This year between work, church, my husband’s work, and friends, we have quite a few holiday parties to attend. Coming up with something to wear to each of these parties is often stressful for me, so this year I’m going a different route. I picked up one little black dress and I’m accessorizing it different ways so I can wear the SAME dress to ALL my parties!
Why don’t you save yourself some stress, money, and effort and try it too! Click through below for my five outfits I’ve created all with the same dress, plus a few tips on how to style them so no one will be the wiser!
My dress is from Target (listed on the first slide below), but also check out all the great dress options in varying price ranges that I included along the way!
Same Dress, Five Ways 1 of 7
Click through to see 5 ways to wear the same dress to all your holiday parties this year without anyone noticing!
And check out this Sequin Sleeve Dress from Target! It's one option that you can can purchase for $29.99
By Itself 2 of 7
I picked this dress up at Target a few weeks ago and love how simple and versatile it is. When you're choosing your dress, go for one that is simple and basic. Mine has little sequined cap sleeves, but other than that it's just a standard black shift dress. Ideal for dressing up in a ton of different ways.
Of course for your first look, you can wear it on its own. Throw on a pair of black heels and a necklace and you're ready to go.
If you'd like to wear longer sleeves, the Cute Carol Dress from Downeast is a great pick at only $39.99
This wrap dress from Old Navy is another option for $32.94
Fancy 3 of 7
For a second look, try adding a jacket. I paired my dress with a velvet blazer, which gives it a luxurious, sophisticated feel. I also added a simple up-do, a smokey eye, a string of diamonds around my neck.
Check out this beautiful Wool Crepe Dress from J.Crew if you need to keep extra warmth! On sale for $198
Collared 4 of 7
Peter pan style collars are really popular right now, so finding a removable one definitely won't be difficult. Adding one to your dress changes the whole look and feel of the dress so no one will be noticing you're wearing the same thing as the last party you attended! I added a simple cuff bracelet and a pair of leopard fur shoes to complete the look.
This Sleeveless Fit & Flare Dress from the GAP is only $59,95 and you can dress it up or dress it down
Turtleneck 5 of 7
Layering always changes the look of a dress. To keep things sleek and simple, I added a basic black turtleneck. Then I completed the look with a chunky silver necklace.
Also, if you're wanting to change the look of your outfit, try a pair of statement heels, like my pair of red peep-toe bow pumps. It helps to make your outfit feel completely new!
While the Gina Dress from Elie Tahari is a bit of an investment at $298, it's sure to become a closet staple and be worn so many ways
Casual 6 of 7
If you're attending a more casual party, your LBD still works! Throw a denim jacket on over the top and wear a pair of booties. Suddenly a dress that is technically pretty fancy is pretty casual!
New Silhouette 7 of 7
For a basic shift dress, changing the silhouette is a great way to make your dress feel completely new. I threw on a simple black belt to change the shape of my dress.
Also, adding tights in different colors or patterns can make your outfit feel new!
Find more of Merrick’s style and writing at Merrick’s Art.