Styling the Day Dress | 1 Dress in 2 Ways

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Happy Tuesday! Today’s outfit post has a bit of a spin on it. If you look closely, you’ll notice that I’m wearing the same dress in all the photos, but I switched up the neckline for a different style. Who says you need a different dress for every occasion?

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Outfit Details:

DRESS: Urban Outfitters | SHOES: Sam Edelman | SUNGLASSES: Urban Outfitters

P.S. On the lips is Fenty Beauty’s Mattemoiselle¬†lipstick in the shade Freckle Fiesta!

I preach time and time again about my desire to master the art of doing more with less. If you’re in the same boat, one way you can maximize your wardrobe is by purchasing a dress that you can wear in multiple ways. My example in today’s post is obviously a bit of a bold choice for multi-use, but you can take the principles of today’s style tip and apply them to a more subtle dress.

Everyone knows there are a few dresses every girl should work towards having in their wardrobe:

  1. The LBD
  2. The LWD
  3. The LRD

Breaking down the acronyms, I’m referring to the little black, white, and red dresses. Learning how to style each dress in several ways will save you money and stress when an event pops up.

Before figuring out how to rework your dress, you first need to find a fit that makes you feel comfortable. I personally love a good fit and flare dress. The dress featured today is from Urban Outfitters, but the style itself is available everywhere. I picked this option in particular because yellow is a summer favorite of mine, and the print was a nice touch. If you love the style, don’t worry — it also comes in black.

Style 1: The Original Halter Day Dress

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Style 2: The DIY Strapless Day Dress

Of course, adding an outer layer will always be the easiest way to switch up your dress. But what if it’s too hot outside to throw on a jacket? That was definitely the case for me, so I wrapped the halter straps around my waist like a bow to create a strapless sweetheart neckline.

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Which style do you prefer?

Are you a fan of the original day dress with the halter neckline, or do you like the elegance of the sweetheart neckline? I must admit, I’m partial to the strapless option. I love outfits that show off my shoulder area so strapless gets my vote!

P.S. This is another look I shot on my own! If you missed it, I talked about challenging myself and getting back behind the camera for outfit posts every once in a while in the last post that I shot.

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  1. Melanie says:

    Love how you styled this – both ways! So much better to buy clothes that are versatile!

    • Chelsey says:

      Thanks, Melanie! I totally agree it’s so much better to buy versatile clothes! The older I get, the less I want in my closet!


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