Outfit Remix: Three Ways to Wear a Red Dress

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This particular dress has always been kind of a challenge for me.  It seems like it would be easy enough to style, but somehow I always manage to have some trouble knowing what to wear with it.  What color tights?  Heels or flats?  These are not easy questions, but here are some of the ways I’ve begun to explore the answers:

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Embroidered belt, wedges, and plaid tights

I’m not sure how I feel about this combo.  I think I’d like it better without the hat and with a plain belt.  This look seems to have too much going on.

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Fox scarf, embroidered belt, black tights, and boots

I like this look a little more, but I don’t love it.  I think it’s the fox scarf.  As cute as it is, it just looks a little…thrown on.

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Leather purse, branch necklace, gray sandals

And here’s the most pared-down look of them all–I think it’s the best out of the three.  It seems to me that even though this dress is fairly simple, the whole look should stay that way.  The next time I wear it, I think I’ll go with black wedges, black tights, a plain black belt, and some kind of stole or scarf.  Or maybe my new leather jacket!

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17 thoughts on “Outfit Remix: Three Ways to Wear a Red Dress

  1. I like the last look the best. I agree with you that the dress looks like it should be kept simple. To winterize, I would just add black tights- they go with everything 🙂
    I have a dress in my wardrobe that offers the same problem as this, only it is a blue/green patterned shirtwaist. It always seems to be wrong, which is sad as it is so pretty, and I don’t wear it enough. Definitely taking some inspiration from these, and seeing how I can apply the ideas to that dress of mine!
    -Nicole
    The Artyologist

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    1. Isn’t it crazy how something so simple can be so hard to style? Your dress sounds lovely, and I hope you find a way to make it work! I think it’s really a matter of lots of trial and error.

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  2. I think my favorite way is the last one! I love how you critiqued your outfits – very cool way to do a remix! (Even though I think all 3 are lovely)

    By the way – did you get that dress off ASOS? I think I have the same one in blue! If not, it’s a VERY similar version….

    Lee – leethrifts.com

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    1. I got mine from ModCloth a few years ago, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the same brand as your dress. And thank you very much!!

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  3. Hello! I think this dress is really hard to style! The big challenge 🙂
    I like the first combination the most, but with black tights instead of plaid.
    And if you add the black leather jacket it will be even more in the rock’n’roll style 🙂
    Kisses :*

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