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Written by Savi, 22 Comments

Do you remember how we ate enough to sink a ship in Italy?

It is all very well to swoon over warm Foccacia and Genovese Pesto, but let me tell you something – decadent Italian food does no favours to ones wardrobe.ย I promise you this – a week of savouring Italian delicacies will leave your jeans feeling snugger and dresses feeling tighter than usual. So what’s a girl gotta do? Give up the antipasti and apertifs? Starve to fit into a dress? No way!

I have a better solution – give in to gluttony and pick a dress that covers a multitude of sins. After all, you’re on holiday!

This might be why I am so fond of Maxi Dresses ๐Ÿ˜‰ I chose a bright maxi dress for our whirlwind tour of Genoa’s trattorias and gelaterias. This dress is pleated all the way through. The vivid colours make it quite a bold piece so I stuck to simple accessories – a black bag, mirrored gold aviators, and chunky gold earrings. I pulled my hair in a top-knot to keep it out the way and pulled the whole look together with a waist-cinching black and gold belt.

And that is how you set the stage for culinary indulgence- tadaaa

Dress: Next

Earrings: Dorothy Perkins

Sunglasses: ASOS (This colour is sold out, but I love these blue ones too)

Belt: Primark

Bag: Primark


Italy fashion

Italy fashion

Italy fashion

Italy fashion

Italy fashion


Do you guys enjoy wearing maxi dresses as much as I do?


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22 thoughts on “Colour Crush

  1. Love how almost all titles of the blog-are alliterative-good ol’ habits :). I love love this look..:) Also I think maxi dresses flatter a particular body type- ‘the tall-slim one’ ,isn’t it?? Saviiiii…suggest some for the not-so tall ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Tall slim- er there’s noone like that around here Ratika ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think maxi dresses look nice on everyone. I’m no expert, but try a bandeau-style maxi-dress, it will elongate your torso and make you look taller

  2. I like the vibrant hue of the maxi dress….but the earring and the belt is what i have set my eyes on….overall amazing look…u can pull of anything, don’t u ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Anu thank you for indulging me so much. To be fair, a maxi dress is probably the easiest thing in the world to pull off ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Both of you guys always make me say wow! in everything you do.
    Again a beautiful post.. Savi you are looking wonderful and the handsome always clicks the best of ur photographs. You are so much fun. The best thing about you is ur smile. You make me feel that the world is so beautiful equally by ur posts and smile.
    God bless you guys. Keep up the good work. You rock. You are one of the very few people i have never met but feel attached to.

    1. Richa that might be the warmest comment we’ve ever received. Thank you for reading Bruised Passports and enjoying it so much ๐Ÿ™‚ You brought a smile to our faces, one that will last all day

  4. beautiful beyond words!! the blue maxi looks soo ethereal on you man! well almost everything does :)n
    totally in love with the whole look…and keep bruising your passports…we love to see the results hehe

    1. Thanks a ton Sana ๐Ÿ™‚ We will share our bruised passports with you super-soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. i really love ur sense of styling , its better than almost all the other so called fashionistas . i really reaaly love ur dresses and accessories .

    1. Thanks a million Kushagr. We have so much fun putting our blog-posts together, so it feels good to know others are enjoying it too ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I adore maxis and wear them often. Not only do I love the look, but it lessens the need for maintenance of the legs during the summer:) Yours in this photo is a dream! I love the belt!

  7. Hey!
    I have been following you blog lately and I was surprised and happy to see you fashion tip in the article “Beauty Street Style” in the cosmopoliton of this month!

    Way to go ๐Ÿ˜€
    So happy for you and congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks a ton Gunj. It’s so good to see readers who are following Bruised Passports so closely – always makes our day ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Well here in Hawaii, they tend to wear very loose muumuus especially for big potluck gatherings so its easy to overindulge. That blue outfit looks gorgeous on your, I think you probably wear any color well!

    1. Thanks Noel- you’re always so generous. I like the sound of loose muumuus – I definitely need to get myself a couple of them ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Not fair..Not fair…now you have me drooling at your wardrobe too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looking really awesome…I know I am late bird…sorry just going through your old posts ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Haha Sandhya – I rediscovered this post along with you ๐Ÿ™‚ Since you’re digging through old posts, scroll to the end of the “Wears” section to see our first ever outfit post (It’s from Lanzarote, Spain), it’s still one of my favourites!!

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