Roman Originals White Crochet Dress Outfit

Roman Originals Cotton White Summer Maxi Dress Outfit

For my second look in collaboration with Roman Originals (see my first red lace dress outfit here), I decided to style this beautiful Roman Originals 100% Cotton White Summer Maxi Dress. Of course you know we were in St. Ives when Adam and I shot these photos, so we decided to go for an evening shoot when the sun was setting around 9pm and there was clear sky so the sea was still sparkling blue. The beach was completely empty apart from a guy with a metal detector at the other end, so it was truly lovely to have it to ourselves. I’m not really a huge fan of the day time on the beach since it’s always so busy with people in their areas, so the evening is when I truly feel at home there and so inspired by the surroundings.

Getting to the dress, what drew me to this one the most was the long length with the crochet inspired fabric. It’s very Grecian in its style, especially with the crisp white colour, and that is something I always love the look of when there’s blue sea involved! It’s just so breezy and comfortable to wear. This one features an elasticated top half, so it clings to you in all the right places while still being comfortable, and flowing fabric from the waist down as you can see, which also contains layers underneath it so it’s not completely see through. There’s a tie that goes around the back into a bow extra detail and contouring at the waist too.

I did take this dress in a size UK 10 and I would say that it runs smaller than the red lace version I showed you last week, but that’s because of the elastic top half. I love the detailing though, it’s absolutely gorgeous and makes the perfect base for your accessories, which is why I went with browns and white to complement the white of the dress and then a pop of rainbow in a bracelet, to stand out against it. I love how the whole look turned out. It’s so different to the red dress in so many ways, so it’s always good to create completely different looks from each other. What do you think?

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  1. July 10, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Beautiful dress, looking fabulous Lorna. ๐Ÿ’•โค๏ธ

    • July 10, 2017 / 5:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Vanessa!

  2. July 10, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Wow this dress suits you so well!
    I want to go to the beach so badly ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx, rebecca

    • July 10, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚
      You should go!

  3. Velvet Blush
    July 10, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I love this dress, and that must have been so nice, having the beach all to yourself! xx

    Velvet Blush

    • July 10, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      It was fantastic!

  4. July 10, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    This dress is absolute gorgeous. And it looks like it’s made for you! Fabulous!

    • July 10, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you so much!

  5. July 10, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    That dress is so lovely, you look stunning. It’s perfect for summer ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

    • July 10, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Lindsey Puls
    July 10, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Oh wow, that dress is absolutely stunning on you, Lorna! Love it! I love how you styled it as well. The colors all look fabulous together. And I’ll be sure to sign up for the Roman Originals newsletter!

    • July 10, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      Thank you so much! Hope you like the newsletter!

    • July 10, 2017 / 10:38 pm

      Thank you! Me too!

  7. July 10, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    Very nice indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚ The first word that comes to mind with this dress is “timeless”. It’s so nice. I especially like the photo where you are stood in front of the large rocks – this shot shows just how white the dress is. There’s maybe even a slightly spooky quality to you in this photo.

    I think I agree with you about beaches being better in the evenings. Even when I was a child I thought this. Nothing but the lapping of the waves to break the silence – magical really. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • July 10, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Yes! That’s what I love, the calm, quiet air with the sound of the waves hitting the shore, there’s something so relaxing and magical about that ๐Ÿ™‚ And I can see what you’re saying about the spooky quality too, it’s incredible how big those rocks are and they’re just balanced on top each other ๐Ÿ™‚

    • July 11, 2017 / 1:59 am

      Thank you so much!

  8. Gabrielle
    July 10, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    You look so chic and beautiful! You can never have too many white summer dresses, and this one is particularly perfect. The tan colour of the Michael Kors cross body bag works really well with the look too ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a fabulous week!

    • July 11, 2017 / 1:59 am

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • July 11, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • July 11, 2017 / 7:20 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. July 11, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Oh yes! Love this dress too for the length and the crochet inspired material. Such a perfect combo for summer and the beach. Loved the adding of the MK tan bag too, chic way to match it!! Xx

    • July 11, 2017 / 7:18 pm

      Thank you so much!

  10. July 11, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Oh, that white dress is so beautiful!

  11. July 11, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    you look do divine in that white dress!

  12. July 12, 2017 / 3:43 am

    I do love that dress; it somehow gives off the impression that it was made just for you.

    • July 12, 2017 / 10:31 am

      Oh thank you very much!

  13. July 12, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    How wonderful you had the beach at this time for you alone! The pictures turned out absolutely fantastic and you look so beautiful and adorable in your white crochet dress. Thanks for sharing this amazing post.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    • July 12, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you so much!

    • July 12, 2017 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • July 13, 2017 / 10:14 am

      Thank you!!

    • July 13, 2017 / 12:20 pm

      Yay! I am excited by that ๐Ÿ˜€

    • July 14, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      Thank you so much!

  14. July 14, 2017 / 9:33 am

    What a beautiful holiday outfit. It looks wonderful on you ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. July 17, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    Wonderful dress ! You are fabulous. Kisses ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • July 17, 2017 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Grace
    September 9, 2017 / 11:48 am

    This is fantastic! What a great beach shoot. Love the white dress too hun!

    • September 9, 2017 / 10:05 pm

      Thank you!

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