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littlemissdressy
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Is there any way to dress down this type of dress for spring/summer? Or even winter?

It looks like this dress from the front but with a rose pattern on the bodice/top and is the same length:
here

And it has an open back like this dress:
here

And my dress also has the peter pan collar that button around my neck a bit like a halter.
Thank you for any suggestions

posted over 1 year ago
WinknPout
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WinknPout
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From what we understood your description, the dress can be easily dressed down with a lapel-less black blazer. The lapels might look awkward depending on the size of your peter-pan collars, but you can try a regular black blazer as well.

For Spring Summer, wrapping a simple scarf around your neck, such that it covers the neckline and major part of the torso. Hope it helps :)

posted over 1 year ago
 
SarawrSmiles
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If I wanted to dress down a dress I’d wear some keds and a casual sweater.

The open back sounds really cute! I’d hate to cover that with a sweater. You could probably also wear some really causal jewelry. Something funky and fun on your wrist.

Maybe put your hair in a high pony?

posted over 1 year ago
 
pupuren
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I’d agree with SarawrSmiles on the sneakers, and definitely wouldn’t want to cover up the back unless it’s chilly. Also, a bold-coloured bag or a low-slung backpack and some friendship bracelets. And perhaps a statement pair of sunglasses.

posted over 1 year ago
 
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that type of back makes the dress more dressy, so I would suggest:
pairing it with a leather jacket
wearing a sweater over the top with the collar peeking out
wearing your hair casually- braid or ponytail
wearing casual footwear- keys, vans, converse, etc

thats all I can think of for now :)

posted over 1 year ago
 
BeyondLustre
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Just wear some sneakers and you’ll be fine

posted over 1 year ago
 
dorathelauren
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dorathelauren
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You could wear a blazer over it, wear it with sneakers, or put a sweater over it!

posted over 1 year ago
 
catiebeatty
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Two Words: denim jacket. I wear mine with dresses all the time!

posted over 1 year ago
 
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Cant believe nobody said this yet, But you could wear it over a pair of skinny jeans.

posted over 1 year ago
 
Aparajita
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1) Pair it with sneakers.
2) Add printed stockings.
3) Wear a 3/4th sleeve t shirt under it.
4) Add a chunky scarf.
5) Wear a beret or a beanie.
6) Pair with jeggings.
7) Wear another skirt on top of it.

posted over 1 year ago
 
MessagesOnANapkin
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I LOVE styling these kind of dresses, it’s such a fun challenge with layers! I have a few ideas:

1. Put a cardi over it and only button the top button, so the peter pan collar peeks out. Here’s a post where I did that before: http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/2012/07/lady-no-tramp.html

2. You can layer a long sleeved blouse underneath, and then it’d also hide the back. I think it’d have to be one that isn’t collared, so it doesn’t battle with the peter pan collar. And a bonus would be if it was patterned (like polka dot or striped) so it could add some interest to the look. Here’s an example where I did that: http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/2013/05/citrus-daisies.html

3. Layer a maxi skirt over the dress, so that way the long length cancels out the open back and becomes more casual.

4. Put a jean vest or denim jacket over it.

5. Layer an unbuttoned blouse over it (a chambray one works awesome!) and cinch it with a belt. Here’s an example where I did that before: http://messagesonanapkin.blogspot.com/2013/05/are-lost-boys-taking-applications.html

Good luck!

posted over 1 year ago
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