This post illustrates by means of four dresses how versatile you can style crazy or unusual prints.
- A Dress with a Trendy New Print Is a Great Way to Update Your Wardrobe
- Unexpected Prints Make a Statement
- How to Style a Victoria Victoria Beckham Cat Dress
- Unusual Prints Are As Versatile to Style As Other Prints
- Printed Sheath Dress Outfit Ideas
- Cat Dress Outfit Ideas
- Conclusion: No Reason to Fear an Unusual Print
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A Dress with a Trendy New Print Is a Great Way to Update Your Wardrobe
Trendy cool, crazy, weird – you name it – print dresses are a great way to update your wardrobe. Since you never know how long the trend will last, it shouldn’t be expensive, but have a classic cut. Alternatively, you go for an It designer. When I saw this A-line high-low hem dress, I knew it would fit my summer trendy update list: Classic posh cut plus an It print. Ikat is a ethnic inspired print. More on how you can look ageless in the global print trend in the guide at the link.
Unexpected Prints Make a Statement
I love Victoria Beckham’s sleek designs. A couple of years ago, I splurged on this silk fall dress. You have seen it on the blog in various outfits, for instance, worn as a shirt, I love the cut, color combination, and the print. Dresses on a dress. How genius, or should I say genia (The female form, I had to take Latin for 5 years!) is this idea? Not the usual floral print, polka dots, squares, triangles, but dresses!
I love her designs, but I would like a bit more fabric towards the “south”, i.e. a bit more leg coverage. Thus, I recently sew this lace underskirt to wear under this (and other dresses). It’s basically a recycled half slip. I sew on two rows of lace so I could wear it as an underskirt and elongate dresses that don’t have my favorite length. I love my hems to be just above the knee. Thus, sort of my sweet point for length.
How to Style a Victoria Beckham Cat Dress
The next photo shows a dress designed by It designer Victoria Beckham. When I saw a photo of Victoria Beckham wearing this sleek cat dress in a magazine, I had to have it. I love the salmon color and cute cat print of this beauty. Well, I love cats. When one looks from far, the print looks quite interesting. You have to come close to realize that the print are white and red cats. I also liked the sort of late 1920s cut with the drop waist and the interesting sleeves.
This dress is quite girly, which is not my usual style. Moreover, I’m about a decade older than her. Thus, to style the dress along my personal preferences, I added studded pumps to give the look an edge. I also added a white silk scarf and wear it the Indian way, i.e. hanging down in the back for interest. I pinned the scarf to the dress so the scarf does not slip away or gets blown away by some wind gusts. For more tips on styling with scarves see the post at the link.
Unusual Prints Are as Versatile to Style as Other Prints
Printed Sheath Dress Outfit Ideas
There is something cool and practical about sheath dresses. They are very versatile. You can make multiple outfits with a sheath that look completely different. Plus depending on the material, they work in three seasons.Sheath dresses are so versatile as dress, skirt, top, with cardigan, a layering top or shirt underneath. #budgetfashion Click To Tweet
The many different colors of the print make it easy to wear the dress in different ways. A sheath with a turtleneck underneath is an instant work outfit for the cold season and rescue last minute dressing problems.
You can wear this kind of sheath in different ways. Sheath work for summer and as a great layering piece in winter. Thus, a printed sheath gives you a lot of styling options.Who said you can't wear a piece two days in a row in different outfits? #breakoldfashionrules Click To Tweet
A trendy sheath dress is a perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. #styletip Click To Tweet
Cat Dress Outfit Ideas
The next photos show the cat dress styled for a cool summer day, summer evening or air conditioned office. Just pick a color of the print like here black. Red and white would work too.
When you like any of the outfits, please feel free to pin them to your Pinterest board.
Conclusion: No Reason to Fear an Unusual Print
When you love a print and are in the market for the piece it is printed on, go for it when the cut is classic. Crazy prints are as easy to style as colorful geometric or floral printFriends don't let friends wear bad outfits. #agelessstyle Click To Tweet
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