Skirt Showcase 3 (With a Dress)

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Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's

Skirt Showcase for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With a Dress Version

Quote of the Day: “I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.” Henri Matisse

And to finish off this series, I’ll show the same monochromatic looks (grey, black & brown) with the skirt of a dress being the centerpiece.  This is easy enough by partially or totally covering up the top half of the dress with the same color that matches your tights and footwear.  This is so practical to get more usage out of your sleeveless or short sleeved dresses!   The printed skirt version (here) and the solid skirt version (here) are other ways to achieve this look!

Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's

50’s Skirt Showcase (Grey): This dress was on the shorter side when I bought it so I had my mother add a strip of material at the bottom to lengthen it!  It might have looked better with  black tights & boots?

Dress: Desigual (similar here)~~Turtleneck under: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Jacket over: REQ  (similar here)~~Ankle Boots: Christian Siriano for Payless (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's

60’s Skirt Showcase (Black ): This is Nancy’s go-to dress for weddings.  Here’s one way to make it seem less formal, yet we still show off the interesting pattern and hemline!

Dress: Teddi (similar here)~~Jacket: Chicos (similar here)~~Shoes: LifeStride (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's Skirt Showcase for the 50's, 60's. & 70's

70’s Skirt Showcase (Brown):  I had mom pop a sweater tank over the top of this dress to act as a vest. Since the dress is a floral print, the outfit acts as a great transition to spring.

Dress: Gillian (similar here or here)~~Vest: Ellen Tracy (similar here)~~Shoes: Calico (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Thanks for visiting my styling blog!!

Photography by Kari Strand Photography

I found some dresses that would be striking styled this way (they are all under $20):

  • Lorena

    I am all for your pretty skirt.
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. Answering your question – I take it off because I feel the necklace is just too much !

  • I love, love your dress!!!! I’m calling dibs on that when you are done with it…just sayin’.
    Darlene
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

    • We should do a closet swap!!!

      • Yes! Except I just donated a ton of my clothes yesterday…and I’m already having regrets.

        • ooowwww….that’s so sad, although it is the smart & realistic thing to do. I should do it too….it just means I can go buy more, right?

  • Extending the number of seasons one can wear a dress is a must in my book. I like how the grey tights bookends the top and another option would be black for yet more versatility. A blazer is such an easy way to extend Spring dresses. Using a vest is a fresh twist. Great job to all!