Breaking the Rules: Wearing a Dress Back to Front

Last week was St. Louis Fashion Week.  I, of course, missed all of the events because of my flu.  Boo…flu! 

I had been reviewing the photo recaps on Alive magazine throughout the week, checking out all the fun and fashion I was missing.  I also planned to catch the final night on Saturday.  I got my outfit ready and everything.  But, alas, at the end of the night, my cough sounded horrible and my voice was barely audible.

Anyway, while planning what I would wear to the fashion show on Saturday night, I discovered a new way I could wear the Kensie dress that I purchased on clearance in Dillard’s a few months ago.  Back to front!  

The funny thing is, when I first spotted the dress in store, I assumed the exposed zipper was in the back.  That was not the case.  But, who says I can’t flip it?  

Wearing the Kensie printed tiered dress back to front.

This dress will certainly be sported to some holiday affair soon.

Dress—Kensie via Dillard’s


Boots—Franco Sarto via Marshalls

Earrings—Kendra Scott via Bluefly

Bag—Philip Lawrence via Imperfect Concepts Boutique


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  1. October 17, 2011 / 3:07 pm

    Super cute look. Yes very much a fun holiday dress to wear

  2. sundaze
    October 17, 2011 / 3:14 pm

    I actually like this better backwards! Nice job.

  3. October 17, 2011 / 3:31 pm

    great idea! it looks wonderful!

  4. October 17, 2011 / 11:30 pm

    this looks cute either way. i have a couple of shirts & dresses with an exposed zipper and never thought about it that way. good idea.

  5. October 19, 2011 / 3:57 pm

    I love your idea of wearing a dress both ways to create 2 different looks, and your earrings look STUNNING with your ensemble. Thanks so much for the love!


  6. October 20, 2011 / 10:03 pm

    Great idea.

  7. October 21, 2011 / 11:42 am

    @Tee: Thanks for coming by!

    @Sundaze: I do too now! Thanks for stopping by!

    @AK: Thanks.

    @LocalCeleb: And, that's exactly what happened here too. Thanks!

    @LV: The colors and the print are what attracted me to this dress. You are so right that the blues will be right on trend this fall.

    @Janelle: I'm glad you said that. I'm going to see what else I have that can be flipped too.

    @Ashleigh: Thanks!

    @High Heels & Good Meals: Yes, I got lucky on this one.

    @Kendra Scott's Blog: Thanks for stopping by! Thank you for the fabulous earring designs. These earrings look stunning with just about everything!