5 Ways to Make Your Sundress Look More Expensive, to Elevate Your Look.
Sundresses are a warm-weather essential known for their cuteness, comfort, and cooling effect on hot afternoons. The good news is that making your sundress look expensive doesn’t have to break the bank.
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5 Ways to Make Your Sundress Look More Expensive
Here are five tricks approved by stylists to give your sundress a designer-worthy upgrade.
1. Tailored Fit for Sophistication
According to Ra’El Cohen, co-founder and chief creative officer of ‘ThirdLove’, achieving an expensive look often hinges on the fit of the clothing. Fashion expert Joana Walker recommends a visit to a local tailor to ensure your sundress flatters your body perfectly. Tailoring adjustments, such as cinching the waist, adjusting the hemline, or tweaking the straps, may seem minor but can significantly enhance the overall appearance.
2. Elevate with Accessories
Melony Huber, stylist/buyer, and co-founder of La Peony, suggests boosting your sundress’s elegance through strategic accessorizing. Incorporate a luxurious leather belt to define the waist and add flair. Cohen advises choosing accessories made from materials like leather, metal, or natural fibers for a chic and sophisticated touch. Consider complementing your sundress with a wide-brimmed hat, structured handbag, statement jewelry, or high-quality sandals or heels.
3. Layering for Depth and Dimension
Huber emphasizes the effectiveness of layering to elevate a simple sundress. A tailored blazer can transform it into an elegant business-ready ensemble, while a structured jacket or cashmere cardigan adds instant luxury appeal. For cooler evenings, experiment with a lightweight scarf or layering a chic button-down blouse or turtleneck underneath. A leather jacket introduces an edgy element to your sundress.
4. Embrace Monochromatic Elegance
For a polished and put-together appearance, Joana Walker recommends going monochromatic, creating a head-to-toe ensemble in one shade. Opting for a neutral monochromatic look is timeless and exudes elegance, transcending fleeting color trends. Examples include pairing a white sundress with white sandals, a beige sundress with pumps and a camel trench coat, or a light gray sundress with a darker grey duster cardigan and felt Panama hat.
5. Upgrade Details: Swap Out Buttons
The little details can significantly impact the perceived quality of a sundress. Joana Walker advises replacing cheap plastic buttons with higher quality materials like mother of pearl, brass, pewter, ivory, or copper. Even if you’re not a skilled sewer, repurposing buttons from old clothes is an affordable way to enhance your sundress. Many dry cleaners offer this service, ensuring your sundress exudes a more refined aesthetic.