Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How to Use What You've Got: Part III

Continuing on with the previous two weeks' themes (here and here), we now move to dresses. I love wearing dresses (and skirts... to be discussed later) to work and to play. They are more feminine and more comfortable than pants, in my opinion. I like mixing unpredictable things together, like this green polka dot blouse from Zara and the burgundy H&M shift dress, or the cowl neck navy sweater dress from Club Monaco with the fake leather skin light blue wide belt from Forever 21... Accessorizing with Forever 21 is my favorite thing ever!

So... How to Wear a Dress?

1. Pick a dress, any dress. Lots of dresses come in A-Line, lots in Pencil. I lean towards pencil if it is a stiff cotton, because I look like a bell or a cupcake in A-Line.
2. Make sure the dress is a flattering length. That means in can be on the shorter side, or on the longer side, but nothing in between. This is worth the cost to the tailor, or bartering for favors with your mom.
3. Get crazy and mix the dress with an unexpected cardi, a blouse underneath, accessories from Forever 21, or even something handmade.
4. Pair with shoes. Boots, pumps, t straps, or flats. Heels tend to improve my posture, which also makes you appear more graceful.
5. Voila! You look great!

What do you think? Helpful?
Next week...skirts!

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