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Your girlfriend has the same dress. What now? This post suggests how to handle the situation.

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  1. It is not a nightmare when you friend or another woman has the same dress
  2. Two bloggers who bought a leather fit-and-flare dress each
  3. Two fashion bloggers styling a fit-and-flare leather dress
  4. Top of the World Style Linkup No. 89

 

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It is not a nightmare when you friend or another woman has the same dress

Do you remember that Dynasty TV soap opera of the 80s? For my German readers, this TV series was called Der Denver Clan when it run on the ZDF. Do you recall that episode where Krystle, the new wife, and Alexis, the ex-wife, nearly bought the same gown? Of course, they were enemies for the drama of that soap opera, and the same choice of dress meant a drama for them as well.

In Fairbanks, it happens often that one of my girl friends have the same piece when I buy an item at Fred Meyers. Two of my dance friends, for instance, have the same dress as shown in the first photo of this post. Thus, when I wear it to a dance, I always have a spare in my bag to change, if needed. So do they. Who comes first to a dance event with the dress, will keep the dress on. Who comes second or third will switch into their spare. Interestingly, we never had made the effort to show up on purpose all in that dress at once just for the fun of it. 🙂

 

fashion influencer in floral asymmetric hem dress
Floral dress with asymmetric hem over lace slip with leopard print T-strap Neo Tango heels (all own)

Do you know my friend Linda, the blogger at A Labour of Life? She bought a fit-and-flare

Two bloggers who bought a leather fit-and-flare dress each

leather dress in the Nordstrom Annual Sale, as did I. Of course, we did not know about it until the outfit post. Having the same dress never stopped us from posting new styling ideas.

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Linda wearing her fit-and-flare leather dress in a classic black and white look. Photo courtesy to her

Linda and I do not only have the dress in common, but also have to style the dress for a cold climate region. She lives in eastern Canada, well what an Alaskan calls eastern Canada. I live in Interior Alaska. In both regions, the Canadian high often governs the weather. She is at its eastern side, I am on its western side. When the high extends more to the west, cold air is produced in the Interior of Alaska. When the high moves eastwards cold, dry air moves into her region.

Two fashion bloggers styling a fit-and-flare leather dress

The next photos show two other examples of how Linda styled her fit-and-fare dress. Visit her blog to see more.

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Linda wearing her fit-and-flare dress with leather pants and a buffalo plaid shirt. Photo courtesy to her
midlife woman in leather pants and dress
Linda wearing her leather dress with leather pants and a striped shirt. Photo courtesy to her

 

The next photos show examples of how I style my fit-and-flare leather dress.

Fit-and-flare leather dress with pilage bag and pumps
Hallogen leather dress, sunflower yellow pilage, Paloma Picasso sunglasses, Bulova watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Gloria VanDer Bilt red pumps, necklace

 

over 50 years old woman in black leather dress and black sweater
Halogen fit-and-flare leather dress worn as a skirt with Anne Klein sweater and pearls (all own)

 

mixing pin and polka dots for a monochromatic look
Black and white look with pin dot tight c/o No nonsense, own Jones New York polka dot shirt, Halogen leather fit-and-flare leather dress, and Hermes bangles for a pop of color

 

style influencer in leather dress and striped sweater
Halogen LBD, Anne Klein polka dot scarf, GNW tights (all own)

 

As you can see, our outfits look quite different from each other. This is also true when we both go for a black and white theme. This means personal style is key, not the dress itself.

When you have personal style you don’t need to fear any woman who has the same dress unless she is a copycat.

Did it happen to you that your girlfriend, BFF, colleague or another woman showed up with the same dress? How did you react? Did it bother you? Were you upset? If so, what did you do? Let me know, I am curious.

Welcome to a joined A Labour of Fashion and 89th Top of the World Style linkup party

Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past. You and your lovely outfits make these parties so exciting, fun, and inspiring. You are an awesome crowd!

Linda and I joined our Thursday parties for this week, just for the fun of it, so our guests can meet each other. 🙂

When you want to be featured at the Top of the World Style party as a co-host, all you have to do is to click the link and let me know. We then will agree on a date and I will send you the linkup code that you add to your post.

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Andrea
Andrea, the lifestyle blogger at  Andrea’s Welness Notes became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

 

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Carrie became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

 

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