Red Floral Dress

Red isn’t a color that I’m drawn to. It’s not one that I wear often. I always had this idea in my head that blondes don’t look good in red. But when I tried on this red floral faux wrap dress (currently on sale for $49 with code SHOPTOIT) at J.Crew last week, my mind was changed.

I was shopping with a friend, picking up my usual blue and white options when she said, “You always wear navy, just try this one!” I tried it on just to appease her but was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved it. So much so that I wore it out of the store. Yes, I’m five.

After I took these photos I went to Whole Foods and two people stopped me in the aisles to tell me they liked the dress. Then the woman checking me out told me that I didn’t look old enough to have kids. Ha! She must have been 22. And blind?

Or the dress has magical powers… Magical powers to turn me into the dancing lady emoji. I had to take the picture, obviously.

Not only is the color fun and different me, but the cut is insanely flattering. I put it on and felt 10 pounds lighter instantly. The cut has a slimming effect and it’s not a real wrap dress so all it takes is a zip up the back to feel so fancy.

For anyone who isn’t into the red, it also comes in navy and white (on sale for $49) and a pretty turquoise color.

Have a great Monday and wear something out of your comfort zone this week. It can really change your whole vibe for a day!

J.Crew Dress (on sale with code SHOPTOIT)/ J. Crew Hoop Earrings / Lisi Lerch Clutch c/o / Jack Rogers Sandals

J.Crew Dress / J. Crew Hoop Earrings / Lisi Lerch Clutch c/o / Jack Rogers Sandals

Photos by Julia D’Agostino.

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  1. Allie said:

    This dress looks beautiful on you! I love the red with the white print. It looks like one I just saw a picture of Pippa Middleton wearing (just shorter). And faux wrap dresses are so great, I love that they mix the flattering cut with none of the wardrobe malfunction!
    xAllie
    http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

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    • Julia said:

      Thanks Allie! Gave you a shout out on my stories today because you’re so amazing at always commenting first. It’s a true skill 🙂

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  2. Jessica Dupont said:

    The red is a surprise to see but it does look fantastic! I don’t have blonde hair but I feel the same way about red and my light brown hair

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    • Julia said:

      Maybe it will surprise you too! I love red on light brunettes personally 🙂

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  3. Kayla said:

    Such a fun cute dress for summer! I need to order all these dresses from JCrew ASAP

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    • Julia said:

      They’re so good! I think I’m getting another one… The navy, shocker!

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  4. Alyssa said:

    Love it! For some reason I only wear red in the summer. I looove wearing red, white and blue together and I feel like I can only pull it off in the warmer months.

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  5. Hana said:

    I have this same dress and love it! I have completely opposite coloring from you but had the same experience – people stopping me to tell me how much they like it!

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    • Julia said:

      It’s definitely a winner! I think it would actually be great for literally any skin and hair tone now that I think about it.

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  6. Kathryn said:

    What size did you get?

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    • Julia said:

      Mine is a size 2. It ran a little big, usually I’m a 4!

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  7. Jen said:

    Wearing this dress for the first time today and the little hook in the front keeps coming undone. Did you have the same problem?

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    • Julia said:

      No not at all! I’d bring it back to J.Crew and have them replace it (or email customer service if you bought it online).

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