Elevate Your Quarantine Style With a House Dress

Elevate Your Quarantine Style!

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What does your quarantine style typically look like? Are you forever in pajamas? Living in loungewear? Or are you like me and dressing up for the fun of it a few times a week?  Whatever your new norm is, I’m challenging you to elevate your quarantine style.  Stay home. In Style.

Try the House Dress!

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What’s a house dress you ask? House dresses go back to pre and post-war years where housewives purchased simple patterned, machine washable dresses.  Like moo moo dresses, they are loose, comfortable and effortless.  Allowing for ease of movement they’re super functional while still looking ladylike.  And these days, there seems to be a resurgence in this classic cut.  Mine shown here was a thrifted vintage piece that I’m selling on Poshmark (follow me @stylishlystella).

house dress, vintage dress, pink floral dress, quaranatine style, oculus nyc, nyc murals, fidi murals, new york art, nyc art, nyc mural art(Designers such as: Acne, Marni & Rachel Comey have launched designer house dresses in their recent collections!)  I’m so happy to see this because this free-flowing frock fits all body types (even pregnant ones!)  It is truly figure – forgiving on even those of us who have gained the covid19(lbs).   Knowing the current economic situation for most of us, I’ve gathered the best house dresses inspired by these trend – setting designer collections.  These WON’T break the bank since they’re all from H&M and they will ship anywhere!

Click through and you’ll be able to shop each find.

Easy, breezy, beautiful, don’t you think??

If you’re on the Like to Know it App, make sure to follow me there @stylishlystella so you can shop all my outfits and similar styles!  Let me know in the comments below which house dress was your favorite and whether you’d wear a house dress!

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Click here for the 10 things you didn’t know you needed until quarantining.

Here for my top tips on staying sane during the corona virus pandemic.

Double-click here to read how I started the rainbow trend during quarantine through Instagram.

 

 

 

Style Diary: 1 Shoshanna Dress 5 Ways

Do you ever look through your wardrobe and feel totally blah thinking you have absolutely nothing to wear?  Well change it up!  Shop your closet and re-style what you already own.  Wear the outfit with different shoes, and accessories.  Add a blazer, a scarf or a cardigan.  Think about how to belt it differently and what other colors would match the current palette.

That’s the idea behind my Style Diary series where I style 1 dress, 1 skirt, 1 top multiple ways.  Here’s a new example using my versatile, camel- colored Shoshanna dress bought at Saks.  The classic cut and neutral color lends itself as a timeless basic that I can wear endless ways.

Today (at 6months pregnant), I wore the dress all layered up cuz darnit it’s getting cold in NY!  The brown tights featured here however were not made for my giant belly.  Therefore, the waistband kept falling for it failed miserably to stay anywhere near my my protruding belly.  Unable to stay afloat on top of my giant waistline, slowly through the day with each step, the waistband rolled lower and lower and lower.. so much so that the crotch was practically between my knees making me feel like I had just taken a dump in my tights.  Note to self, invest in some maternity tights!  Here I am looking perturbed just thinking about how uncomfortable the tights were.

Pictured above is the Gianfranco Ferre fur-trimmed swing coat that my mom loaned me over Thanksgiving break.  I topped my outfit today with it.  It’s the perfect maternity coat since it will grow with my expanding belly!  The suede chocolate booties were a TJMaxx find.

For a spring-ier look, I added this coral scarf that I bought in Thailand, a contrasting lime green clutch and spikey leopard heels.

These shoes are KILLER.  They’re sexy, edgy and dangerous weapons for your feet.  Mostly though they will KILL your feet!  I can’t stand in them for longer than 1hour before wanting to wimper in a corner and beg for a massage.  Alas, they’re so beautiful I can’t get rid of them either.

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