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One Piece; Many Ways: Flowered Dress

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First off, I’d like to say “Happy Father’s Day” to all of the dad’s out there. (Especially my dad!) Maybe you went to church with your dad and are going to grill out, or maybe your dad is more of a golfer or a fisherman. Depending on what you’re doing to celebrate Father’s Day, wearing a dress may or may not be up your alley. But, here are several ways that I have styled a simple black flowered dress with a ruffled neckline that I purchased at Target a few years back.

Black Flowered Dress Collage

All of these outfits were for the classroom, so I usually stray away from leaving my arms bare.  But, this dress works nicely in different seasons.  On the left, I layered a short-sleeved coral cardigan, nude hose, and simple round toe pumps for an end of Summer/Early Fall look.  In the second panel, I’ve taken this dress slightly casual with a dark denim jacket, green knee-high socks and flat brown riding boots.  I’ve also switched out the fabric belt for a skinny tan belt and accessorized with a teal bubble necklace.

In the center, I’ve dressed this dress up a bit and made it warm for a frosty Winter by adding a black blazer, black opaque tights, black Oxford style shoes and dainty coral earrings.  In the second from the right, I’ve kept the black tights, but went with a flat black riding boot.  I’ve also accessorized with a green and gold necklace, gold earrings and watch, and a khaki and gold belt with a slouchy olive-green boyfriend cardigan for a warm Winter/Spring look.  In the last panel on the right, I’ve lightened up the look for an early Spring styling.  I’ve gone with nude hose and shoes and an oatmeal colored cardigan and khaki and gold belt.  I’ve also done dainty gold earrings and watch.

What do you think?  Is a dress a little too dressy for your Father’s Day plans?  If so, then hopefully this gets your creative juices flowing for ways that you can remix a flowery frock hanging in your closet for Monday morning.  Remember, you don’t need to have this exact dress to be able to take inspiration from the different ways that I’ve styled it.  And, don’t feel limited to just wearing a dress how it comes.  Feel free to substitute the belt that it came with with a different belt to change up the look.  Also, with a dress like this I have many colors that I can pull out of the print– coral, red, green, tan, etc.

Please comment me if you take any of the tips from this post–I enjoy your comments and engagement.

-Carla

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