You all know I’m a HUGE fan of the Rouje Gabin Dress (check out this post for a full review) so when I saw that a Rouje Gabin dress was going to be featured in the new James Bond move – No Time to Die, I was really excited! This specific Gabin dress from No Time to Die is an older style but Rouje decided to re-release it just in time for the movie which is set to premiere in October. I couldn’t resist picking up the red floral print so that I could be a Bond Girl too.
I decided to show you how versatile this dress can be by styling is several different ways. But first, I’ll show you how the Bond Girl Madeleine Swan (played by Léa Seydoux) wears it in the film.
Rouje Gabin Dress from No Time to Die
In the film (according to paparazzi photos) the actress wears this dress with a pair of Castener Chiarita Espadrilles and Tod’s Bucket Bag. I don’t have those exact items so I chose my Everlane espadrilles and Clare V. Le Box bag instead. My Sézane espadrilles would have been a good choice as well but I didn’t have them with me at the moment. In general, I love wearing my Gabin dresses with espadrilles because it makes me feel like a French Girl!
How to Style the Rouje Gabin Dress
With a Light Blazer for Spring
This dress is actually very versatile and I was able to find a couple other ways to style it. The first way was simply adding a light linen blazer! This is a cotton-linen blend blazer from Everlane. I love the longer length and slightly boxy fit. It’s the perfect lightweight blazer for spring and summer.
With a Cute Cardigan + Strappy Heels
Another cute option for spring and summer is to pair this dress with a cropped cardigan and strappy heels. I could see myself wearing this look out to church or brunch! This cardigan is old from Musier Paris but any cropped cardigan would look good. My strappy heels are old from Zara but again – any pair of heels would work. I was shopping my closet for these outfits so a lot of my pieces are old/sold out!
With a Fall/Winter Blazer + Flats
To style this dress for slightly cooler weather I would pair it with a blazer and flats. The key to making it look fall appropriate is to choose fall prints and textures. This blazer is not super heavy but it’s in a dark plaid so it looks ready for fall. My bag is a croc-embossed leather which is also very appropriate for fall. I’m wearing my Nisolo Huaraches because they are closed toed but still have lots of ventilation (which is perfect for warm California falls).
With a Blazer + Boots + Belt
This is probably my favorite way to style this dress – with a blazer and pair of ankle booties! I’m also really loving this outfit with a belt because it takes a boxy look and gives more emphasis to your waist. I added a mini black bag to match the belt and booties.
I hope this inspires you to take your summer dresses and style them all through the year! There are even more ways to style this dress (add a sweater and knee high boots for winter) – but I’ll save those for another post.
Which look is your favorite?
Rouje Gabin YouTube Video
If you’d like to see all these looks in action then check out my YouTube video!