Summery Handkerchief Hem Dress: Give it a Twirl!

Summertime is dress time, and this year we’re seeing some of the most beautiful, feminine dresses we’ve seen in a long time.  Today I’m excited to be partnering with my fabulous 40+ blogger friend Sheila, from Pieces of a Mom, to bring you two of our favorites!

Floral Dress Deborah

Have you ever watched those old Hollywood musicals where stars like Ginger Rogers twirl across the dance floor in the prettiest, floaty dresses that make them look like they are dancing on air? Even though I’m generally more of a tailored girl, I’ve always wanted a dress like that, and now I’ve found it!

pink and lavender summer dress

This pretty, chiffon floral dress by Eliza J is so flowy and feminine that it makes me want to twirl!

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floaty floral skirt

Look at that gorgeous handkerchief hemline! It’s so light and breezy that it makes this dress really special and so much fun to wear.

floral skirt swirling

This is the perfect dress when you want to feel really feminine and flirty because it can’t help but flow and swish with every step you take. It’s wonderful for any special occasion this summer. I plan on wearing it to a wedding in June, and a special 90th birthday party we’re giving for my mother-in-law in July.

ruffle floral dress neckline

I love the neckline with the delicate ruffles. The V-shape is so flattering. It dips down but it’s not too low.

red and lavender ruffle floral dress

And the vibrant colors are magnificent! I was instantly attracted to this unusual mix of lavender and warm red, but I wasn’t quite sure how it would look on? Would it be too wild and loud?

It turned out to be really lovely. In fact, I think the unique color combination is what makes it look so modern.

Floral ruffle dress, pink earrings

Luckily, I just happened to have the perfect earrings to go with my dress. These lilac mother of pearl earrings are from my favorite jewelry brand, Kendra Scott. I love her classic jewelry with a very modern twist.

flowy red and lavender ruffle dress

This handkerchief hem dress fits so well. It’s flat across the tummy and then flares out big. I find it quite slimming. You can always wear light shapewear for extra smoothness, which is pretty standard for me when I wear dresses. It really gives you that glamorous Hollywood red carpet figure. I also love the midi length which is nice for a change and so ladylike.

floral dress with flowing hem

Since the print on this dress is so bold and colorful, I kept my shoes neutral. It’s a dress that really needs heels to look fabulous!

floral ruffle dress with ruffle neckline

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Ready to give it a twirl? This dress not only looks beautiful, but you will feel beautiful wearing it! I do, and I’m thrilled to find lots of reasons to wear it this summer. To shop my look, click the links above to go directly to the stores to buy.

Also, Don’t forget to check out my friend Sheila’s post at Pieces of a Mom. Her dress is quite different than this dress but just as fabulous and perfect for summer!

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3 thoughts on “Summery Handkerchief Hem Dress: Give it a Twirl!

  1. What a fun, flirty dress. And the colors are beautiful! I love the ruffle neckline and swingy hem. As always, you look gorgeous!

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