Monday, April 1, 2013

How to wear a skater style dress

Skater Dress Polaroid


Skater Dress: one in which the top (bodice) is form fitted and then slightly flares out to be loose below the bustline or waistline.

Now that we've gotten the definition out-of-the-way and hopefully erased the frightening images of sequins applied to nude color mesh fabric that you probably conjured up in your head, let's get to the good stuff. Check out my three tips on how to wear a skater dress, just in time for Spring.



how to wear a skater style dress 123Outfit: Sheer bomber Jacket (similar)/Velvet Skater Dress (similar)/ studded ankle boots (similar)


 

1.) Start strong: Who doesn't love a good statement necklace? Adding a cute statement necklace like this one or this one looks great with this style of dress since it is more form fitted at the top.

2.) Layer up. As excited as we all are for Spring, the fact remains that it's still pretty cold in many areas right now. Stand up to mother nature by pairing your skater dress with sheer tights. Not only will you be happy for the extra warmth, but also have a bit of modesty in case a gust of wind blows up behind you while walking.

3.) Less is more. When it comes down to the shoes, pairing tall, thigh high boots isn't necessarily the best way to go with this style dress. Instead, opt for a pair of flats or low ankle boots that will compliment these shorter length dresses and finish off the overall look.

 

Comment below and let me know if you plan on wearing a skater style dress. How do you like to style these dresses?


xoxo,


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23 comments:

  1. Great post, love this dress on you!

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  2. Love it , Love how the pictures are done, Really cool. Love Skater dresses too :) xx

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  3. Love the jacket.

    xo Ashley
    http://www.ashnfashn.com

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  4. I've always enjoyed the crushed velvet dress more than the nude with sequins... I'll have to tell you about the one with the white marabou trim one day-- that one was an actual figure skating dress.

    Yeah. The 90s. Some of the things I wore should just be forgotten.

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  5. Thank you!!

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  6. Love the dress. And the jacket is cool :)

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  7. That look is very becoming on you! You are a beautiful young lady.
    Living F.A.B.ulously on Purpose

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  8. I have a similar dress but mine has long sleeves :) Definitely agree with your tips. I usually wear mine with a statement necklace and I add a belt too to cinch in the waist :)

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  9. Thanks for the definition, I didn't even realize that I wear a lot of skater style dresses! Definitely not what I expected when I first thought of a skater dress, haha.

    I like to wear mine with a simple legging or even jeans with a cardigan. You can really do whatever!

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  10. This is a fantastic look!!! I really love that jacket! so cool.

    GIG member
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  11. I love this dress as well as the fabric and color! Suits you, girl! :)

    Tina

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  12. I love skater dress. They're so cute and figure hugging. I love how you've styled your dress with stocking and jacket! :)

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  13. i have yet to buy myself a skater skirt style dress! this will def go on my must-have list! thanks for the tips! :)

    maxie || http://www.maxinemarcelino.com/ <3

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  14. i love how you mix and match :) looking forward for more OOTD

    - from gig
    www.swirlsandscribbles.com

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  15. oh that's really cute! i love it!!

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  16. thanks for the tips! I know this post is about the dress but can I just say looooveee your hair!!!! <3
    following you in bloglovin!
    Big hugs <3

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  17. You look great. In Malaysia it is hot, so i usually just wear skater dress with a simple ballet flats. It is super hot and humid here.

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  18. I want a skater style dress too. Love the color and the way you styled it.
    xxx
    mari
    www.ilovegreeninspiration.com
    GIG love

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  19. nice tips! thanks for sharing :)

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  20. Love the dress! The entire look is gorgeous

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  22. It's super hot in Cincinnati right now, so I usually wear my skater dress with some military-esque Frye boots and a little necklace. Love your dress by the way, it's perfect on you :3

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