Wearing dresses as skirts is one of my favorite travel hacks
(that and placing your shoes in disposable shower caps, seriously brilliant!).
Not only does it allow you to wear your favorite dresses again (and in new and
exciting ways), it really helps cut down how much you need to pack. If you ask
me, it is a win-win. I re-wore two of the dresses I had worn in Paris as skirts
in London (polka dot dress here
and houndstooth here
). I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it, dresses
are just as
versatile as separates!
I’ve found that this technique works best with dresses with
well-defined waists paired with slightly cropped sweaters (optimum cropping
will depend on your height and torso length). You can also layer a button up ontop
of the dress and under the sweater for even more dimension (and/or warmth).
I found this cropped black sweater randomly in Dillards last fall. I hesitated buying it, not sure what I would wear it with. I am glad I
made that impulse purchase, because I have worn this sweater constantly in
Italy. It seems to easily layer over just about anything when I am cold in my
apartment or running around town. I wish it was slightly better quality (it is
BCBGeneration), because I fear I will wear holes in it at some point! Moral
of the story, always scoop up versatile cropped sweaters in neutral colors,
especially if you are on the shorter side and like to layer them over dresses.
I don’t know about you, but because of my height I really
struggle to find sweaters with the right proportions. Any brand recommendations
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