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CLV x Stephanie Danielle: Dresses for Every Destination

a long red evening dress

If you were to ask us about our dream vacation, two destinations that would top the list are Paris, France, and Portofino, Italy. Both dreamy European cities offer their own unique charm; the colorful cliffs of Portofino and the urban-chic streets of Paris. So as you can guess, we were super excited to style Stephanie Danielle, fashion blogger and creator of The City Blonde, for her recent travels to these gorgeous places!

long red dress

Whether you are lucky to have your own ticket booked or simply love fashion inspired by beautiful cities, continue scrolling for a look book of Stephanie’s stunning photoshoots. We also pulled a few of our own evening dress picks inspired by Paris and Portofino, so you can embody the European vibes for a destination event…or a local RSVP!

a long red evening dress

Shop: Mermaid Dress with Plunging Neckline

a selection of long dresses

Shop: Satin Pleated Dress | Halter Plunge Dress | Flower Print Ballgown Sequin Trumpet Dress | Taffeta Trumpet Dress

a long red evening dress
a long red evening dress

First up, Portofino. Stephanie popped against the picturesque Italian coastline in a red mermaid dress bearing a flattering plunge neckline and open back. The warm hue complemented the pretty colored buildings lining the village. Follow her lead and capture the essence of Portofino by selecting a style with few or no embellishments, and also doesn’t compete with the shades of the Riviera. Stick to wine, red, gold, or green in sleek fitted silhouettes. Or, if you’re feeling especially fancy (say, for a gala!) slip into a floral ball gown that’s basically its own work of art.

a model in a pink dress

Oh, Paris. For the City of Light, Stephanie wore a pink high low dress adorned with elegant beading. The subtle embellishments against the silky Mikado texture feel tres chic for a picture-perfect day in Paris. (and can we talk about that Eiffel Tower backdrop for a sec?!)

a model in a pink dress
pink high low dress

Shop: Mikado Antique Beaded High Low Dress

a selection of evening dresses

Shop: Metallic Knit Dress | Long Sleeve Dress | Tank Plunge Dress Pleated Metallic Dress | Long Sleeve 3-D Dress

Parisian fashion is all about minimalist style with an element of surprise; think classic, unfussy silhouettes bearing 3-D florals or sleeves lined in pearls. Unlike the poppy shades of Portofino, for Paris stick to neutral hues; black, white, navy, or even a soft rose pink. Effortless elegance, right this way.

a model in a pink dress in Paris
a model in a pink dress

Whether you’re jetting across the Atlantic or driving one town over, we’ve got dresses for every destination. Shop cocktail dresses and long evening dresses for any occasion now!

Happy travels!