Monday, August 18, 2014

Thrifted Trends: Tolani Ikat Print Maxi Dress

Shoes: Alice & Olivia (Goodwill Johns Creek; worn HERE)
Dress: Tolani (B & R Thrift Store Sandy Springs)

This was my first time wearing my Tolani maxi dress and I promise you it will not be last. First of all, the Ikat fabric print is amazing. According to the blog A Little Design Help, Ikat fabrics are made by dying the threads before the fabric is woven.  The threads (typically natural fibers such as cotton or linen) are tied tightly together and dipped into dye.  This creates an uneven, mottled appearance on the threads, allowing the pattern to have a “hazy” look when the fabric is woven. For more details click HERE 

It is by by far one of the most comfortable maxi dresses that I own. The length of the dress is perfect too. I wore my 4 inch heel wedges and the dress hem was at least an inch of the floor. This dress will also make a great summer/fall transitional piece too. I can certainly add a black blazer and classic pumps to make it office chic. 

How do you style your maxi dress with heels? Do you prefer wedges or classic pumps?

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