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  • Kelly May

Shop The Film: Big Fish

Tim Burton's 2003 fantasy drama was a constant push pull between reality and fantasy but it's the delicate, feminine costumes that have us inspired to curate a list of summer time dresses that will make you feel like you're in a dream.

Big Fish takes place in Alabama and tells the story of a frustrated son who tries to understand his dying father's life. His father mixes what seems to be real and made up stories of his past. The costumes live in an authentic space but have moments of fantasy that play into the stories themes. The dresses are whimsical, dainty and ladylike but are styled in a way that makes them completely fresh. This month we're inspired by the Big Fish feminine silhouettes, springtime fabrics and use of of bold color.

Check out our curated picks inspired by Big Fish, below and check out the film, now streaming on HBOMax.


Stasia Dress


With its southern silhouette, tie front and lilac color this dress by Likely, perfectly emulates something out of a young Sandra Bloom's closet.


Aviva Dress


The perfect summer time dress. Fitted bodice and full skirt with a sweetheart neckline. The warm blue and floral print make it easy to wear.


Arwen Midaxi Dress


This a-line dress is very of the era. With its fitted waist, embroidered flowers and flutter sleeves. How sweet will this look in the sunlight with a little breeze blowing the tiered ruffles? Perfect for a summer wedding or tea party.


Sandy Beth Dress


With a silhouette that could be frumpy if it came from anyone else, its truly the magic of reformation tailoring that makes this dress so lovely and the sleeves on are just perfect.


Polka Dot Maxi Dress


It wouldn't be a Tim Burton movie unless there was some stark black and white in there! With a back tie, flutter sleeves and maxi silhouette this really is a fun dress that will grab some attention without being obnoxious.


Sonnet Dress


Keeping to that southern charm with this seersucker dress in lavender. The cross over tie waist and puff sleeves will keep you looking flattering. Simply an easy dress to wear for summer.


Elle Dress


The smocking on this dress is really what does it. Flattering at the waist and cut short to keep you breezy for those summer walks.


Picknicker Dress


How cute is this yellow gingham? There are a lot of dresses out there like this one but its the sweetheart neckline with tie gives it that extra cuteness.


Gisella Dress


This knit dress is giving us ballerina vibes. Soft and slim fit with a full skirt and bell sleeves. The color is called Serenade, you get the idea. You can throw this on and feel like a real lady,

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