Maxi Season

Wedding season is here, my friends. Ready or not, those invites are going to come and you’ve got to have a dress ready. (And just as a friendly reminder, mainly to myself: you shouldn’t wear a white dress to a wedding.) But you could wear a pretty floral maxi dress. This blush number is what I wore to a wedding last weekend. It was an outside venue so I thought I’d go with that vibe, hoping it would be more casual than formal. Maxi dresses are nice when you aren’t sure if the wedding is dressy or casual. I felt both casual and formal in this dress, which is hard to do. Another bucket list item checked off. 
Funny story about this dress. I bought this dress online so I hadn’t tried it on / seen it in store. When it arrived to my house, I immediately tried it on — because when mail arrives at my house I go full on child at Christmas. (Packaging everywhere and I’m asking around for AAA batteries for no apparent reason.) But as I put it on, I was kind of disappointed in the fit. It didn’t look like how I thought it would. The neckline was too low and the slip showed — it just looked awkward. I looked online again to see how it fit on the model and realized that I had the dress on backward! So I did a quick switch and voila — that was how it’s supposed to fit! I had put it on backwards. But the tag was actually sewn into the wrong side, so I sighed a sigh of relief that I’m not a complete idiot. Once I figured out the right direction to wear this dress, I liked it so much that I just rolled with it — cut the tag out of the front and wore it backwards. Or front wards, I have no idea what’s going on with this dress. But I do know that I like it so all that to say, if you buy this dress and the tag is in the higher neckline like mine was, turn that dress around so that the lower side is in the back and cut the tag out. No one but me and you will know. Your secret is safe with me.
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  1. I’m curious what other people think about white with patterns at weddings. I generally think there are so many colors, why do you have to wear one with so much white? I just think it’s so easy NOT to be in a gray area on it, why would you need to be?

    And this is coming from a girl who’s planning on wearing gold at my wedding!

    P.S. This is not an attack! I’m just curious what others think.

    06.23.15 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      Baha I don’t think this is an attack! This dress is actually more blush than it photographed here. Blushy ivory if you will, but not as pink as it is online. I always go by what I wouldn’t mind at my wedding and this dress past the test. I’m with you — is love to hear other people’s thoughts on white or white pattern dresses at weddings.

      06.23.15 · Reply
      • Annika Benitz says:

        Sorry! I got real pushy in the comment above. I freaked out when I saw this white dress being suggested as wedding guest appropriate. If it’s blush, you may proceed. 😉 But still kinda be careful out there, folks!!

        06.23.15 · Reply
        • Kendi Lea says:

          Not pushy, just passionate! (yes blush-ish but photographs a lot lighter bc it’s sheer?)

          06.23.15 · Reply
          • Jessica Goodenough says:

            I like the dress, but I would definitely not want someone to show up at my (imaginary future) wedding in something borderline-white-ivory-blush. The idea is that the bride’s white dress stands out. Everyone has different ideas about this, but I personally wouldn’t take the risk (and this comes from someone who has a similar-ish dress and doesn’t know where to wear it).

            06.24.15 ·
  2. wow this is such a beautiful floral dress! perfect for summer weddings!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  3. The perfect fit for a Summer wedding!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  4. Sarah H. says:

    I’m happy to know that even professional bloggers and retail store owners don’t know how to dress themselves. 🙂
    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

    06.23.15 · Reply
  5. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    The floral print of that dress is stunning!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  6. Natali says:

    You look incredible in this maxi dress! You are such a beauty!! This is def. a perfect dress for a wedding guest. 🙂

    http://lartoffashion.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  7. Beautiful dress!!

    || D I A N A ||

    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  8. I absolutely LOVE this dress on you. I feel like we have alot of similarities in our body type so I am going to go look for this dress now. You look so pretty!

    06.23.15 · Reply
  9. Berty Morales says:

    Gorgeous dress, and it looks amazing on you.

    Berty Morales
    Mad For Fashion For Less
    https://www.facebook.com/MadForFashionForLess

    06.23.15 · Reply
  10. Living In Colors says:

    This dress to to die for! So pretty. I really dont think that it can get much better than a floral maxi:)

    Jamie

    http://livingincolors.net/

    06.23.15 · Reply
  11. Beautiful maxi dress 🙂

    Katharine-fashionisbeautiful

    06.23.15 · Reply
  12. Laura S says:

    This is GORGEOUS! Love the dress. May have to run out and buy!

    06.23.15 · Reply
  13. Annika Benitz says:

    OMG! No! I simply must object!! I’m a wedding planner and I truly hate when guests wear anything white — even its flowers on it — and especially if it’s full length. I LOVE your style and this dress, but please don’t wear it to a wedding. You’ll make the bride so sad! http://www.marriedandbright.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      Too late! I already wore it to the wedding on Saturday and the bride loved it. Even asked where it was from. 🙂

      06.23.15 · Reply
  14. Alice says:

    I'm curious what other people think about white with patterns at weddings. I generally think there are so many colors, why do you have to wear one with so much white? I just think it's so easy NOT to be in a gray area on it, why would you need to be?

    And this is coming from a girl who's planning on wearing gold at my wedding!

    P.S. This is not an attack! I'm just curious what others think.

    06.23.15 · Reply
  15. wow this is such a beautiful floral dress! perfect for summer weddings!

    http://www.footnotesandfinds.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  16. The perfect fit for a Summer wedding!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  17. Sarah H. says:

    I'm happy to know that even professional bloggers and retail store owners don't know how to dress themselves. 🙂
    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

    06.23.15 · Reply
  18. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    The floral print of that dress is stunning!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  19. Stephanie says:

    Love this dress on you! It also looks like it would be comfortable enough to wear dancing all night, which is a MUST!

    Stephanie
    http://ishowedupinboots.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  20. Natali says:

    You look incredible in this maxi dress! You are such a beauty!! This is def. a perfect dress for a wedding guest. 🙂

    http://lartoffashion.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  21. Kendi Lea says:

    Baha I don't think this is an attack! This dress is actually more blush than it photographed here. Blushy ivory if you will, but not as pink as it is online. I always go by what I wouldn't mind at my wedding and this dress past the test. I'm with you — is love to hear other people's thoughts on white or white pattern dresses at weddings.

    06.23.15 · Reply
  22. Beautiful dress!!

    || D I A N A ||

    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  23. Kiwifashionblog says:

    I absolutely LOVE this dress on you. I feel like we have alot of similarities in our body type so I am going to go look for this dress now. You look so pretty!

    06.23.15 · Reply
  24. Berty Morales says:

    Gorgeous dress, and it looks amazing on you.

    Berty Morales
    Mad For Fashion For Less
    https://www.facebook.com/MadForFashionForLess

    06.23.15 · Reply
  25. Living In Colors says:

    This dress to to die for! So pretty. I really dont think that it can get much better than a floral maxi:)

    Jamie

    http://livingincolors.net/

    06.23.15 · Reply
  26. Beautiful maxi dress 🙂

    Katharine-fashionisbeautiful

    06.23.15 · Reply
  27. Aww, this dress looks heavenly!

    Red Reticule | Red Reticule Collection

    06.23.15 · Reply
  28. lavieenliz says:

    really pretty dress

    http://hashtagliz.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  29. Mica says:

    That is such a beautiful dress – backwards or forwards, haha! 🙂 I like the floral print and it’s perfect for summer. The pastel pink clutch is the best accessory with it too.

    I like maxi dresses for the same reason – they are both formal and casual. I’ve never felt out of place at an event when I’ve worn a maxi dress!

    Away From The Blue

    06.23.15 · Reply
  30. Gorgeous dress!!

    http://reduxsquad.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  31. Laura S says:

    This is GORGEOUS! Love the dress. May have to run out and buy!

    06.23.15 · Reply
  32. Annika Benitz says:

    OMG! No! I simply must object!! I'm a wedding planner and I truly hate when guests wear anything white — even its flowers on it — and especially if it's full length. I LOVE your style and this dress, but please don't wear it to a wedding. You'll make the bride so sad! http://www.marriedandbright.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  33. Annika Benitz says:

    Sorry! I got real pushy in the comment above. I freaked out when I saw this white dress being suggested as wedding guest appropriate. If it's blush, you may proceed. 😉 But still kinda be careful out there, folks!!

    06.23.15 · Reply
  34. Elizabeth says:

    love this perfect floral maxi!

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  35. Kendi Lea says:

    Too late! I already wore it to the wedding on Saturday and the bride loved it. Even asked where it was from. 🙂

    06.23.15 · Reply
  36. Kendi Lea says:

    Not pushy, just passionate! (yes blush-ish but photographs a lot lighter bc it's sheer?)

    06.23.15 · Reply
  37. Stephanie says:

    Love this dress on you! It also looks like it would be comfortable enough to wear dancing all night, which is a MUST!

    Stephanie
    http://ishowedupinboots.com

    06.23.15 · Reply
  38. Aww, this dress looks heavenly!

    Red Reticule | Red Reticule Collection

    06.24.15 · Reply
  39. Mica says:

    That is such a beautiful dress – backwards or forwards, haha! 🙂 I like the floral print and it's perfect for summer. The pastel pink clutch is the best accessory with it too.

    I like maxi dresses for the same reason – they are both formal and casual. I've never felt out of place at an event when I've worn a maxi dress!

    Away From The Blue

    06.24.15 · Reply
  40. Gorgeous dress!!

    http://reduxsquad.com

    06.24.15 · Reply
  41. vanessa says:
    06.24.15 · Reply
  42. Elizabeth says:

    love this perfect floral maxi!

    http://www.atlantastateofmind.blogspot.com

    06.24.15 · Reply
  43. Aurélie Alias Mounette says:

    so amazing dress, I like it!
    kiss
    Aurélie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

    Please follow me Instagram and help me to grow up my account:
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    06.24.15 · Reply
  44. vanessa says:
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  45. Alyssa Thomas says:

    Gorgeous Kendi!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

    06.24.15 · Reply
  46. Bridget says:

    well, this is absolutely stunning. great colors. so gentle and feminine!

    06.24.15 · Reply
  47. Jessica Goodenough says:

    I like the dress, but I would definitely not want someone to show up at my (imaginary future) wedding in something borderline-white-ivory-blush. The idea is that the bride's white dress stands out. Everyone has different ideas about this, but I personally wouldn't take the risk (and this comes from someone who has a similar-ish dress and doesn't know where to wear it).

    06.24.15 · Reply
  48. So lovely! Haha, I recently went to a wedding in South Africa and it was autumn there. It was so difficult to find a dress that was appropriate for an autumn wedding whilst shopping in London when we’re all ready for “summer” ha

    The flow and hues of the dress look great on you, Kendi! x

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com/blog

    06.24.15 · Reply
  49. Aurélie Alias Mounette says:

    so amazing dress, I like it!
    kiss
    Aurélie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

    Please follow me Instagram and help me to grow up my account:
    https://instagram.com/lespetitesbullesdemavie/

    06.24.15 · Reply
  50. Carmen says:

    Lovely! And you look gorgeous in it!

    06.24.15 · Reply
  51. That maxi dress is so romantic! I love the way it’s tiered and the low back!

    C’s Collection
    http://chelseascollection.com

    06.24.15 · Reply
  52. Alyssa Thomas says:

    Gorgeous Kendi!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

    06.24.15 · Reply
  53. Bridget says:

    well, this is absolutely stunning. great colors. so gentle and feminine!

    06.24.15 · Reply
  54. Carrie Colbert says:

    What a lovely summery dress!

    Carrie
    http://www.wearwherewell.com

    06.24.15 · Reply
  55. STUNNING!

    06.24.15 · Reply
  56. So lovely! Haha, I recently went to a wedding in South Africa and it was autumn there. It was so difficult to find a dress that was appropriate for an autumn wedding whilst shopping in London when we're all ready for "summer" ha

    The flow and hues of the dress look great on you, Kendi! x

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com/blog

    06.24.15 · Reply
  57. Carmen says:

    Lovely! And you look gorgeous in it!

    06.24.15 · Reply
  58. That maxi dress is so romantic! I love the way it's tiered and the low back!

    C's Collection
    http://chelseascollection.com

    06.24.15 · Reply
  59. can we talk about your hair? Beautiful effortless waves!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

    06.24.15 · Reply
  60. Carrie Colbert says:

    What a lovely summery dress!

    Carrie
    http://www.wearwherewell.com

    06.24.15 · Reply
  61. STUNNING!

    06.24.15 · Reply
  62. Kathleen Harper says:

    You look just beautiful! Love your dress!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

    06.24.15 · Reply
  63. can we talk about your hair? Beautiful effortless waves!

    xx Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

    06.24.15 · Reply
  64. Kathleen Harper says:

    You look just beautiful! Love your dress!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

    06.25.15 · Reply
  65. Naomi Jane says:

    “Beautiful – both you and the dress. It is perfect for a summer wedding. I am sure you have a shower of compliments. I should not miss a moment saying everything about these photos is stunning especially your jewelry. I guess a piece of tanzanite would add playful mystery to this fresh look.”

    XOXO
    http://www.abouttanzanitejewelry.com/

    06.25.15 · Reply
  66. A floral maxi is one of the most romantic clothing ever! You look lovely in this beautiful outfit!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    06.25.15 · Reply
  67. loving the floral print!!

    http://www.kmeetsstyle.com/Summer Giveaway

    06.25.15 · Reply
  68. Naomi Jane says:

    "Beautiful – both you and the dress. It is perfect for a summer wedding. I am sure you have a shower of compliments. I should not miss a moment saying everything about these photos is stunning especially your jewelry. I guess a piece of tanzanite would add playful mystery to this fresh look."

    XOXO
    http://www.abouttanzanitejewelry.com/

    06.25.15 · Reply
  69. A floral maxi is one of the most romantic clothing ever! You look lovely in this beautiful outfit!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    06.25.15 · Reply
  70. Heidi D. says:

    This is the most gorgeous floral maxi of the season! You look amazing!

    Wishes & Reality

    06.25.15 · Reply
  71. loving the floral print!!

    http://www.kmeetsstyle.com/Summer Giveaway

    06.25.15 · Reply
  72. Kelsie says:

    Pretty! I have a couple casual weddings coming up and am looking for inexpensive but nice dresses…

    06.25.15 · Reply
  73. Heidi D. says:

    This is the most gorgeous floral maxi of the season! You look amazing!

    Wishes & Reality

    06.25.15 · Reply
  74. Kelsie says:

    Pretty! I have a couple casual weddings coming up and am looking for inexpensive but nice dresses…

    06.25.15 · Reply
  75. TrendyOnABudget says:

    Love this maxi!

    07.06.15 · Reply
  76. TrendyOnABudget says:

    Love this maxi!

    07.07.15 · Reply
  77. Kamal Tiwana says:

    You wont believe, I found this dress at NR last evening. Bought it and tried at home and realized it felt weird. Dont know how I remembered that you had a post about trying dress front to back. i did that and it worked. and then I looked for the post and yes its exact same dress!!! and the tag was on wrong side.. couldnt help smile and share.

    10.30.15 · Reply