The Wraparound Maxi

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OOTD featuring a Shein wraparound maxi dress - 1

I mentioned a while ago that I received a few different items of clothing from Shein recently, and at last I've got around to blogging about the final piece - this wraparound, paisley print maxi dress.

I'll be really honest - when I first received this, I wasn't sure it was actually going to function as an item of clothing. There is so little to it, and other than the single wraparound string at the waist, it has no fastening at all. As you can imagine, weightless fabric plus flimsy fastening isn't the greatest combination, especially if there's a bit of a breeze blowing, as there was when I was taking these photos!

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That said, I do think there is a place in my wardrobe for this. It is so pretty, and so light, that I think it would make a great beach dress. It would be the easiest thing in the world to roll this into nothing and pack it into a beach bag, then slip it over a bikini for lunch or whatever. I'd definitely wear it like that, but as a regular dress to go strolling through the city in - not so much. 

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Dress* - Shein, Shoes (similar) - River Island

I do love the cut and print of this dress. Styled with tan shoes and red lips, it is really pretty, so I'm happy that I've thought of an alternative use for it. 

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Have you ever bought something, or tried something on in store, that didn't quite work the way it was supposed to? And have you ever had to re-imagine an item of clothing because it was too pretty to abandon altogether?

Let me know!

Kate x

*Gifted item. All opinions, as always, are my own.
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  1. The dress is so pretty! How strange that it doesn't have any other fastening :/ You can definitely use it as a beach dress though :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  2. That dress is gorgeous :)

    Rachael xx.
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  3. I can also see this working beautifully as a beach dress - Kate, you really do look amazing! It's so lovely to see a maxi dress again too, you're making me super excited for warmer weather :) Beautiful!

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    1. Ah thanks Gabrielle! Unfortunately it was freezing when I took these pics, but hopefully we won't have to wait too much longer! x

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  4. Wow that dress is gorgeous it really suits you!

    Lauren x Huggled

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  5. Lovely dress, and the print is so pretty and refreshing!

    Madame X
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  6. That dress is gorgeous with such a beautiful print on it too. I;m not sure if I dare to wear it though, one gust of wind and...uh huh, nobody needs to see that.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Haha, exactly, that's why I'm probably only going to wear it over a bikini! x

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  7. I can see myself wearing this dress, it is so pretty! Shein has a great selection of dresses :)

    Yiota
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    1. Yes they do, so many styles to choose from! x

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  8. The wrap around maxi dress looks so pretty! I especially love the print and colour. You look very pretty and your photos are gorgeous. :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/02/oscars-so-chic-fashion-recap.html

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    1. Thanks Laura! It is indeed very boho. x

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  10. Sometimes I don't like items at first but then they grow on me, I really like this I love wearing these style dresses in the summer in evening, would be perfect for hols x

    S x | SHELISES WORLD

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    1. I agree, I love maxi dresses on those occasions. x

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  11. What a pretty dress, suits you a lot. :)

    ZEKALIN

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  12. I love maxi dresses and this one looks great on you!

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  13. This dress is so pretty.
    Love it.
    xx
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  14. That is a lovely dress, and the print is so pretty.

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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  15. That wraparound Shein dress is beautiful - I love the light airy look, the colours, vintage styling, the trim separating the pretty prints, and the look of the fabrics. It would be fabulous for transitioning from the beach to a nice restaurant overlooking the beach - or anywhere really, as long as the wind wasn't too brisk. Love the look!

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