You can take a basic dress like this Cynthia Rowley Viscose Dancing Dress and style it many ways. I find that an easy way to style a versatile dress like this is by keeping a common theme. This dress reminds me of the 50’s, so I accessorized with vintage-inspired accessories. The multi-strand beaded necklace was the first piece I liked so I made sure the other items went along with a late 50’s classic theme. With a small ladylike clutch, classic tortoise sunglasses, and wedge sandals, I am ready to go! This basic dress can just as easily be styled as Disco 70’s, Avante Garde, or Boho-Chic by simply changing your accessories.
Dress: Cynthia Rowley Viscose Dancing Dress in Gunmetal from the Bucktown boutique in Chicago. Find the Cynthia Rowley Viscose Dancing Dress online in Black or Lava, $235.99.
Necklace: K.Amato, no longer available. Kate Spade carries many vintage inspired necklaces like this Kate Spade New York Shimmer Triple Chain Necklace in Cream, $79.99 or this Kate Spade New York One the Avenue Long Necklace in Grey Multi, $134.99.
Bangle: Vintage Black Bakelite, from my own collection. See this Kenneth Jay Lane 8829 Bracelet in Black, $45. It also comes in other luscious colors!
Sunglasses: Tortoise & Blond Bowery In Blond or see these Ray Ban The Wayfarer Sunglasses in Tortoise, $155 or Mosley Tribes Unisex’s The Lyndel Sunglasses in Matte El Mirage Tortoise, $180.
Handbag: Banana Republic, no longer available. See this Love Moschino Bow Frame Clutch in Python, $250
Sandals: Jeffrey Campbell Mariel in Black Suede, no longer available. Find Jeffrey Campbell Mariel Fur in White Black Jaguar, now $109.95 or in Gingham, now $89.95. Or these beautiful Prada Black Suede Platform Sandals, $750.
Hair Cut & Color: Sasoon Salon Chicago
– Carol Calacci
Photos: Barry WeissSee the Top Ten Summer 2016 Trends for Women Over 40
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