There are some articles of clothing that capture our hearts immediately—whether we see them while endlessly scrolling on our phones or browsing a store IRL. These pieces have some rare quality that transports us in ways we often forget fashion can. Perhaps it’s a top that instantly reminds you of dancing with your friends at your favorite club. Or maybe it’s a skirt with such bold and beautiful colors, you can’t stop staring. It could even be this (incredibly delightful) Let Me Be plus-size tiered midi dress from Anthropologie that catches your eye—which, in my case, is spot-on.
But what is it about this colorblocked dress that makes it stand out in a sea of other gorgeous dresses? It might simply be that the colors are akin to a golden sunset peeking over the horizon or a glowing California desert—as plus-size fashion blogger Callie (@hotpinkandglitter) describes it. “I LOVED the unique color combination,” she tells Unruly. “As a born and raised Californian who has always loved the colors of the desert, it had that feel to it—which was perfect.”
And she’s not wrong. The soft pinks, gray-ish blues, and neutral hues are enough to get anyone daydreaming about walking through the sand during sunset or taking a few days to vacation at a resort in the deserts of Palm Springs. It feels impossible that a color combination could be that powerful—and yet, this dress proves it can be.
It’s not just the colors, though, that make this summery dress unique. I can’t help but fawn over the stunning tie-shoulder detail. Something about this style of shoulder strap always reminds me of warm days basking in the sun, eating dinner al fresco by the pool, and feeling my stresses melt away. The fact that this dress has that particular feature in addition to the gorgeous colors? It honestly seems surreal.
I’m not alone in my love for this dress, either. Along with Callie, you can find several other influencers on Instagram sporting this swoon-worthy plus-size tiered midi dress from Anthropologie. Worn with oversized sun hats, strappy sandals, and woven bags, it’s hard not to fall in love with the frock when you see it styled on other fashion-lovers.
Callie’s advice when it comes to wearing this piece? “I like styling it with minimal shoes and accessories to let the dress be the star of the show.” For instance, “Neutral sandals or wedges with a bag that doesn’t distract.” And although this dress is probably extraordinary enough to stand out next to the most maximalist accessories, Callie is right: It deserves to take the spotlight this season (and every season, if it were up to me).
P.S. If you’re as obsessed with this dress as everyone else is, Anthropologie also has a cropped cami in the same style that’s worth snagging, too. You’re welcome.
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Let Me Be Letizia Colorblocked Midi Dress
shop the look — $178 from Anthropologie
Let Me Be Zuri Cropped Cami