How To Wear One Dress – 7 Times – No One Knows; Working It Series

Hi guys,

How are you doing? I am definitely fine because Big Brother Africa 2013 is back. Such a huge fan of the show.

Last week I was doing a blog run and saw this post by Patricia Bright on her blog,, on this dress she got from and was totally inspired to do a similar post but for work looks.

Reminding those who have forgotten or those who do not know, metrogypsie is a brand that encapsulates the working/busy woman, the lady on her grind, as we would love to say. So basically, its all about fashion items that make your life easier as a person who is always on the move e.g clothes you’d wear to work and would be suitable for a social evening afterward as well or a bag you’d use all week long just because you want to save time and achieve more.

You know how you could be staying out for the night, and wouldn’t want to fill your bag up with so much in the name of change of clothes? Yeah, this post should show you how a dress can be really versatile.
This dress would be part of my give-away.. *yaaaaay*, our first give-away on metrogypsie, coming up in June.

For this post, I have styled with just black accessories, different footwear and one black bag, so as not to distract you from the primary aim of the feature. I hope you get inspired.

Dress: Misguided
Bag: Louis Vuitton

Look #1

Shoes: New Look
Style: Sultry
This is the dress. On the first picture, I wore it with the sleeves up on my shoulder but I think it looks much more flattering as an off-shoulder dress. I used to think bra-straps showing were awful but these days I’m digging it, so *shrugs*
You could wear a blazer on this to get a much more sexy and formal look. (I actually forgot to do that, Lol), and of course coloured shoes to add some hmmpph.

Look #2

Wedge sandals with straps: Misguided
Skirt: Zara
Style: Funky
A flared skirt is one of the easiest ways to transition this dress because it is easy to fold the skirt and place in your bag, also, you do not need to carefully fold the dress underneath as the skirt isn’t a body-conscious one. Coloured and pattern skirts would match as well.

Look #3

Sandals: Topshop
Pants: Topshop
Style: Business Casual
For this transition, you have to be extremely careful with your folding of the dress in order to avoid creases on the hip area. Fortunately, this dress is pretty light, even with all that length, it is obedient.

Look #4

Denim skirt: Dorothy Perkins
Wedge sandals with straps: Misguided
Style: Casual
This is more like a dress-down/Friday look. You could wear the shoes from Look #1 to tone it up a formal notch. This skirt is really fitted as well, so I didn’t have to fold it all up just after the waist like in Look #3. It has to be really tight on you you to take the risk of folding all the way after your hips so it doesn’t slip down.

Look #5

Dress: New Look
Brogues: Asos
Style: School Girl/Playful
On the first picture (left), I wore the look with the sleeves up. So unflattering, makes you look thicker. On the next picture, I let the dress down so the dress seems like a peplum pinafore. I thought I looked cuter without the dress showing underneath. Wore a hat in the 4th picture to add some funk. Flat shoes just because it easier to while-out on those when in school and stuff.

Look #6

Jumper: H&M
Booties: Republic
Socks: Market
Style: Street
We have seen this dress acting as a top with flared skirt, denim regular waisted skirt and 3/4 pants. Here, it is a skirt! You could totally work this with a form of jumper but one with a bit of fluff or just a size bigger to achieve this look. I just love this with Chelsea boots, plain or with laces. The socks just adds a bit of ‘character’. Lol.

Look #7

Skirt: River Island
Shoes: New Look
Style: Metrogypsie
No style feature done by me is complete without the high-waisted skirt. I.LOVE.THEM. So yes, our all rounder dress is a top once more but this time with a high-waisted skirt and a pop of colour!

Thank you for your time spent on this blog. 
I think a give-away is imperative to say thank you to the readers who have been following thus far.
I would give more details on that next week, though I am sure its one of the Mondays in June.

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Do have yourselves a lovely week.

“Today, fashion is really about sensuality – how a woman feels on the inside. In the ’80’s women used suits with exaggerated shoulders and waists to make a strong impression. Women are now more comfortable with themselves and their bodies – they no longer feel the need to hide behind their clothes.” – Donna Karan.


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    • May 27, 2013 / 8:46 am

      Thanks dear.. Love those looks as well..
      Would check out your blog now.


  1. May 27, 2013 / 7:10 am

    this idea is so cool..rocking the same outfit differently.loving look 3, 5, 6 and 7. I was hoping you’d throw a blazer in the mix though..maybe for look 3. great post. Xx

  2. May 27, 2013 / 8:48 am

    Thanks! Yeah, I made a comment about not using a blazer under.. Guess I wasn’t so adamant about that just so you can see the unadulterated looks. Hahaha..


  3. Shade
    May 27, 2013 / 10:20 am

    Please I need that orange River Island skirt. Lone the dress on its own, look 1.

    Rrestyling would be look 3 with a hat. (Not sure the type of job you can wear it too sha.) 🙂

  4. Obianuju
    May 27, 2013 / 11:13 am

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I’m inspired.

  5. May 27, 2013 / 11:32 am

    Awesome!…..this is quite creative. Love all the looks!

    You just inspired me to try something *winks*

  6. May 27, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    Abeg, abeg, abeg, this is just awesome please

  7. lizzie
    May 27, 2013 / 12:11 pm

    Love all the looks.. Great job stephanie.

  8. Iengemdoo
    May 27, 2013 / 3:57 pm

    Love look #7 the most! Awesome blog Stephanie!

  9. coco butta
    May 28, 2013 / 6:28 am

    The topshop pants should be part of the giveaway also :)..looks 5 et 7 on point!,you look gorge rocking the high waist,imma have to love em’ skirts.

  10. Odiva
    May 28, 2013 / 9:06 am

    Its 3,5,6 baby!!!!!!!!love love love the looks plus u rocked the skool girl look. Nice one babes.

  11. next
    May 28, 2013 / 10:18 am


  12. Barb
    May 28, 2013 / 10:40 am

    Love all the looks! I need that dress in my life. And, Steph, great body!!! Not every girl can pull off a dress like that.

  13. Barb
    May 28, 2013 / 10:44 am

    Love all the looks! I need that dress in my life. And, Steph, great body!!! Not every girl can pull off a dress like that.

  14. May 28, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    Ecxellent combinations and very creative…stunningly beautiful.

  15. jenny
    May 28, 2013 / 7:20 pm

    Gosh,I love look siiixxx… You pulled dis off

  16. May 29, 2013 / 6:44 am

    First time on your blog and wow, am impressed. I love the way you played with the clothes. Nice blog, nice tips.


  17. nelly
    May 29, 2013 / 12:52 pm

    Great idea babes… Love style 3,5 and 7… You sure have always loved your hight waist skirts…lol

  18. Nenyee
    May 29, 2013 / 7:50 pm

    Gr8 bod! Love look 6 & the zara wedge..nice blog tho,my 1st time on here.

  19. iscreeem
    May 31, 2013 / 10:38 am

    look 1,5, and 7 most of all for me. The way you were clutching on to that bag on your chest is so hilarious.

  20. June 2, 2013 / 5:27 pm

    Absolutely awesome!!! Gorgeous looks, all of them! Think this really shows there is not much of a limit when it comes to your clothes. Great post, hun xxxx

  21. June 3, 2013 / 3:13 am

    Look 5 though!! So original. Trying that for sure. Impressed. This post is for me. I can drop off my son in school in the same dress for a week and no one will know…HEHE.

    • June 3, 2013 / 12:40 pm

      So glad you like it darling. Rock on!


  22. June 3, 2013 / 5:22 am

    Brilliant!! 3, 5 and 6….. Splendid…

  23. June 3, 2013 / 9:30 am

    Love the burgundy pants and school girl look best! Stephen! You are rocking this!!

    • June 3, 2013 / 12:39 pm

      Thanks babe.. Apparently I hear that look ‘brought out my colour’.. Lol


  24. Sir G
    June 4, 2013 / 8:35 am

    7 dresses for 1 bride!…all 7 dresses are magnificently worn in a perfect body/booty like that!!..this is the toughest week so far with regards to picking a stand out dress…all 7 deserve top marks but me top three are look 1 3 n 6…look 6 does it for me…its got that look that wud make me wonna show off me gal to d world!..great work b! Keep it up!one last thing..I read that u are giving out d dress..if this rumour is true…can I plz have d beauty in look 6 and she can come with or without d dress…its up to her!

  25. Carol
    June 4, 2013 / 11:54 am

    Absolutely amazing! I’m so ready to try out some of your tips!! Thanks doll

  26. Luchic
    June 4, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    Nna mehn.. Look 3 and 6 all-the-way! #nownotingthenextitemstostealwhennextivisit (theres a good “shoe-maker” at centrum who can reduce shoes to fit)

  27. Luchic
    June 4, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    Really tho the dress is amazing. Never would have thot one can actually do this