Outfit Mission Statement: To dress your sundress up for a special occasion look, add pretty lace, a classy mixed media jacket, and vintage accessories
Sunday Best POW outfits are special occasion clothes for dinning, theater, opera, holiday parties, church, and other such occasions that need something special. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Spring 2016 Margherita Dress. This is our last of the Margherita Dress looks, and it follows some of the themes you have seen with the other styles: adding a neutrals from the dress (white in this case) and working with layers. Both allow us to add some elegance to this fun, boho dress. Some sundresses may be on the fancy side and not require much work to be special occasion ready. But if your sundress requires some work, look for fancier, pretty, and/or more elegant pieces in your wardrobe that match your dress and can be layered over or under it. You may be amazed by what you can do with that normally casual sundress.
- Layer pretty, fancier, and/or elegant pieces over your more casual sundress for a special occasion look
- For more formal situations, consider layering neutrals that match the dress, as this comes across as more sophisticated
- Wear vintage/vintage-inspired jewelry and accessories to give your special occasion outfit a classic touch, which may add to the sophistication and dressiness of the outfit
- Layer a lace top over your sundress for pretty way to dress it up
- Add a jacket for warmth or just stick to this
- A higher quality lace with texture come across classier and dressier—be care with cheap laces as they can make the look cheap
- Choose a jacket with rich textures, mixed media, and special touches to further make your look special for your special occasion
- Consider if under or over works best for some of your layers—for instance the lace may also work under the sundress
- Sundress: Margherita Dress from cabi Spring 2016
- Shell: Needle Lace Shell from cabi Spring 2014 2014 and it not available; try the Scalloped Lace Tank by Anthropologie, the Eyelet & Floral Lace Shell at Talbots, the Mixed Lace Shell by Ann Taylor, or the more casual Gemma Top from cabi Spring 2016
- Jacket: Occasion Jacket from cabi Spring 2014; consider instead the Delicate Diner Jacket in Eggshell from ModCloth, Navy lace Jacket by Vintage Cosmopolitan on Etsy, or Vintage Lace Jacket by Custard Heart Vintage on Etsy
- Earrings: Dolce Charm Earrings from cabi Spring 2016
- Necklace: Locket Necklace from cabi Spring 2016
- Bracelet: White Filigree Stretch Bracelet by M. Haskell for INC at Macy’s—I could not find this, consider instead the M. Haskell for INC Gold-Tone Beaded Stretch Bangle Bracelet or the M. Haskell for INC Gold-Tone White Beaded and Crystal Fireball Stretch Bracelet, both at Macy's
- Shoes: Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW
- Run Around POW: Simple Elegance Sunday Best posted April 24, 2016. For an elegant, sophisticated outfit that is easy and comfortable, pair your black skirt with a neutral silk and similar accessories.
- Margherita POW: White Out Over Navy Saturday Posted May 14, 2016. Be put together and carefree in your sundress by adding layers and accessories in a variety of whites.
- Margherita POW: Easy Professionalism Manic Monday posted May 16, 2016. For an easy-to-throw on Monday outfit, grab your favorite sundress and then add a jacket, simple matching jewelry, and comfy shoes.