Have a dress silhouette that’s your go-to, can’t-get-enough-of look? Us, too. But even if you absolutely love a certain shape, you still want to shake it up occasionally. And that’s why we have created Dress Refresh—fresh, new ways of wearing your tried and true favorite dress silhouettes. We’re starting with the belted A-line dress, which puts the emphasis on the waist and allows for so many cool ways to wear it. So, get inspired with our styling tips, and then shop the look in our Belted A-Line collection.
Just because a dress comes with a belt doesn’t mean you can’t add your own instead! We paired a wide belt with this City Chic Flocked Swing Dress to create a slightly edgier look. A cropped jacket, like this Elvi Gray Tweed Jacket (coming soon to Gwynnie Bee), gives you a little bit of extra warmth as the weather cools down. The shorter shape takes away a little bit of emphasis on the waist as a focal point, but still keeps the overall look from being at all boxy.
This look is all about layering and pattern mixing. An ivory turtleneck under the black and white Igigi Natalie Dress (coming soon to Gwynnie Bee) grounds the look, while the addition of the CIty Chic Brushstroke Dress (coming soon to Gwynnie Bee) worn open as a vest gives it a fun print mix. Keeping the palette neutral, or at least complementary, makes this easier than you might think. And if an open shirtdress is too experimental or bulky, try this look with an on-trend long vest or an office-friendly blazer.
We know how easy it is to throw a cardigan over your dress for the office, but what about a bomber jacket instead? One of the top pieces for fall, this Elvi Louise Jacket (coming soon to Gwynnie Bee) works beautifully with the Pink Clove Azul Rose Mesh Insert Skater Dress because of the similar color stories. It’s a trendy update that takes a party dress from play to work. If the neckline of the dress is sheer, don’t be afraid to layer another crewneck top under it for more daytime-appropriate opacity.
Now that you have some new styling ideas, check out our selection of belted A-line dresses!