If you want inspiration on how to be a bit more radical when styling the failsafe dress then head on over to www.reiss.com for help. Dresses are great as you virtually have almost all of your outfit sorted instantly, but styling them can be a bit two-dimensional, ‘I have my dress, I’ll just wear it as it is’ so to speak. Create versatility for this closet go-to, layer up for those cooler days, add bold accessories and/or outerwear, spruce up your choice of footwear or be creative in how you wear your dress. Your dress needn’t be ‘just a dress’ with these fabulous tips that will certainly turn you into a forego trendsetter.
ChecksThe all-over on-trend check print but with a difference. This Antibes Multi Check Dress $300.00 is a simple round-neck, capped-sleeved dress that comprises a unique modern, graphic and multi-directional black grid check print.
OuterwearAdd this Petune Ladder Seam Trench Coat $520.00. A double-breasted smart trench, worn open over this Maya Lace Bodice Dress $425.00 with strapless bodice, zig-zag lace overlay an ultra feminine flared skirt, making your outerwear the focal point of your whole outfit.
Give a girly dress a tomboyish vibe with a leather biker. This Fray Leather Biker Jacket $850.00 teamed with the Ciara Swift Lace Shift Dress $370.00 changes the look of the dress but the soft pink hue of the jacket still keeps the femininity.
Bold ColorGo for a standout hue in this Chloey Chevron Lace Bodycon Dress $300.00. This dramatic bodycon has it all going on, bold color, texture and figure-enhancing qualities. What more could you want from a dress?
LayeringA great way to make your go-to dress still wearable when the temperature drops. Just add a sweater beneath. This lightweight lux white Katie Silk Front Long-Sleeve Top $130.00 worn beneath the Scanno Fit and Flare Leather Dress $745.00 would create a vision of luxurious style perfect for those cooler Spring days.
ChangeTurn your dress into an alternate piece of clothing to create true versatility. Wear this Abbeville Leather Shirt Dress $660.00 undone to create the illusion of a long-line jacket over a Sammy Satin Trim Top $130.00 and these Smith Skinny Jeans $150.00. Talk about change.
Choose a less drastic approach to changing the look of your dress by simply altering the neckline. Turn a v-neck dress into a roll-neck dress. Adding this Turin Turtle Neck Sleeveless Top $180.00 beneath the Justine Fitted Panel Detail Dress $340.00 works well and oozes monochrome perfection.
JumpsuitOk it’s not a dress but similar in the way that it’s one singular piece, that like a dress, we usually give little thought into styling. Give this Monica Tuxedo Dart Jumpsuit $370.00 more edge by simply rolling up the hems and adding this Joon Stripe T-Shirt $85.00 beneath for extra definition.
They say that accessories can make or break an outfit. Let them make yours by simply adding a printed belt and large tote to a solid-hued dress. This animal print Theon Double Keeper Printed Belt $105.00 creates the perfect contrast when added to this vibrant red Jade Pleat Back Dress $425.00 and the Hayward Luggage Tag Large Tote $520.00 screams standout style.
TextureCreate an impact with contrasting textures. This Khloe Lace Panel Dress $285.00 in soft stretch jersey with panels of overlaid black lace creates more depth to a classic LBD.