Little Orange Dress

Jessica of Bows & Sequins, a Chicago-based fashion blog, styling a backless Lovers + Friends orange dress with a Cult Gaia natural bamboo bag.

This little orange dress has to be one of my most worn in my closet, which is kind of shocking considering the bright hue, short hemline, and backless silhouette, right? I bought it last spring before a trip to Vegas and it’s been on of my go-to “going out dresses” ever since. Chicago, Italy, NYC, Mexico, Montauk, Las Vegas, this dress has made it’s rounds around the world. (You can see how I wore it on the blog last summer here!) It’s fun and flirty, but it’s so easy to wear during the day though, too. Just toss on a little denim jacket and a pair of flat sandals and you’re good to go!

Travel writer Jessica Sturdy styling a Lovers + Friends orange dress with J.Crew pom pom sandals, orange statement earrings, and a Cult Gaia natural bamboo bag.

Whenever I’m packing for Mexico, I always opt for my lightest and brightest! It was super humid when I was staying at the Fairmont Mayakoba a few weeks ago and this breezy dress was perfect, especially since I didn’t have to wear a bra. (The best!)

We snapped these photos in El Pueblito at Mayakoba (that the four properties share!) where we grabbed a spicy margarita before heading to dinner. It’s a cute little square that replicates a colonial Mexican town with a few shops and a few different restaurants, too.

Bows & Sequins holding her natural Cult Gaia bamboo bag.

Bows & Sequins wearing a backless orange dress with summer sandals and a bamboo bag at the Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico.

Get the Look…

Lovers + Friends Backless Dress
Cult Gaia Bamboo Bag (also available here & here!)
J.Crew Pom Pom Heels (25% off with code SUMMER!)
Coral Statement Earrings
Lele Sadoughi Pearl Bracelet
Aviator Sunglasses

Jessica of Bows & Sequins wearing J.Crew colorful pom pom sandals.

How cute are these little pom pom sandals?! They’re so perfect for summer (and winter vacays, too!) because the linen color is so light, the heel is insanely walkable, the ankle strap is super practical, and the colorful little poms pair with just about everything in your closet. They’re a fun little pop for a neutral outfit or wear them with your brightest of brights, like I did with this dress from Revolve!

They sold out really quickly when they first became available, but they’ve since been restocked! Oh, and they’re currently 25% off with code SUMMER. Win, win!

Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins, a Chicago-based lifestyle blog, wearing a backless orange dress with a bamboo handbag at a hotel in Mexico.

Bows & Sequins wearing an orange summer dress and J.Crew pom pom sandals with a pearl cuff and a Cult Gaia bamboo bag.

Chicago fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a Lovers + Friends orange dress and J.Crew pom pom sandals at the Fairmont Mayakoba resort in Mexico.

Bows & Sequins wearing J.Crew colorful pom pom sandals.

Bows & Sequins wearing a Lovers + Friends backless dress at the Fairmont Mayakoba Riviera Maya Mexico.

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  1. 6.27.17

    Love love LOVE this dress, it’s so darling!!


  2. 6.27.17
    Elle said:

    The back of this dress is EVERYTHING! And those shoes are perfect.
    xo elle //

  3. 6.27.17
    Natali said:

    You’re looking so adorable in this mini dress!

  4. 6.27.17
    Rach said:

    That dress is pretty! Love the color! And your sandals are the cutest!

  5. 6.27.17
    Emma said:

    Love the back of this dress!!

  6. 6.27.17

    Amazing color!

    Aline Brodbeck | My Instagram profile

  7. 6.27.17
    Lily said:

    My sister had the exact same bamboo bag when she was only a teenager. She did not allow me to touch it because she was afraid that I could break it. Guess what? At the time, the bag was only a few dollars.

  8. 6.27.17

    I love this dress! The back is so pretty. But seriously, I neeeed those sandals! Those little poms are so cute.

    x Diana // Pearl Girl

  9. 6.27.17
    TAMMY said:

    I love your orange dress and those stylish ankle strap sandals. I like the bag too. This look screams summer.

  10. 6.27.17
    Kate said:

    Absolutely obsessed with that open back of this dress and the white sandals

  11. 6.27.17
    Jenn Lake said:

    So darling on you! Love!