When a Victoria Beckham dress is too dressy

For a shopping trip I wore my Victoria Victoria Beckham dress under my full leather skirt to add another outfit to my wardrobe and stay warm. Well, moreover, a dress from her collection would be a bit too dressy at the mall I wanted to shop at.

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Victoria Victoria Beckham dress worn as blouse under a full Oliveo leather skirt with pumps and structured bag (all own)

Look at your dress not only as a dress

Dresses can be very boring when one wears them always the same way. Thus, when I buy a dress I always imagine it as a dress, skirt and shirt. In this game, of course, living in Alaska is a great help. When adding a cardigan, sweater, vest or skirt one adds some extra insulation. That extra layer comes in handy when it is cold outside. That means you can get some extra mileage out of your summer dress when wearing it not only in summer, but also in spring and fall with some layers added. Furthermore, it looks like you have tons of clothing and/or an infinity closet.

#styleover40 midlife woman wearing a Victoria Beckham dress under leather skirt
Side view of Victoria Victoria Beckham dress worn as a shirt under an Oliveo full leather skirt with pumps (all own)

Do you wear your dresses also as skirts and/or shirts to extend your wardrobe options? How do you style a dress differently than as a dress? Let me know, I am curious.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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