I’ve shared my love of fit and flare dresses on Design Darling many times (here, here, here, and here to name just a few) and I think I’ve found the mecca of this beloved silhouette in Modcloth. I know I’m dating myself here, but I actually interviewed Modcloth founder Susan Gregg Koger for Matchbook Magazine in 2012, so I was thrilled when the brand reached out to see if I’d like to try some of their dresses this summer. I went on their website and found a treasure trove of affordable fit and flare dresses in every color and print a girl could want. But I knew the moment I saw it, I knew that I needed this turquoise fit and flare (complete with flower buttons!) as a church dress for the summer on Nantucket. Isn’t it darling? It reminds me of photos of my grandmothers from the 1960s and 70s, without feeling the least bit costume-y. If you love this style as much as I do, I’m also eyeing this, this, and this and will link up more Modcloth favorites in the slideshow at the end of the post!
When I got the dress in the mail, the color reminded me of a straw Coach bag that my mom gave me when I was in high school that I love to this day. Lo and behold, the two shades of turquoise are nearly identical and I thought it was just a perfect addition to this vintage-inspired look! This bag is obviously no longer available (I wish!) but you can peruse some of my favorite basket bags here.
Modcloth turquoise fit and flare dress c/o (wearing size XS; if between sizes, order up)
Ray-Ban wayfarers // Coach straw bag // Schutz nude sandals
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