Here is my double take on this beautiful stripe dress I blogged about last week! I honestly can’t help myself, its absolutely stunning! The stripes and ruffles are so my style, but so is the print on this dress. I knew I had to maximize this piece and figure out different ways to style it!
I know I am the not the only one that feels confused on how to style a dress multiple ways. Wearing a dress with different accessories, shoes and jewelry is ideal, but what about making this dress a whole new item? This dress wasn’t as easy to wear as a top, since its more of a straight style, so finding the right pair of jeans was my goal. It didn’t work with highwaist jeans, since this was my original idea. Nor did it work tucking it in, it just made me look wide and nobody wants that. But I didn’t give up on my idea, some how, some way I knew with right pair of jeans this will become the “it” look I would wear over and over! I went with these girlfriend fitted, distressed jeans. They aren’t high-waist or low rise, but just right in the middle. Instead of tucking it in, I decided rise the dress from the bottom and fold the bottom inside. I added double sided type to keep it in place. Being a straight style dress, it did not loose its fit as a top. If you want to make it more precise, you can totally iron it and it will for sure stay in place. Instead of looking bulky, it looks more like a a-line top, helping your figure show nicer.
And since I’m extra sometimes (okay maybe all the time!), I went with some stripe and floral heels. Is it too much? Maybe! But sometimes being extra isn’t a bad thing at all. To tie the entire look, I added a messenger bag and some fun fringe earrings!
Do you find maxzinming a dress to be difficult? What are some ways you you tackle this problem?
Had a long weekend of rain and cold temps, I am happy to report spring has finally arrived! We will be reach 80s today and I couldn’t be any happier 😉
Dress: Bella V Mobile Boutique || Jeans: Forever 21 || Heels: JustFab || Earrings: Ettika Day Dreamer || Lips: MAC || Handbag: JustFab
I love the distressed look with this white denim!
Everything about this look is fabulous! The distressed denim, the bright colors and those fabulous mixed patterns… GORGEOUS!!
How innovative! I haven’t tried maximizing dresses in this way, but I will have to!
I love this OTS dress turned top. I can’t get enough of the print and the details on the sleeves! I like how you styled it with your blue bag and floral shoes for a beautiful pop of colors!
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