Lookbook: Honolulu Maxi Dress

You’ve seen a glimpse of this dress from my honolulu post but I love it so wanted to share it as a lookbook. I used to have such an aversion to maxi dresses as I just assumed that shorties like me couldn’t pull them off. But after seeing them countless times on a petite girl like Nicole Richie, I decided to try one on and now I’m addicted! They are the best to just slip on a breezy summer day (or when you are on vacation in Hawaii).

What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Yumi Kim
Sandals: Steven by Steve Madden (similar to these)
Necklace: Tiffany & Co. (the latest gift from my hubs)
Yumi Kim

Yumi Kim has yet to disappoint me and I now own quite a few pieces from her line. This maxi dress even fit length wise for me which pretty much never happens. The only thing is, I kinda have a gigantic rib cage. No really, I do and I’ve known this since I was about 12 when my mom had me try on my sister’s dress and we couldn’t even zip it up over my rib cage when she and I were the same size. This always becomes a problem with dresses that don’t have much give in the chest area. Also being a size 0 and a 34C doesn’t help for fitted bra cup dresses, as I usually find them to be much too small for my size. But to fix all of these problems, I just had my tailor put a zipper in on the side and voila! it fits perfect. I tend to be one that is very conscious of my chest so very rarely wear low cut dresses but this dress kept the girls in pretty well and didn’t make me feel like they were the focal point as some dresses can do to them.

Yumi Kim

It looks like she is sold out of this dress but you can still get this one in the same print (on sale even!)

click on the pictures to take you to the link
or this top

It was the perfect print for my surroundings and unfortunately was the only place that I’ve worn it this year but we have quite a few destination weddings booked for 2010 so I suspect I’ll be bringing this dress along with me!

update: Just saw that Yumi Kim is having 25% off this week! Perfect time to stock up!

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  • {eleise}
    November 17, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Cute dress!I love that pattern!

  • Samantha
    November 17, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Hotness! Love it Tiffany. 😀

  • Amy
    November 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Tiffany, you are so gorgeous!



  • Lizzy
    November 17, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I think you may have convinced me, I'll have to pick up a great maxi on sale for my holiday vacation! You look great, and the look is totally balanced, the cut isn't too revealing since the dress is long! Thanks for your comment, you made my day 🙂

  • Nina (Femme Rationale)
    November 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    you look beautiful! seriously the perfect dress and print for a tropical setting.

  • Marz
    November 17, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Wow that dress is so pretty!

  • Diane
    November 17, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    this dress is adorable on you! i too LOVE maxi dresses.

  • sharonlei
    November 17, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Darling, you look fab in that dress! Perfect for the Hawaii heat. 🙂 I love living in Maui! Summer 365! 🙂 But I do wish we could doing more layering with our wardrobe here. Take care chica!

  • Jaime
    November 17, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Love that Yumi Kim floral pattern! So fun and summery 🙂

  • Midtown Girl
    November 17, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    You're like pure sunshine Tiffany! You look so pretty & happy I love this pic of you 😉

  • Grace Like Kelly
    November 17, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    So fun! come back, we can find more opps for you to wear maxi dresses!!!

  • Fashionista
    November 17, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    that dress looks fab on you!!!

  • Dream Sequins
    November 17, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    You look so relaxed and gorgeous!

  • Hilary
    November 17, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    so pretty! xoxo

  • Kristin
    November 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    That dress was made for you!

  • Michely Medeiros.
    November 17, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    love the dress =) and the pattern is sooo cute on you!!

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    November 17, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    You look great Tiffany and what a fitting dress for lovely Honolulu!

  • jeannie
    November 17, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I was iffy about maxi dresses too bc i'm so petite, but I might have to rethink this now!

  • Chessa!
    November 17, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    I love Yumi Kim. I have a top in this pattern but you didn't share it here…it's the one with sleeves that tie up the side and has a v that also ties. It's beautiful and I love that I've been able to wear it in warm weather and now in cold weather. it looks amazing on you:)

  • Hanako66
    November 17, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    You look so pretty! I didn't like the maxi's at first, but have grown to love them!

  • Elizabeth Marie
    November 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    You look gorgeous! I feel the same way about my height and my boobs, the zipper is a great idea Tiff!

  • Fashion Therapist
    November 17, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I have yet to buy a Yumi Kim piece – all the pieces are amazing!

  • L.A. Daze
    November 17, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Such a pretty dress! I've never tried on a maxi dress…I don't know, I just feel like it wouldn't flatter me!

  • roysie
    November 18, 2009 at 2:37 am

    That dress is amazing and it looks stunning on you!

  • MizzJ
    November 18, 2009 at 3:52 am

    You're a size 0 and a 34C?! And you're Asian?! haha just saying.. but anyways what I really wanted to say was that the dress looks great on you!

  • my so called fab kelly
    November 18, 2009 at 6:34 am

    tiff!! you and i are definitely sistas from another mista!! i am a size 0 and 32C (ok i know you're a 34) but its almost the same!! i know its definitely hard to find things that fit well…. i hate when its so tight at the ribs you cant breath…ugh!!

    oh and…LOOKBOOK SHOWDOWN!!! its on mama! just stay off my block bitch!

  • Inty swetha
    November 18, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    wow!! you look fabulous!!

  • Serena from Style on a String
    November 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    That's so summery and incredibly demure but sexy at the same time

    Style on a String :: Because style has nothing to do with money.

  • Dallas Shaw
    November 18, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    what a great print


  • ChicLeVogueish
    November 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    your look makes me miss summer!!!! I love the print.