Botanical Print Dress

May 05, 2014

Zara Botanical Print Dress | H&M Fitted Coat | c/o Everlane Silk Rounded Collar Blouse | Zara Leather Suitcase (similar) | Zara Court Shoes (similar)
This Botanical Print Dress from Zara kids is one of my better April purchases but, in retrospect, isn't a great one.

The shortness of the dress is more pronounced in photographs than in person and the length of the coat further highlights the incongruity of an adult body in a child's dress.

I can picture this dress worn differently as a tunic and will try it with jeggings since I can't bear to donate something so new.
Length aside, the dress itself is beautiful. The rigidity of the material allows the dress to maintain an A-line shape and the print aligns perfectly throughout (symmetry is a luxury these days).
Botanical Print Dress | Size 13/14
Length: 30" | Underarm to Underarm: 16"
Enjoy your Monday, all.

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18 comments

  1. AnonymousMay 05, 2014

    What if you add an extra, black or even any color of the print, fabric hem extending the length of the dress as far as you need? Maybe lace hem?
    Greetings from Mexico
    Jaqueline

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    1. That's a brilliant idea (well, several brilliant ideas rolled into one, I think a lace hem would be interesting); will give it a whirl when my day job stops being all-consuming. :)

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  2. What a fun, yet chic dress!
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  3. A black fabric strip at the bottom might be cute, but I say go with it, girl! It looks good on you and you could totally wear it on nights out!

    Also, I miss your old Disqus platform, this google plus? wordpress? platform only works with safari intermittently for me and it no longer emails me about replies :(

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    1. I miss Disqus too...but it was offering suspicious "related content" alongside my own which made me very uncomfortable (wouldn't want to be someone who accidentally clicked those links at work). I might bring it back; will reevaluate in a few weeks. :)

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  4. Just ordered this dress to try out. I'm a few inches shorter than you so I'm hoping it works out length-wise!

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    1. I hope it works out for you! Please update. :)

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    1. I couldn't agree more! :)

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  6. The colors of this dress are beautiful!

    www.loveandclothing.com

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    1. YES! If only it were available in women's sizes, I would love it even more. :)

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  7. I finally found this dress in store, but the largest they had was the 11/12! I'm really hoping it's passable when worn with flat sandals, but we are essentially the same height so it still might not work out. Aiiii, :(. They need to make an adult version of this!

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    1. They should! Get it and we can compare notes.

      Also, how do you like your Topshop white midi skirt. Love it on you! :)

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    2. Thanks! I really love it, although the length means I HAVE to wear it with heels otherwise I look rather dumpy.. My only issue with it is the exposed back zipper, but all the other pros outweigh this con!

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  8. such a fun print. I actually purchased this in a shift dress last year. I remember Zara made a shift dress version of this print last year too but my dress was actually purchased from Sheinside. The length is do-able but given my preference, I would have preferred just a tad longer. But, I actually love the sleeveless option of this dress! I saw this in the store window the other day and was just thinking about it and then..boom, you are wearing it! hehe
    xo,
    nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy,

      Thank you for the intel. Good to know that it was offered last year...maybe it'll be offered again next year in a longer length? ;)

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  9. Oh, what a difficult purchase. I so love the print. But yeah, the cut is more kid-like. I would be tempted to perform alterations...

    Jen
    www.lifeunrefined.com

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