Style-Delights: Reverse Style - How To Take A Dress From Night To Day!

February 11, 2012

Reverse Style - How To Take A Dress From Night To Day!

I read a lot of tips about how to take a daytime dress to night, but not very many ideas about how to take an evening appropriate dress into the day without losing the character of the dress! (Yes, outfits and dresses have characters. At least mine do!) So here it is - A leopard print, strapless, mini dress - worn in a more casual style.



I wore this dress for an evening party last year and since then it was just hanging in my closet. I wanted to use it more, but for some reason (may be my conservative style is to blame here) couldn't wear it in a more casual setting.  Then an idea hit me like the hidden ATM fee - tone it down a bit! Because the print of the dress is so 'out there' I decided to balance it with a simple black T-shirt. 


At the time this picture was taken, I didn't realize I will use it on my blog, hence the cropped-make-do image! But I hope you get the idea:-)




Note: I am wearing the T-shirt backwards, i.e. the front of the T-shirt is in the back, so the neckline of the T-shirt doesn't clash with the neckline of my dress. And to give the dress the roar it deserves, I am wearing the red heels! A layering necklace completes the look!
Here Is How To Take A Dress From Night To Day

 Dress - Express
T-shirt - OP (Walmart! $4)
Necklace, Bracelet - Ann Taylor
Shoes - Franco Sarto

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48 comments :

  1. wow..great!!!cant help but appreciate your amazing body in the first pic...u have a die-for picture perfect figure...hope i reach it tooo(started working-out these days so no wonder i end up noticing that more hehe)...

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    1. Thanks Pavani! And good luck for your fitness goal!

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  2. Such a gorgeous dress and I love how you've layered it for a day-time look xo

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    1. Thanks Porcelain complexion! Hope you are having a great day!

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    2. I love how you layered it for daytime, too!! I am conservative, but have glam dresses, too!! Now we can wear them more often!

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  3. yea I am with Pavani on this. You have an amazing figure. And I love how you have styled this dress for the day and night. Love your sense of styling. Thanks for all the support and your lovely comment on my In-FB article. Have a great weekend.
    http://fashion-opolis.blogspot.in/

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  4. wow love dat dress!!! u look so good!!
    new post on my blog!! :)
    xo
    www.fshn4us.blogspot.com

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  5. Roarrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! ;) Thats what your pic says!! Super idea!!

    xoxoxo
    Ritcha
    http://ritchastyle.blogspot.com

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  6. Great outfit and I love wearing dresses over shirts! It completely changes the look! I love wearing tight fitted turtlenecks under spaghetti or sleeveless dresses in winter! I love that you wore your shirt backwards to give it the perfect look that you did! xx

    Pip
    http://chicstayathome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Pip! I love to pair a turtleneck with spaghetti top too!

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  7. Love your blog, I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll follow me back via bloglovin' and we can keep in touch, I love finding new blogs! xoxo

    JoellenLove on bloglovin'

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    1. Thanks Joellen, would swing by your blog ASAP!

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  8. Nice photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I like your dress, what a great print and that top is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit also you are really beautiful and your shoes rock! You have an awesome blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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    1. Thanks Sara, will surely check out your blog!

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  9. Loved the way you carried this particular outfit:)

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    1. Thanks EC! Hope you are having a great day!

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  10. This is such a cute idea! I love that you "reversed" the outfit. I get a lot of requests for how to take a look from day to night, but I've never even thought about night to day! Great post!
    -Heather

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    1. Thanks Heather! Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  11. Very smart; I love this idea and I've done it with some sundresses, to make them suitable for work. Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday, you look fab!

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  12. You are truly ROCKING that outfit. Great idea to make it a bit more casual. It's a pity to leave a cute dress like that hanging in the closet!

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    1. Thanks Symvia! Now this dress will never 'just hang' in the closet..LOL!

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  13. Adore adore adore how the red heels compliment the rest of the outfit. Beautiful! x

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    1. Thanks so much! Hope to see you back soon!

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  14. LOVE how you did this. So effortless and chic.

    www.thequirkypoet.com

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    1. Thanks Megan, hope you are having a great day!

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  16. Love this! I have a few dresses in my closet that could get a lot more use this way. Love the red and leopard together, as well. It's such a natural combination!

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  17. I've been meaning to try this! I love it with the bold accessories.

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  18. Wow! Sexy lady! You look beautiful!

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  19. Smack!- those shoes really make that animal print roar. Painted talons. Such a clever transition and you look amazing.

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  20. I love the day look and the red shoes, awesome!

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  21. I think the idea and thought behind this post is great again!
    And it is true how most of us never make too much use of our party dresses for the day!

    I also like the way you wore your black tee backwards!
    Kudos!

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  22. You look so fab! Absolutely loving the way you wore it as dress, Very edgy!

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  23. What a fun idea to wear that dress over a tee!

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  24. it looks nice both ways but to be perfectly honest the second choice with the red pumps and black tshirt/tights looks a bit more elegant ond official.

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  25. Lovely Blog, Jyoti, you are beautiful!
    And loved your idea of transforming the dress...

    :)

    Shubhi!
    http://www.shubhisrevels.blogspot.in/

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