Of course you know this green Sabrina Goh dress from a while ago, where I showed you how I wear this dress as a separate. This week I felt like wearing it in the style that I’m so comfortable with, namely as a dress over pants. I also turned the dress around and am wearing the wrap at the back instead of the front. It’s great to have a dress with options! And if you are still not convinced that a nice drape dress is a wardrobe staple that you can wear multiple ways, perhaps you will be at the end of this article!
Wearing it with black capris
The first option is to wear the dress over black capris. This is a flop proof way of wearing this dress. 2 colours that match well together and a combination that all stylists will approve of. The general rule is to mix a wide top with tight bottoms and vice versa. I get away with wearing capris as the legs are tapered and the shoes have the same colour so it still gives the illusion of long legs. Plus the dress already creates a nice 2/3 – 1/3 silhouette. All this is further explained in my previous article on how to wear capris.
Wearing it with white capris
I like to get away from the 2 toned look a bit so I always like to mix in a third colour. I did that in the previous look as well with my accessories but here it is even more obvious. This look brings out the colours more and makes it more summery. I can even turn the look into a very casual rock chick vibe by adding a jeans jacket. I like the contrast of the black shoes, but you may want to swap those for white shoes to improve the leg line.
Breaking the rules: wide with wide
As faithful readers will know I also like to mix my dresses with wide pants. This look is definitely an acquired taste and I know that not so many of you will necessarily approve. But I STILL like it. To me it’s a trendy different look that looks fashionable. I know it makes me ‘bottom heavier’ but that doesn’t really bother me. I like all the volume! However, if you want to be on the safe side with your looks, then it’s always better to stick with the wide on tight rule.
Are you remixing your drape dresses?
Of course these are just a few of the many options of wearing this dress. It would look great over jeans too. Or with another tight skirt underneath (knee height). Or worn over red pants. The options are endless! For more ideas and inspiration on drape dresses check out my article on why you need to get a drape dress or check out my Pinterest Board with drape and jersey dresses that you can buy right now!
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Dress: Sabrina Goh
All pants: Zara (old)
Jacket: Dolce & Gabbana (old)
Do you have a drape dress yet? How are you wearing it?