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How to style a dress 12 different ways (part 1)

If you missed the introduction, please visit 12 Days of a Dress so that you can get caught up on what’s going on here.  Now, I’m sure you have a few questions concerning this challenge, so let me get these out of the way.  By the way, these are real questions that I was asked by my family and friends (in real life, so they are legit!)

  1. Are you actually wearing this dress every day?  Hate to burst your bubble, but NO.  I wore the dress 8 out of 12 times.  I’m also a stay-at-home-mom so I didn’t need to leave the house every day.
  2. Did you wash the dress?  I washed it and line dried it every weekend.  Yes, this gal sweats, and thank you for asking instagram follwer.
  3. Why are you doing the dress thingy?  It began as a personal challenge, and turned into a tool to help empower women on how to be creative with a basic dress, and not feel like they have nothing to wear.
  4. Will you do it again?  Absolutely.
  5. Did you photograph yourself every day?  Nope.  My eleven year old daughter graciously shot these photos in front of our house on two different days.  She rocks!

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12 Days of a Dress

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Hello!  I’m beginning this blog with a challenge that I gave myself to see if I could style the same dress 12 different ways.  What began as a personal challenge turned into a way to educate women on how to create multiple looks with the same dress.   It turned out to be a starting point for conversations with women about fast fashion, basic wardrobe essentials, finding a dress that suits your figure, and many more thoughtful conversations.

Here were the parameters that I gave myself for choosing the right dress:

  1. The fabric of the dress must be able to be dressed up or down.
  2. The fit of the dress had to be basic, and have short sleeves.
  3. I preferred a bit of an a-line drape because of my figure.
  4. The dress needed to have a texture.
  5. The dress needed to land slightly above the knee.
  6. I wanted a burgandy (red, wine, etc..) dress to wear throughout the holidays.
  7. I wanted a well-made dress that I could keep in my closet through all of the seasons.

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