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!

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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.