one garment, two functions | the dress-blouse

one garment, two functions - the dress-blouse by irisie REDRETICULE fashion and style blog one garment, two functions - the dress-blouse by irisie REDRETICULE fashion and style blog one garment, two functions - the dress-blouse by irisie REDRETICULE fashion and style blog one garment, two functions - the dress-blouse by irisie REDRETICULE fashion and style blog

one garment, two functions | the dress-blouse

This is an interesting garment. The store that sells it HERE puts it under the blouses category. However, I beg to differ. The bottom portion of the garment has a stiff and substantial fabric. It gives great structure to the garment and enhances the A-line design. On the flip-side, that kind of fabric doesn’t leave a ton of room for your styling creativity; if you layer, the skirt portion always has to be on top.

The color combination and the fun and vivid prints make this flirty dress a great choice for your new year’s eve party. The scalloped collar, the vibrant prints and the feminine hues make this piece unique, and I love the fact that it is easy to maintain and the fabric doesn’t wrinkle much. Because this dress is quite short, I opted for black tights in order to keep that “sexy” vibe on a subtle level and let the dress itself be the center of attention. I think that a pair of deep wine colored tights coupled with matching shoes would also make a great overall outfit.

If you wanted to layer more, try it with one of your comfy fleece leggings, skinny jeans or even a curve hugging, black pencil skirt underneath.  I recommend short jackets on top: moto jackets, cropped blazers or trench jackets may be your best bet. Don’t try to fight the fabric. It gives a nice and feminine volume to the full look. Why not enhance it?

one garment, two functions | the dress-blouse 

outfit details

mini dress – irisie c/o
pumps – m.gemi (this one HERE is budget 1/3rd of the price and just as good)

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • http://www.mylittlenest.org Ruth

    I love the colors of this dress! The pink and the red are perfect for the Holidays! I love the plaid skirt!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  • Edwige A.

    What a pretty cute outfit! That skirt is so lovely!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for joining the Ageless Style linkup party. Great outfit. I love the skirt.

  • http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com jess

    This is adorable Bogi, love the structure of the A line skirt and great legs! :-)
    thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  • http://garaytreasures.com Rachel Garay

    Adorable look but the colors in this outfit is what drew me in as it’s nice to see pinks and color these winter months.
    Rachel xo
    http://www.garaytreasures.com

  • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com Daenel T

    How beautiful is this dress?

  • http://isthismutton.com Gail Hanlon

    Such a pretty outfit!