I have decided that I really need to invest in some more button-down blouses for the fall and winter. It's normally pretty difficult for me to find these types of blouses that I like; if you're well-endowed, finding a top that is both flattering and devoid of button-gaping is like the quest for the Holy Grail of Tops. But I've realized that there's a loophole in this struggle: when you layer blouses underneath dresses, neither of those factors is imperative! For instance, this top by Lazy Oaf has an amazing print, but it also has an unfortunate (on me) high-low hem that makes the top really billowy and unflattering, worn on its own. But you'd never know by looking at it here! As long as the dress is flattering -- and any imperfections in the shirt aren't obvious through the dress -- then you're good to go!
I have a few of these Luck Be a Lady dresses from ModCloth (they're made by Closet, a UK-based brand), and I really love the silhouette of them. Plus, they're the perfect layering dress. I usually wear them with a cropped cardigan (they've become my go-to audition dress!), but I'm smitten with how they look with a blouse underneath. Plus, it's the sort of look that can easily be styled in a casual way with slouchy boots or dressed up with heels. Do you own any of these dresses? What's your favorite way to style them?
Luck Be a Lady Dress in Red: ModCloth (similar styles)
Lazy Oaf blouse: ModCloth (similar styles)
Belt: ASOS (similar)
Have a wonderful Wednesday!