How to Style Appliqué as Streetwear

Appliqué has been a major haute couture trend this S/S 17 season; but can this eccentric look be worn as streetwear? Of course it can! Today’s look on Darling in Scarlet will demonstrate just how to take this runway fave and make it into an everyday style.

There is something so delicate and feminine about the addition of appliqué on a garment. The 3D designs create such depth and detail to an otherwise simplistic look, and you’ll be sure to stand out in a crowd while rocking this trend! In fact, during this shoot the majority of the people that we passed by (not to toot my own horn) complimented the look. And not to rely on another’s judgement, but that many compliments speak for themselves!

For this look I kept it fairly formal; however, there are so many alternatives that can be worked in. Personally, I would wear this look to a brunch, a summer party, or a date. This dress is literally (figuratively) sweeter than pie and anyone could rock it. I chose to pair this dress with subtle and pastel block sandals to keep the main focus on the dress’ gorgeous detailing.


Do you now see what I meant about the gorgeous detailing? Yah. STUNNING. The 3D pastel butterflies almost make you feel like a Disney princess, although Jorja‘s photography also immensely helps with that. But honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few of them just up and flew away!



With the dress having such soft colours, I wanted the shoes to have a nice neutral tone to them; keeping the entire look feeling light and airy. And I am so in love with how all the shade variations blended together.



See? Again with the details; so mesmerizing. Ahhh!





Shop My Look

Dezzal Appliqué Dress

More appliqué dresses that I love here, here, and here.

Block Heeled Sandals (similar)

Photos: Jorja Coral Photography

So if you’re looking for that one unique number, then go check out Dezzal; they carry tons designs that you can’t find anywhere else. You’ll never again have to worry whether another girl at the party is wearing the same dress as you- you’re welcome. And their prices are just the cherry on top. Seriously guys… go see for yourself!

Also, let me know your thoughts on today’s look in the comments. How do you feel about rocking the appliqué trend? And where would you where it?

Xo, Quinn

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