RE-STYLING A JUMPER DRESS

RE-STYLING A JUMPER DRESS

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A rolling stone gathers no moss…
This is the Jumper Dress I bought from AllSaints in Winter that I styled here. Because I also wrote Styling a Winter Hero Piece using the Jumper Dress as our HERO I thought I’d better crack on to show you more ways of wearing it before Summer arrives!

Hence this re-styling a jumper dress post

This particular jumper dress has the added advantage of buttons all the way down one side. Of course that isn’t essential to re-creating the outfit although it does help with movement. However if your jumper dress is shorter or cocoon shaped it’s not an issue. On the subject of movement it’s important to wear either your skinniest jeans or jeggings underneath to avoid any bulkiness & if you feel a belt is too restricting, ditch it.
The jeans I chose for this look are my Neuw Denim Vintage wash, full view here. Do you see the darted seam finish at the back of my ankle? This not only adds unique detail it also gives a practical sleekness to the hem. Eliminating the need to fold them when I pull on my knee high boots or roll them up when I wear a dress over the top. Due to this small feature I find myself reaching for this particular pair of skinnys more often than not.
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All Saints jumper dress button neck

Zara fur | OPI varnish

Zara faux fur stole

Surprisingly my Zara fur stole is actually really warm therefore I easily get away without needing a jacket. As it’s so large & fluffy I am truly cosy wearing it belted across my body this way. Alternatively I’d wrap it around my neck but to be honest I felt like a change plus wanted to show you something a little different. It’s helpful to have ideas of how to re-style your pieces so you don’t feel pressured to buy more. Lets face it who has the space anyway?
Speaking of which…
I love saying that – Jasper used to prefix every sentence with that phrase when he was little. He’d say it all as one word though “Speakingofwhich…” would roll off his tongue, Awwww sooo cuute sigh
I digress, As I was about to say – We’re currently in the process of adding a dormer to our roof BANG BANG BANG can you hear it? This will give us incredible space in the existing loft room making it not only en suite but also with wardrobes!!! YAY HOORAH built-ins no less BAM!
To date Mark & I have been sharing wardrobe space with the children, which is fine whilst they’re little. Shockingly as they’re growing so are their clothing & shoe needs hahaha Something had to be done & as I couldn’t get rid of a child we decided to expand the house – before it burst!
Obviously I’m documenting this momentous occasion to bore you with later wink

All Saints jumper dress | Neuw Denim skinny jeans | Zara fur | Manolo Blahnik pumps | Louis Vuitton Sully bagHere’s how the dress looks on the side without buttons. You’ll recognise my Sully bag from Louis Vuitton as I carry it a lot. Although it was rather a costly purchase it has infinite styling possibilities & rarely rests in dustbag.
Finally, I couldn’t end without bragging about my 30 pence belt. I bloody love a flea market find wink Don’t you?

Thanks for popping by, see ya next Friday have a fab week!
Mx

  • Comments ( 22 )

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    Liz

    I love this outfit Michelle. You look so stylish, especially with the heels. It’s such a chic way of styling knitwear! xxx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you Ms Liz, mwah mwah 😉

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    Andy leathered

    Great spring outfit and always love the look of jeans and those great heels 🙂

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Hey Andy, guess what? They’re Manolo crocodile pumps! I know more animal skins 😉

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    Catherine Summers (Not Dressed As Lamb)

    OMG Michelle so much ingenious styling here!!!!! The jumper dress over jeans, the buttons undone, the faux fur over your shoulder and belted… So much to take in and learn, it all works beautifully.

    Oh and “as I couldn’t get rid of a child”… hahahaha!!!!! Love it, like it was something you considered ;))

    Catherine x
    http://www.notdressedaslamb.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Consider it all the time Catherine 😉 Just keep changing my mind which one hahahahaha
      xxx

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    Abby@midlifecrisisnut

    I must admit what a great way to style a sweater dress. I would never think of it like this. Love your pumps and your pumps slider in the bottom of the post, Michelle:) Good luck with the renovations! xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Gosh really Abby? Thank you for saying that, it’s so nice hearing I’m doing it right.
      xM

  • avatar
    The Sequinist (@Sequinist)

    I really love all of this but especially that faux fur, worn all 1940’s style over the shoulder. The charcoal and warm camel colours look so beautiful together too. And the bag… the bag just brings it all home together. Super look, Michelle, one of my favourites ever! xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Lisa, yes I do get a little inspiration for other eras occasionally 😉
      xxx

  • avatar
    Samantha

    This is a perfect example of a unique (and incredibly sexy) outfit without any obvious done-to-death styling.
    The whole look seems fresh and never seen before.
    Loving it.
    Brilliant!
    XXX
    Samantha
    http://www.fakefabulous.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      It’s true you don’t have to show flesh to be sexy & lets face it, it isn’t quite warm enough yet anyway. I’m so pleased you like the way I’ve styled this jumper dress Samantha but I must admit it great design makes it easy.
      Thank you xxx

  • avatar
    Michelle

    What a brilliant way of taking your Winter wardrobe through to Spring. The way you’ve thrown and belted the faux fur over your shoulder – genius!
    Girl, you nailed it!!
    Michelle xx

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Why thank you so much Michelle – feel like I’m talking to myself saying that hahaha
      lots of love x

  • avatar
    Lady of Style

    Restylings are great to make the most of your wardrobe and I always enjoy seeing new ways how to style my own clothes.
    Love both ways – worn as a classic dress and over your skinny jeans.
    Your photos are so beautiful, Michelle!!

    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      I agree Annette it is always useful to see another version of an outfit. Sometimes we need prompting for ideas on re-styling which is my aim here. Thanks for your compliment it means a lot xxx

  • avatar
    Izabela

    What a great idea to wear a jumper dress with jeans. You look lovely.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thanks Izabela, I like to get the most out of my wardrobe so I mix it up quite a bit.
      xM

  • avatar
    Reasons to Dress (@reasonstodress)

    There is a HUGE theme of restyling happening in the fashion world lately and it is so interesting, we’re all running out of precious closet space! LOVE how you styled this jumper, and you’re right the buttons down the side give incredible movement!

    http://reasonstodress.com/10-spring-party-dress-trends-youll-love/

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      I’ve noticed that too Angie, although my reasoning is twofold. Wardrobe space yes but also less of the fast fashion is good for the Planet 😉
      xM

  • avatar
    No Fear of Fashion

    Great styling. It makes the curves of your leg and bum even secier than wearing the jeans just on their own.
    Fab fur. And what a good idea to put that thin belt around it.
    Greetje

    • avatar
      MT

      Thank you Greetje, would you wear a longline jumper dress?

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