I’m getting down to my last few dresses and most of them are edging into more formal territory so I have to get a bit creative if I’m going to wear them this week.
For reference, this is the actual dress, as worn in last year’s 30 Day Dress Challenge.
That’s me all dressed up for a fancy dinner out.
The Dress: I love this dress. Peter picked out for me for my birthday a couple of years ago. I love the little sleeves and the lace. But I think it’s a tad bit too short for daily or work wear. Nice dinner out or an evening party or a wedding, sure. But my day-to-day life doesn’t consist of those things.
So what did I do? I added a skirt.
I think it works. The bottom of the dress is not super full so it tucks in under my green skirt and (hopefully) just looks like a lace top. It had to be a skirt that was high-waisted because the waist on the dress is a little higher and I didn’t want it to show. I don’t love the belt (I’m not sure about the brown and I think the style doesn’t quite match) but it felt necessary in order to cover that transition better. I’m eager to hear others’ opinions – do you think this works or is a skirt over a dress ridiculous?
My dress is from this local store and my skirt was purchased at Winners.
6 thoughts on “Day 24 – 30 Day Dress Challenge”
Brilliant! I think it totally works!
Oh yay! Thanks!
I think it works, though I’m not sure about the colour of the belt either. But does it feel comfortable? I’d have thought it might make you feel a bit bumfled up?
Yeah, the belt is wrong. It didn’t get too bumfled (great word, by the way!) up but it did get warm. It was cloudy here in the morning but by afternoon the sun was out in full force and I felt majorly overdressed.
Agree that it looks great! I’m partial of course, I have a thing for skirts like you have a thing for dresses. Pretty sure I’m on track to do my own 30 days of skirts next June 😉