I bought this striped maxi dress a few years ago- but I rarely wear it, because I don’t love the way it looks on my curvy body! But, it’s going to be a hot day today, so I thought I’d see if I could make some small changes to the way it looks.
I decided to tie a white tank over the dress. This breaks up the stripes while creating the illusion of a skirt and top. Without the tank the dress is unflattering, all those stripes across my tummy area are not doing me any favors. But by tying the tank- I have created a waist, and broken up all the stripes. Adding the long necklace also helps break up the solid tank. By also tying the bottom of the dress, I have a cohesive look that is super relaxed, easy and fun to wear! Enjoy your day!
This outfit is inspired by an ad on TV for Marshalls, maybe you’ve seen it?
A stylish gal drives a bus into a neighborhood and all of a sudden a fashion show erupts.
One of the models is wearing a striped dress with a denim shirt underneath- and I thought- OMG! I have a striped dress AND I have a denim shirt.
I’m going to try that!
I’ve shown this dress several times- it’s one of my favorites, but alone- it is shapeless (as seen on the right!).
On the left is my re-worked look. I’ve added the denim shirt under the dress, then added a belt to define my waist. As usual, I’ve added a necklace to add some interest. Finally, I’ve chosen my tan ballet flats to finish it off.
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