The Look:

Valentino butterfly dress (on sale here!)

Valentino rockstud pumps (older; many other colorways of rockstud pumps available here)

Edie Parker bespoke acrylic clutch (various ready-to-wear options here and here)

Matthew Williamson statement necklace (older; other colors here)

iconDior earrings (similar here at a very budget-friendly price)

The Trend:


Perhaps it is their elegant semblance. Perhaps it is the way they flit about earth seemingly without a care. Or perhaps it is the metamorphosis and transformation and rebirth that they represent.

I am not certain of the precise reason, but I have always felt drawn to these beautiful creatures in a powerful way.

Needless to say, I was thrilled when they started landing on runways and collections earlier this year. When I saw that Valentino was doing a butterfly collection, I knew the pieces would be absolutely exquisite. Of course, I absolutely adore everything Valentino does. Add butterflies to the mix, and my heart was all aflutter!

When wearing this dress, I truly feel like I am wearing a piece of art. In fact, I first chose to wear this dress in Italy to a private tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Art amongst the art. Needless to say, it was a very special moment. The fabric, the colors, the texture, and the pattern — everything about this dress is impeccable.

Would you like to try the butterfly trend? There is something light and airy and freeing about wearing them. Whether you prefer an elegant take on the trend (like this one) or a more casual approach, whether sophisticated or quirky, whether literal or abstract, here are some butterfly options for you…

1. Valentino butterfly dress (on sale here!)

2. Givenchy pencil dress (here)

3. Givenchy cropped bomber jacket (here)

4. Temperley London mini dress (here)

5. Equipment pajamas (here)

6. Band of Outsiders chiffon top (on sale here!)

7. Givenchy sweatshirt (here)


Photos by Ashley Beatrice


  1. Ashley says:

    This outfit is absolutely superb! I’m drooling over every component but especially that Edie Parker clutch!

    1. Carrie says:

      That is such a nice thing to say! Thank you so very much.

  2. Britt Whit says:

    love this whole look! you look amazing! this dress is stunning!

    love from San Francisco,

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much, Britt! 🙂

  3. Erica says:

    Such a beautiful look! I like that you took a risk and added a fun shoe into the mix too. It’s the unexpected details that really set great outfits apart from the rest. Just Gorgeous!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for all your thoughtful comments, E. They mean a lot coming from you! 🙂

  4. Cemile says:


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, C! 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, E! 🙂

  5. Everything about this look is beyond gorgeous!! Your dress is INCREDIBLE!!
    XO Color Me Courtney

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah thank you so much, Courtney! Xo

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