Nothing is easier to wear in summer than a light dress.

This one from Porto is both light, airy, comfortable and flattering because of flexible, breathable and light fabric and the ruching that is applied throughout the dress. You can clearly see that on the picture below. It ensures that the fabric never clings anywhere and that some humps and bumps remain hidden, which creates an overall flattering silhouette without the use of shape wear.

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I especially like the dress combined with this linen jacket from Inizio which I showed you earlier here.  It looks best worn lose over the dress as it creates a long lean line while creating interesting triangular lines through the shape of the jacket.

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I also added some color so the gray does not make me look too pale. Fuchsia looks great with the gray in my opinion. If it were slightly cooler in Singapore I would have loved to combine this dress with a nice fuchsia printed scarf.

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All in all a very versatile dress that is easy to layer and that I will enjoy wearing throughout the year!


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Dress: Porto c/o Getdressed2
Jacket: Inizio c/o Getdressed2
Shoes: Hoegl
Bag: from a leather shop in Berlin
Necklace: Tara Locklear
2-finger ring: Linny McLarty



Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, she is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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