Black and White Maxi Dress With a Wide Brim Hat + Style With a Smile Link Up

June 27, 2017

Liquorish Black and White Maxi Dress With a Wide Brim Hat

A flowing maxi dress is my go-to in hot weather. They give coverage without making me feel hot and trussed up. Admittedly, I probably get more wear out of them on holiday than I do in the UK. However, the recent heatwave gave me the opportunity to wear this black and white one from Liquorish. Whereas most of my maxi dresses have thin straps, this one has short, kimono-style sleeves which are both flattering and cooling.

I styled this black and white maxi dress with a wide brim hat and orange fringe bag for a summery, boho look.

The black bands on the upper part of the dress create a slimming effect by breaking up the width of the flared sleeves. The fabric is very lightweight and it doesn’t crease so it’ll definitely be coming with me on my next beach holiday. It would look great with a basket bag and big straw hat. But this is the UK after all, so I decided to style this black and white maxi dress with a wide brim hat and an orange fringe bag for a summery, boho look. I was craving a little bit of colour and I don’t use this orange Modalu bag enough.

The sandals are new, and by a brand completely new to me. I shop quite a lot on discount members only sites, and when I saw these Ri-belle sandals on sale at Brand Alley I had to have them. I could tell from the photos that they are fantastic quality and very comfortable. When they arrived I was not disappointed. They have a very soft, padded insole and the ankle strap keeps them securely on my feet. I can’t wear sandals that flap or slip when I walk. I’ll be wearing these lots over the summer.

How do you keep your cool in the hot weather? Do you like wearing maxi dresses? It’s link up day so scroll down to share what you’ve been wearing!

Liquorish Black and White Maxi Dress With a Wide Brim Hat Modalu orange fringe bag

Liquorish Black and White Maxi Dress With a Wide Brim Hat orange Modalu fringe bag

Liquorish Black and White Maxi Dress With a Wide Brim Hat orange Modalu fringe bag

Gold and white Ri-bell sandals


Liquorish Black and White Maxi Dress With a Wide Brim Hat orange Modalu fringe bag

Liquorish dress (not current season but I’ve found the exact dress here) | Modalu bag (similar) | hat (old, similar) | Joe’s sunglasses (similar)

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44 responses to “Black and White Maxi Dress With a Wide Brim Hat + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Suzy says:

    WOW WOW WOW That dress is GORGEOUS!! You look utterly fabulous, Emma! I also think long floaty dresses are perfect for the hot weather – especially with those sleeves!
    Suzy xx

  2. Emma, I love this dress! What an amazing print. And the orange bag is the perfect addition to it! Maxi dresses and wide leg pants are my go to pieces for hot, humid days. I need the coverage and the flowiness to stay cool. If there is too much skin exposed, I get even stickier! Haha. You look fabulous, darling!


  3. Laurie says:

    the Dress is gorgeous! I haven’t heard of this brand before! Love the sandals also. I used to look up Brand Alley quite a lot and must keep having a nose. xx

  4. Maxis are becoming my favorite and funny that we are wearing black with color accessories in our post too!!

  5. nancy says:

    Now I know it for sure: I need to shop your closet!

  6. Your dress looks fabulous on you. The orange bag is the bomb!!!


  7. That is a lovely dress! Very summery! Peace!

  8. Love the bag Emma…it’s the perfect pop of color with that fabulous dress!

  9. Lanae Bond says:

    Maxi dresses are perfect for summer because of the flowy material! I love this print you have on. And I agree it would look great with basket bag!

  10. Great maxi!!!!!

  11. Andrea Nine says:

    Such a gorgeous dress and I LOVE that hat on you!

  12. Love the print and you look so lovely in a summer hat Emma! The orange is a perfect pop of color for summer ! I have a few maxis I am looking forward to styling myself! I think they are so fun to wear, keep you cool and look so put together. Love the sleeves too, so classy!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

  13. Trina says:

    Very pretty dress! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing and hosting.

  14. The print on this dress is just fantastic, love it. And your fun summer hat and that bright bag, just perfect!


  15. jacqui says:

    I too love a maxi in the summer, they’re just so lovely and comfortable. Thanks for hosting the link up. Jacqui

  16. Patti says:

    I love the design of this dress! And the fringed bag, and hat, and everything else : > Thanks for linking up, xo


  17. SUZI GRANT says:

    Gorgeous! Love you in monochrome. x

  18. Gail says:

    Stunning look Emma and I adore the bag!

  19. Jennie says:

    Maxi dresses are such a great summer staple. I really like the pattern and all the cool details of this dress. So much visual interest! It looks great with the hat and bit of orange.

  20. Brooke says:

    Adorable summer look!!! I love your hat.

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  21. Johanna says:

    That fringe bag is everything – perfect addition!

  22. Teo says:

    Yassu from Greece (Yassu means hello in greek)
    What a nice post! First of all I like your red hair girl amazing style on you! Well done!
    I like to see girls with this style!
    I’m a lifestyle blogger at all about travel, festivals, photography series fashion & Style!
    I would like to see you there girl and tell me your opinion too!
    Φιλιά (kisses)

  23. Judith says:

    Wonderful wide brim hat for a sunny day and it pairs so beautifully with your maxi dress! I can’t quite see, but it appears there is a feather in your cap! Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack!

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