Wearing a Shirt Dress Over a Top
Quote of the day: “I’m not interested in being perfect when I’m older. I’m interested in having a narrative. It’s the narrative that’s really the most beautiful thing about women.” Jodie Foster
After our last post about wearing your shirt dress under a skirt (here), this post idea may seem much more tame and sane!! Since a shirt dress has buttons, I figured we could wear our dress like a jacket on the top portion. Then the skirt area could still be buttoned and intact.
Since the shirt is mostly covered by the dress, you could actually wear almost any kind of top. Both mom & I have on tank tops, but Nancy is wearing a tunic! Heck, you could even sport a crop top and not show off your mid drift. The first in this series was unbuttoning the dress fully and wearing it as a “jacket” (here-along with the links to check out when we wore the same dresses the original way).
50’s Outfit: See what I mean about the dress being pretty darn short? I may try to add another button at the bottom too!
Dress: Trina Turk (similar here)~~Cardigan: J. Jill (similar here)~~Top: Guess (similar here)~~Shoes: Simply Vera (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Watch: (similar here)
60’s Outfit: The nice thing about Nancy’s dress is that her side slits are very shallow. The belt that came with it is the same color, so we added her red one instead for pizzazz.
70’s Outfit: For mom’s outfit, we tucked in the collar and upper button panel to be able to see the tank top better! Since the fabric is a heavier weight material, it stayed nicely.
Dress: Philippe Marcel (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here or here both in different colors)~~Top: St. John’s Bay (similar here)~~Shoes: Dana Buchman (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
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So go ahead and buy those cute spaghetti strapped tops and still not worry about your bra strap showing with this method!!