Mamas, I have to give credit where credit is due, and this idea came primarily from Stylemint, whose stylists paired the Broadway Dress over a long maxi:
(photo credit: Stylemint Broadway Dress)
I saw this and thought, well, hunh. Interesting.
Interesting, because I have a problem dress. It's a t-shirt style dress, and happens to be a maxi-length. It also happens to look, according to Raines, like a nightgown. And once that thought is in your head, there's no turning back.
Buh-bye dress. Right?
Except...this damn dress is comfortable, I can nurse, and it sorta obscures any poochiness....so I find myself rescuing it from the donate box and re-hanging it in my closet. Only to try it back on, realize that it is best accessorized with slippers and a teddy (as in bear) and fling it, annoyed, back into the donate box. Repeat...49857343094872093 times.
I mostly hate this dress.
Unfortunately for me, this dress' fate is now sealed. I now love it under my little Target shift dress, which can be too short for some mom-life situations (not riding a scooter, mind you).
Now whenever I'm in the middle of a crazed closet-purge, I won't be able to part with this truly stupid dress. Instead I'll remember this outfit and be all like, "oh wait! I have that one outfit I can wear this nightgown with! Yessssssssss....success."
But seriously! This trick is a good one! It's basically an easy (and comfy) way to make a shorter, sexier dress a bit more manageable.
One final example:
Almost looks like loungewear, right? Yup. Feels like it too. And what do we say when we find a respectable outfit that feels like sweats?
C'mon Mamas, say it with me: Yesssssssssss.....success.
DISCLAIMER: Mamas, if you own (and love) that striped J. Crew factory dress, I have no doubt that it looks much better on you than it does on me. On me, there's just something about the way it falls that screams take-me-to-bed-in-a-purely-platonic-way!!!