One Dress 3 Ways

Monday, 3 June 2013

Hello!  As you may be able to tell from my outfit posts, I'm a big fan of restyling items of clothing in my wardobe to get several outfits out of the one piece.  I did a post last year about how I styled 2 wedding outfits from the one dress and I've decided to turn that into a series where I share some ideas on how you can style a particular item of clothing in different ways.

The item of clothing in the spotlight this time is this pretty denim floral dress from Primark which was an absolute bargain at just £10!  I love this dress, it's one of the best things I've bought in Primark this year - the denim is bang on trend and the florals make it the perfect dress for spring/summer.

For this One Dress 3 Ways post I've shown below how you can style the dress for 3 different scenarios: casual daywear, formal daywear, and a night out.  I've worn all 3 of these outfits in the last few months so they have all been tried and tested (i.e. I didn't just stick the clothes on at home and take the pictures without ever wearing the clothes in real life - booo to any bloggers who actually do this!).

Outfit 1: Casual Daywear

For this casual day outfit I've gone for one of my standard go-to work looks of "jumper over a dress".  Amazingly, until I started reading fashion blogs the idea of wearing a jumper over a dress never occurred to me at all, but after seeing it a few bloggers rocking the look I started to follow suit and it's now one of my most worn looks.  

The jumper I'm wearing here (actually it's technically a sweater / jersey I think..) is from Primark and is a dark charcoal colour with silver studs on the shoulders.  To tie in with the silver I've added a heart pendant and black studded flats (both from New Look).

Outfit 2: Formal Daywear

For this dressy/formal day outfit I've paired the dress with a cream daisy cut-out cardigan from Primark, and a gorgeous cream and gold lace collar from Miss Selfridge.  The collar really turns the dress from casual to dressy - without it I'd say the outfit passes as casual daywear, but with it it's a lovely dressy outfit perfect for a garden party or a wedding.  

Finally I've added some comfy nude flats and a matching nude belt.  If I was less of a wuss with heels then I'd probably wear a pair of strappy wedges, or nude courts - but I'm useless and can barely walk in 2inch wedges soooooo......

Outfit 3: Night Out

For this final outfit I've gone for a look that you could wear on a night out.  Black and gold might not seem like the obvious partners for a light floral dress like this, but I think it all comes together quite nicely (if I do say so myself!).  In the fact you could switch up the dress for another of pretty much any colour/pattern and it would probably still go with the black and gold accessories.

The accessories in question are a black 3/4 length sleeve cardigan from Very, a gold heart necklace with a black strap from Miss Selfridge, a gold skinny belt from ASOS, and gold glitter chelsea boots from Primark (£5!).

So there we go, that's some of the ways I've been styling a denim floral dress.  I hope you liked seeing my different outfit ideas, I'll try and do another one soon as I quite enjoyed playing dress up! :)


  1. Love the rose print - reminds me of Cath Kidston!

    Now following you on GFC and would be great to get a follow back, if you would like to follow each other? :)

    Be great if you could check out my latest bodysuit outfit posts and let me know which your favourite is: The Neon Bodysuit or The Tiger Bodysuit?

    Thanks! Charlie xx

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  2. I love this dress, great idea for a series!
    Lauren x