Admittedly, I have never quite grown out of the phase of wanting to play dress up and probably never will. All throughout my teens and now even in my early 20s, I have constantly been experimenting with different styles and fashion genres. Whether it be different hair colors (and cuts), makeup looks, or fashion trends, my look is ever changing and my closet is always completely over flowing. In my opinion, there are just so many different options to style I can't just commit myself to one look; frankly, that would be incredibly boring.
With this being said, when my most recent collaborator, Make Me Chic, reached out to me and asked if they could sponsor a post, I jumped at the opportunity when I saw this dress on their website. Though it's not my "usual" style (Though in all fairness what is my usual style anyways?), I've been wanting to style something with a retro feel and was thrilled to have the opportunity to do so.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the online retailer Make Me Chic, let me just tell you a little bit about this company before I dive into my outfit details. Firstly, until recently I had not heard of them either, however my skepticism was put to rest when I discovered that they are actually a sister company of my beloved and long time sponsor SheIn! And much like SheIn, Make Me Chic sells contemporary clothing for a fraction of the price that you would normally pay at a mall, but also like SheIn there is no sacrifice in quality. So after speaking with their one representative Anna, I was incredibly excited and could not wait to style my new dress.
Totally Far Out
I'm sure most of you remember, I have had quite the fascination with styles reminiscent of the 1970s this year, what can I say, I think it's making a big comeback! The reason this is, is because I just feel that the whimsical styles of this era really add a touch of fun to anyone's wardrobe. I mean what's not to love about bell bottoms, flowing sleeves, and big hair?
With this in mind, that is why I chose this gorgeous maxi dress from Make Me Chic to style. I just loved the the way this dress was cut as well as it's asymmetrical pattern, including the the faux belt detailing that gave this garment the illusion of having an empire waist, which I thought was a very interesting detail that I initially overlooked, but it just made me love this dress even more. I also loved the long flowing sleeve on the right side of this garment, to me it gave this dress a soft and pretty look which balanced it's empire waist, ultimately giving this piece a true '70s feel.
I also have to say, much like SheIn's clothing, I felt that this dress from Make me Chic was very well made and lived up to it's sister company's standards. However, I was initially a little worried because quite honestly the dress didn't look great on the hanger, but man, once I slipped it on, I fell in love with this piece and thought it looked absolutely gorgeous! The material is also very soft to the touch and feels nice to wear. And really, this is by far one of the most comfortable maxi dresses I own.
So babes, have you ever heard of Make Me Chic and what are some of the styles that you've been experimenting with lately? I'd love to hear! So let's chat about it in the comments below or you can tweet me at @StarkRavingChic. Have a photo that you wanna show off? Tag me on Instagram at @StarkravingChic!