Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ways to Wear a Dress

Remix: A remix is an alternative version of a song, made from an original version. This term is also used for any alterations of media other than song (film, literature etc.).

So I love rewearing my dresses in different ways - ways in which they are not usually worn. It's a great way of remixing your wardrobe and not keep having to buy a billion different pieces to create new looks. First thing first though, my outfit today is of my polka dot dress worn as a top (tucked in my high waist shorts).

(Topshop brown polka dot dress, Zara high-waisted shorts, )

So of course the first way of wearing a dress is by itself. There are a gazillion accessories that you can wear to complement the dress. For this particular one, I usually like to belt it to give it a little more shape. You can always use scarves, bangles of the same color or the same shade/pattern.

A second way of wearing this dress is wearing a top over it. Since it's has a peter pan collar, I can wear a top over it and still have it look good. I can also use an outerwear such as a blazer, a vest, a cardigan or a coat (for cooler days)


A third way is wearing them with bottoms. I always do this. I always wear my dresses tucked in something, either my harems or shorts. This is a great way to rewear your dresses I think because some dresses serve as a great top as well.


A fourth way is a spin off of the third. You can just use the bottoms of the dress, so it serves as a skirt. You can wear a baggy sweater over the top and just use the skirt as a piece of the outfit.

So get experimenting and remix your clothes!

“The origins of clothing are not practical. They are mystical and erotic. The primitive man in the wolf-pelt was not keeping dry; he was saying: "Look what I killed. Aren't I the best?"”
- Katharine Hamnet


  1. Ahh, what a great post! You have truly mastered the art of remixing the dress... I think my favorite way, as you said, is tucking it into a bottom; because some dresses just work too well as tops!

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  2. very cute outfit!i love ur shorts

  3. so cool! you're so creative on mix and match!
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  4. Love it!!!!


  5. All three looks are phenomenal! Very inspirational. I'm definitely going to start being more creative with my dresses like you! Love your blog.

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  6. Great post, I love all the outfits! and those wedges are adorable! x

  7. Love all of these looks! You're so creative :) And the shoes make your legs look really long! Love it!

  8. Anastasia SiantarApril 27, 2011 at 2:24 AM

    OMG this is too cute!! I love your dress! it's so versatile <3

  9. Cute dress <3 Heart! And those wedges are awesome too! I always do the third way too!


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  11. I like the outfit on her blouse with short, it's so cute, I love .... and you have some nice legs :D


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