Heyooooooooooo! :D Haven't done a style advice post in awhile (probably because I don't really believe I'm all that qualified to give advice about such a thing hehe). At any rate, I've had some bouts of genius in the past and I thought now would be a good time to share some fun style ideas for dresses.
By the way, you can click on any of the photos below and they will take you to their original posts. :P
The easiest dresses to work with are the ones made up of solid colors and for obvious reason. You can do some very effective color blocking with solid colored dresses and it's a lot easier to throw patterns in the mix without having to worry about undue clashing. In this post, however, I'm prioritizing dresses with patterns, because I think most people would be tempted to wear such dresses in just one or two kinds of ways. I wanted to show that you can squeeze out a lot of wear from a patterned dress, if you use just a little imagination (and you're willing to be flexible and do some arguably strange things hehe).
The first photo shows the classic look, but with a twist. I added some bright accessories and sneakers (as opposed to mary janes or some other dress shoes) to create a quirky, casual look out of a rather chic dress. From there, think about wearing the same dress with shortalls/overalls or tucking it into a patterned skirt for some expert level pattern mixing. I always say, at the very least, a dress is two garments: it's a top and a bottom. So, it's a great investment, if you know how to make the most of it!
Same principles here. There's the classic look with a twist (frilly skirt underneath to add a textured hem and some rather out-of-the-ordinary vintage style booties). You'll find the classic skirt/dress combo and then there's the less common pants/dress combo. Not all dresses work in the latter circumstance, but it's awesome when you find the right ones. Click here for tips on pants/dress or shorts/dress combos.
Want To Do Something Even More Unconventional?
Try wearing two dresses! Yes, that's right. :D This isn't something that even remotely crosses the minds of most people, but that makes sense. Hehe. I mean, wearing one dress is usually enough for a majority of people. Why even bother bringing two into the mix? Well, as you can see, there are times when two dresses can be used to create some really beautiful, eye-catching and totally unique looks.
So, if you're the kind of person who has a ton of dresses in the closet and you're sick of always wearing a dress in one particular way, but with different accessories, then I hope this post gives you some useful inspiration. By wearing dresses unconventionally, you end up adding multiple outfits to your closet without having to actually buy anything new. You can use what you already have and that's exciting! <3