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Look We Love: Kathleen's Rosette Dress

Resident blogger of Inspirafashion goes full-on feminine in this pretty pink dress!
photos courtesy of Kathleen Murillo

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Inspirafashion's Kathleen Murillo dazzles in this ultra girly number with a pink rosette dress as the centerpiece. We instantly fell in love with this dress because of its feminine and modern design! The sweetheart corset top and a-line rosette skirt makes it a piece that will flatter any body type and that's always a huge plus. Kathleen kept the focus on the dress by complementing it with equally girly yet subtle accessories—a few cuffs and rings, a nude clutch, and nude ankle strap heels. This look is perfect for any special occasion, whether it's prom, ball, a wedding, or even your 50th date night, because of its classic yet romantic feel.

Wearing and styling dresses with intricate details like this rosette one can be very tricky. There will always be the temptation to overstyle your look out of sheer excitement to show off your outfit. So before you step out with too much accessories that might overpower your dress, first look at the detailing. If it covers half of the dress or more, it's important to try to keep your accessories to a minimal. This doesn't mean you can't have fun with your look! Feel free to still go with a statement necklace, as long as you don't pile on those bracelets and rings as well. In any look, balance is key and the most important thing is to be yourself and be confident in your own personal style.

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