Dress 3 Ways 3 (As a Shirt)

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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 Shirt)

Quote of the day: “Mistakes are better learned from than punished.” Raymond Vath, M.D.

Now I’ll take the same dress that we wore alone (here) and then wore to look like a skirt (here), and style it so it’s observed as a shirt. All three of us in this example could have donned a black skirt which I’m sure everyone owns. However, to make it more interesting, I decided to add some color assortment to the skirt selection.  Would you have liked it better with all black skirts? Again, you may think me the craziest of souls (which I’m not denying) by putting a skirt over my dress, but why not? Just think how this increases the options of outfits in your closet. This is also a good trick if your dress is too short for comfort or for a shift dress that needs some waist enhancement—just sayin’!

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: This suede skirt has been with me for 30 years. It was a present from mom in college and has aged nicely.

Dress: INC (similar here)~~Skirt: (similar here)~~Shoes: Newport News (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

60’s Dress 3 Ways: Since Nancy is more short waisted, we pulled the skirt down slightly to make her look more in proportion.  If you try this trick, you might need to pin the skirt in place depending on it’s slipperiness.

Dress: Liz Claiborne (similar here)~~Skirt: Chicos (similar here)~~Shoes: Micheal Shannon (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: We added 3 items of green to this outfit to give it some pizzazz.  The green in the dress is not quite the same, but I really like the combination.

Dress: Dressbarn (similar here)~~Skirt: Weekenders (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Shoes: SRO (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: Charming Charlies (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

Remember to smile the rest of this weekend….it costs nothing and makes everyone feel good!!

Linking up with MidLifeLuv, Visible Monday,  Shoe & Tell, Hello Monday, Lovely Little a la mode, Let it Shine, #iwillwearwhatilike, #Iwillwearwhatilike (different one) & Style Saturday Linkup

Here’s some print dresses that are maybe too short…so put your black skirt over them for now and wear them with leggings in the winter:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I would worry about it looking lumpy or too tight, but you all look nice and smooth, and you could do many different skirt styles and colors. Good idea for a too short dress that you’re too lazy to make into a tunic or blouse! I have several I’ve been meaning to get around to.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I thought the same thing at first, Kathleen! And, it certainly works better with the straight skirt versions! I have to admit that I don’t utilize this version much! But it’s really a great idea for certain times—like the too short ones, exactly!!

  • All three of you are looking peach perfect. But I have to say Jodie…you take the prize this time. Not only is your outfit killer, but you have such a good figure and this outfit shows that so well.

    • How nice Greetje!! And to think I don’t wear this skirt often….maybe I need to?

  • Darcy

    Love the fun printed dresses you highlighted at the end!

  • sandypatti

    Three lovely, flattering looks! xo

  • Bravo! I have garments that old too. It’s fabulous when we actually keep and wear things of quality!

    • I love it too…but I do consider it more of a rarity than a norm! Thanks for the input Jennifer!!!

  • All these looks are beautiful! I love the balance between prints and single color.
    Red Reticule

  • Wow, your suede skirt looks brand new! If none of us knew, all three dresses could definitely pass for shirts. Kudos, my friend!

    • The skirt probably looks new because I admit, I haven’t worn it that often. I think this fall, I’ll work on styling it more. It’s longer than I usually wear (and for quite a while, it didn’t quite fit)—-but I like the challenge of making it work!! Thanks for the kudos!!

  • c.a. Marks

    That’s awesome! I would have never thought about using a dress as a top for a skirt/top ensemble. But why not?! Especially with how short some of these dresses are nowadays anyway. Great job. I loved all three looks!! I came in via @MidLifeLuv 🙂

    • Thanks for reading & commenting, and glad you liked it. The first time I saw the idea, I thought it crazy…but it can certainly be useful!! Happy Weekend!

  • I don’t know what happened to my comment…if it pops up again, apologies for repeating myself..

    I love this idea, Jodie.
    Once again you are stretching our dressing options!
    This is perfect for those of us who perhaps have chosen a not so well made, thin fabric, unlined dress and would like to wear it without getting strangled in shapewear!
    Or a flimsy skirt, that may show the elastic on our pants (by pants I mean the underwear version!)
    I WANT your suede skirt! That would be perfect with so many things in my wardorobe.
    Great styling.

    • For some reason, occasionally your comments go straight to my spam? Maybe it’s because of the fake in your name? This idea is right up your alley…although you layer an entire dress over another (which I think it brilliant, BTW)! Thanks for your wonderful thoughts Samantha!!

  • I really like it!
    Perfect for a colder climate, like mine….or under an unlined skirt…or one that is maybe not so flattering.
    Great ideas, as always Jodie.
    BTW, loving your mum’s earrings.
    Fake Fabulous

    • I’m responding to this one also, just so I can approve it & maybe the computer will stop putting your comments in spam….time will tell!!!!