An Eye-Catching Dress For Resort Getaways

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Carolina Constas 'Appolonia' Off-the-Shoulder, Smocked Neckline, Bell Sleeve Poplin Dress, Neiman Marcus, IntermixOnline, ShopBop

Looking for a unique dress to wear at the beachside resort on your next summer vacation? Dramatic two-tiered bell sleeves, a sexy off-the-shoulder neckline, and the fitted smocked bustline on this poplin dress will surely turn heads. This signature dress is from new designer Caroline Constas, a New York based, Canadian designer who created a luxury lifestyle line for the modern day globetrotter.

Carolina Constas 'Appolonia' Off-the-Shoulder, Smocked Neckline, Bell Sleeve Poplin Dress, Neiman Marcus, IntermixOnline, ShopBop

Carolina Constas 'Appolonia' Off-the-Shoulder, Smocked Neckline, Bell Sleeve Poplin Dress, Neiman Marcus, IntermixOnline, ShopBop

The dress is made of 100% crisp cotton-poplin with a classic white and blue striped pattern. It has a loose, straight silhouette for a relaxed and forgiving fit around the tummy and hips.

I am wearing a size P. The smocked bust and neckline fit snugly around my smaller frame (I’m a 32 B chest). However, I did have the 2nd-tier bell sleeve taken up a bit because of my shorter arms. For a size S, the length of the dress from the center of the back down to the bottom is 29 1/4 inches.

Carolina Constas 'Appolonia' Off-the-Shoulder, Smocked Neckline, Bell Sleeve Poplin Dress, Neiman Marcus, IntermixOnline, ShopBop

Carolina Constas 'Appolonia' Off-the-Shoulder, Smocked Neckline, Bell Sleeve Poplin Dress, Neiman Marcus, IntermixOnline, ShopBop

This exact ‘Appollonia’ dress in white and blue is now 30% off and available in limited sizes – size XS at Boutique and size M at Net-a-Porter. An all-white version is on sale at Moda Operandi.

The newer print in patriotic red, white, and blue is available in all sizes at Neiman Marcus, InterMixOnline, and ShopBop.

Carolina Constas 'Appolonia' Off-the-Shoulder, Smocked Neckline, Bell Sleeve Poplin Dress, Neiman Marcus, IntermixOnline, ShopBop

Gucci 'Becky' Platform Wedges, Kayu 'La Dolce Vita' Straw Tote, Bloomingdales

I paired the dress with these cute Gucci ‘Becky’ platform wedges which are no longer available. Here are a few similars from Gucci that would also go well with this dress:

Red and navy leather espadrille with pearl and gold studs

4.3′ Red, white and navy block heel sandals

3.25′ Red and Navy Slingbacks

 

I accessorized with this adorable ‘La Dolce Vita’ straw tote from Kayu. Straw totes are a must for Summertime. The pom poms, colored handles, and ‘la dolce vita’ writing make this one exceptionally cute. Who wants to carry a leather bag in this heat and humidity?

Carolina Constas 'Appolonia' Off-the-Shoulder, Smocked Neckline, Bell Sleeve Poplin Dress, Neiman Marcus, IntermixOnline, ShopBop

The dress could also be paired with a pair of slides or lace-up sandals, and a cute little clutch. You can accessorize with shoes and handbags in neutral, blue, red, or even yellow for a pop of color. 

In 2013, Caroline Constas launched her eponymous label in search of functional but contemporary clothing. Known for off-the-shoulder looks, new takes on classic shirting, and breezy shirt-dresses, the pieces are very wearable and ideal for travel.

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