29 Dreamy Outfits I Just Can't Stop Looking At

You can take your minimalism and stick it where the sun don't shine—I'm not interested! Right now, for me, it's all about prettiness in its most excessive guises. If you want feathers, tulle, organza, ruffles, dainty bows, sequins, puff sleeves, satin, lamé, beading, embroidery, florals, pastels and swishy silhouettes, then you've landed on the right story. Congrats.

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If pink is your pet fashion peeve, look away. Serving as the antithesis to the otherwise ultra-sleek, uber-beige looks going on elsewhere in social media (and the real world) an army of women are marching to their own, far jazzier drumbeat. In certain circles, it's very cool to wear the shiniest, most saccharine party dress you can to brunch. Over the past few weeks, I've been collating all of the dreamy outfits that have stopped me in my scrolling tracks, and here are the results. From shimmering paillette-covered gowns worn with cowboy boots to marabou trim on everything, these are the very prettiest ensembles to indulge your maximalist leanings.


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This going-out look from Jessie Bush of @wethepeoplestyle has been crazy popular on Instagram. Her top is from a small independent French brand called Aurore Van Milhem.


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Stephanie's beautiful maxi dress is just further enhanced by her Shrimps beaded bag and matching hair clip. Cuteness.


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I'm so sad Maria Bernad's feather-trimmed jumper from Uterqüe so out so quickly, but there's still so much inspiration to take from this 1930s-inspired look.


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Like an update on the classic Carrie Bradshaw ballerina skirt look, this outfit from Hajra is just adorable.


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If I could have my wedding all over again, it would be in this feathered Osman gown, as modelled so wonderfully by Bettina.


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Giving me Bianca Jagger vibes (only switching out that iconic white suit for dusky pink), Marta's styling here is completely darling.

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Luna's dress collection is pretty epic, but this one brings together the prettiest fabric in a more sassy silhouette. Perfect for those who don't want to look twee.


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Tine's delightful Stine Goya smock has so much fabric in it, you'd want to spin around all damn day. Into the matching cornflower-blue pumps, too.


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Sade didn't stop at the pretty floral dress—she added plenty of accessories to really play into the cute theme.


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Party pants with a feathery top, all in sugary-sweet hues? Count us in, Charlotte.


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Lucy's sparkly H&M dress sold out in a flash (quelle surprise), but there's still a major takeaway for us all here: Wear fancy dresses with cowboy boots more often.


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Not to sound like a stalker, but I've noticed Katie around London before, and she always has the most dramatic, amazing outfits on. This Cecilie Bahnsen creation is no exception.


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But did you get the pink top + jeans memo? Rikke confirms this is the way to do sweetness and light when you're a denim girl at heart.


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The hat, the ribbon tie, the dress, the bag, the sandals… There's nothing about this pitch-perfect look from Alyssa that I don't want to copy right away.


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Oumayma's bouncy, shiny minidress is the most unexpected—and unexpectedly brilliant—partner to a pair of sci-fi sneaks. 


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Not all dreamy outfits have to be pale pink or white. This black feathered dress is all kinds of fabulous on Zina.


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Monikh wore this cloud-like dress to a wedding with red strappy sandals. We'd like to copy the whole thing head-to-toe, please.


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Janka's flamenco-girl skirt could be dressed for an evening event, but it also works very well for day with a cosy knit.


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When you need to amp up a simple dress, make like Emili Sindlev and her pal by adding a chain belt, big earrings and heels.


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Eni's H&M blouse is all kinds of ethereal, but you have to appreciate how she's tempered it with slouchy pants and loafers.

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Wow, Babba, this Carolina Herrera dress is so detailed and beautiful. Want.


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Deborah's bodiced dress, pearl earrings and velvet headband could be from a bygone era, yet the whole thing is so 2019.


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Say yes to double chintzy florals á la Tiffany.


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I think we've established by now that I'm a fan of feathers. So is the very fab Ellie from Slip Into Style.


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I've now spotted a couple of people in this Totême dress, and it's surprisingly versatile. Here, TyLynn dresses it up, but it looks just as cool on holiday with flats.


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Major look incoming! This vibrant suit-and-blouse combo from Blair Eadie is a total showstopper.


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Marissa's pink satin dress has had the whole Who What Wear UK office chatting. Worn with red lips and matching strappy sandals, this is a grand-entrance kind of look.


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A dreamy dress from Sania, made all the more heavenly with a pretty bouquet and metallic stilettos. Forget handbags—flowers are in!


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See how jeans and a top can be just as dreamy as a dress? This floral bodice belongs to Peony, but we'd be happy to share it…

Next: We round up our favorite dress brands.

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.