Buttoned up, it’s a dress. Worn open, it’s a vest. After four days of experimentation, I like it best as a dress.
I bought this White House Black Market trench dress at Article Consignment. It’s missing a belt, but is otherwise in perfect condition. I immediately saw its layering potential.
I wore the dress four days in a row. First, I wore it, buttoned, over a too-short dress for a seminar in Sacramento. Second, still in Sac, I wore it, open, over my faux Missoni dress, accented with a furry scarf. On day three, in Santa Rosa, I buttoned it up again and wore an olive, silk blouse underneath and a short, kimono-style jacket on top. (The jacket is another versatile piece. See 3 Days 3 Ways with the kimono.) Day four, in San Jose, I wore it open, again, with a blouse and almost-mini skirt. Admittedly, I was a little sick of it after four days, but I’m looking forward to future combinations.
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