Monday, October 26, 2015

How to Wear a Midi Dress: Preppy Glam

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Burgundy-and-pink-Statement-Earrings-for-Fall

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BodyCon-Midi-Dress-in-Charcoal-Gray


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Midi Dress: Billabong c/o // Sweater: H&M {sold out in pink, similar here}
Clutch: gift  // Pumps: BCBG {also loving these} 
Earrings: local boutique {similar}
Hair: Parlor Dry Bar

Being as short as I am, midi dresses can be extremely difficult to pull of. If they are just a little too loose or a little too long, it's game over. Not only do they look bad, but they normally make me look even shorter! {How is that even possible?!} 

As I was scrolling through Billabong's new arrivals, though, this midi caught my eye! It's the perfect length and the perfect shape. It fits well to the body and is made out of a ribbed fabric so it can be dressed up or dressed down. With this in mind, I decided to do a two part series on how to style bodycon midi dresses. This is my "preppy" version. By pairing the dress with a cropped sweater, sophisticated pumps and delicate accessories, this look is perfect for a dinner date! Don't you agree? Check back to see how I dress it down!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!



35 comments:

  1. This looks stunning on you. I'm with you--I'd probably immediately steer clear of this trend because I'm way too short! It looks amazing on you though!

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  2. Another gorgeous look on you gurlie! The skirt length is perfect on you, and loving the colorful sweater and of course the leopard pumps you styled it with <3

    Green Fashionista

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  3. I can't remember the last time I shopped Billabong - time to go back and check them out!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  4. Loving those leopard heels, girl!

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  5. I love how you made this work for your frame!
    I am on the taller side but I feel like these dresses don't work on me either.
    I'd love to give it a go and try it like this.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  6. This is so beautiful! Head to toe a look I would totally wear! Love it! Happy Monday Sara!

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com

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  7. You look stunning! The dress is too pretty and I love the leopard pumps!!
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  8. This is such a great look! I would absolutely wear this to work. (I have the short girl problem too, haha!) Can't wait to see how you style it down :)

    xo, Stephanie
    www.astyleofherownblog.com

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  9. Way to style this look, you make it look so effortless!
    xo!!
    -Carolanna,
    www.girlmeetsbrave.com

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  10. You look fantastic! Love the sweater layered over the dress!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  11. super cute! I love how creative you got with this look!
    XO JNESS
    jenessasheffield

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  12. So cute, I love the pink mixed in with the leopard pumps.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  13. This is so cute, the black with the pink is so perfect! It all reminds me of Jcrew. Gorgeous!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com/

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  14. So classic and chic!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  15. I never would have thought to pair some of these pieces together but you pull it off so well! This is too pretty! This might be inspiration for an outfit for me soon! :-)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  16. How chic do you look?! I love this look on you and the color of the sweater in particular is perfect with your eye color, it just makes them pop! You're such a stunner :)

    I hope you're having a wonderful day and start to your week so far, gorgeous!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  17. I love how you layered this sweater over the midi dress! Such a great look!

    xo,
    Angela

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  18. I would have never in a million years thought to look to billabong for a midi dress- you rocked it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  19. I agree that midi dresses are really hard to pull off. I like how you paired that pink sweater with your leopard heels! Love!

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  20. Love this look on you girl, those heels are to die for. I have a really hard time pulling of midi lengths as well...I'm not even that short but I feel like I am drowning in them!

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  21. As a teacher, I can totally appreciate the midi trend! It gives us so many more classroom appropriate options. This is definitely a great option for me and I'm going to search for these pieces :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  22. I love how you paired it with the sweater! It looks so great on you! Can't wait to see how you dress it down!
    Lauren
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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  23. I love your outfit. Those heels are so cute!

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  24. You are stunning! I love the color of the sweater and looks incredible on you!!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

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  25. Those leopard pumps are amazing!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  26. What a pretty combo! I absolutely love blush pink and leopard together!

    xo Ashley

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  27. I'm LOVING that leopard with the baby pink.
    xo, jill
    www.BornFancy.com

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  28. I absolutely love how you styled this! At all of 5"2 it's next to impossible for me to pull of a midi dress (even with heels) but I might just have to try and recreate this myself!

    Pick Your Beau

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  29. Love how you prepped-up a Billabong dress. They're one of my favorite brands & their surf background isn't necessarily the preppiest, but you nailed putting your own spin on it babe! x Nicole | www.changeanddress.com

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  30. I really like the idea of wearing the sweater over the dress. It can add flare and color! Great look on you!

    xoxo Dani

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  31. I love everything about this look! Every piece is amazing :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  32. I totally feel you about having a hard time finding cute midis because you're short! Seriously, its the biggest curse ever!

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  33. You look flawless girl! I definitely need me to get a skirt like that!

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