THT- Styling a Dress as a Duster for Summer - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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THT- Styling a Dress as a Duster for Summer

I’m styling this tropical yellow dress as a duster today on the blog.

Button Down Shirt Dress Worn as a Duster

When you buy a garment, do you often think of multiple ways you can wear it?

Or, do you find yourself styling the same pieces, the same way all of the time? ( or most)

The beauty of a shirt dress is that it can be worn multiple ways and one of those ways is as a duster.

I have worn this Mango tropical shirt dress , as a dress before on the blog HERE

The mustard yellow is one of my favorite yellow shades that works with my “Autumnal pallette”. I do love a great tropical print too in the Summer.

One of my favorite ways of wearing dusters is with column dressing. Column dressing is when one color is worn “as a column” and a kimono, topper, duster is worn over top often. I often choose black or white as my “column” but really any color can work as a solid column under your duster as long as the eye is drawn from top to bottom. This gives a long, lean look under the shirt dress.

I choose not to wear a belt with it, but others do like to accentuate their waist when wearing. I find it unnecessary, as it would break up the column and the flowy nature of the duster over top.

So, think of this as an outfit “formula” that you can wear any time of the year- but with different fabrics per the season. I am wearing a cotton cropped pant with a white tank ( Target) and some neutral Franco Sarto espadrilles. I kept the outfit neutral and let the duster take “center stage”.

Give it a try, it is a great style to wear especially in the summer, in the evening, where you can take off the duster or keep it on, especially in air conditioned restaurants!

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I hope you are all having a great week. Boy are these summer months  are going by too quickly!

Just a bit of FYI, I may do one post regarding the Nordstrom Anniversary sale soon, but don’t like to inundate you with many posts. The sale begins for the general public on July 15th.

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  • Hosana
    Posted at 15:22h, 02 September Reply

    The combination was just perfect!!!

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  • jodie filogomo
    Posted at 21:33h, 16 July Reply

    I just LOVE this idea with a button up dress and you styled it perfectly Jess.

  • Maureen
    Posted at 06:51h, 16 July Reply

    Super cute styling Jess! I wouldn’t have thought of doing this. Then again I am in the camp repeat! Like I know I should try to style my clothes more ways than one but somehow when I love something styled one way I just do that. Boring I know! Btw, your post on the NSale is password protected so no one can click on it – just FYI. And I hear you, I just got my son’s school welcome letter and I am not ready that back to school is around the corner. 🙁 I hope you are having a great start to your weekend so far though and happy Saturday!

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  • Michelle,
    Posted at 12:52h, 15 July Reply

    Beautiful summer outfit! You look like you are clothed in sunshine. And now I need a few shirt dresses!


  • Alexandra
    Posted at 23:15h, 14 July Reply

    Seems over the last years yellow has recently captured my attention. Such a fun, cheery pop of color!

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 22:02h, 14 July Reply

    That dress looks perfect as a duster! I love the chic, monochromatic outfit you wore it over top of! Great summertime look!

  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 14:26h, 14 July Reply

    I love the dress worn as a duster! The mustard and white combination is fabulous!

    Emma xxx

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 12:36h, 13 July Reply

    What a cute look! Love that color on you and adore the print for summer!


  • Lovely
    Posted at 03:28h, 13 July Reply

    Love this idea! The print on this duster is beautiful and the yellow and white combo is gorgeous on you.

  • Amber
    Posted at 00:01h, 13 July Reply

    I love how you styled this dress as a duster, Jess! The print is gorgeous and it looks so good with your white pants here.

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 20:18h, 12 July Reply

    I love a shirtdress-as-outerwear with jeans—it’s one of my favorite summertime styling tricks, and you totally pulled it off!
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  • Rena
    Posted at 18:30h, 12 July Reply


    Wearing a dress as a duster is a clever way to layer even in the warmest time of the year.


  • Shelbee on the Edge
    Posted at 15:01h, 12 July Reply

    This dress is so pretty and it works perfectly as a duster! I tend to wear most of my shirt dresses as jackets or dusters because they never fit quite right across my bust. I love this outfit, my friend!


  • Di
    Posted at 09:47h, 12 July Reply

    Love this beautiful yellow and white floral print on you, the colors and styling are both so fresh for summer! Also, thanks so much for the mention. Enjoy your week and thanks the inspiration and for hosting the link up party!

  • mireille
    Posted at 08:27h, 12 July Reply

    The dress has the perfect lines to become a duster as it is not overwhelming. I love the color and print and I am all about black or white columns!

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 07:25h, 12 July Reply

    I have not worn many dusters this year, I’ve been so blazer obsessed! I love the idea of the shirtdress worn this way. I think I only have one and haven’t yet tried it. Maybe it’s time?
    You look fabulous as always my friend!

  • Mica Away From The Blue
    Posted at 07:21h, 12 July Reply

    I love the colour of that dress, it looks so good worn as a duster over your white outfit! I really need to try this more with my dresses 🙂

    Thanks for the link up! Hope you are having a good start to your week 🙂

  • Jill
    Posted at 07:15h, 12 July Reply

    Love the yellow floral and your styling! Thank you so much for the feature this week!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Rosemary Davis
    Posted at 06:23h, 12 July Reply

    I love everything thing about this outfit! The colors in your duster are gorgeous.! And the whites make it look so fresh for summer.


  • Pamela
    Posted at 06:22h, 12 July Reply

    I love items that are versatile like this, great styling today!

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 06:11h, 12 July Reply

    I love how you styled this!

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  • Mary
    Posted at 03:37h, 12 July Reply

    Such a versatile and summery dress you have there Jess, I like the ways you are styling it.
    Wishing you a happy week
    Mary xxx

  • Laurie
    Posted at 03:09h, 12 July Reply

    That’s beautiful. I love the print and colour. I’m going to pop over and check out the Nordstrom sale. Just depends on shipping prices xx

  • Katie
    Posted at 03:08h, 12 July Reply

    Love the idea of finding multiple ways to wear something! This dress looks fabulous as a duster!


  • Jacqui Berry
    Posted at 02:45h, 12 July Reply

    What a fab combo. Love the duster Jess xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 02:20h, 12 July Reply

    I tend to wear a item the same way. I always seem to forget to wear it in a different way. I love yellow and white together. Very fresh. There is going to be a heatwave here, I’m enjoying it! Lol. And summer goes by way to fast indeed, its just absurd! Have a great day.

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