I got this dress for $4 at Target about two years ago.
I just loved this detail too much to pass it up. The problem is that this dress has pretty much no coverage on top, and because of the deeps V, I can't even wear a strapless bra with it, meaning I have to go braless. I do not go braless. Because of that, this has become my "lying around the house" dress, which works, but seems like a waste since it is so cute. Now, I am going to try out that whole using a dress as a skirt thing, and I think this is an ideal first candidate.
First I tried wearing the skirt with a navy button-down over it:
Not bad. The issue here is that because the dress is so large, the belt really pinches it making those gathers which I do not care for. I tried it first with a tighter belt, which was a huge problem, so I also had to settle for the belt with the cut-out shape in the front, which doesn't really disguise the shirt knot that well--that belt had a lot to contain. Overall, I do not care for it.
I swapped out the button-down for a tank top and cardigan. The cardigan serves both the purpose of keeping me warm, but also hiding some of the bunching around the waist. End result:
Much better, I think. The tank top is thinner, so I feel less bulky overall, and the cardigan handily disguises many of the weird wrinkles. Add in my pair of brown boots, and we've got some hippie librarian chic!
What do you guys think?