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  • 02
    Dec

Is that a Dress or a Top?

by Lisa Lyford
Is that a Dress or a Top?

I was with a client recently and she innocently asked if the item of clothing I was holding was a top or a dress! It's a really good question and the answer really depends on your age and comfort levels I guess :)

 

For many of us, what the brands are presenting today as dresses are better served as tops. And that’s okay too.

 

If you choose to wear it as a top, what do you wear on your bottom half? 
  • Long pants
  • Tapered Capri pants
  • Leggings
  • Thick Tights (cooler months)

  

When you’re wearing trousers underneath, the ideal are those that are fitted and flat, with no added bulk - you’re looking for a smooth finish underneath.

 

Gorgeous Me - Pants With Long Tops -dresses   (02)

From left, clockwise 

Max Fashions Strappy Silk Dress $199, size 8-16

Max Fashions Tribal Ikat Print Pant $89, sizes 6-18

Max Fashions Ankle Grazer Drape Pant $89, size 6-18

 

Gorgeous Me - Pants With Long Tops -dresses

From left, clockwise

EziBuy Urban Lace Dress, black, khaki (shown) and red $79.99, sizes 6-18

EziBuy Capture European Printed 7/8 Pants $89.99 sizes 8-20

EziBuy Capture Stretch Crop Pull-On Pants, range of colours, from $19, sizes 8-20

 

Gorgeous Me - Pants With Long Tops -dresses  (01)

From left, clockwise 

Max Fashions Colourblock Shift Dress $119, sizes 6-18

Max Fashions Ankle Grazer Drape Pant $89, size 6-18

EziBuy Capture Superstretch Pull-On Crop, black, white & various denim looks, $39.99, sizes 8-20

 

Gorgeous Me - Pants With Long Tops -dresses   (01)

From left, clockwise

Max Fashions Double Layer Dress $159, sizes 6-18

EziBuy Capture Crop Zip Pants, black and white, $49.99, sizes 8-20

EziBuy Capture Joggers, black & two prints, $59.99, sizes 8-20

  

 


 

 Pink Heart Flipped 


 

 

A closer look

 

Let's take a closer look at some of the options you can wear with tops/dresses.

 

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Left to right

Max Fashions Tribal Ikat Print Pant $89, sizes 6-18

EziBuy Capture Joggers, black & two prints, $59.99, sizes 8-20


 

Gorgeous Me - Pants With Long Tops -dresses _ (02)

Left to right

Max Fashions Ankle Grazer Drape Pant $89, size 6-18

EziBuy Capture Casual Pants, Mocha (shown), Black & Print $59.99, sizes 8-20

 

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Left to right

Max Fashions Skinny Minnie Capri $79 sizes 6-18

Max Fashions Zip Pocket Capri $89, sizes 6-18


 

Gorgeous Me - Pants With Long Tops -dresses - (01)

Left to right

EziBuy Capture European Printed 7/8 Pants $89.99 sizes 8-20

EziBuy Capture Superstretch Pull-On Crop, black, white & various denim looks, $39.99, sizes 8-20 

 

Gorgeous Me - Pants With Long Tops -dresses - (02)

Left to right 

EziBuy Capture Crop Zip Pants, black and white, $49.99, sizes 8-20

EziBuy Capture Stretch Crop Pull-On Pants, range of colours, from $19, sizes 8-20 


 

Gorgeous Me - Pants With Long Tops -dresses

EziBuy Essentials ¾ Control Leggings, white, black, charcoal & navy, $19.99, sizes XS-XL

 

 

 


 

 Pink Heart Flipped 


 

 

 

Remember this cool ad from Trumpet

 

Gorgeous -Me -Trumpet -Ad 

 

Top or dress? :)



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