I have found this dress to be sooo versatile for a several reasons I’m about to explain. Thanks to this dress, I’m now a huge fan of button down dresses (aka shirt dresses, aka max tunic). Not only are they nursing friendly (insert praise hands), as it turns out they can be dressed up, down, belted, unbuttoned, etc., etc. Get where I going with this? A girl needs options. THIS girls needs options.
I dressed it up for a night out / date night look (what’s a date night again? I can’t even remember…). My day-to-day attire is so casual that I love to dress up when given the opportunity. In fact, I’m often so drawn to sky high heels sometimes feel I have no cute, comfortable shoes to wear that aren’t for working out! (Though if you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been working on my cute sneaker collection).
This dress was one of those items I liked as soon as I saw it and loved once I had it on, but I really wondered how versatile it would be. The fact that it requires a slip would usually be a total turnoff, but I bought it anyway and I’m so glad I did. It can be worn so many ways! In fact, after we took these photos I ditched the belt and heels and put on my converse and had several compliments on the dress! Maybe I should have posted pictures of that instead! Ha!
Here are a few ways I’ve worn this button down dress
- Unbuttoned as a Duster
- With Sneakers
- Belted with Booties
- Belted with tanks and shorts underneath and booties
- With OTK boots and a cardigan/jacket for fall
- With OTK boots and black sweater layered over it
- With OTK boots and a jacket/sweater tied around the waist
I’m hoping to snap some pic of these options soon! This exact dress is on sale at Free People for $70 and they still have small and mediums left! It is big, so I feel like those two sizes would work for a lot of people! I feel like a darker plaid or velvet version (like this or this) would be SO FAB for fall! More options linked below.