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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I LOVE a maxi dress. Something about it is so easy, yet stylish. They are by far the items I reach for the most in my closet. Imagine my thrill when Von Vonni reached out to me to style one of the dresses from their Transformer line. I honestly could not have been more excited. Knowing I was going on vacation soon after receiving the dress, I knew it was going to fill more than need on my packing list. Let’s not forget, it’s a Transformer dress.

Von Voni Transformer dress

Dress C/O Von Vonni /Sunglasses/ Cuff (similar)/ Bangles (similar)/ Earrings (similar)

I first grabbed the dress for our short Saturday morning in Charleston. I wore it walking through College of Charleston with my sister (who was a fantastic photographer) and then to wander through the farmer’s market. I confess, I had to wear wedges. I think for us short girls having it shortened by about 2 inches would be perfect. Luckily, it has an unfinished hem, so it would be a pretty easy DIY project.

Von Vonni Transformer Dress

Von Vonni Dress

This dress can be worn, like, 100 different ways which is why I was so excited to try it out. I styled it the first time as a one shoulder, with an open back. It was comfortable even in the Charleston humidity because the fabric doesn’t cling, and the skirt is so flowy.

A few days later, I wore the same dress after a day at the beach. It works just as well with your feet in the sand. I promise. At the beach, I wrapped this dress into a strapless style, which obviously made it a little shorter.

Von Vonni strapless at the beach

Dress C/O Von Vonni/ Earrings (jewelry swap find)/ Hat (similar)

I will confess, that tying this dress, in either style you see, took a little effort, but it wasn’t hard. I simply asked one of my sisters to ensure that the scarf style tie at the back showed more pattern than not. If you’re seeing this and slightly intimidated, fear not, they have a video (which I watched upon receiving my dress) to make it much less scary.


I’m pretty sure this dress will be making an appearance at the rehearsal dinner of a fall wedding I’m attending. And it will probably see a few weekend nights out before summer officially ends.