Monday, 3 September 2018

30 Ways to Wear A Tie Dye Maxi Dress (#30wears Challenge)

If you look at all the 30 wears posts I've done so far you'll see a lot of maxis! I love my maxi skirts and dresses, and I definitely think you can still wear them if you're petite like me. I've already shared 30 ways to wear a pink maxi dress before, now it's another much-loved maxi dress, this beautiful jersey tie dye one from Jeanswest.



30 Ways To Wear: Grey Jersey Tie Dye Maxi Dress


30 ways to wear a grey jersey tie dye maxi dress #30wears challenge | away from the blue blog


Cost Per Wear


Unfortunately, this is another one of those pieces I can't calculate cost per wear on, as it was a present! With 30 wears and lots of life left in it though, I'm definitely getting value from it, so it was a great gift from my mum. I first wore it back in 2012, for Christmas day. Almost 6 years, 2 pregnancies and 30 wears later, it's still a firm favourite in my wardrobe.




30 Ways To Wear a Tie Dye Maxi Dress: Video Style






Jersey Maxi Dress Worn Knotted


petite hack for wearing a maxi dress knotting the hem worn 3 ways | awayfromblue

A go-to petite hack, if a maxi is too long, just knot it. You can secure over the knot with a hair tie to keep it in place too! As I've never had this dress shortened, wearing the elastic lower down where it should sit makes the dress too long, so tying a quick knot in it is an easy solution. It's a good way to make a maxi dress seem more casual, and it also works if you're at the beach and need to keep the hem out of the way as you walk on wet sand!


Grey Tie Dye Maxi Dress Worn With Yellow


grey and yellow: 4 outfit ideas for accessorising a grey tie dye maxi dress | awayfromtheblue


Part of the reason behind me wearing this maxi dress so often is that it's a beautiful neutral grey colour. The tie dye print isn't too bold, so I love to pair it with bright accessories. I like grey and yellow together, and when I was organising the photos for this post I realised it was a definite trend with this dress. Yellow bag, yellow necklace (or even both!) this grey dress works so well with yellow accessories.



Tie Dye Maxi Dress and Statement Necklaces


accessorizing a maxi dress with statement necklaces outfit ideas | awayfromblue


The beautiful of a maxi dress is that it's an instant, easy outfit, You don't need to accessorise or try too hard with it, you can just throw it on and go. If you do want to change it up a little though, a statement necklace is a great choice. I love bold and beaded ones like the first and third outfits, or you can just layer them up like in the other two outfits.


Jersey Maxi Dress In Summer


ways to wear a tie dye maxi dress in summer | awayfromtheblue


Taking full advantage of the 'throw on and go' benefits of a maxi dress that I mentioned above! I love a maxi dress for summer, you have an instantly pulled together looking outfit you don't need to spend any time planning. The jersey material of this dress is perfect - not too thick, not too thin, so it's a perfect choice on a hot day.


Tie Dye Maxi Dress and Light Layers


layering a tie dye maxi dress 5 outfit ideas with light layers | awayfromtheblue


Of course I wear my tie dye maxi dress outside of summer too! For spring or autum, or even just a cooler day, it's easy to add a light layer on top. Something like a cardigan, kimono, denim jacket, or even just a cosy scarf helps keep the chill off.


Jersey Maxi Dress Layered Under A Tee


layering a maxi dress with a tee 3 outfit ideas for spring | awayfromblue


Admittedly, layering a tee over a maxi dress is a fairly new combination for me. It's something I've seen other bloggers doing and decided to really embrace this past year, I love it! If you want to change up the look of a maxi dress you wear frequently, just pull on a tee and turn it into an instant skirt.


Tie Dye Maxi Dress In Winter


3 ways to wear tie dye maxi dress layered in winter leather jackets scarves | awayfromblue


Without snow in winter, maxi dresses can be worn year round in Brisbane. When it gets really chilly, I add a leather jacket on top, a big but colourful scarf and some boots underneath. If it's even colder where you are, you could layer tights or leggings underneath too. I like to get wear from my wardrobe most of the time, and layering a summer maxi dress to wear in winter is a good way to achieve that.


Jersey Tie Dye Maxi Dress In Pregnancy


5 outfit ideas non maternity maxi dress in pregnancy | awayfromtheblue


As I mentioned above, I've had two pregnancies in the time I've had this maxi dress. While it's not a maternity dress, the stretchy jersey and elastic that sits above a baby bump made this an easy option for pregnancy wear. Especially on a hot day! It's fun being able to look back on a dress I've worn while pregnant with both my boys that I'm still able to wear it now.




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This maxi dress is a much loved piece in my wardrobe. You can see all the 30+ ways I've worn this tie dye maxi dress in my blog archives, or check out more of the 30 wears series below.




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61 comments:

  1. Wow you really did make use of that maxi and great to see all the alternative ways to wear it.

    xoxo
    Lovely
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  2. Wow - one dress and so many combination - this is so so good. In this days most of people are still buying new clothes all the time- sometimes it's better to stop and use this all that we already have in different way :-)

    Have a lovely week dear xx

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    1. Thanks Karolina! I agree, it's awesome to see how you can wear one piece many ways!

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  3. What a great staple! I love that you were able to carry on wearing it throughout your pregnancies too! I love the tie dye effect. Have a good week ahead!
    Amy xx
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    1. Thanks Amy! I love that it's lasted me through multiple pregnancies too.

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  4. Hi Mica
    I am impressed by the versatility of this dress and your creativity in making such different looks with the same piece of clothing.
    I don't have any tie dye dress.
    You're the real economist, not me, because you can calculate the true cost of a dress ahahah


    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  5. Happy new week pretty lady! Wow, I am impressed with the various ways you styled this maxi especially in different seasons. It is an awesome way to maximize your wardrobe pieces. I adore your knot hack:) One less trip to get alterations right:) Thanks for the inspiration and I pray you have a blessed new week.

    Tiff
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    1. Yes I love knotting it! :) I really should get it shortened but that's a good alternative!

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  6. Awww it's so adorable to know that you really treasure this maxi dress your mom gave you. Love how you styled it in different ways!

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  7. I see you already made the most of the gift of your mother! I'm impressed again how creative you are with your looks and I'm convinced you'll wear your dress even more often! Thanks for sharing and happy new week.
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Thanks Rena! I will definitely wear it more often! :)

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  8. Awesome tips as always, Mica:) I love the idea of wearing the dress knotted. I don't know why I've never done that before with my long dresses/skirts! And I also love how you paired it with yellow. This dress really is such a great piece. Your mom has great taste as well!:)

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    1. Thanks Emmy! She really does, she picks me out the best pieces!

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  9. You are always so amazing in how you get so much wear from your clothing pieces. And you give me such great ideas too, Mica!! Like knotting the maxi. I know that trick, but forget it all the time.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie! I'm glad it can give you some ideas!

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  10. Looks like that maxi dress is the gift that keeps on giving. That's amazing that you've gotten so many wears out of it!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina! It's such a versatile piece!

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  11. wow you styled this dress in so many ways. Loved especilly with a leather jacket, and also, with scarves.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  12. It's such a great color and goes with everything! I can see you getting many more wears out of it! Love pieces like that!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. Thanks Meg :) I'll definitely get more wear from it!

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  13. First off, this dress is absolutely beautiful and perfect for both summer and fall. Do you have a fall season? It seems like it's mainly summer and winter, yet your winters are more like our fall. Anyway, I love the way you've styled that dress in so many ways, you're always so good at creating new fresh looks with the same piece. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    1. I think our winters are more like your autumn for sure - of course we have the season, but it's pretty mild most of the time. It never snows here in Brisbane.

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  14. Wow. This is such a brilliant idea. I love all the styling options. I enjoyed the video too. Will try the Tee on top. Super Chic. Thanks for sharing. Kisses!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the video :)

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  15. So many ways to style a dress! I love the dress styled with a tee, the outfit ends up looking completely different compared to the other looks!

    Reine | The Blush Luxe

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    1. Thanks Reine! It really does work so well with the tees!

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  16. It's so hard to believe that it takes six years to wear a piece 30 times when you actually spell it out, but of course when I think about it I know that many things have been in my closet longer and have been worn less. I love that it's been your goal to get your costs per wear down!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Yeah it doesn't sound like a lot until you sit down and think about it! I'm surprised it's taken me so long to get so many wears from this dress but I'm also impressed it's lasting so long!

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  17. Love this! You can't beat versatile clothes xx

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  18. I never thought I can wear a maxi dress with so many different ways. Thank you for sharing those amazing outfits with the maxi dress!

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    1. Glad I could give you some outfit ideas! :)

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  19. Wow, Mica, well done on 30 wears of this fabulously versatile dress! So cool to see the different ways you've worn it! Have a wonderful week!

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  20. You're really good at getting a lot of different outfits out of one item! I always love seeing how people style things, so I loved this post very much. Every way you styled the maxi dress was so pretty, but my favorites would have to be layered with a shirt over it or the dress knotted!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. Thanks Kara! It's been a very easy dress to wear!

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  21. That dress sounds like it's a great piece (and looks like it is too) - you've got an impressive amount of wear out of it and it looks brilliant every time.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  22. I love how creative and inventive you are - I would literally put it on and that would be the one way I wear it LOL. I think I need some styling lessons!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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    1. haha thanks Di! It's been so easy to wear this different ways over the years!

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  23. Love all the different ways you wore this dress. I need to start wearing more dresses and skirts. Have a great week.

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    1. A maxi dress is a great mum-friendly option!

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  24. You totally know how to styled it babe.
    It is very versatile

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  25. I love it with a denim jacket and a statement necklace! So many great possibilities though!!! <3

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  26. It looked like a very hard dress to combine, but you did it! Loved the outfits!
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    1. Yes it was nice to see how versatile a tie dye dress can be! :)

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  27. Maxi dresses are so versatile! Such a great piece, and I always love these posts. What a great gift this was!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  28. The knotted style is so cute!

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  29. I looove your ideas!


    Federica
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  30. Love the idea of a 30 ways challenge! It really forces you to get use out of the things you buy and not just wear it the same way every time - so creative!

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    1. Thanks Melanie! It is a fun challenge!

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  31. I would not have originally thought that a tie-dyed maxi dress could be so versatile but it really is! I love how you knot it to change up the length, and I also LOVE it with the yellow accents. So many great looks here Mica!

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    1. Thanks Shea! I've been so pleased with how well it's worked in the different outfits!

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  32. Wow! I am so impressed with all the different ways you've worn that dress! I have a plain black maxi dress that I need to try some of these ideas with!

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    1. Thanks Laura, glad I could give you some ideas! :)

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  33. It's great that you got so much wear out of that dress. These are all wonderful ways to wear it. My favorites are the ones with bright accessories, but I love that you styled it in so many unique ways.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  34. Congrats on getting so many wears out of this dress Mica ! If I look bag I have not worn a dress this many times. I wish I had. The things that get most wear in my closet are usually shoes and bags.

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    1. It's been surprising to see my dresses and skirts have got the most wear, I think that it's because there are only a few months I can wear jeans!

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  35. I love everything tie dye, so I absolutely love this dress, Mica! I never knew a dress could be so versatile! I love seeing all the different ways you've worn this pretty dress. So great that you could wear it during pregnancy too! Fabulous! ;) XXX

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    1. Thanks Sasha! It was wonderful to be able to wear it in pregnancy too!

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  36. I like it with the denim jacket and the yellow bag, those are really pretty!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  37. Thanks all for your lovely comments! :)

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