How to Wear a Convertible Dress

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How to Wear a Convertible Dress
The convertible dress has multiple looks. (fashion model in green dress image by Paul Hill from Fotolia.com)

What can be better than a dress that can morph into many dresses and still be economical? When considering a convertible or "infinity" dress, the most difficult decision you may still enjoy making is which brand to buy or which colour to choose. The convertible dress transforms into different styles, simply by changing, removing or twisting the straps. The convertible dress can be worn with jackets in the cooler months if the dress is the appropriate fabric and in the summer months as well. Transforming it is easy. The convertible dress is versatile for all occasions.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Slip the dress on with the straps in front. Twist the straps two or three times, one strap over the other, in the front below the neckline. Bring the straps from the front to the back around the back of the neckline and then tie the straps at the back of the neck to wear the dress in the Twist Front Halter style. The number of twists you have in the front is based upon personal choice.

  2. 2

    Step into the dress as you would a skirt with the straps in the back. Grab one strap in each hand and bring them around to the front and then exchange hands with the straps and continue to wrap them around the back of the waist. Holding onto the straps, continue to wrap the straps around the waistline like a belt. Layer the straps over each other to wear the dress like a skirt.

  3. 3

    Slip on the dress with the straps in the front. Wrap the straps around the waist as you would a belt and then bring them up the front neckline in a V-shape over the shoulders toward the back of the neckline to wear the dress in a Tie Waist Cap Sleeve style.

  4. 4

    Step into the dress with the straps in the front. Hold a strap in each hand and wrap the straps around the underarm and back, criss-crossing the straps in the front. The straps will need to be wrapped more than once, depending upon the bust size and your personal choice as to how large or small you want the tie in the back. Tie the straps in the centre of the back in a regular bow with some length of bow hanging down for a bit of flair. This is an elegant way to wear the dress strapless.

  5. 5

    Put the dress on as normal with the straps on each shoulder. Lift one strap over and place it onto the other shoulder, leaving one shoulder bare. Twist the straps a couple of times for an elegant twist, then bring the straps around to the back. Swing the straps forward on each side of the waist and bring them around to the centre of the tummy and cross them over each other in a belt fashion. Continue to wrap them around the waist and then tie them in the back. This is an elegant way to wear the dress in the One-Shoulder style. To see a video presentation of how to twist this style, visit the link suggested in references.

Tips and warnings

  • Visit online convertible or infinity dress websites such as Dessy.com for design ideas for weddings or formal functions.

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