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Markdown Mondays: Spring Dresses

Markdown Mondays Blog Post Shopping Deals

MarkdownMondays-032816This week’s #MarkdownMondays is all about getting “dressed up for the season.

We have options ranging from a casual denim dress by Club Monaco, to a fit & flare style by DVF, a flirty silky one from Banana Republic, a maxi from Anthropologie and a chiffon bridesmaid-style dress from JCrew.

Styling Tip for Maxi Dresses: A maxi silhouette can be really flattering, but can also sometimes be intimidating especially for those of us who are more petite. The key is to pick the right shape. I prefer ones that have some waist definition – either via a tighter bodice getting more flowing around the hips, or those that have a belt or color block close to the waist. The one that I chose for this collage has great waist-definition and 3:5 golden mean proportion ratio. Also, when choosing a maxi with a pattern, try to make sure that the scale of the pattern is not too large or too small when compared to your facial features and overall body type. When you pick a pattern scale that’s harmonious with your own, the dress won’t feel like it’s swallowing you. Finally, the length is also important. While many maxis do drape all the way down to your feet, there are also ones that end closer to the ankle. For someone who is very petite, ankle length might be a good choice as it will make you look taller while bringing attention to the thinnest part of your leg.

Please check out all the shopping details below.

Enjoy – Happy Styling!


Dina - Image Consultant, Wardrobe Editor, Personal Shopper of Modnitsa Styling

Shopping Details

1.CITRA FIT AND FLARE DRESS $298.50 (was $398.00)

Curved seams and a gently flared skirt bring movement to our classic suiting fabric with stretch
With invisible back zip
Color: Atlantis Blue
Falls to mid-thigh
Fits true to size
Style #: D966201F16
49cm / 19″ from natural waist
A mid-weight textured knit fabric with stretch
71% Viscose 24% Polyamide 5% Elastane
Use code “FRIENDS25” for 25% off your purchase (discount already reflected in the collage)
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2.Keiron Mixed Denim Dress $125.30 (was $229.00)

By Club Monaco
Rendered in soft-washed denim, the Keiron dress is an elongated version of the Carlisa button-down
Features a slightly oversized silhouette, two-tone sleeves, & faux front pockets channeling
Has a distinctive downtown vibe
Straight fit
36 ½” in length from high point of shoulder
Point collar; button front; contrast faux front pockets; contrast sleeves with single-button cuffs; box pleat at back yoke; rounded hem
Machine wash
Use code “MARCH30” for extra 30% off the price (discount already reflected in the collage)
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3.Goddess Dress $82.80 (was $138.50)

By Banana Republic
Color: Violet
100% Polyester
Dry clean
A hint of sheen and soft shirring at the waist make our versatile V-neck dress so flattering
Dress it up with metallic heels, or go for a relaxed look with flat sandals
Invisible side zip
Elasticized waist
Shirred front
On-seam pockets
Fully lined
Body length: Petite: 35 1/2″; Regular: 37 1/2″; Tall: 39 1/2″
Use Code “BRSPRING” for 40% off your purchase (discount already reflected in the collage)
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4.Kohima Maxi Dress $112.46 (was $278.00)

By Anthropologie
An effortless maxi in vibrant hues from Delhi-based designer Atsu Sekhose
Polyester, rayon; polyester lining
Slim maxi silhouette
Knit bodice
Back zip
Dry clean
Style No. 4130381503737
Dimensions:Regular falls 56.5″ from shoulder; Petite falls 52.5″ from shoulder
Use code “XTRAXTRA” for additional 25% off your purchase (discount already reflected in the collage)
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5.Nadia Dress in Silk Chiffon $134.99 (was $228.00)

By JCrew
This dress is all about the shirred bodice
First, the designers gathered and stitched the crinkled silk chiffon to create a cool sunburst effect Then they added a notch detail at the neckline to give it a modern edge
The skirt’s flowy, lightweight layers are ideal for tropical beach ceremonies (with jeweled sandals and one of our statement necklaces) but look equally alluring in ballrooms and backyards
Silk chiffon
Back zip
Dry clean
Online only
Use code “SHOPMORE” for 25% off discount already reflected in the collage)
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Note: I’m not affiliated with any of the stores, just a fan 🙂

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