A convertible party dress is for the fun and daring woman!
Have you ever imagined a scenario where you walk into a party wearing one dress, only to look like you are wearing a completely different style only minutes later? That is the beauty of a convertible dress, which is popular by virtue of its ability to become “many different dress styles” which are cleverly concealed within a single garment. Convertible dresses are capable of becoming maxi dresses, halter neck dresses, and even skirts! Such is the fun of this all-in-one outfit, which is also great for different figures, from boyish to slim, to curvy and voluptuous.
Among the many high profile fashion designers who have embraced the versatility of the convertible party dress, is designer Diane Von Furstenberg whose convertible dress can be worn in 12 different ways! That’s right, one dress will give the wearer the option to wear a classic wrap dress, a one-shoulder dress, a halter dress and a sweetheart neckline dress among other styles. All that needs to be done is to learn how to loop and knot the fabric appropriately. Apart from being worn as a dress, the wearer also has the option of turning it into a full length or mid-length skirt, which makes it great for those poolside or beach parties where a sarong or wrap around dress is preferable to wear post-swimming. Needless to say you will not need to carry separate clothing for the event since your dress is multipurpose!
The convertible dress is most popular during formal events, which require certain guests to dress in similar attire; bridesmaids therefore, embrace this dress with all their hearts as it allows them to dress similarly, albeit with some variation in the style of the dress. Since tradition dictates that they must look similar, what better way to ensure a blend between tradition and style, than to give them the option to wear a convertible dress, which they can loop and knot in different ways?
The convertible dress is made of various fabrics, from cotton to lycra to silk, and much like its versatile nature, is available in varying colors and lengths, although knee skimming length appears to be the most popular length. One of the things which is different about the convertible dress is the fact that it is usually not embellished; one is most likely to find a dress in a single color, this being due to its convertible nature which might lead to permanent embellishments being wrongly placed for a particular style of dress when converted.
Accessorizing your convertible dress is of prime importance. First it is important to figure out what style you will be wearing; for halter styles you could look at bracelets and cocktail rings, and for one or off-shoulder styles you could look at chokers or long strings of pearls and beads. You could even take the convertible theme forward by wearing a long string of pearls and later doubling it to form a dual layer necklace!