Have you been struggling in the spring / summer heat already? Are you looking for some inspiration on how to choose clothes which can be both casual and dressed up? I have one word which ticks all the boxes: floaty. Or flowy if you prefer.
I used to think this style was really only for when I was pregnant and the 6 months or so after giving birth but oh how wrong I was! While it is a fantastic style for keeping cool and comfortable while pregnant, flowy fabric and floaty styles can be fantastic options for both casual and fancy occasions.
Here are some ideas including a kimono, maxi skirt, mullet dress and floaty top:
Tips for wearing floaty fabrics:
- I tend to find that double floaties don’t work so well. If I’m wearing a floaty top, I like to team it with a more slim cut, tailored pair of shorts or jeans. Similarly for a floaty skirt, I like a fitted top.
- A floaty dress can look great belted at the waist
- If the fabric is a bold print, keep accessories and shoes simple in neutral tones so the statement piece speaks for itself
- If it’s a plain flowy dress or top, add a statement necklace or metallic shoes to add interest
- Long skirts can look great tucked in for a more girly look or tie a longer top in front or on the side for something different
- Floaty skirts and dresses can be dressed up or down – wear with thongs / flip flops / slides for a casual look or add a blazer and heels for a fancy occasion (Shannon from How can I wear that does this amazingly well)
- Adding a slip under a floaty dress can give you a smoother finish and provide more modesty if the dress is short. Check out Styling You for more tips on this.
What do you think of this style? How do you wear the flowy look?