thanks for the love, Sheela. This dress was a risk, so I’m glad it works. And you bet! Joining your link-up right now (I had no idea you hosted a link-up)!

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    Elizabeth Williams
    03/26

    This dress looks so good on you! And it really is a pretty, simple, and classy dress!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Elizabeth Williams
      03/28

      Why thank you, sweet friend! You know I love pretty + simple 😉

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    Taja
    03/26

    Beautiful! <3

    http://shavae.blogspot.com

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    Carly
    03/27

    That dress is so perfectly elegant! I’m sure that outfit was a show stopper at work. I hope you had a wonderful weekend
    Carly from Dresses & Denim

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Carly
      03/28

      Thank you so much, pretty Carly! Hope you had a lovely weekend as well!

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    Hannah S.
    03/28

    Beautiful!! I love how you styled this – your nails are so cute!

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    Kelsey&Kenecha
    03/28

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the dress, it looks amazing on you. 🙂

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    Sheree
    03/30

    I love this beautiful dress, the print, the length, everything makes it super elegant and soft and the heels you paired with it is just perfect!

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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    lornah
    03/31

    Gorg!Gorg!Gorgeous I looove every bit of this outfit You are beautiful!

    http://cherriesvineyard.com/

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    John
    04/15

    I’m definitely a fan of floral prints that aren’t too overpowering, and this one takes the cake. It’s not often that I see neutral floral patterns, and the minimalism of this one allows for more color to come out in accessories. Thanks for sharing!