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7 Ways To Style Your Empire Line Dress

7 Ways To Style Your Empire Line Dress

Only Julian Ferro from DEA The Label and I would decide to do a photo shoot on the windiest day of the season, but we managed to brave the elements and soldier on and have loads of fun and laughter during the shoot.

 

"The secret of great style is to feel good in what you wear" - Ines De La Fressange, Parisian Chic.

 

 We used the same dress and shoes for the whole shoot.  This is your base, now it's time to practice building outfits.

We used the same dress and shoes for the whole shoot.  This is your base, now it's time to practice building outfits.

On Friday we wrote about the Empire Line dress and showcased the dress I have been wearing all summer.  When styling clients, I don't just clean out their wardrobes; I love teaching them how to take one item and wear it many ways, which is precisely what we are hoping to achieve today.

The weather is cooling down, especially in the mornings and evenings, but can still be very warm during the day. These styles are fabulous to extend the life of your summer dress into autumn.

So once you have ordered your Empire Line - Tear Dress, and read this article, you can go to your wardrobe and work out how many ways you can style your dress with what you already have.  Please feel free to email me images.  I would be happy to show on Facebook (if you wish, but no pressure) or give you tips on your styles.

The whole idea is to purchase one gorgeous and stylish dress (or if like me, order three!) that you will have in your wardrobe for years and enjoy making it transeasonal by adding your touch of magic.

 

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1. Flowing Jacket Or Cardigan

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Comfort is the key word for this style.  I love this jacket because it is like an "edgy" cardigan. It is comfortable to wear and it is cut up at the back to a bolero style, which is fabulous to show off your gorgeous bootie.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Tie At The Front Top

 

Same jacket, different style.

Tie jacket at the front for a different look.

 

 

 

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3.  A Vest

 

This is a gorgeous flowing vest I found on the $20 rack in store at DEA.  I love finding a bargain like this that I can play around with.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4. The Jumper

 

I am still laughing inside with this shot.  Julian put on his creative hat and decided to cut up this old jumper he found out the back and run the scissors over the front of it to create a funky style.  

Go through your wardrobe and have fun wearing all your jumpers over your dress rather than jeans.

 

 

 

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5. Bolero Jacket

Every woman should have a gorgeous bolero jacket in their wardrobe because like the empire line dress, it is a fabulous style for most women because it shows off a gorgeous hourglass shape with the horizontal cut off at your waist.  

If you have a figure challenge with your tummy then the bolero jacket is your best friend because it is a fabulous layering piece.

An amazing investment for your wardrobe.  You will be seeing me wear this one often on our Instagram page.

 

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6. Pink Leather Jacket

As we have highlighted, pink is the "it" colour for AW18.  It is huge with fashion, makeup and hair. I love this pink leather jacket which freshens up and looks brilliant with the dress or over a white tee with jeans.  Believe me, if you are making one investment this year, this is the one.

Purchase here.

 

 

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7. The Black Leather Jacket

The black leather jacket is a staple item that many of us would own.  I wanted to include it today to show again that you don't only have to wear it with jeans.

I love this style of leather jacket because it is a slim fit with darts through the waist for a flattering nipped-in at the waist style.  Great price too.  Another worthwhile investment you will have in your wardrobe season after season.

Purchase here.

 

 I love being styled by gorgeous Julian.  He fluffs around and we have fun.

I love being styled by gorgeous Julian.  He fluffs around and we have fun.

I hope you enjoyed the article as much as gorgeous fashion designer, Julian Ferro (who generously donates many hours per week for Cazinc) and I had putting it together.  Julian is also generous with our readers and offers the following:

Use the code "CAZINC" while shopping at DEA for a 10% discount on your order.  Free shipping over $100.

Now the fun begins for you.  It's dress-up time! Go and have fun designing your own styles and please remember we'd love you to send through pictures to us.

Please ask any questions below in the comments section.

Carolyn Rowland is a qualified NLP Master Therapist, Advanced Practitioner of Matrix Therapies, Time Line Therapist, Practitioner of Hypnotherapy, has a Diploma for Business and Life Coaching and A Professional Image Stylist.  Carolyn is happily married to her husband Simon, and raised four beautiful children, who are now young adults and a teenager.

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