Fashion Week of Innovation
Dresses are a funny thing. They have a very distinct character, and very rigid rules. For example, if you are invited to a wedding, you search for the perfect dress, considering the venue, time, and season. A cocktail dress can only be worn at cocktail hour, and evening dresses can only be worn at formal events, while sun dresses can only be worn in the sun. There are so many rules, that "usually" most of all your dresses end up quietly collecting dust and disappearing from your closet memory.
Before you start classifying your dress as a "one time only" waste of money, here are a few ways to add new life, and transform it into different shapes and styles, perfect for multiple events!
1.) DENIM TOPS
The easiest way to dress down a dress and make it casual, is to add a denim top. You can wear it over the dress as a casual jacket, tied at the waist, or under the dress letting the collar peek through.
You can pair the look with simple ballet flats or Keds flats and it is an adorable day look. (It is also a fun, effortless way to transform a look into evening. Just bring a pair of heels and remove the denim top and the transformation is complete.
2. ) The TRANSPARENT SKIRT
Cocktail dresses are fun and sexy but unfortunately, not quite "formal" enough to be worn at gala events, or can they?
The transformation is as easy as adding a long, transparent skirt and other formal accessories. The added length, makes it instantly Gala appropriate. Style with a glamorous clutch, corresponding heels, make-up and an elegant up-do.
3.) ADDING A DRESS VEST
Adding a dress vest is the quickest way to take a rather fancy, feminine dress, and make it modern, cool and edgy. It is unexpected and interesting for the eyes. You can pair such a look with an edgier open toe stiletto.
4.) Crop Top Magic
Strapless dresses are sexy, but the exposed skin does create limiting situations it can be worn. Try styling it with a beautiful crop top, and it will easily transform a sexy dress, and make it conservative. the look is sleek, contemporary, and minimalistic.
5.) Beaded, Ornate, Tops
A simple black, jersey, sundress can instantly be cocktail ready by adding an ornately embellished crop top over it.I am addicted in searching for beaded pieces in vintage shops, simply because, they are the key in changing an outfit from ordinary, to extraordinary. No fuss, practical, wearable style, that is multifunctional.