Shop

Style

Travel

Lifestyle

Personal

My LTK Shop

Monica Woodhams

THE BLOG

Fleur du Mal Red Slip Dress – Petite Friendly Find

Fleur du Mal Red Slip Dress

Whether you need an idea for a summer wedding guest outfit, are heading out on the town, or are looking for a summer date night outfit, a red slip dress can be a perfect choice. I love how this Fleur du Mal red slip dress is laid-back and effortless while still being chic and elegant.

As a partner for The Mile, I did a live stream on a wedding guest look for a summer wedding and was sent this Fleur du Mal dress along with the bag I styled with it, so thank you to them because I’m so excited to style this slip dress for other occasions as well!

The Fleur du Mal Red Slip Dress

If you asked me last year if I would own as much red in my closet as I do now, I would have thought you were crazy. Now that I can’t be stopped with pops of red, when I saw this slip dress I immediately had a million ideas on how to wear it. Here are my thoughts on dressing this up and also dressing it down for a daytime look.

Wedding Guest Dress or Date Night

The beauty of the dress is in its simplicity, just pairing the red slip dress with some pumps (I love it with the Gianvito Rossi silver pumps). Y’all know I love a hair accessory, so I had to pair it with one of my favorite bows, the Ivory Raffia Paloma Bow Barrette from Lele Sadoughi.

If you’re searching for more wedding guest dress ideas, check out my post here.

Brunch or Daytime

This dress is perfect for travel because it takes up no space in the suitcase and is versatile for day and night. At first glance, you’re like, “How in the world would I wear this for daytime?”

The key is to look at it like a base layer and as a slip skirt. I love the idea of throwing the Sezane Gaspard cardigan over it buttoned up all the way (or leaving just one button unbuttoned). Pair it with some Hermes sandals and a basket bag and you’re good to go!

Curious about Sezane sizing? You can see my Sezane Size Guide here.
Searching for a new basket bag? Here are my favorite basket bags for summer.

The Fleur du Mal Red Slip Dress Sizing

One of the reasons I chose this dress is because I knew it would be petite-friendly. I usually look at where the dress sits on the model and determine if I’m going to need to get it hemmed or not. At 5’1″ this hit me mid-calf which was perfect for the look I was going for.

The slip dress has adjustable straps that make the dress fit you right when you put it on. It’s so annoying to have to go to the tailor just to get some straps altered. A dress with adjustable straps is just as exciting to me as a dress with pockets.

Another call out that may sound silly is that the zipper is on the side. As someone who lives alone, having a zipper on the size is GAME CHANGING when getting ready. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, zipping up a dress in the back solo seems like an impossible feat.

Sizing Breakdown

Fits true to size
My Sizes: 5’1″, 00-0, 23-24, XXS-XS
Fleur du Mal Dress Size: 0
My size in other brands:
Abercrombie: XXS Petite, 23
J. Crew XXS Petite
Hill House XXS
Agolde: Size 23

Shop More Slip Dresses

Shop More from Fleur du Mal

Get The Guide

Your FREE European Girl Summer Style Guide

Whether you’re about to head out on your Euro vacay or are hanging stateside but want to feel like you’re on a patio drinking sangria, this is your guide to dressing like you’re already there.

Read the Comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi, I'm Monica

classic european girl style. cappuccino in hand. dog mom of two. always orders oysters for the table. dc living.

READ          LATEST

the

Get The Guide

Your FREE European Girl Summer Style Guide

Whether you’re about to head out on your Euro vacay or are hanging stateside but want to feel like you’re on a patio drinking sangria, this is your guide to dressing like you’re already there.

read my journal

In The Mood For...

Outfit Ideas

Traveling

Shopping

Getting Personal

LTK Shop

Finds y'all are                    loving 

What y'all have shoped the most from my LTK storefront this month.

currently

follow @monicawoodhams

If you're into cute dogs, nap dresses, old bay goldfish, things I find funny and home projects, you've come to the right place.

Let's get casual →

Just some oversharing →

I'm real into Pinterest →