Dress 3 Ways 2 (As a Skirt)

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Dress 3 Ways for the 50's, 60's. & 70's

A Dress 3 Ways for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: (As a Skirt)

Quote of the day: “We do not need to see eye to eye to walk arm in arm.” Carolee Stevens

Until I started blogging, I would never, ever have considered wearing a shirt over my dress. The reason I had a dress was to make a one item decision about getting dressed for an affair, not add to my decision making.  Maybe I would think about wearing a cardigan with my dress for warmth, but not for the idea of styling my dress so one would actually think it more of a skirt. In fact, most of us have enough clothes in our closet that “stretching” our wardrobe is not needed. But the time that this trick could be useful is when travelling. So even if you think this is silly, keep it in mind next time you’re packing for a trip.  These same dresses can be viewed worn by themselves (here).

Dress 3 Ways for the 50's, 60's. & 70's Dress 3 Ways for the 50's, 60's. & 70's

50’s Dress 3 Ways: Okay…let’s all have a giggle at how the wetted area on my shirt didn’t dry by the time we took pictures!!

Dress: INC (similar here)~~Top: Cherokee (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Shoes: Styluxe (similar here)~~Necklace: Bauble Bar (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Ring: Charming Charlies (similar here)

Dress 3 Ways for the 50's, 60's. & 70's Dress 3 Ways for the 50's, 60's. & 70's

60’s Dress 3 Ways: Even though Nancy’s dress had a relatively high neckline, so did her shirt, thus covering it perfectly. Plus the shirt is a wonderful backdrop for this necklace.

Dress: Liz Claiborne (similar here)~~Top: Chicos (similar here)~~Shoes: John March (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Dress 3 Ways for the 50's, 60's. & 70's Dress 3 Ways for the 50's, 60's. & 70's

70’s Dress 3 Ways: Realistically, here is a foolproof way to take a lighter weight dress and make it cooler weather appropriate.  If it was really chilly, tights could have been added.

Dress: Dressbarn (similar here)~~Sweater: Karen Scott (similar here)~~Boots: Bandolino (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Remember to smile even when you don’t feel like it….it costs nothing and makes everyone feel good!!

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Here’s some print dresses that maybe you want to show off the gorgeous print, but they’re sleeveless…so wearing a shirt over the top could be a smart choice:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    All pretty looks. I’ve never done it – I have so many clothes. However, it really is a great wardrobe extender and is a great idea for traveling. It also allows you to wear a lightweight dress you like in cool weather. Yes, you can wear a cardigan, but this gives you a different look.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I have to admit when I first saw this idea, I thought it was brilliant—because it is quite a different look than a cardigan. I almost always wear them with cardigans, but this just seemed to make me have so many more options!! (Of course, maybe it’s because I don’t have that many clothes, ha ha ha ha ha ha)

  • Love all the variations here. I often do something like this – makes your wardrobe stretch that little bit more.

    • Of course, you already do this…you are one smart chicola!!

  • I love, love, love the red outfit! It so suits her though I do like all the skirts. Patterns are really nice on the bottom. Thank you for linking to #MidLIfeLuv.

  • Very nice, I do like the 60’s look, she looks kool.

  • I NEVER wear dresses and seldom skirts but I will keep this in mind if I do. Thanks. #MidLifeLUV

    • Interesting…I’ll go shopping with you to help find you some if you want…:)

  • I love the idea because during seasons like fall and autumn, when it’s not that cold yet/anymore, I feel like wearing dresses more than in the winter. But the weather…
    By putting a blouse or sweater on top of, it’s doable though.

  • As a fashionista, I’m shocked! shocked I tell you, that this never occurred to me. Ingenious! And you look adorable, damp mark and all. 🙂

    • I know!!! That’s totally how I felt when it first came to me…how could I have lived 50 years and not thought of this sooner? Wait until you see tomorrow’s post (this one I learned from other bloggers).

  • I like the idea of the last dress, making a lighter weight dress one more appropriate for warmer weather.

    • And personally, I’ve even worn some workout (tighter) shorts under a dress to help with keeping warm!!! Thanks for reading Kim!

  • Such beautiful collections, amazing patterns and colors as well, truly very inspiring for many ladies, I love the idea, thank you for sharing!!!



  • Hey Jodie! Cute, cute and cute! Sometimes, the best colors are available in dresses, which is evidenced by the awesome colors in these looks.


  • leannelc

    I love a floral skirt worn well and it looks good on all three of you! I also LOVED every one of those dresses!

  • jaymieashcraft

    I need to try this!! 🙂

  • Robinsky

    Amazing & very unique idea! Thanks!

  • I have never tried this myself, but I love it on others. Well done!!!

    • Of course, living in hotter weather, you probably don’t want extra layers!!!

  • MaryAnne

    What a fabulous idea. Makes the dress look totally different. You all look so put together.

    • Thanks MaryAnne…and it’s such an easy thing to do…I can’t believe I never did it before!