Ever put on a dress & think “WOW I SHOULD WEAR THIS EVERY DAY” despite knowing it isn’t logical? That’s how I feel in this dress. I knew it’d be pretty (the Torrid Special Occasions page always has my heart all aflutter) but seeing it in real life is a whole other level! From the embroidery to the neckline to the gorgeous fit- this is THE dress for any occasion this fall & then I’ll be breaking it out again in the spring! Keep reading to see how I styled it & the perfect shoes to pair with!
This is the Special Occasion Black Floral Embroidered Mesh Dress from Torrid & everything else pictured is also graciously gifted from the brand. I DID pick out everything though- so the styling is exactly my taste! Including these rusty, orange blocked heels…can we just take a moment? Because…yes.
This floral pattern & shade selection make this dress incredibly wearable across different seasons. Instead of bright pink & more girly shades- these are definitely more muted & autumnal. If you’re looking for something cute to pair with this dress that adds some edge- I LOVE this jacket & will be showing it in a post soon as well! You could also pair with tights & boots if you live in a cooler climate.
The sweetheart bust on this is incredibly flattering. There’s some sheer areas but nothing that actually shows skin. This is designed with a built in bra & you can adjust everything which I appreciate! Built-in bras are usually kind of a joke…but nope this one is quality. It means you get the fit & paneling without having to figure out a bra or hiding straps.
Accessories here are pretty basic because the dress & shoe combo are quite the focus! I did want to make sure you could see the piping in back too though! I really like these more casual hoop earrings but you could obviously dress it up with other jewelry ideas! These rings are also a multi-pack & you guys know I loveeeee layering those! The sunglasses go with the whole “floral” idea but I actually wear them with edgier looks too for a girly element!
These shoes are THE best accessory with this dress in my opinion! This has been such a hard color to find. I’m super picky about oranges & browns especially! This pair is the Rust Orange Strappy Wrap Heel (Wide Width) from Torrid! I wanted shoes that said “autumn” but that weren’t too warm in tone & that had a comfortable heel. I am super into block heels right now so although these are 4″ they feel so much more stable to walk in! I dig the ties that you can wear multiple ways & they actually have padding as well!
Digging this hair color? Check out my full post including my tips & tricks for dyeing hair at home over on All Things Beautiful XO here! The color you can pick up right here in the shade Smoky Violet!
What do you think of this dress? Have you tried the special occasion dresses from Torrid? What do you look for in an autumn dress with some pizzaz? Do you cringe that I just said pizzaz? Tell me in the comments below!