It’s a situation too often encountered: You find a dress you love, wear it once, then stare at it wondering how you’ll be able to wear it again. While you could hang it back in your closet, take a minute to envision the plethora of fun ways you can keep your frock looking fresh. One way to do this is by using layering as your secret styling trick in order to get the most out of a dress you only thought you’d wear once. This could range from pairing a vintage T-shirt under the dress to accessorizing with jewelry and handbags. We’ve partnered with Laundry by Shelli Segal, whose dresses go beyond just one-time wear, to show you three seriously cool outfits you can wear to work, on a night out, or with friends on a Sunday morning.
Keep reading to see the fresh outfit possibilities with just one dress.
Have a presentation coming up? Consider this sharp, chic outfit. From the rich color of the dress to the detail on the sleeves, you’ll dominate the boardroom.
Add forward-feeling yet minimal jewelry for an added touch to keep your look edgy but still keep the focus on the sleeves.
While an unexpected pairing, this chic look is so street style–worthy and perfect for those not-too-hot, not-too-cool fall days. Pair the look with a fun round mini-bag and menswear-inspired shoes, and you’re all set.
This dress has a sleek neckline, so keep it the center of attention by accessorizing with a thicker choker. You’ll be totally channeling ’90s-supermodel vibes, and the look is in line with the sleek silhouettes that are on trend for fall.
This dress is so ideal because of the interest in the exposed-zipper detail contrasting against the sleek neckline.
The three looks above were inspired by this polished dress.
Looking for a spaghetti-strap sheath to wear on a night out? This is the one—plus, it will layer with practically anything.
The cold-shoulder detail here keeps this dress more casual, allowing you to get more wear out of it.
Which dress combination do you love most? Tell us in the comments below!