If there has been one dress that I've had to have more than the air I breathe this year it has to be the Lydia dress from Wax Poetic Clothing.
The most divine wrap style maxi dress covered in flocked black roses upon a sheer black base. The detailing in this fabric and attention to detail make this piece perfection in dress form.
Lydia Dress in flocked rose mesh
As you can see this stunning gown is retro Gothic dream with flowing sleeves, floor length flowing fabric (you must spin in this!) and complete sheerness.
I own other wrap style maxi's and even a Wax Poetic wrap dress but nothing compares to the fit of this piece and design. It's the flowing skirt that really creates an amazing shape as the wrap defines your waist and accommodates large busts.
I'm wearing the Lydia in a 2XL and due to the lack of stretch in the fabric this is perfect for me. If my weight fluctuates then I can easily loosen or tighten the wrap.
Now I've wanted a sheer black maxi for years and I've never found the right price point or truly flattering style until now but Johanna at Wax Poetic has created a piece that is just pure bliss to wear and a piece of art.
I chose to style this with a bodysuit and bra beneath so you can still see skin on both my shoulders and on my legs. But the styling options are limitless. You can wear all nude pieces beneath and make the roses really shine.
Pair it with a black slip dress or even a bright pop of colour with a red, emerald or purple slip. The bright colours could also look amazing with lingerie, basques, corsets etc.
This piece also look amazing when paired with thigh or knee high black boots as it shoes just that hint of thigh.