I took a risk with Dup-A-Look 23, but didn’t really realize just how big of a risk I had taken until I got to work. I’d been wanting to wear my totally sheer high-low dress to work for quite some time, and had thought about wearing it to a Friday night wedding a few weeks ago. In my planning process, I put a cowl neck dress under it and it totally dressed the dress down enough where I thought, “hey, this could work for work”. So I figured I’d dupe this look from Style and Pepper, because, why not, right?
And that’s where it got a little risky. My cowl neck dress was fine at home, but after moving around a little bit, it rode up a little more than I was comfortable with at work. I kind of got the side-eye from a couple coworkers, who may have questioned the length, but I didn’t get talked to about it. I was pulling it down all day, and tried to avoid getting up and going anywhere as much as possible. I won’t, however, be wearing the cowl-neck dress again without leggings from this point on.
Anyway, I wore my high-low dress, which is from In LOVE With Fashion but no longer available, with a cowl neck dress that I got ages ago at H&M. I didn’t have white wedges, so I opted to wear my Isabel Toledo for Payless wedges with white socks instead. I had a black cap that worked great (though I couldn’t wear it in the office), and, of course, a denim jacket (Max Studio via TJ Maxx years ago). For accessories, I didn’t have two matching bracelets, let alone a red one, so I opted to wear a deep pink bracelet from Charming Charlies with my Raymond Weil watch. It worked out nice. My bag was my grandma’s, and while I had one that was similar color and shape to the one Style and Pepper used, I just didn’t feel like digging it out of a closet and switching over. Plus this bag was better for the look anyway, I think.
Generally, a moderately successful dupe. The moment I decided to dupe this I regretted getting rid of my strappy white wedges… they would have worked better with whites socks and gotten me the same effect as in the original. But I never wore them because they didn’t fit my feet right, so it was silly to have kept them. Overall, I learned a new way to wear this sheer high-low dress, and also learned that my cowl neck dress doesn’t really work for work. So I guess in that respect, it was successful. But I don’t think this is a look I’ll be sporting again… at least not how it’s styled here.
What do you think of this one? Was it a success? Is it something you’d wear?