Wednesday, March 21, 2012

HOW I LAYER A DRESS

I purchased this dress a while back and fell in love with its metallic color. I believe that metallic items can be used year round and therefore are excellent investment pieces. This dress is too large in the chest area (sides and back) but I don't mind because I would NEVER wear it on its own. It is a rare act of total fashion ambition for me to show my arms (previous post was one of those rare acts). In an effort to show you how I layered a dress, I decided to show my arms once again. I hope you realize how much I love you! lol

Step #1 - Put on your fave dress
Step #2 - Add a shirt over it. You can leave it opened...
OR closed
Step #3 - Add a jacket or blazer over shirt.
Dress: Asos Curve
White Blouse: I.N.C. (Macy's)
Cropped Tuxedo Jacket: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Purse: Chanel
Sunnies: Armani Exchange (my new faves)
Jewelry: David Yurman

A dress can easily be used as a skirt by layering over top of it. You can even tie a shirt at the waist or belt a shirt or jacket over it. Versatility at its finest!!
With Love,
Kiah

35 comments:

LOVEOFMYLIFE1924 said...

I love this post!!! You are classy and fab as always!!! My fave look is the hair up with the shirt buttoned wearing as a skirt! LOve it!

MAD14kt said...

Loving it lady!!!

Serene McEntyre said...

AMAZING!!! I with you on metallics...I just can't get enough of them! I love what you did with these looks...I'm rethinking how I wear some things in my wardrobe now! Thanks! ~Serene

sacramento said...

The layers are fabulous, Kiah, but the first photo of you is sooooooooooo fantastic.
You have wonderful arms.
With me is the legs, ahhhhhhhhhh.
We definitely are our most critical enemy.
You leave me speachless everytime.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

TiaLou said...

What a great post! I'll definitely be using this idea to make some of my dresses more work friendly!!!

grownandcurvywoman said...

You've given me so many ideas! I have a few dresses I could layer but would've never thought to do so. Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

anorexicescapades.com said...

You know what this was a good layer. At first I wasn't sure but as i got to the end I was like okay I like it!

Sing said...

So inspiring. Very nice Kiah.

Style4Curves said...

OMGGGGGGGGGG this is soooo beautiful!!! You should show your arms more often they look great!
www.style4curves.blogspot.com

7eventh Letter said...

Kiah, this post is phenomenal. So helpful. I have to try this. I love the step by step process and how many looks you created. I LOVE IT!!!!

7eventh Letter
http://www.whatsmoreimportantthanfashion.com/

I wanna be fierce said...

Look at you. Loving the dress.

-Shakiyla

Style & Poise said...

This stunning Kiah!!!! I love love love all fo the looks but the last oen is my fav!

Roni

REBEQUITA ROSE (XL Fashion Blogger) said...

Oh my! That dress is too beautiful for words! How long ago did you get it?

http://www.RebequitasFashionBlog.BlogSpot.com

xxx

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I love the layered look. Have you ever thought of putting a blouse underneath the dress? Something sheer with long sleeves? I think it would work as layering too.
I love the dress.

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Gorgeous dress. Excellent tutorial!

Savannah said...

Great post, love the dress!
xxx

Shahrz─üd said...

You're so beautiful!! the dress is OSM!

http://leguidedelama.blogspot.com

Tee said...

I love this dress, but it's too cute to be all covered up!!
A cute lil blazer would work, especially for an evening event.

Laura said...

You look fabulous! Such a beatiful dress though I have to admit I think it looks far better if you leave the blouse open as it looks just a bit more casual and less confined. And I think there's nothing wrong with your arms! But thanks for demonstrating your devotion to us readers anyway :9 ♥

Mrs. T. Mac. said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Kiah, this dress is fabulous and I love how you styled it!

~Tavia
www.ninetofly.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Kiah you do everyday elegance so well! You look beautiful. <3

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

I think you look incredible from the first picture on. You can layer or not, and still make it work! The dress is fabulous, too.

Tammie said...

Three words: You DID That! I will use this Idea...

Fredetta said...

BEAUTIFUL kiah! i love this look!

Fatshion and Fattitude said...

very nice Kiah! I will most definitely use this idea! i love how the look came together at the end. so chic! ps: your arms look great.

Billie Monroe said...

by far one of my posts to date!!!!!!

Mode Plus said...

Loved that you showed us the different options. I have a thing with my knees *oh my*, I will never show my bare legs except at a swimming pool. Guess I kind of understand how much love you have for us <3

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Lourdes said...

I'm loving your dress...it's so nice!!! The combination with the blazer is perfect, i think so...

You look like pretty!!

Kisses

LasCositasdeLulu

Alice Barton said...

that's a masterclass in layering, you look gorgeous! xx
Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

Ashley Rose said...

Love the metallic of the dress and great idea showing how to styleit! x

Erica said...

Yesssss! I do the same thing all the time, especially if it's a lighter fabric dress. People are fooled every time! Love it!

Aminta Paiz said...

You are a master layering huh!! ...

Moya2bean said...

OMG! I love!
Kiah, you are too beautiful..everything you wear is beautiful!
Versatility for real! Love it! Im into layering myself as well.

Karemah said...

loving this look and im looking forward to trying this style

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