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Wearing a dress as a blouse is a fun concept that can increase the versatility of your closet. Silky slips, strapless, sweetheart, sweetheart-strapless, long-sleeve, short-sleeve or wrap, you’re bound to find a handful of dresses that will fit wonderfully tucked-in to your skirts, whether they are mini, midi, full or high-waisted.

The first step is to play dress-up.

It’s best to be aware of overall structure. The waist of your skirt should line-up where the waist cinches on your dress. If you are wearing a fitted skirt, a lightweight lace or silk slip will typically layer best. Layering any type of dress under a full skirt is ideal to avoid adding too much bulk. Full midi skirts are very on trend and provide the perfect opportunity to experiment. If the skirt is full, the top of the dress should be fitted and vice versa. Mix prints, colors, textures, and materials or stick with one color from head-to-toe. Do you own a tight black dress that’s not necessarily office appropriate? Wear it under a full black midi skirt — your options are endless!

Dresses as blouses are opportunity to play designer and get inventive with your closet. You can also try wearing a dress as a skirt. Be stylishly adventurous and experiment away.

Photos by N.C. Winslow | Styling by Cassie Winslow

1 comment

  1. Dear Cassie,
    I totally agree with the versatility of a dress to be used as both a top and a bottom. As someone who shops on a budget, my go-to addition is a dress, and always with an eye towards using it in both these ways.

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