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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Flirty Summer Dresses: That's A Wrap!

UK fashion and travel summer bloggerI can't even tell you how much I'm loving this warmer weather!  It's not surprising really; I'm an August baby and so summer always holds a special place in my heart.  One of the best things about this time of year has to be the opportunity to indulge in tons of pretty, frilly dresses.  Right now?  I'm gravitating towards wrap dresses.  In between a couple of recent staycations (travel diaries coming soon!), I whipped out this perfect deep blue linen wrap-dress, a gorgeous new pair of sunglasses and immersed myself in sunshine and flowers at a picturesque hideaway.  If wrap-dresses have also got your attention this season, read on and check out a ton of other pretty options at the end of this post...
Cobalt Blue Ruffle Wrap Dress
Romantic Pink Buildings in the UK
Monsoon Gold Layered Dainty Necklace


Sunglasses - Burberry 4237 Sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop

Shoes - Kurt Geiger  |  Bag - Valentino

Necklace - Monsoon

Cobalt Blue Topshop Summer Wrap Dress
Romantic Balustrades in the UK
Sunglasses Shop Burberry Black Gold Sunglasses
Topshop Summer Mini Wrap Dress
Regardless of how experimental we can all be when it comes to sunglasses, I think deep down we'll always have our 'favourite style'.  Personally, I adore glamorous wide-frames with classic styles that  work with loads of different looks.  With this in mind, the gold metal embellishment down the sides of these Burberry frames has pushed them to the very top of my love-list this summer!    
Pretty romantic pond in the south of England
Mini Blue Wrap Dress
Blue Ruffled Mini Wrap Dress
Italian Looking Pink Villa in the UK
I can confirm it is possible to fall head over heels in love... with a dress.  I've never been able to settle on a favourite colour, but my favourite colour to wear is definitely blue - in every, and any shade.  The striking deep blue colour of this linen wrap dress screams summer, and the frilled hem pretty much tipped me over the edge when it came to clicking 'Add To Bag'!  Yeah, it's safe to say I'm now obsessed with wrap dresses.  They're easy to wear, super flattering and kind of flirty in their own little way. Anyway, for those interested, I've put together a handful of other style suggestions below in a range of colourful prints and styles - happy browsing!
Burberry Sunglasses from Sunglasses Shop
Short Sleeve Summer Blue Wrap Dress
Pretty Long Pond in Summer
How to Style Short Wrap Dresses in Summer


I'd love to hear your thoughts on wrap dresses, where do you stand with them - Love Them? Loathe Them?

With love,

Gabrielle x

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74 comments

  1. Dainty and graceful with each step. Great outfit indeed. Greetings!

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  2. Such a beautiful dress on you . Blue is Such a great color on you!

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  3. Love the dress and the match bag with shoes, such a harmony look!!

    Xoxo
    Ayu

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  4. Wrap dresses are divine - so flattering and as you say, subtly flirty! I need to get braver (and less wimpy!) with heels though as they make such a difference in creating a sophisticated look with these type of dresses!

    Musings & More

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  5. I can relate to your love of summer, and this dress is so perfect for it - I love the frilly style, and blue definitely suits you.
    xo, janea
    www.theSTYLEtti.com

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  6. This wrap dress is perfect, Gabs! It’s everything you would want in a dress too. I already commented on your instagram but I just love lose pieces that cinch in at the waist. So much more comfortable than tight, body-con type dresses. The ruffles are perfect for spring & summer too! It looks perfect on you!

    TFM - Life & Style

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  7. Wow it is so beautiful on you, and I love the colour, so pretty on you! I love this, and I would so dress it down with a pair of converse :) but I get scared of looking too fancy, I love it :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  8. Great outfit and dress in a fantastic location!

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/back-from-vancouver/

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  9. You always wear the most beautiful dresses Gabrielle and this one is no exception!! I love the blue colour and the ruffles, it is so beautiful!! Happy Sunday :)

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  10. You look really classy & elegant. I don't own any wrap dresses but it's something i would'nt mind trying.

    Have a blessed week ahead!

    https://anaturellecraving.blogspot.sg/2017/06/taking-stock-may-edition.html

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  11. You have such cute style! That blue dress is amazing. Lovely photos too!

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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  12. Love them! I learned to embrace them in pregnancy, they are just so flattering on the female body through all the changes it goes through.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  13. I love a wrap dress as they are just so flattering and easy to wear. The blue shade of your dress is stunning and I love the sunglasses and accessories that you have paired it with :) x

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  14. This shade of blue looks perfect with your hair and skin, it really compliments it! The dress looks super comfy and floaty. Also, I don't care much about sunglasses in general but these are really pretty, Burberry never disappoints!
    I can't wait to know what this beautiful place is :D

    Julia x
    Last Post: How Much is my Makeup Worth? | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2017/06/how-much-is-my-face-worth.html

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  15. You always know how to style dresses, you look beautiful. I am also a big fan of your ring, I like big rings that make a statement. Great pictures :)

    www.mihabalan.com

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  16. I love wrap dresses. They are so flattering on most bodies. I can't wait to read more about your staycations.

    Her Hive

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  17. Such a beautiful dress!! Love the colour! x

    http://ohmymascara.blogspot.com/

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  18. Your dress is beautiful and the gorgeous list of dresses that you are sharing. I love summer dresses and we don't have much opportunity to wear them so as you say, the warm weather we are having is absolutely great!
    Have a lovely Sunday
    www.travelera.es

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  19. I love wrap dresses and blue shades! Great look my dear! And your location for this shoot looks very beautiful too! xoxo

    www.naomella.com

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  20. Girl, this dress is absolutely stunning, the style/cut is so beautiful on you! Gorgeous post as always <3

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  21. This is an absolutely fabulous shade of blue on you Gabrielle and the silhouette of this dress is super fun, flirty and feminine. You chose a gorgeous backdrop for these photos as well!

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  22. I love wrap dresses since they create a gorgeous silhouette! I love the ruffled on this dress of yours. Plus, your curated picks are all so lovely!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  23. Wrap dresses are the best, I swear, and this one looks fantastic on you! I actually spotted it online just yesterday. Great minds think alike!

    I hope you have a lovely new week Gabrielle!

    amberelb.com

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  24. That dress looks so comfy and perfect for the summer. The cool blue color is also easy to the eyes. Love this look.

    Love this place!

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  25. You look stunning in this dress and the colour is very beautiful! I just love a good wrap dress and the check blue one from your picks is lovely!
    xo Yvonne
    www.aproposh.com

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  26. These are beautiful dress choices and oh my goodness, how do you look so amazing during this heat! You look bloody fantastic! Me meanwhile, I'm melting on the floor and crying about the winter that once was haha. Not surprised you fell in love with that dress, the colour and style suits you perfectly.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

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  27. This dress is so pretty and looks amazing on you! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  28. The place looks amazing, and you really stand out in your blue dress!

    with love, Bash   |   HEY BASH

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  29. This is suh a pretty dress, love the blue color on you, and how beautiful is this place.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  30. I love summer dresses! They're so much fun. Looks great on you Gabrielle and I love your accessories. Gorgeous location as well >.<
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  31. What a beautiful place! This dress looks amazing on you :))

    MERI WILD BLOG

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  32. I don't own any wrap dress and to be honest, I own very little dresses even though I am planning to change that this year. The weather here has been cold, rainy and very windy recently but hoping that will change end of the week.

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  33. That dress is perfect on you Gabrielle!!! So beautiful outfit!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Mustard dress from Yoins

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  34. Love love love your dress edit and blue is such a gorgeous colour on you Gabrielle!!! We've just moved home and I've just finished unpacking all of my clothes which have mostly been in storage for 7 months and I forgot how many dresses I have. I don't have many wrap dresses so I may need to rectify that situation pronto :)

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  35. I love wrap dresses <3 You look gorgeous in this dress and the location is amazing!
    www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com

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  36. What a beautiful dress, the style, the colour - everything!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  37. I don't own any wrap dresses and I don't know why because I love how they look! The dress you're wearing looks perfect for the summer - love the shade of blue too x

    LuxeStyle

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  38. Your outfit pictures are always so perfect <3 I love wrap dresses and the colour of this one is gorge - the colour really suits you babe!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  39. Such a pretty blue color on you!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  40. Wrap dresses always look great on me, they really accentuate my curves, and who doesn’t enjoy that. I’m loving the warm weather also, I love summer it’s my favorite season.

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  41. I never used to think wrap dresses were my thing or that they suited me, but recently I picked up a black and a blue denim skirts that both wrap around and I absolutely love them. I haven't made the transition over to wrap dresses just yet but now I'm definitely open to it.

    littlehenrylee.net

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  42. I've been wanting a wrap dress like this for so long. It looks so good on you, love the color!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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  43. you look amazing in this colour hun :) xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  44. Absolutely stunning look! You are amazing! SUPER BABE!!!
    Happy 1st Day of SUMMERRRRR!!!
    Much love, Len
    www.lenparent.com

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  45. That's a pretty wrap dress on you! Definitely, blue is your colour. Love the sleek black sunnies, you look so pretty!

    www.busyandfab.com

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  46. This is such a pretty wrap dress, I love the style of them, but have never personally worn one. I think I'll have a look out for some when I pop down to the shops :)

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  47. What a lovely summer dress! You look so angelic....and such a lovely location.

    Happy first day of Summer.

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  48. This dress is absolutely adorable! I love these ruffles and the color! You look great!

    http://violettedaily.com

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  49. Beautiful dress Gabrielle!! Love the colour and it also looks very fresh!!
    The new sunglasses suit you perfectly!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  50. Love this dress so much! <3

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  51. I like wrap dresses especially the blue one you are wearing beautiful color.

    Deedee

    https://madeupgirl-madeupgirl.blogspot.com

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  52. That's a very pretty dress, perfect for summer :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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  53. That wrap dress is so gorgeous! The shade, the ruffles and the flirty style: love it. Haha I don't know if I love the heat though, I'm an October child so I'm more for fall haha, but love the changes in fashion that summer comes with! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  54. I love wrap dresses I think their so cute and add a bit of style to a simple outfit, blue doesn't suit me but it looks cute on you :) x

    S x
    SHELISES WORLD

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  55. Ehi I'm a July baby! ^-^ but actually I don't really like summer cause it's too hot and I can't go to the beach :(
    anyway I love this dress, so pretty! I think blue fits so well on you! ^-^
    I saw many cute dresses on Asos and I want to add some of them to cart too!
    xoxo

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  56. Wrap dresses look so comfortable yet stylish! Thanks for sharing!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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  57. I love, love, love that dress! It's cute, feminine, pratical, you can dress it up or down depending on your mood... it's a perfect summer dress. And yes, that color suits you beautifully! Blue is a gorgeous color in all its shades, and it's no secret that blondes rock blue items better than anyone! ;) and of course you're not the exception. Can't wait for new travel diaries, by the way!! :)
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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  58. The colour of that dress is beautiful! I like how you styled it with the accessories! That bag is so nice x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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  59. You look gorgeous! Wrap dresses are some of my favorites for summer!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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  60. These photos are so gorgeous! So is your dress! It looks like the perfect look for Summer! :)

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/styling-silky-textures/

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  61. Yeah wrap dresses are great, so easy breezy and flattering on almost everyone. And the sunnies bag and bling are super chic too. Excellent styling.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  62. Oh this is SO pretty and looks so comfy. You look amazing on it! You may have inspired the next style of dress I want to buy ;)


    Macarons and Mischief

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  63. The best thing about summer is being able to wear summer dresses :-) Blue is such a lovely colour on you ♡

    Miriam x
    www.londonkitchendiaries.com

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  64. Gabrielle, I am right there with you! I'm an August baby too, so that must have something to do with it ;) You look stunning in this blue color! Wrap dresses are so flattering xx

    www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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  65. Love the blue dress ! And the gardens you are shooting the look seem to be amazing !

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.fr/

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  66. Gorgeous Dress love!! Also AMAZING BAG!!!!!
    xx Leah

    www.fashtrav.com

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  67. so so lovely place - You look so sttunning in this blue dress dear xx

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  68. I love summer too, you can be outside all day and just enjoy all that nature has to offer! I absolutely adore your dress, the color looks so good on you and I love the ruffle details! Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  69. That colour is so pretty on you!
    What a gorgeous location for photos
    Lyndi

    www.stylecalling.com

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  70. You look absolutely stunning in your gorgeous blue wrap dress and Burberry sunglasses! They suit you ever so nicely.

    I do love Burberry sunglasses and have a favourite pair myself, they look very stylish and you as always look immaculate :)

    What a beautiful location too!

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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  71. You look amazing! I love this dress on you :) xx

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  72. I really need to upgrade my wrapup dresses collection seriously!!

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