How to Wear a Dress Multiple Ways

How to Wear a Dress Multiple Ways

August 11, 2022
By Katerina Katakalides

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There are so many ways to save money while staying stylish. Of course, we’ll always support the resale route. Reselling your formalwear can be the most obvious way to make money for buying more in the future. It can be that simple- sell your old gowns so you can buy new ones! Setting up your closet on Queenly is as easy as one, two three:

1. Sign in to your free account and view your closet
2. Snap pictures of your dress or jumpsuit and upload these along with all the details
3. Publish your listing and try sending exclusive offers to likers or boosting it to the top!

We designed Queenly to help you sell your listings faster. The quicker you sell, the quicker you can buy! Even though this is a very cost-effective way to shop for formalwear, there are a few other ways you can make the most of your outfits. Learning how to wear a dress multiple ways is a smart way for you to stretch your outfits out to cover multiple events. You’ll never have to worry about being an outfit repeater after finding out how to change your looks.

Mix and Match Two-Piece Dresses

One way you can wear a dress multiple ways is by mixing up different dresses. Obviously, this is best achieved with two-piece dresses. By mixing and matching different tops and skirts, you’ll be able to achieve multiple looks with fewer dresses. Just think about it- three dresses can turn into nine different looks! There are even multiple ways to achieve this fashion method.

Try Different Tops

If you want to make the absolute most out of your two-piece dresses, then try mixing up your tops and bottoms. By buying complementary colors or different styles in the same color, you’ll be able to create the most cohesive looks possible. Just think about all the combinations you can create with these three dresses!

Color Block with Black and White

Color blocking is a popular way to incorporate multiple shades into your look. With this method, you’ll color block with black and white, a classic color combination that is chic enough for any formal event. Even if color blocking isn’t for you, you can still combine different styles that come in the same color. Buying two, two-piece dresses doesn’t just give you two looks, it gives you four!

Save the Style, Switch the Shade

Sometimes, we absolutely fall in love with a specific style or silhouette, and that’s okay! If a dress that you love comes in multiple colors, you can buy them all to mix and match your looks. These two-piece dresses, for example, can be worn multiple ways to create different, colorful looks.

Add Some Accessories

Accessorizing is one of the most obvious ways to change up your formalwear look. No matter which accessories you choose, they each add their own essence to your overall look. Depending on which accessory you decide to add, you can dress up or dress down a cocktail dress or jumpsuit to fit any occasion.

Glam it up with Jewelry

Jewelry is the most common accessory that you’ll find paired with formalwear. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings are often added to an outfit to dress it up and make it even fancier than before. If your gown already has some glam- even better! You can highlight the different metallic aspects of your gown by matching your jewelry to any rhinestones, sequins, or jewels.

Stay Stylish in a Sweater or Blazer

Make your formalwear appropriate for an office party or outdoor event by adding a sweater or blazer to your look. This accessory can completely change the vibe of your outfit, so you can make any cocktail dress or jumpsuit the most versatile you own. Whether you want to be classy or chic, there’s a piece of outerwear to tie together your look.

Switch Up Your Shoes

Along with accessories, different shoes are a way for you to switch up your style! Take your formalwear to the next level in eye-catching heels, comfy sneakers, or cute sandals. Depending on which style you choose, your outfit will have a whole different vibe!

Keep it Casual in Sneakers

Pairing your cocktail dress, jumpsuit, or romper with a pair of sneakers is the perfect way to dress down your look or add a sporty vibe to your outfit. By wearing sneakers, you’ll also be able to stay comfy throughout the entire party. Forget about skipping the dance floor!

Stand Tall in High Heels

High heels, stilettos, pumps- whatever you want to call them, these glamorous shoes will make you stand tall and stand out at any formal event! Add an extra element of elegance to your jumpsuit or accentuate your silhouette in a cute cocktail dress by adding a pair of heels.

Dress it Down in Sandals

There are many formal events that might prevent you from wearing a traditional pair of heels, like a destination, beach wedding or a garden cocktail party. Sandals can be the perfect option for adding an elegant element to your look without sacrificing your comfort.

Try Tying Different Straps

Easily the most versatile way to wear a dress in different ways, tying your straps in different styles can completely change the look of your gown. While this isn’t an option for every dress (unless you want to get handy with some scissors and a sewing kit) it’s a very common feature of bridesmaid dresses. This allows multiple members of the bridal party to wear the same dress in different styles that can flatter everyone’s figure. Rather than struggling to find a formal wear dress that’s appropriate for every occasion, try styling one of these gowns in different ways!

Add a Flare of Fabric

It’s time to embrace your creativity and let your inner fashion designer loose! Investing in some fabric can be a fun way to add some pizzazz to a dress or jumpsuits that’s been hanging in your closet since last season. One benefit about this method is that you can add, remove, and alter the fabric depending on the type of event you’re attending. Stand out on a pageant stage by adding a cape to your evening gown or spice up an old bridesmaid dress by attaching an overskirt. There are countless ways to change up your style. Check these looks out for some inspiration!

Shopping for your next dress should be a breeze! A queen like you deserves the royal treatment whether she’s buying a new dress online or shopping secondhand. At Queenly, we’ve committed ourselves to promoting sustainable fashion while making it affordable for everyone. Join our community of Queens who have listed outfits in their online closet. It’s as easy as signing up for a free account, snapping some pics, and uploading the details- that’s it!

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