5 Fresh Ways To Wear Your Summer Dress

Dresses — doy — they go on your body. Let's get that out there before we go any further, and acknowledge that, yes, literally speaking, there's really only one way to wear a dress. But, thinking in such sweeping, conversation-ending terms just sucks the air out of the proverbial room. If you speak our language, you can use the same dress to say completely different things — it's all about mixing up your styling.
Whether it's "I'm game for anything today," or "I'm not like everyone you meet," these throw-on pieces can say all kinds of things. And, if you're a chronic dress-wearer, you probably already own a number of the five dresses that follow. You just haven't been putting 'em together like this. Skip the weekend shopping trip and get ready for your same old dresses to speak volumes, starting with: "I'm a master of recycling."

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