Summer is finally on it’s way and easy throw on dresses are one of my favorite things to wear! I had the chance to try on 6 different summer dresses from Oversew Melbourne and here is my honest review of each one! In case you missed it, I wear a size 4 in this brand and I am 5’4 and 115 pounds. Hope you enjoy the video and say hi to me in the comments below! Remember to Subscribe and share the video. This video is not sponsored.
Spring and summer dresses, florals, polka dots, jumpers. I've got it all for you today. You have to see these pieces. I've got something for everybody. Type something for every personality. I am so excited to show them to you. Come with me and check out my try-on hall with Ever New Melbourne.
Welcome back to secrets of a stylist. For those of you who don't know me, my name's Kim. I'm a fashion stylist. And for those of you who do, welcome back. I'm so excited to see you guys. I love tuning in when I have the video and checking out all the comments and see you guys say, hi. So much love.
Okay, so I'm going to move right into the video. I reached out to Ever New Melbourne because I had the opportunity to work with them on TV and I fell in love. I'm not gonna lie. I fell in love. So I did a bit more research looking into them cause I was curious to know a little bit more about them. Um, I just really, I fell in love with the silhouettes, their cuts, the colors.Read more....
What they do is they take trends and put them more of like a feminine spin on the trends and kind of keep it a little more classic so that your pieces can stay in your wardrobe for a long time. So anyway, I reached out to them, they sent me a bunch of pieces and I wanted to just try them on and I was going to incorporate the pieces in a few different videos and just wear them. But when I got the pieces, I loved all of them. So I decided to just make one whole video on an Avenue Melbourne hall.
Welcome to my hall. We're gonna start with this romper, a jumper, whatever you call it. Sometimes when I call it different things, all of you guys in different countries are like, that means sweater for me in England. I'm like, right.
Okay, so I'm going to start with this rubber. I picked it out because I love a romper when I'm in, when I'm traveling, when I'm in hot places, sometimes I don't always want to have a flowing dress on, so I just love to have my legs and pants. But it's really loose. And I also fell in love with the ruffles on this.
I have really broad shoulders and a larger chest, and so I just thought it would be really pretty and feminine. It is so darling. I'm going to give you an idea of sizing. I am 5'4" and about 115 pounds. I do have a larger chest, so I wear the size four simply to accommodate for that, and I find the four fits me perfectly. If you were smaller chested in my size, go for a size two.
One of the spring summer trends in color is tangerine. I feel like it had that. I love the floral pattern. 70 florals is in. Just really cool. Again, I'm 5'4" and I'm wearing kitten heels right now, and it just is perfect. So if you're wondering about length, anyway, I found this piece to die for. Oh, one more thing. It has pockets.
Okay, so I saw this dress. Oh, I thought it was so great. So again, tangerine, one of the trends for color and swimwear this year. Also a trend in dresses. Okay. So something I loved about this dress. I love anything strapless in the summer, especially on holidays. And I also thought I can wear this all summer. It's just a really easy thing to wear and throw on.
Also, for those of you body typed with an inverted triangle or a rectangle body shape so you have the more athletic body shape. Something that is fantastic for you is anything like this with lots of ruffles that has lots of movement. This is a really great piece for you.
Our glasses, you can wear anything. I'm an inverted triangle. So something I like to show off is like my shoulders and arms. And so this is a great piece for that inverted triangles. We also want weight on the bottom. And so when I saw this dress, that's what I thought of. Cause I always try to add value on the bottom of my body because all of the ruffles kind of give that weight and they balance. The fact that I'm bigger on the shoulders, so I love this piece.
Um, another trend for spring and summer is the tiered ruffled skirt. And so that's something else that I was drawn to. It's just so pretty and I feel like it's a piece that I can have in my closet for a long time.
I can wear it the spring and summer. I can wear it with flip flops and keep it casual and throw it on to go to a barbecue or a pool party. I can throw on a Jean jacket. Or I can take it to Maui or South or wherever I go this year and I can wear it there out to dinner or just throw it on even after the pool, like it has so many places that you can wear it. It's just a beautiful piece. It's really comfortable. It's lined.
I will tell you this is a size four. I think for this particular dress, I could have sized down to a size two. It has tons of room and I'm having trouble keeping it up in the waist a little bit. This is a dress that you can actually size down or by true to size.
So this was my third pick. I just tried it on, hadn't tried it on at all. I love it. I just thought it was really classy and classic. I loved the soft yellow color. It's got like a soft green, a pale blue. Something I liked about it. Again, I liked the ruffle. I'm actually, I haven't worn a bra in the last three of these dresses.
The way that they're cut, they totally hold me in. Um, and I feel really comfortable. So it's kind of nice. I liked the ruffle along the top. It kind of hides the chest area. It has an empire cut on it.
So if you are an apple body type, this is a beautiful piece for you because anything empire really deemphasizes anything around your tummy area. If you are a rectangle, this is a great piece for you because it adds some ruffles and some volume at the top. Really pretty.
So I'm an inverted triangle and I actually really liked the stress on me. It's straight cut at the bottom, but it's very flowy and it has a high slit up the side. So those are all features that I was looking for. Love it. So easy to throw on.
I ordered a four or a European size 36. I think I probably could have gone down to a two. But I usually like to size up in my clothes. I like things loose. I really don't like it when everything's sandwiched in. Because when it gets hot out, there's nothing worse than a clingy dress that's just like just a little bit too small.
So anyway, I really liked this. It probably could be a tiny bit smaller. But I think it still looks great even at this size.
Okay guys, I just put on my next dress. I put it on. It is fits me perfectly. I feel so feminine. I feel so pretty. This is a four, so anytime it has any kind of structure, I need to order the four.
If it's a little more flowy and as stretchy, then I'm fine with the two. So this one has rushing right under the waist. This is a phenomenal feature that I noticed they do in a lot of their dresses. Again, for if you're an apple body type, this is the most beautiful dress for you. If you're a rectangle and an inverted triangle, there's so many body types, this is good for. Something I love.
I love the deep beat. Great for the inverted triangle. It's great for the Apple body type. Um, I love that that covers the shoulders. If you, if your arms aren't your favorite part of your body, it softly covers them in a really feminine way. I love that.
Ruching is a micro trend right now. I love that it's right under the waist as to the empire waistline. It's really flowing and double lined on the skirt. Just a beautiful, beautiful piece. I love the color. It's like a very soft blush pink. There's a lot of depth to the pattern. I feel like this one is a little more dressy.
I love, I have a pair of strappy slides on that are actually house of Harlow that I got from Revolve. They have a kitten heel. They're just perfect for all of these dresses. But you can look for anything. I'll link a few down below that will go great with these dresses. I love anything new because it just doesn't cut you off. It just flows.
I am in love with polka dots. I'm also in love with really easy to wear day dresses. I saw this one. I'm like, this is so cute. I actually have this dress in a flower at it's floral that I picked out for another TV shoot. And I love it. So I saw this one. I thought I would order it. Again, it is a size four. I for sure could never go down a size in this dress. So cute.
So one of the ways I would wear this dress is with a pair of runners, a cute pair of white runners. Throw on a Jean jacket. You could also throw on a longer oversized boyfriend blazer and a pair of heels, such a versus how peace. I love it. Like I can really see myself doing both of those things with this. I could go to work meetings and heels and a blazer, and I could also work with runners one in the summer and running errands. Love it. Ever New Melbourne you are magnificent.
Okay. So I actually ordered this dress for my daughter has been, and I thought, you know what? I'll just try it on just to see what it looks like. I'm in love. It reminds me of like Paris Hilton in the nineties I feel like this dress could be worn with a pair of pointy pumps.
It is so spectacular. Like imagine showing up at any party in the summer in this dress. It is absolutely adorable. It's very comfortable. The material is so soft. It's like a satin. Absolutely gorgeous. I love it. The ruffles again, give me some volume on the bottom. So rectangles, inverted triangles. This is a great dress for you.
It is structured around the waist. So if the waist is not your part that you want to highlight, this is maybe not the dress for you. But then again, you might be really surprised. So I don't want to put any limits on you. It is a gorgeous dress. I am a size four in this dress. So go with that. Normally I'm a zero or a two, so kind of use that as your gauge. Um, but I just, I'm dying.
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Since 2016, BCLiving has had the privilege of sharing Kim Appelt's stunning video content on our website. Whether she's showcasing the season's hottest trends or revealing how to dress well on a budget, Kim's vast knowledge of fashion and the industry shines through in each segment. Over the years, we have received nothing but positive feedback from our hundreds of thousands of viewers about Kim's pieces, as her friendly on-camera presence both educates and entertains. As an editor, I have found Kim to be an incredible contributor who is an absolute pleasure to work with and I look forward to her videos each week.
- Janine Verreault, Editor/Brand Manager, BCLiving & Real Weddings
Kim was absolutely a dream to work with. I had to find a dress for a New York red carpet film premiere, and she came to my home with amazing options to get the look perfect. She nailed it, and was so kind and supportive! She really made me feel super confident for such an important event, and took the stress off of me for getting the look together!
It was so great to work with her, and I look forward to the next time :)
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