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Romantic Floral Dresses for Vacations & Destination Weddings

Do you have a vacation or destination wedding coming up and need a breezy, feminine dress? Then, have a look at these romantic floral dresses that would make any gal swoon.

 

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Pink Floral Midi

Here’s a gorgeous floral midi that’s romantic and modern. I love the big, billowy peasant sleeves, the dainty tie waist, and the Spanish-style drape of the ruffled hemline. Pink is always a pretty color anytime, on anyone, and this particular peach pink shade will bring a glow to your cheeks.

What a perfect dress for a Cruise or a destination wedding! Add nude heels, sparkly pink jewelry, and this tropical-inspired clutch for a knockout look.

 

destination wedding blue one shoulder dress

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Asymmetrical Floral Fantasy

Oh, the drama! I love the unique asymmetrical cut of this glamorous blue cocktail dress. See how it drapes across the body at the perfect angle, swooping up to one shoulder and leaving the other elegantly exposed.

This look proves that a dress doesn’t always have to be fitted to look fabulous.

I can see the Mother of the Bride or a guest wearing this to a Beach or Garden Wedding. Accessorize it with beautiful white shoes, earrings and a bag for one chic look!

 

 

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Floral Wrap Dress

The asymmetrical hemline I showed you earlier seems to be trending, but I have this other style if that’s not for you. This flowy maxi dress has a regular straight-across bottom which is classic and flattering.

I love the wrap front, (so easy to wear), and it’s got long sleeves, which is not always an easy thing to find these days. How do you like the mix of red with Fuschia in the floral print? It’s very 2024.

Try pairing this dress with shell pink sandals and drop pink crystal earrings for a beachy vacation or a night out for dinner look.

Hold your hat because you might need it for that breezy after-dinner walk along the oceanside.

 

Do you like floral print dresses, but I am not sure what floral is best for you?

Simply,  keep the pattern in scale with your body. Here are a few examples:

Small and Petite?– large floral patterns on spacious backgrounds will overpower

Tall and Size? – dainty floral prints will make your body seem extra large

Skinny and shapeless -Patterns with large spaces in between and strong color contrasts between print and background will make your body look larger or curvier.

Heavy in certain areas? – Wear patterns with regular spaces between them and low-color contrast

Here are some more ideas for what to wear to a Beach wedding and what to wear for dinner at a vacation resort.

 

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12 thoughts on “Romantic Floral Dresses for Vacations & Destination Weddings

  1. I have long been complaining about the War on Sleeves. Almost as if they think there are only two seasons: ski weather and bikini time.
    Now there seem to be two choices coming down the pike — the 3/4 sleeve and the bell style (which I hate). Bring on the caplet, the round bubble cap, the flowy half sleeve, etc., etc.

    1. Hi Kathy, I get a lot of emails about this, especially from women who don’t want to wear sleeveless, and often, that’s all there is. I’m surprised you don’t like 3/4 length. It’s very flattering. Bell sleeves are pretty too, but if they are not for you, pass. Let’s hope what you are looking for comes in next. I will keep my eyes open for some to post. Cheers, Deborah

  2. These are lovely, since my arms, alas, need coverage. I would love it if you included some summer-weight cardigans or shrugs that could be worn with sleeveless dresses and summer dresses with elbow length or 3/4 sleeves. This is a market very ignored currently!

  3. I am 55 and a runner, so I am in pretty good shape; I wear a size 6. My favorite dresses were drop-waisted when I was in my 30s. Is this too young for me now, in gray or black?

  4. Yes, I agree with the other ladies. I am looking for a floral dress/skirt for spring and weddings and am having a terrible time finding something with a little more coverage. Some 1/2 sleeves would be lovely. Also, not all of us have the perfect calves to show off, either. I am in good shape, but six babies have made my calves something I would rather conceal. I love the sheath dress look, though. I appreciate your site.

  5. Hi,

    I just found your ezine, and I think it’s great. I am 45, and I love to wear dresses. I like dresses by Rachel Pally, Velvet, Michael Stars, etc… but I am a little busty; my question is, who makes dresses that are cute and stylish that aren’t so low cut? It seems that all the dresses these days are made for small-breasted women. Can you please tell me and other women like me where we can find gowns that cover our breasts?

    Thank you,

    Kimberly

    1. Hi Kimberly,
      It’s a complex problem! One thing many busty women do is find a “bandeau” top and wear it under your items that are too low.
      (it is a piece of fabric like a “tube top.” It is like wearing a thin spaghetti strap top without the straps!

      I wear Velvet, and some of their dresses are not cut too low, depending on the style. Also, I love Diane Von Furstenburg wrap dresses, but they rarely cover me very well, and I am not even that big! However, I wear a full camisole under mine, which works great. (FYI, the bandeau top would not work with a wrap dress since it would not hold you up enough)

      Cheers,
      Deborah

  6. Please do more posts on dresses with sleeves! I have the worst time finding flattering warm-weather dresses with sleeves, but this is a good start.
    Thanks!

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