How to Wear the Ballerina-Inspired Blaque Market ‘The Volume’ Dress Without Looking Like a Little Girl

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This Blaque Market ‘The Volume’ dress is like The-Little-Girl-in-All-of-Us-dream come true:

Blaque Market ‘The Volume’ Dress, $66.00 at Karmaloop

Imagine just how fun it would be for that little girl to spin, jump and twirl in that layered tulle skirt!

But of course, many of us don’t look like little girls anymore, yet this dress is made for big girls to wear.

Now, how could we make this little girl dress look like a real woman’s dress? Here are 3 outfit ideas:

Compare and Contrast

The quickest way to erase all notions of childishness in this ballerina-inspired dress is to toughen it up. Pair it with an athletic grey sweater, edgy black booties and a can’t-do-without leather biker jacket! Anchor the ensemble with some heavy metal jewelry such as a thick cuff bracelet, a stud ring and a pair of spike earrings. We’d also recommend pairing it with opaque black tights for that long, lean and leggy look:

  1. All Saints Belvedere jacket, $400.00
  2. Topin Lizzy sweater, $62.00
  3. Chrishabana Spike gunmetal-plated brass earrings, $112.50
  4. Ted Rossi Femme Fatale python pyramid adjustable ring, $95.00
  5. Ted Rossi Punk python gem punk cuff bracelet, $235.00
  6. Kate Spade New York solid opaque tights, $28.00
  7. Sam Edelman Uma suede platform booties, $250.00

“Trend” It Up

Wear the latest and hottest fall trends with the Blaque Market Volume dress, and everyone will be looking to you for fashion advice. Team it with a jewel-toned blazer, a 70’s-inspired tie front blouse and hot-to-have leopard print pumps. Color block while you’re at it too with a brightly colored clutch. Stick to tailored, well-fitting pieces so you can get away with wearing numerous fashion trends without looking like a fashion victim:

  1. Alice + Olivia Sunday long blazer, $396.00
  2. Trouvé tie front top, $88.00
  3. Steve Madden Sarina-L leopard platform pumps, $129.95
  4. Pour La Victoire Marlow belted clutch, $245.00

Just Go With It

If “romantic and girly” is naturally your own personal style, then you can just go with it — the Blaque Market ‘The Volume’ dress’ girlishness, I mean. Layer a long knit cardigan over it, pair it with strappy sandals over ankle socks, all in delicate blush tones! Finish off your look with sparkling, glittering jewelry. Use a quirky little owl handbag as your outfit’s statement piece:

  1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Claude Cording ring, $118.00
  2. Juicy Couture Brentwood Prepster pave bow ring, $78.00
  3. Kenneth Jay Lane sapphire prism pendant necklace, $88.00
  4. Free People hooded cable cardigan, $128.00
  5. Mary Frances Accessories What A Hoot shoulder bag, $265.00
  6. Club Monaco knit socks, $16.00
  7. Michael Michael Kors Jenna sandals, $150.00

What would  you wear with the Blaque Market ‘The Volume’ dress?

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