Embroidery is certainly a very hot trend, now more than ever, but I tend to see more of it on store hangers than on people. Why is that? Well, because embroidery is not that easy to master and often times it just doesn’t look good once on. There are many common fears surrounding the embroidery: fear of having an overly ‘busy’ outfit, fear of looking too try-hard, fear of appearing too girly/romantic, or completely ‘baba-cool’. So, how to balance and which mistakes to avoid?

Image of Olga Pancenko from aestheticallypleasing wearing an embroidered outfit
Image of Olga Pancenko from aestheticallypleasing wearing an embroidered outfit
I would say that one embroidered item is way easier to wear compared to an entire embroidered outfit (e.g top+bottom or a dress). If you are going for a single item, your best bet is to pair it with anything denim or solid-colored. For example, if you are wearing an embroidered shirt pair it with simple clean frayed jeans. If you are wearing linen embroidered pants or skirt, pair it with denim shirt or a simple white shirt.
Image of Olga Pancenko from aestheticallypleasing wearing an embroidered outfit
If you are going full force with a top-bottom embroidered combo or an embroidered dress like I did in this shoot, here is what to remember:
Choose one or maximum two main colors in your embroidery and match accessories with it.
In my case it was red and navy so I wore my favorite Aquazzura Wild Thing sandals in Poppy Red and a simple navy hat to complete the outfit.
For those of you who want to go for double embroidery, proceed with caution! 😂  It is very easy to get overexcited and look funny. I would say that only top or bottom has to feature heavy embroidery, and the second of the two pieces has to be fairly neutral with subtle embroidered details. There are a lot of striped cotton tops and bottoms in stores this season that feature very light embroidery, I would say that these would be a perfect match to that ‘other’ special piece.
Image of Olga Pancenko from aestheticallypleasing wearing an embroidered outfit
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21 Comments post

  1. Jenelle says:

    I love wearing embroidered tops and dresses like this as well. The detail is just so beautiful. I tend to wear the tops with jeans and dresses with ankle boots as well. This one is so lovely, the red shoes were a perfect match.
    xx Jenelle

  2. Miri says:

    Hi Olga, this dress was made for you!! You look stunning. And I love your heels!


  3. Amy says:

    love love love this embroidered dress! Looks so pretty on you and those heels are just to die for.

  4. MimaMochi says:

    You look so beautiful Olga in this outfit! I think the shoes are a perfect match for you dress. I also want to say that I agree with you. When you overdo the embroidery it can come off a little like a folk costume!

    Adrianna |

  5. Emilie says:

    wow ! i love the dress.
    Such beautiful pics

  6. This embroidered dress is so fab on you! That hat and shoes are the perfect accents. Gorgeous boho look!

  7. Abby says:

    I love the boho feel of this dress. And your tasseled heels are so pretty too!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  8. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect outfit than this one!! xx

  9. Amy says:

    Obsessed with this whole look! That dress is perfect and your shoes couldn’t be a better match. I love the embroidery trend.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. Jalisa says:

    I love your embroidered dress, girlie, the colors are so pretty and I love how you’ve styled it. The tips you’ve shared are also great and I agree with them all. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead!



  11. Rena says:

    Wow, the dress is really beautiful!
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx Rena

  12. I love embroidery and the trends right now with embroidered pieces! You styled this look perfectly . I love it!

  13. Marta says:

    I love this outfit, specially the sandals!

  14. Mercy says:

    Love the embroidery trend especially when it’s red like this dress. You look lovely and how pretty are those sandals.

  15. This dress is lush! I would love one just like it. You look so pretty. : ) xx

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  16. Kimberly says:

    I have to agree, while embroidered clothing. I find it hard to wear unless ofcourse during spring season. These are really helpful tips! And I’m in love with your overall look, those heels looks fabulous!

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