A Nymph, A Naiad, A Grace

I haven't worn a maxi dress in years--they're overwhelmingly dramatic feeling and when you're 5'1" then it's hard to find a maxi dress that doesn't require hemming. However, I don't like feeling restricted style wise or being intimated by a garment, so here I am venturing into rough seas in the form of a peachy, floor-sweeping dress. And taking a sartorial chance paid off; I feel graceful and dreamy in it. The only detail I don't like is the short lining which makes the skirt sheer from the knee down, I know "high-low" is the look, but I prefer non sheer skirts and I'll be on the hunt this spring for a long slip to go with it. It's strange to me that slips are often seen as outdated, unlike a constricting corset they're practical and usually make an outfit more comfortable. But I'm rambling, slip or no slip this dress makes me feel like one of the Three Graces. As my hair gets longer I can start getting back to my Pre-Raphaelite inspired looks; the pixie cut just didn't channel the romantic and "heartfelt" artwork the Brotherhood was known for...

Outfit details:
vintage headband



  1. Yeah this is how I felt about maxi and even midi dresses as a 5"3 person for years...until this summer. For some reason the tides have turned and I'm just living in them.

    This looks stunning--no weirdness from being 5"1 whatsoever!

  2. that dress looks stunning on you!


  3. You look certainly etereal! I bought my first maxi dress last summer because I also have the same height issue with long dresses but I guess it's only matter of finding the right one.
    The cat, you and us

  4. Oh I love this on you! You def look like a magical woodland fairy. Beautiful dress!
    Xo, Randi


  5. that dress is absolutely gorgeous!!



  6. Wow, these pictures are gorgeous!! Alex


  7. So lovely. The forest is a good choice for this shooting. I love the feeling given by your photos :)

  8. A lovely nymph! beautiful dress, gorgeous headband, and your perfect hair.. everything has a romantic, decadent and vintage feeling to it, which reminds me of pre-raphaelite art for sure, but also of some early XX century illustrations. Gorgeous.
    Btw I share the same feeling about the slip, I got a similar chiffon maxi dress last year and its lining stops at knee lenght, and that's just not right for such a sheer maxi dress.

  9. These pictures are so gorgeous, I love your location too! And don't worry, I'm 5ft9" and I've never worn a maxi dress, I feel really dressed up too! x


  10. That's such a gorgeous dress! I love how it drapes in all the right places.

  11. You never fail to shoot in such glorious settings. I too don't like the 'mullette' or 'high-low' trend, but you look too gosh darn ethereal and fae-like that I didn't even notice the short lining :)

  12. Gorgeous dress and the location is stunning!xx


  13. Girl, you look like you're coming straight from a Waterhouse painting! So beautiful.

  14. you look incredible! love the dress, love the photos. just perfect!



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