Everybody likes the LBD for its ease and simplicity. But sometimes we like to break out of the basic rut and try something different, like this boho satin dress.
I’m doing a complete 180-degree turn today. This dress is WAY outside the norm for me. Me, who tends toward the tailored and classic. Me, who likes to keep things simple. But something about this boho satin dress and its use of pattern mixing is very intriguing!
What is your dress style preference? I would love to hear what you think of this look. So, read on, dear readers…
The boho satin dress
Remember the “granny” style dresses in the 70’s (Well, maybe some of you do! Haha!) This dress totally reminds me of those dresses. But rarely were they made of satin and styled quite like this. The floral pattern part also brings to mind the “prairie” dress look that is enjoying a bit of a trend right now. But neither description quite describes this satin boho dress look.
When I saw this in a recent Trunk Club selection, I thought: No way! The colors looked dark and the length just too long. But my stylist did send it in a petite size, so I figured the length might work.
Once I took it out of the package (my only complaint about TC is the way the items come shipped: wrapped in plastic packages. More often than not, this results in very wrinkled pieces.), I appreciated the fabric. And the colors are rich and deep as you can see here in the photo.
The back photo gives a good idea as to the location of the two fabrics for pattern mixing. The floral satin fabric is mostly on the right and across the upper back, while the striped fabric is positioned on the left. (Kind of like the Joker! LOL!)
As it is still August, meaning summer is in full swing temperature-wise, I styled it with basic suede block heels. And I can definitely see this look styled with riding or heeled boots, or with OTK boots (like in this post) for fall and winter. And what else might add some edge to this boho satin dress? How about a leather jacket?
The boho satin dress with a leather moto jacket
I’ll bet you have a black leather jacket in your closet! Am I right? Or possibly another color. Well, a leather jacket has become one of those must-have pieces in everyone’s wardrobe, and this moto-style is still very much on trend. I picked mine up last year from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but there are lots to choose from this year as well. They can be a bit pricey but a jacket like this (see similar versions here and here) can be worn year after year and is always in style, so it is definitely worth the one-time expense.
To give a little “street style” to a classic piece like this boho satin dress, adding a leather jacket or boots or some other unexpected piece can really show some style. I love the contrast of the feminine satin fabric in the full skirt with the tailored leather jacket!
And while this outfit works even with the suede block heels, a pair of boots would really take this look over the top! Even some sock booties or ankle booties. I am a bit leery of that–meaning flat-ish shoes with a long skirt–as I am a bit short but I am going to give it a try this fall!
So, what do you think? Are you in favor of a different look like this boho satin dress? I would love to hear your thoughts. Just comment below and ring in with your opinion.