One Versatile Button-down Dress, Four Ways

ModStylist Kelly in the Blue and Me Forever Dress

With school, work, and fall activities in high gear, it’s important to have a versatile go-to dress to depend on. Inspired by a question by customer Kristin S. on the ModStylists’ Facebook page, the ModStylists tackled the task of styling the Blue and Me Forever Dress four ways. With each ModStylist taking a different colorway of the frock and following their own style cues, they fashioned four looks that will have you wondering if it’s really the same dress!

DAY ‘N’ NIGHT — “For the black version of this dress, I wanted to give it a simple day-to-night look,” says ModStylist Kelly, who pictured wearing this out to a dinner or fun shopping date. “Try pairing it with bright leggings, a statement necklace, and boots to really make it pop!”

Kelly wears:
Blue and Me Forever Dress in Black
Lakeside Lodge Leggings
Moss and Fern Boot
Leafing Town Necklace
Well Plait Bracelet

Quilt Trip Bag

ModStylist Chelsey in the Blue and Me Forever Dress

IT’S CASUAL — “To create a more casual look, I left the dress open and layered it over skinny jeans and a lace peplum top,” says ModStylist Chelsey. “Coupled with camel booties, a gold pendant, and my favorite bow ring, this look is great for daytime activities or a casual Friday at work.”

Chelsey wears:
Blue and Me Forever Dress in Red
Special Day Top
Shenanigans Boot
Talk of Downtown Jeans
Six of Hearts Necklace
Tied for Gold Ring 

ModStylist Chelsey in the Blue and Me Forever Dress

ModStylist Amy in the Blue and Me Forever Dress

DATE NIGHT — Amy styled the rich cobalt version of the Blue and Me Forever Dress with a dinner date or outdoor wedding in mind. “I kept it simple yet a little dressed up,” says Amy. “The polka-dot tights and envelope-inspired purse add a bit of fun to the outfit. I love the versatility of this piece — it can be worn for so many occasions!”

Amy wears:
Blue and Me Forever Dress
Fan Flair Tights
Feature Presentation Earrings
Pool Decked Out Wedge
Through the Post Clutch
Statement of the Art Necklace in Azure

ModStylist Amy in the Blue and Me Forever Dress

ModStylist Jess in the Blue and Me Forever Dress

FOR THE WHIM — ModStylist Jess knew she wanted a fun, lighthearted look, and gravitated towards whimsical accessories such as a rainbow bracelet and sparkly silver shoes. “I knew I wanted to incorporate the cat-printed tights into my outfit, and juxtaposed them with the bright kelly green of the dress and black-and-white stripes of the bag. By adding an adorable boombox necklace, rainbow bracelet, and silver shoes, I think this look has a modern ’80s vibe! Even though this isn’t my usual style, I really love the final look.”

Jess wears:
Blue and Me Forever Dress in Green
I’m Just Kitten Tights
Sweet Beats Necklace
Flair Shake Bracelet
Walk and Roll Wedge in Pewter
How Striped Is Now? Bag

ModStylist Jess in the Blue and Me Forever Dress

ModStylists’ Tips for Versatile Styling

  • Add statement accessories — Chunky necklaces, patterned tights, or whimsical bags can transform even the most basic dress into something unique!
  • Think outside the box — Wear that item in an unexpected way. If it’s a button-down dress or top, try wearing it open as a layering piece. This extends the versatility, giving you yet another way and opportunity to wear it!
  • Have fun — Make the look your own, whether it’s tossing your favorite striped leggings or signature necklace into the mix!

Looking for more inspiration or want to chat with a ModStylist? You’re in luck! Hop on over to the ModCloth Tumblr for #ModStylist Monday to ask them questions and see what’s inspiring them this week, or, set up an appointment for a one-on-one style consultation!

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  1. Lindsey 09/24/2012 at 3:02 pm #

    I like the 3rd and 4th looks best. Cute tights make every outfit better! 🙂


  2. Eliza 09/25/2012 at 5:17 am #

    Love it!

  3. Olivia 09/25/2012 at 5:45 pm #

    I’m not so into this dress, is it just me or does it make everyone look bigger?

  4. Liv 10/09/2012 at 6:43 am #

    @Olivia: Oh, that’s mean. But perhaps a bit true…

    • Olivia 10/09/2012 at 5:23 pm #

      Yeah, not trying to be mean but it just does a little!

  5. Robyn 11/07/2012 at 7:22 pm #

    I though it would be faily flattering but after seeing these pic’s I’d have to agree with the two previous comments 🙁

  6. Cat 01/04/2013 at 9:57 pm #

    I wonder what it would look like with a thick belt around the waist? Maybe that would proportion things out more than just the tie. I like the idea of wearing it cardigan style.

  7. Taylot 01/27/2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Does anyone know what sizes are show here? I want to make sure the size I order doesn’t swallow me..

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