3 Ways to Wear

I rarely wear form fitting dresses. As you can tell in the first pic, I have HIPS. Over the years I’ve learned what does & doesn’t work for my shape so I usually shy away from fitted dresses and pencil skirts. BUT, I never turn down a fun challenge. I recently stopped by my fave local boutique to check out the new arrivals (oh, who am I kidding…Swirl is my home away from home) and Lisa (the owner) threw this dress in my fitting room. She pretty much knows my style by now but challenged me to give this dress a whirl and style it three ways. My first instinct was to go cardigan & booties but I wanted to really see how many ways I could make this dress work with my wardrobe. So here it is…worn casually for school pickup/dropoff, a little dressier for a day date with my girlfriends and then slightly edgier for drinks with my hubby. So, what do you think? Which one is your fave?

Outfit Details:
(look 1) Jcrew Factory Denim Jacket, Striped Dress c/o Swirl Boutique, Kohls SO Sandals, F21 Crossbody, Madewell Tracecraft Bracelet
(look 2) Striped Dress c/o Swirl Boutique, Faux Leather Full Skirt via Nordstrom Rack, Topshop Heels, Chinese Laundry Fedora, Baublebar Necklace
(look 3) Striped Dress c/o Swirl Boutique, H&M Cropped Sweater, Ann Taylor Heels, Bag c/o Justfab, ASOS cuff

3 Ways to Wear Collage3 ways collage

Striped Dress 3 Ways To Wear

P.S. This dress is available at Swirl Boutique in their Encinitas & San Clemente shop and is ONLY $29!!! Not local, call 760-753-0870 to order.

6 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Red Reticule
    Oct 29, 2014 @ 1:42 am

    With the skirt and hat is my fav. Maybe because I’m a big fan of hats or just that I love the look of that skirt on you.

    Red Reticule

  2. Tara
    Oct 29, 2014 @ 3:05 am

    I love the fun stripes! All three looks are adorable!

  3. Kimberly
    Oct 29, 2014 @ 5:16 am

    Love the dress and I think the middle look is my favorite – so cute!!


  4. Wishes & Reality
    Oct 29, 2014 @ 11:06 am

    Don’t shy away from your curves, you look amazing!

    Heidi D.

  5. Because Shanna Said So
    Oct 29, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

    Hips????? What hips???? Pssssssh! You look amazing and I need to copy the second look….DYING! Gimme that skirt!!

  6. Kristie
    Oct 30, 2014 @ 4:24 pm

    You can definitely wear a formfitting dress…you look great! Love the way you styled each look. The skirt with the hat is my fave!