One Dress Three Ways

A little while ago I blogged about the tiny wonder that is this dress. It’s a Muji shrinkwrap dress, which came in the cutest little cube ever (see :here: for the original post). I was so impressed at how something so tightly packed could make itself into a pretty versatile garment and for the pretty bargainous price of £12.95! I guess Muji are pretty well known for their innovative approach with an affordable price though, huh? I mentioned in the initial post I was going to do another one showing different ways to ‘style’ the dress. I use the word style pretty loosely though. I’m not styling as such, just throwing stuff over it and finding what’s comfortable. Anyway, here’s how I’ve been wearing my new wardrobe staple:

 I think the easiest thing to wear this dress with is a cropped-ish jumper. With regular hip length jumpers they don’t quite sit right on my pear shaped bod. This mesh style jumper I bought from Forever 21 in the sale a few weeks ago. It goes with just about everything I own and was the best £7 I ever spent! As you can see, my barratts boots are making yet another appearance, I seriously can’t get them off my feet, this outfit is the epitome of comfort for me haha.
 As the dress isn’t too clingy (which is one thing I was worried about when I bought it, my ass attracts clingy fabric) you can make it look a bit shorter by wearing a belt with it and pulling the top bit of the dress over it sightly. This is good for days when I feel a little too bloated in it as the fabric hangs better over my food baby belly. The cardigan I’m wearing was £5 from an unbranded shop. It’s so so cosy! The hat I got the other day from H&M’s kids section for £4.99, I preferred it to the adults ones as it’s fleece lined inside so makes for extra warmth, if you hadn’t guessed yet, I liked being toasty.
 And finally, when I got this dress (when the weather was quite warm, remember that day?) I wore it constantly with this little cape T Shirt from H&M. I think it cost £7 in the sale and I was after one for ages! Although I don’t really know what else I can wear it with, the colour is a bit of a murky grey and doesn’t go with much else.

Overall I’ve gone for muted greys and quite boring colours really. But given the design/print/style of the dress you could probably accessorise it with some bolder colours for a bit more of an exciting look?! I dunno. Also, if you like my boots, don’t forget to enter my Barratt’s competition. I’m loving all the blog post entries so far and the final 3 get featured on my blog for a week whilst readers decide the winner! What’ve you got to lose?!



  1. November 1, 2012 / 12:03 pm

    Very inspiring ideas, congratulations! 🙂
    Good luck

  2. October 28, 2012 / 9:28 pm

    OMG, I need that skull cardi, so damn cute! I love these posts, so inspiring!

  3. October 19, 2012 / 10:48 am

    Which shop was the cardy from? I love it!

    • October 19, 2012 / 11:50 am

      one called shout in Manchester!

  4. October 18, 2012 / 8:02 pm

    Great ideas! My favourite is the one with the belt – looks really good. x

    • October 19, 2012 / 11:50 am

      Thank you 🙂

  5. October 18, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    I love all three of these outfits…and I am still enjoying your hair x

    • October 18, 2012 / 5:43 pm

      Thank you :)! I enjoy it too, I'm envious of my fake hair, why can't my real hair be like that *sigh* x

  6. October 18, 2012 / 4:18 pm

    I love each of these outfits! Although I do think that number two stands out the most as being something I could possibly pull off. I find posts like this helpful because I'm always looking for ideas as to how I can wear dresses and still feel warm enough in the autumn. All about layers.

    Make up, Fashion and Musings

    • October 18, 2012 / 5:42 pm

      Layering is the best thing ever, the more the better! I like being cosy!

    • October 18, 2012 / 5:42 pm

      I never wear anything but dresses so I need to have new ways to wear them! If you have any tips throw them my way too!

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  8. October 18, 2012 / 2:03 pm

    Just checked the original post with the packaging in it – I think that's totally bottled my mind. Can't quite comprehend how small it was!
    Three great outfits by the way!

    • October 18, 2012 / 5:41 pm

      MIND BLOWING ISN'T IT? I want to go back and buy them all! They had scarves and T Shirts too!

  9. October 18, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    Love that cropped jumper, all your outfits look so lovely and cosy. I have a similar cardigan to your skull one but in black with cream/white skulls and a tad bit longer, I can see myself living in it this winter!

    Just have to mention as well, your hair is looking absolutely gorgeous at the minute! xx

    • October 18, 2012 / 5:41 pm

      It was such a bargain, it was BOGOF too in the F21 Sale, so actually cost more like £3.50!