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Styling the Peony Dress for Fall


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Hi there! I thought it would really fun to style the Peony dress in a few different ways to show you how versatile it is. I used images of the dresses from the photo shoot, but I think that you could make up the dress is some lovely florals and prints, I just didn’t have one on hand. Wouldn’t it look lovely in a Liberty of London print?

With these outfits, I tried to mix up the styles and color palettes to give you some different ideas. What do you think? Do these outfits give you inspiration for your fall palette? What kind of outfits are you planning to put together?

Outfit One:

Details: Camper Heels, Vintage Red Necklace, J.Crew Sweater, Red Purse, Precise Bow Belt

Outfit Two:

Details: Seychelles Booties, Rennes Handmade Teal Tote, Vintage embroidered sweater, Coral Rose Earrings

Outfit Three

Details: Rachel Comey Clogs, Kylee Earrings, Clutch, Vintage Cashmere Coat, Skinny Patent Belt

Outfit Four

Details: Frye Bootie, Traced Lucite Necklace, Battenberg Tights, Bandit Cowl with Tassels, Double-cloth Townhouse Trench

Caitlin Clark   —  

Caitlin is the Colette Patterns design assistant. You can follow Caitlin at her blog, the story girl.

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Lovely selection, very inspiring!!!


So inspiring! I especially love all the strong cool-weather whites.


The more I look at it, the more I love this dress without the belt. Those little gathers are bound to do some amazing tummy camouflage! In my fervor over you coming out with exactly the pants pattern I was craving, I may have overlooked the perfection of this shift looks like the perfect vehicle for some stone tropical wool I’ve had stashed for a decade!


Thanks for the great styling ideas! Not to be greedy, but I need some fabric ideas too – not to mention where to find that fabric! I thinking finding fabric is my biggest sewing challenge.


Hi Melanie! Glad you asked, we will be discussing fabric choices for all three of the new patterns within the next week or so.


I am counting the days until my Peony Pattern arrives!!!


Le manteau blanc est superbe! Les tenues sont sobres et jolies!


The styling ideas are so great. They show so much versatility! Really gets me wanting to do the same at home.


Thank you so much for this post! I feel SO inspired!


Love this post!


Um, I love every pair of shoes you chose. I think the first styling is my fave – but really, I like them all. It’s a pretty versatile style, which is really nice.

Atomic Mum

I love number 4, the trench and tights are great.
It fab how you’ve got so many ideas.


I am dying over that trench as well. So pretty!


I’m really enjoying this feature. Some lovely ideas!!!


Inspiring! Love the dress.

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