What do you get when you combine surreal locations, dazzling fashions, and whimsical props? You get these stunning photos created by Russian photographer Kristina Makeeva. She traveled the world photographing women in remarkable dresses that come to life off the screen. Prepare to have your breath taken away with these astonishing photographs.
1. Cathedral Mosque In St. Petersburg
The Cathedral Mosque in St. Petersburg is already a breathtaking background. The dress is flowing and bright and colorful and adds to the stunning scenery.
The many shades of blue are mesmerizing. You can get lost in the hypnotic patterns that flow together to create this amazing portrait.
2. Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey is known for it's distinct "fairy chimneys." You can see them poking through behind this octopus-like dress. The flowing chiffon is almost reaching up to the sky.
This fabulous dress dances in front of this magnificent city, and elevates this photo to the next level.
3. Red Square, Moscow, St. Basil Cathedral
The St. Basil's Cathedral is full of color and movement just like the dress being modeled in the photo. The snow falling makes this photo magical.
Even with the bright colors of the cathedral, this dress pops and is the star of the photo. She must be cold, so hopefully, they had a warm blanket for her after the picture was taken.
4. Rub Al-Khali Desert, UAE
The rusty orange dunes of the Rub Al-Khali desert and the cloudy blue sky are the perfect backdrop to model this flowing gown. The silky red train flows in over the sand as if they are melting into one.
You can almost feel the heat radiating from this beautiful picture. The Rub Al-Khali desert is the largest continuing sand desert in the world and it must have been difficult to get up onto the dune with this enormous dress.
5. Cappadocia, Turkey
Have you ever taken two chalkboard erasers and clapped them together to create a cloud of white chalk powder? This airy tulle dress blends with the sky create one giant wispy cloud.
It is hard to tell where the sky ends and where the dress begins. This photo is so ethereal and angelic. It is calming to look at.
6. Porto, Portugal
Doesn't this fine China-like design take your breath away? The bright blue juxtaposed against the São Francisco Church makes this photo so unique.
How long do you think that train is? It seems like it goes on for miles!
7. Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
From the fairy lights against the glittering gown to the scattered hot air balloons in the sky, this picture could not be more extraordinary.
She looks like the golden Oscar's statue. It must be even more mystical in-person to see the lights and balloons.
8. Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia
The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow is a historical sight with so much beauty. This ballerina is ready to dance her way right through the front doors.
Ballet is such a beautiful form of dance, and her graceful moves make the dress flow and dance as well.
9. Cappadocia, Turkey
If this dress could sing, it would be saying, "this girl is on fire!" The red chiffon flows in the wind and could come right through your screen.
This part of Turkey is known for its moon-like landscape and underground cities. They should add beautiful backdrops for pictures to the list of things this place is known for.
10. Petit Palais, Paris, France
*Gasp* This photo is unreal. The Petit Palais is a fabulous art museum with these heavenly golden doors. They literally look like the gates to heaven. To top it off, this dress is the perfect shade of pink against this background.
The way the dress is blowing looks like she is about to have a Marilyn Monroe moment.
11. Glacier Lagoon, Iceland
Ice, Ice, Baby! Is she doing the fancy version of the polar plunge? The glacier lagoon is usually 3 degrees, so it wouldn't be wise to stay in there for too long.
Despite the cold, the dress looks fabulous as it melts into the water.
12. Rub Al Khali Desert, UAE
This glowing gown lights up the desert. That would be helpful considering how dark the desert gets at night.
What if the dress runs out of batteries or power? How will she see in the dark?
13. Lake Baikal, Russia
Princess Elsa is that you? The looks like a scene straight out of Frozen. Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world, and in the winter the ice is so clear you can see through to the bottom.
The lake also has ice that looks like turquoise and it perfectly matches the train of her dress.
14. Moscow Firework Festival, Russia
The firework festival in Moscow is the largest pyrotechnical art festival in the world, and a magical sight to see.
The picture captures how amazing this festival is, and it looks like she is creating the firework with her dance moves.
15. Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia never stops amazing us! Another outstanding dress against this fabulous city as the background.
The way the dress is thrown in the air shows off the bright colored panels making it even more amazing to look at.
16. Cappadocia, Turkey
It's raining flowers in Turkey! We didn't know that the flowers were in the weather forecast!
It's so beautiful to see the sunset through the sheer layer of the dress.
17. El Nido, Philippines
Is she walking on water? El Nido is known for its white-sand beaches and clear waters.
You can see everything perfectly reflected in the water, like it is a mirror.
18. Finolhu, Maldives.
Can you imagine lounging in the pool overlooking this crystal clear ocean? We don't know if we would be lounging in a gown but to each their own.
The red gown looks lovely against all the different shades of blue.
19. Venice, Italy
Watch out! The birds are attacking! Wouldn't you be afraid that a bird was going to ruin your dress?
Venice is known for being a city that everyone wants to see before the sea level rises, and it floods. From this picture, you can see why it is such a popular destination.
20. Lake Baikal, Russia
"Let it go, let it go!" All these long blue dresses are fit for a northern ice princess. The ombre train runs into the ice seamlessly.
The dress is also reminiscent of a peacock's colorful train.
21. White Temple, Chiang Rai, Thailand
The white temple is a privately owned art exhibit in the Buddhist style temple. The architecture is so unique, and it is one of the must-see temples in Thailand. It looks like she is standing in an ice temple.
The details on the temple are so intricate, and you could stare at it for hours. It really is a work of art.
22. Lake Baikal, Russia
In other parts of the lake, you can see snow-covered rocks shooting out from the lake. Her multi-colored tulle dress matches the sunset so well.
Also, the ice on the lake can be thick enough to support a car. Although she is not in danger of falling through the ice, she must be at risk of hypothermia.
23. Venice, Italy
Apparently, some people pay to take pictures with the giant group of pigeons. We would be running in the opposite direction of all those pigeons if we had a dress that nice.
The building behind her and the dress make for a beautiful photo, and then the pigeons came and photobombed.
24. Valensole, Provence, France
These lavender fields make for a great place to take photos. It looks like little fairies are dancing around her.
Where is she running to? Her dress looks beautiful while she is running, though, so that's a plus.
25. Paris, France, Tour Eiffel
This looks like she is copying the concept of the movie Up and trying to fly away with these balloons. The purples and pinks complement the hazy sky and her lavender-colored dress.
The Eiffel Tower is on many people's bucket lists, and this photo makes the famous monument even more desirable. She looks like she is dancing without a care in the world. Doesn't this make you want to buy a couture gown and a ticket to Paris?
26. Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Russia
She is pretty in pink...smoke. This picture was taken at the former royal estate in Moscow, which boasts a beautiful garden full of trees like these.
The estate is full of history from past princesses and Tsars'. It is a place you have to see in Moscow.
27. Greenwich Park, London, UK
This is a cherry blossom dream, and the puppy makes it even better!
This scene looks like a dream for dog lovers and a nightmare for people with a pollen allergy.
Mauritius is a tiny island off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean. It is known for its beaches, lagoons, and reefs. The dark pink sunset matches this dress perfectly.
The flowing train of the dress almost gives the illusion of a powerful centaur.
29. Moscow, Russia
Now it is really raining flowers! The dress might not be as grand as the other, but this picture is phenomenal.
It is cool how the purple continues all the way down her legs in an ombre patter.
30. North Holland, Tulips Field
Holland is known for its vibrant tulip fields that bloom in the spring. The colors are so vibrant and brighten up the countryside.
She looks like a tulip blooming in the field, and her skirt is the petals blowing in the wind.
31. Zaryadye Park, Moscow
Zaryadye Park is located next to Red Square in Moscow. It was the first new park built in Russia for over 50 years. The industrial vibe was the perfect setting to capture this dancer.
The vertical lines of the background lift the dancer and merge with the background. There is so much movement captured in one picture.
32. Moscow, Russia
She must have danced right out of the theatre and into the street. It is incredible how she makes the fabric look like it is flying around her.
Her lines are gorgeous, and this costume is simple yet detailed in all the right ways.
33. Opera Garnier, Paris
The Opera Garnier was built in 1861, and it has a lavish interior with detailed high ceilings. Jules-Elie Delaunay and Felix-Joesph Barrias painted the beautiful ceilings. They represent moments in history of music.
Although her gown in breathtaking, the Opera building is the star of this picture.
34. GUM, Moscow, Russia
GUM is the main department store in many former Soviet Union cities. During the holidays, the stores are lit with festive lighting.
This location is the gift, and she is the bow on top. The way the golden fabric dances around is magical.
35. Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey seems like the place to be if you want to see colorful hot air balloons. The soft sunset brings this pastel dress to life.
After seeing all these pictures of Cappadocia, you should probably add this to your travel bucket list.
36. Cappadocia, Turkey
Is the dress attacking the tree or is she tangled in there? Either way, she looks beautiful surrounded by these wild flowers.
These soft colors are so pleasing and compliment her well. We also love how she is wearing the bushel of flowers as a hat.
37. Moscow, Russia
Moscow becomes very festive during the holidays. There are many light displays to see, and this is one of them. her dress looks like one of the snowflakes in the light display.
We are drawn to the beauty of this photo like moths are attracted to light!
38. Louvre, Paris, France
The Louvre is the world's largest museum with some of the most iconic pieces of art. The outside of the museum is old and historical, which makes this cobalt blue dress pop.
She looks like a piece of art that should be in the museum. The ribbons floating around her look like they are coming together to form the dress.
39. Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France
The Arc de Triomphe in Paris is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It was built to honor those who fought in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
This famous piece of architecture is the perfect background to showcase the vibrancy of this gown.
40. Moscow, Russia
"We'll ride painted horses with the wind in our hair." The Gorky Park carousel in Moscow looks enchanting. It is the kind of carousel children picture when they go to the fair.
She is living her fantasy in this bubblegum pink gown, surrounded by enough balloons to help the carousel float away.
41. Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France
Paris is full of dazzling locations to see like the Pont Alexandre III. Doesn't she remind you of Glinda the good witch from The Wizard of Oz?
The bubbles add a whimsical aspect to this fabulous photo.
42. Tulips Field, Lisse, Holland
These tulip fields are a springtime dream. You can look out into the vibrant field and see colors for miles.
Her patterned red dress blends beautifully with the flowers around her. These fields must be so fragrant.
43. Hyacinth Flowers Field In North Holland
The Netherlands are full of beautiful flower fields like this one. The rows are perfectly lined up, and she melts right into the gap.
If you look quickly you might think she is part of the flowers!
44. Rub' Al Khali Desert
Where does the dress end, and the sand start? It looks like the sand is turning into the fabric to form this golden dress.
The use of the fair lights elevates this dress to the next fantastical level.