Style Inspired: Dressing Down Long Gowns

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Do you shy away from long gowns because they feel too dressy? Then why not try what suggests and pair a belt with that gorgeous floor-sweeping frock? "Belts have the ability to ground fancy duds and make them skew a little more casual." Check out these examples for some inspiration on how to re-style that gorgeous gown of yours to get more wear out of it:

Notice how putting a belt or jacket on that long gown can dress it down and make it feel more appropriate for a not-so-fancy setting. Your best bet is to choose a belt or jacket that complements the look of the dress rather than overpowering it - so pick a belt or jacket that has similar tones or proportions to the dress you're wearing and you're good to go!

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