Multi Print Kaftan Dress + Style With a Smile Link Up

May 17, 2022
Multi Print Kaftan Dress, White Ribbon Boutique maxi dress, iNecklace initial necklace, Coast pink satin wedge sandals

Today’s outfit is a flashback to Barbados, which was only just over a month ago but feels like much longer. I bought this dress just a few days before my holiday from a local boutique (where I also bought my orange hat). It was actually this multi print kaftan dress that caught my attention in the shop window and prompted me to go in. I ended up buying several items, including a jumpsuit and some trainers for Isobel.

At first I wasn’t sure if the style suited me as the dress is one size and very loose. But I loved the print so much that I decided I would try it with a belt. As it happened, I’d bought this beaded elasticated belt in Madeira last October, and the colours match really well. That’s the trick with mixing patterns, you can wear two very different prints if they share the same colours. A belt in a solid colour which picks out one of the shades in the print would also work. Teaming the dress with a tan belt and sandals would create a more muted look.

There are limited options to styling a bold print dress like this, that’s part of its attraction as a holiday outfit – it’s pretty much a one and done look

These blush pink sandals go with most outfits and they are so comfortable, so I take them on every holiday. Sometimes wedge espadrilles can be a bit rough and rub sore patches but these are perfect. If Coast decide to bring these back in other colours I’ll definitely get some more!

As we had to shoot these photos indoors (it gets dark quite early in Barbados) the lighting isn’t great. I’m sure I’ll be wearing this multi print kaftan dress much more over the summer though, so expect to see it again. There are limited options to styling a bold print dress like this, that’s part of its attraction as a holiday outfit – it’s pretty much a one and done look. It doesn’t have buttons all the way down so I can’t wear it as a duster. However, I do like to change accessories, and when I wear it during the day I can add a hat, sunglasses and a brightly coloured bag. Now I just need some glorious sunny weather!

How do you switch up accessories to change the look of a dress?

Multi Print Kaftan Dress, White Ribbon Boutique maxi dress, iNecklace initial necklace, Coast pink satin wedge sandals
Multi Print Kaftan Dress, White Ribbon Boutique maxi dress, iNecklace initial necklace

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Multi Print Kaftan Dress, White Ribbon Boutique maxi dress, iNecklace initial necklace, Coast pink satin wedge sandals

Dress from White Rose Boutique | Coast sandals (old) | Yaa Yaa London rings | oNecklace initial necklace (previously gifted) | Seafolly Australia bag (old) | belt from Natura in Madeira

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23 responses to “Multi Print Kaftan Dress + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Cheryl Shops says:

    Thank you so much for the feature, Emma! I love the Pucci-inspired print on your dress—it’s very vacation-apropos!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  2. I know I always say this, but your skin and makeup look beauitful! I may need some tips! The dress is so pretty, I love the colors and the pattern is 70s and perfect for you! I just bought a rather flowy dress on Poshmark, and it is a bit big, but I may add a belt…
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  3. This dress look like a Pucci! Love the print and chic belt you paired with it. Thanks for the link up Emma!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  4. Di says:

    Gorgeous dress on you, Emma! It is such a wonderfully colorful retro inspired print, and makes the perfect holiday outfit. Glad you enjoyed your vacation, and thanks for sharing!

  5. Ashley says:

    I’m getting some major Pucci vibes from this dress! It’s glorious and you look amazing in it!

    I’m diving into a pretty loud print in my new post and I hope you’ll come check it out!

    -Ashley

  6. Katie says:

    Love this fun, bold print! Thanks for the link up!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  7. Laurie says:

    I agree. Oe and done. Just add accessories. Love easy one piece styling. The vibrant colours are pretty cool! xx

  8. Nancy says:

    What a gorgeous dress! What a beautiful colours and print! And unique, that’s the best.

  9. Gail says:

    As always with your outfits I love all the details – the nails, the rings! I don’t know how you find the time to work as well as be so polished and keep to a regular blogging schedule! x

  10. Suzy Turner says:

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous, Emma! I love the print and the colours.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  11. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday says:

    Emma, at first I thought it was a Pucci dress. You look great in it.
    XO Tina

  12. Jill says:

    I love a one and done look too and your dress is fabulous! The fun, bold print is perfect for vacation! Thank you for the linkup!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  13. Michelle says:

    I love this bold dress! And it looks fabulous on you, Emma. The print mixing between the dress and belt is perfect.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  14. Jacqui Berry says:

    This looks like something I’d wear. It’s striking, stunning and just gorgeous. Thanks for hosting the linkup too Emma. x

  15. Emma, I am dying over this magnificent dress! I would have bought it, too, just for the fabulous print! Your beaded belt is perfect with it. I love the subtle print mix it added. A dress this awesome doesn’t need much! I would probably style it for cooler weather with combat boots and either a chunky sweater or leather jacket…give it a Shelbee Edge! Haha.

    Shelbee

  16. I forgot to say thank you for the feature! That was a lovely surprise!

    Shelbee

  17. This is such a cute dress! I love the bright accessories-even your bright yellow nails are matching! Adorable!

  18. Thanks you so much for featuring my outfit and post. I feel so honored. What a great surprise. Also thanks for hosting the party every week. Your look is adorable. I love the colors and the espadrilles are so unusual. I never have seen a pair in gold like yours. Great find and styling.

  19. Amber says:

    This dress is a gorgeous statement piece! I love the print!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  20. Such a great print on this kaftan dress- the colours make me swoon!! And no need for layering or adding anything to it- like you say- you’re done!

  21. Logan says:

    This dress is goregous! I love the colors and the fit!

    xo Logan
    https://peculiarporter.com/

  22. Lovely says:

    What a gorgeous dress! Love the print!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  23. Maureen says:

    It’s beautiful dress! The colors are stunning and the print is very eye catching. Cute nail color too – I love yellow!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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