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Yesterday’s post featured the Evening look I created with this dress. On its own, the dress really wasn’t what I was hoping for. But I adore the fabric and the styling of the bodice and peplum, so rather than return it I decided to take up the challenge of finding a way to make it more wearable.
I was able to put a black pencil skirt over the skirt of the dress – it rides perfectly beneath the peplum, and looks as if it was meant to be worn like this! A simple knit shrug made the bodice seem less body-conscious, and a reduction in the quantity of pearls made the look office-appropriate. I kept the same hair, makeup and shoes, to make the Day to Evening transition simple.
It was fun coming up with two drastically different looks with one dress, using just a few minor modifications. I’ll definitely get much more use out of the work version. The dress on its own is a fun for a change of pace from my usual weekend style, but lacks the sophistication and “dark” edge I crave.
Which version of this look do you prefer?
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