DÔEN Neroli Dress

I rarely take outfit photos these days, mostly because I have a basic uniform that I wear all the time. But my birthday was in July, and I pre-ordered the beautiful Neroli Dress from DÔEN.  It arrived recently and I wore it out to lunch with my family. The fabric and construction are so pretty that I thought it should be shared!

DÔEN is a gorgeous online store based in California, with pieces made with care in India. All of the dresses, tops, and skirts are feminine and romantic with vintage-style designs and fabric. I don’t wear floral patterns as much as I did years ago, but the Neroli Dress caught my eye with its small florals on black fabric, which is perfect for the cooler months here. Best of all, this dress can be layered with tees and cardigans to create lots of different looks as the seasons change. Since my new dress was made to order, I wanted something I’d love and wear for years to come, and I’m thrilled with my birthday present.

Leah wrote recently about Livia Firth’s #30Wears Campaign and featured her own beautiful sundress. I know I’ll get at least 30 wears from this dress and I’m excited to find new ways to style it.

Walking with Cake: DOEN Neroli Dress Detail 2

(The beautiful tassel belt.)

Many of DÔEN’s pieces feature tassels, and my dress is loose-fitting and comes with an unattached belt. It’s a lovely accessory that can be worn different ways on its own, and is pretty enough to wear as a statement necklace, too. Before I ordered, I emailed the company with questions about sizing, and they graciously replied. I settled on a medium based on the measurements, but the relaxed fit of the dress makes it rather oversized. I’ve read that most of DÔEN’s designs run small, but this dress definitely runs large enough to size down. I probably should have done that, but the belt helps to define my waist well.

This was my first order from DÔEN, though I’d love to add more pieces from their collection from time to time. The fall line will be available soon, and I’m excited to see what will be released.

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