Polka Dot Maxi Dress: Forever 21 ($16.99)
Sunglasses: c/o Sunglass Warehouse
Sandals: Chinese Laundry ($31.90), also love this
Bag: Amazon ($23.90)
Jean Jacket: c/o Levi’s ($64.50)
I’ve talked about the polka dot trend in the Spring, and I honestly think it is still going strong in the Summer. There are tons of gorgeous polka dot pieces out there and I knew I wanted to take this fun print with me to Spain & Portugal.
One day on my way home I had time to kill, and there happened to be a Forever 21. It had been ages since I stopped in that store and I figured why not. I had no intention of buying anything, nor did I expect I would want anything.
The Polka Dot Maxi Dress
Of course, since I am loving polka dots, my eyes immediately gravitated toward this polka dot maxi dress. I love the burnt auburn color, and I always love the maxi length. So I told myself, ok let’s try it out. Of course, I should have known this was dangerous because the moment I put it on, I loved it. I told myself, this would look amazing in Madrid. And this is why you are seeing me in this dress at several popular Madrid sites.
The dress fits true to size. I am wearing a small and it fits comfortably. It does have a deep V-neck neckline, but it is done in a way that still looks classy. The polka dot maxi dress has ties on the shoulder which you can adjust. The tighter the ties, the less of a low-cut (although it will still be low-cut regardless, just not as low).
If You’re Not Into Low-Cut
I also think because of the low neckline, it is the perfect opportunity to have fun with bralettes. In my opinion, Free People has some of the best bralettes. My favorite is the FP One Adella Bralette. It seriously looks great with any outfit and comes in several colors! With this bralette, you can maintain that sexy low cut look without wearing too low of a neckline. The reversible bandeau one is another great option with multiple colors to choose from. If lace is not your thing, this strapped brami is super cute!
Oh, and you want to know what else made me want to buy this polka dot maxi dress (haha I just laughed at myself as if someone was forcing me to buy this dress) was the price. It is only $16.99. What a steal right?! I don’t know how often I will shop at Forever 21, but it was fun stopping in that day and going forward I may want to pop in here and there.
What about you guys? Do you shop at Forever 21? Am I missing out by not going there as often? I am intrigued by how affordable it is there!
These photos were taken at 3 different spots. Our second day in Madrid was full of site seeing major tourist spots. They were taken at a random street when heading towards the Royal Palace and Santa Maria Cathedral. Since we went mid-May, the morning was cooler, hence why I layered with a denim jacket. As the day progressed, it started to get warmer and warmer. And based on the photos, you can tell the heat progression… I removed the jean jacket… and eventually I put my hair in a bun haha!
Melody Jacob says
This polka dots are trending at the moment. Most people wear them in a serious way. I love how casual you look, yet so stunning and beautiful
Thank you Melody!
Amy Arnold says
LOVE , love, love this dress!! What a good find! I don’t make it in Forever21 much anymore as shopping in store is hard for me with Ivy Jean now and their return policy is annoying which means I haven’t shopped there in a bit. You are making me want to!
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Thank you Amy Ann! Oh I know, not a fan of their return policy either. But it might be a treat to check it out!
Eva Redson says
This dress is super beautiful!!
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Thank you Eva!
So cute, I love the way you paired the dress with a denim jacket!
Thank you so much Inna!
Love the maxi dress and the gorgeous backdrop of these photos! Youre making me want to travel!
Lee | LegalLee Blonde
Thank you so much Lee! I hope you have a trip planned soon!
I’m a sucker for a good maxi and this one is so cute and looks so comfy! The perfect piece to travel with.
Thank you Kim!
Sonia Aicha says
such a beautiful dress, perfect for summer!
love the bag too
Thank you Sonia!
This dress is so cute for Summer! I am loving the polka dots and the color !
cute & little
You look fabulous in that maxi dress.
Thank you Ann!
OMG forever 21 is my favorite store. I shop there all the time!
Loving these polka dots you’re wearing!
Glad you love that store! It’s been ages since I walked in there!
I’m loving polka dots at the moment, but even if I wasn’t this is still a beautiful dress on you! What a nice colour! 🙂 It’s such a bargain as well – good you decided to stop in and browse the store! 🙂
Hope that you’re having a wonderful weekend 🙂
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Thank you Mica! I’m glad I stopped in too!
Simplement Lui says
A very nice polka dot dress, perfect for summer!
This is the perfect easy breezy maxi dress for exploring AND looking cute while doing it! These photos are so pretty!
Thank you Sara!
Forever 21 is literally the only place I shop anymore because it actually fits my budget haha. This dress is the cutest. The color is gorgeous on you and I love the polka dots!
They do have cute stuff and I forget how afford they are!
Incredible photos, lovely dress, suits you very well ❤❤
Now I miss Madrid! So pretty and I love the comfy maxi!
Right?! Thanks Briana!
How cute is this maxi! I love how versatile it is. It can go from exploring to dinner with just a few accessory changes!
Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com
That is so true!
This dress is gorgeous! I can’t wait to read more about your trip 🙂
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Thank you Azanique! I already have my travel guide to Madrid up!
Oh really love this polka dot maxi dress and how you styled it with that denim is absolutely gorgeous! 🙂
Thank you Babita!
This dress is amazing, so pretty!!
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Thank you Monica!
A maxi dress WITH polka dots? Can’t think of a better combination, to be honest! You look lovely, as always 🙂
Estas guapisima! El vestido es monisimo y te sienta genial ese color :)Muackas!
This dress looks perfect on you! I’m definitely a fan of the polka dot trend!
Chic on the Cheap
Thank you so much Lydia!
It’s so cute and at a great price point! You styled it perfectly for your trip!
Thank you Liz!
I love the ruffle detail on your polka dot maxi!! Such a great look for checking out Madrid!
Thank you Laura!
How adorable!! Love the dress.
Thank you Tamara!
This dress is too cute and I’m loving that bag. Such a great travel look!
Meredith Christine says
This is seriously the cutest dress on you!! Love the red!
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Thank you Meredith!
You look adorable in this dress 🙂 Can I ask how tall you are?
Thank you Anna! I am 5’4″!
That;s such a pretty classic maxi dress dear! You really can’t go wrong with classic prints like polka dot, they look good in almost everything. Loving the dress on you, looks so breezy and comfy.
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Thank you Jessica!