One request I get a lot is to see one item styled multiple ways. I appreciate the nudge because I tend to see things one way until I start forcing myself to think outside the box, and then I’m often surprised at how much you can do with one wardrobe item.
This shirttail hem tank dress is a great wear now & later piece, so I thought I’d come up with a few styling options so you can see how versatile it is.
First of all, this dress comes in solid black, black stripe, blue stripe, and olive stripe. I was originally drawn to the olive stripe, but a casual LBD is something I don’t currently own so I ordered the black as well.
I didn’t do a full shoot with this one but I did style it for a quick mirror selfie. This is more of a dressed-up look, but it is just as cute with flat sandals for an everyday outfit that would take you from the pool to the grocery store to lunch with friends. (Pardon the weird bedroom lighting!)
Both are adorable, but I really love that olive stripe. It is currently full price at $49, which isn’t bad for a quality dress that is this versatile, but of course it would be better to get it on sale! I’ll keep an eye on it and let you know if it gets marked down.
Size-wise, I ordered the small and medium to compare, and I like the way the small fits better. Oddly, my green seems to be longer than my black one, but maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me because the black one creates more contrast against my skin? I don’t know, but I feel more comfortable in the green one so that’s the one I decided to keep.
I wore it on our drive down to the beach on Saturday and then to church yesterday. I really love how comfortable it is, and I feel like it’s remarkably flattering for a dress without much structure.
To show a slightly different look, I added this cashmere cardigan from the #NSale (still in stock!!) I can see bringing this along to the office or to a restaurant to throw on if it’s chilly indoors.
You could also swap out the sandals for taupe ankle boots and wear this well into fall. My favorite taupe booties to wear with skirts and dresses are still in the attic or I would have shown that option as well.
And then for a slightly dressier look, I wanted to show it with a denim jacket and block heel sandals.
I wish I’d taken the time to switch to silver jewelry to coordinate with the silver buttons on my jacket and the silver hardware on my bag. I was trying to get these pictures taken quickly on Saturday morning, but if I were going to wear this outfit, I would do silver accessories.
Notice how the denim jacket gives the outfit more structure and makes it more figure flattering. A good fitting denim jacket is my secret weapon for making shapeless dresses more flattering. This one is a good one, but it’s pricier than some. I also like the coral one I have from Old Navy. For size reference, I have the small in this white one.
Which look is your favorite?
I’m just excited to have finally found a casual dress I feel good in. As much as I love my jeans and denim shorts, it’s nice to change it up every once in a while.
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