Saving Your Boxy Dress

ruffle dress and hot pink cardigan

Some dresses are a little tricky to wear. I see those tricky pieces every time I visit a clients closet, and I have a bunch of them in my own collection. However, I refuse to give up on those well-loved pieces that might not totally work all on their own. I think of them as little challenges to overcome!

Take this white ruffled dress. I am not a super ruffle-dress type of gal, but this one here is flirty and cute, if kind of waist-hiding. I’ve tried belting it, but the ruffles fall in the exact wrong place for a belt. Enter: trusty hot pink cardigan! I tempered the boxy girly shape with a fitted cardigan in a super bright color, which creates a line down the front and gives the dress more structure. Add a long necklace and you’ve got even more shape and distraction. Plus, adding a few badass accessories gives it less of an innocent ruffle vibe overall. Bingo!

Want me to rework those pieces you love but feel like there’s something just not quite right about them? Contact me for a Style Intro and I will help you breathe new life into your wardrobe.

ruffle dress and hot pink cardiganruffle dress and hot pink cardigan

ruffle dress and hot pink cardigan

Cardigan: F21, Dress: gifted, Shoes: BC, Necklace: Kendra Scott

April 25, 2012

One Response to Saving Your Boxy Dress

  1. Sandhya says:

    that dress is cute! really flattering on your teeny tiny body…so jealous!

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