Styling a Long Silk Gown With Streetwear + Link Up

Styling a Long Silk Gown With Streetwear

Well, I’m just back from a wonderful holiday in Abu Dhabi and looking through the photos I can’t help but wish I was still there. All good things must come to an end though, and tomorrow I’ll face the mountain of washing and ironing! We did a few outfit photos during the holiday which I’ll be posting over the next week or so.

Styling a long silk gown with streetwear, such as a denim jacket or chambray shirt…is a great way to get more wear from such an elegant garment.

I have quite a few tried and tested pieces that I always take away with me, but this time I wanted to refresh my holiday wardrobe. Fortunately, I was kindly sent this gorgeous silk gown by NK iMode just in time for my trip. The Gypsy Diva Long Gown in Ultra Violet is such a beautiful design and colour. The light and luxurious silk makes it ideal for sultry climes, while the maxi length makes it surprisingly versatile. Styling a long silk gown with streetwear, such as a denim jacket or chambray shirt (as I’ve done here) is a great way to get more wear from such an elegant garment.

Styling a Long Silk Gown With Streetwear, NK iMode Gypsy Long Silk Gown in Ultra Violet

The front of the gown is quite low cut so layering a shirt over it was sensible in what’s still quite a conservative country. Generally in resorts in Abu Dhabi and Dubai there is much more freedom regarding clothing for women than in public places such as shopping malls. However, I prefer to cover my cleavage and legs (when I’m not by the pool) out of respect for the cultural conventions.

Styling a Long Silk Gown With Streetwear, NK iMode Gypsy Long Silk Gown in Ultra Violet

I just had to show you the stretch lace section at the back though. This stunning design feature makes the gown very comfortable and means it fits perfectly. Wearing a bra is out of the question but the straps are adjustable so the girls were safely contained!

How would you style this silk dress? Would you keep it elegant or opt for a streetwear look?

Styling a Long Silk Gown With Streetwear, NK iMode Gypsy Long Silk Gown in Ultra Violet


Azuni bangle

Styling a Long Silk Gown With Streetwear, NK iMode Gypsy Long Silk Gown in Ultra Violet

Gypsy Diva Long Gown in Ultra Violet c/o NK iMode | Zara chambray shirt (old) | Les Nereides necklace | Azuni bracelet

Last week’s favourites were…

Linda of A Labour of FashionLife, Terri of MeadowTree Style and Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots!


This is where I link up!


Disclaimer: The gown was gifted to me in exchange for a review. My opinions are completely honest and unbiased. This post contains affiliates links which means if you click on them and/or purchase via a link I may earn a few pennies, at no extra cost to you. This helps towards the running costs of the blog and is very much appreciated.



  1. April 12, 2018 / 5:06 am

    Emma xou look amazing! Streetstyle on daytime and dress in the evening. 🙂 ….. stunning.
    XO Tina

  2. April 12, 2018 / 7:05 am

    What a fantastic dress! The back is so very feminine!(the front also of course) and the color looks so deep blue! Very very nice. I am glad to read that you had a fabulous time!

  3. April 12, 2018 / 11:01 am

    Emma, this dress is superbly stunning! I love the sheer lace on the back. The color is gorgeous. And you have styled it perfectly with the chambray shirt. Just brilliant! I have an olive green gown that I have been wanting to style more casually and now you have inspired me to give it a try! Thanks!


  4. April 12, 2018 / 11:25 am

    Emma, you look absolutely incredible! That dress is utterly divine… and I LOVE how you made it sensible for the cultural differences over there. I must say that colour is to die for!
    It certainly sounds like you had a wonderful time. I shall look forward to hearing more about your trip!
    Suzy xx

  5. April 12, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Oh wow, both the style and colour suit you so well. I bet this looked fabulous on your holiday.
    Isn’t it awful getting back from a holiday especially if it’s been warm! I know I’ve had the blue just from a night away! Lol. Thanks for hosting Emma, I hope you’ll join me on #chicandstylish today Hun. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

  6. April 12, 2018 / 2:34 pm

    Silk is my all time favourite material. I find it so relaxing to wear. I would wear every day if I could! The colour is gorgeous on you too. I can’t stop eyeing up the bangle either! Lucky girl!

  7. April 12, 2018 / 3:23 pm

    hi Emma
    I have never traveled there, it sounds amazing! I love the blue dress, and waw, its sexy back. The color is outstanding on you!, epsecially with your eyes and hair. Love the way you made it a more casual garment.
    jess xx
    Have a great day!

  8. April 12, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    Absolutely love the photos you took and how you styled the Gypsy Gown with a casual and cute chambray shirt! Either a shirt or jacket is the perfect way to compliment the gown. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your thoughts with your audience. Looks like you had a fabulous time in Abu Dhabi <3

    Have a fantastic week, chat soon
    – NK iMODE

  9. April 12, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    What a gorgeous dress! You can tell it’s silk by the saturation of the color. Stunning! I hope you had a great vacation—welcome back!
    Cheryl Shops |

  10. April 13, 2018 / 4:40 am

    Such perfect styling, Emma. I couldn’t wear the dress as made, but adding the shirt is perfect. And silk, I love all things silks-it’s a hassle to take care of-but so worth it, isn’t it?

    Thank you for picking my dress-it means a lot. When you make something it really is a part of your self expression and personal creativity -so again, thank you

  11. April 14, 2018 / 8:41 am

    Wow, Emma! You look amazing in this dress! I absolutely love the colour. I’m glad you enjoyed your holiday! XXX

  12. April 15, 2018 / 1:36 pm

    What a wonderful holiday. The dress looks lovely with the chambray top!

  13. April 16, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    What a gorgeos dress Emma and the colour is fabulous! I wouldn’t have thought to style it like this, but it works so well, turning it into an outfit that you could wear for lots occasions. The lace back is sexy too – don’t you look amazing!!!

    Anna x

  14. April 21, 2018 / 12:52 am

    The shade of blue in that dress is just amazing – so beautiful, and it looks fantastic on you!

    Thanks for joining the Simply Share Link-up

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