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Your Biggest Dress Dilemmas SOLVED!

Your Biggest Dress Dilemmas SOLVED!

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Your Biggest Dress Dilemmas Solved!

If you’re someone who hates the idea of wearing a dress then you’re not alone. About 6% of my followers polled on Instagram agree with you!

But what I found most interesting from my little social experiment was the reason behind your dislike for dresses. The same answers kept coming up again and again and, honestly, were a pretty simple fix.

Let’s dive into your biggest dress dilemmas and change the way you view wearing dresses!

Dresses Fit Too Big

Like any clothes, dresses are not one-size-fits-all.

This can lead to fit issues that you’re not happy with like a larger fitting bust, a loose waist, or an oversized hip area.

While there are many tips and tricks for pinning or tucking the excess fabric, the most universal solution is to add a belt! It’s not reinventing the wheel but it’ll do in a pinch and can make a big difference to how a dress looks. Plus, it’s a great accessory to add some visual appeal to your outfit!

TIP: If you do plan to wear the dress over and over again, consider investing in a seamstress to adjust the fit for you. It’ll save your sanity in the longrun!

Dresses Make My Thighs Chafe

I would argue that no matter your size, you’re going to feel the uncomfortable feeling of your thighs (or even knees!) rubbing together. And not only does this feel bad, but it can leave you with some rough looking marks on your legs.

If a stick of deodorant or anti-chafe cream isn’t available, take a pair of old leggings and cut off the legs. Then you’ve got a pair of DIY bike shorts to throw under a dress to get some relief from the skin-on-skin action.

Buying a pair of pre-made bike shorts works, too, but if you’re on a budget and like to upcycle, this would be a great project. I also like that you can customize the length to fit your comfort level or dress length!

Dresses Feel Too Airy

It may seem contradictory that dresses are too airy – as that’s the point – but it can sometimes make you feel like you’re wearing nothing at all. That’s totally what you don’t want!

To remedy this, get creative with your layering. Start with some bike shorts underneath and add a crop top over the dress, layer a t-shirt under the dress, or stick with a classic combo of a dress + jacket.

The possibilities are endless if you just use a few minutes to brainstorm ideas. Browse through Pinterest or use my outfits in this post as inspiration!

Dresses Are Too Fancy For My Life

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I don’t care if you’re a mom on the go, a college student, or a busy human climbing the corporate ladder. There is a dress out there for you!

In my examples, I, again, got creative with layering. Wear your dress with pants, add denim to your sequins, or buy a button-up dress and style it like a cardigan with your ‘fit.

Just because a dress is created in one particular design, doesn’t mean you can’t add your own flair to it.


I hope this post encourages you to give dresses a second chance. If you enjoyed this post, please be sure to Pin it or share it with a friend!




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