The Stylish Ever Crafter Dress: 3 Ways

3 Ways To Wear ItFor the next few weeks I'll be sharing fun ways to style the pieces in my upcoming collection, A Beautiful Mess for ModCloth. This first dress is one of my favorites. It's easy to wear, light and comfy with a side zipper. I love that black gingham can mix and match with so many other colors and textiles, it's a perfect dress for autumn layering. Special thanks to Kinsey for modeling these looks! 

Look 1Look 1: Have you tried layering a longer skirt over a shorter dress? This easy styling trick gives the dress a completely different vibe! Paired with the black wool hat, it's more 1970s- right? This styling is more dramatic and would be super cute for an art show or a concert! 

Styling Details: Dress/Hat/Shoes/Skirt-Vintage. 

Look 2Look 2: This style is pretty, preppy and 1950s inspired! I love pairing bold tights with a neutral dress and shoes! This is the type of styling I'd wear in everyday life, or on a casual night out.

Styling Details: Dress/Tights/Shoes

Look 3Look 3: A fitted blazer is one of my favorite Autumn staples. I invest in at least one each year. This chambray blazer makes the dress a little bit more work ready. This is an outfit that would be office appropriate, but still cute enough to wear out at night. The yellow wedges add a pop of color. (and fun!) 


There you have it! Three ways to wear the Stylish Ever Crafter Dress. You can sign up for notifications on this dress here. The collection launches in October. I can't wait to see how our blog readers style pieces as well! xo. elsie 

  • Did I mention how much I love those red thights and oxfords? Because they’re gorgeous together! Colored tights = <3!

  • Look number one is my favorite! So gorgeous!!
    xo Heather

  • Love all the looks! Such a cute dress! 🙂

  • I think the third look is my favorite; I’m a sucker for blazers! Those yellow shoes are so awesome, too!

  • Love those shoes! But I am too tall to wear such high heels wish I could! Yes fall blazers are the best. Really finish off any look. Check out my post on fall blazers. And Modcloth is great. I met a blogger at the Lucky Fabb Conference and she had on a long leopard print button up sweater with spike studs on the shoulders it was great!

  • I like the second one the best but honestly, they are all so cute. I have many things in my closet that I mix n’ match so this is a great little tutorial:)

  • ok those clogs in the last pic! Hello amazing.

    Also all these looks are so wearable. I love stuff like this.

  • LOVE being able to wear something multiple ways – and love this series! All the looks are lovely, but I really LOVE the last look with that denim jacket!
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  • Aw, adorbs! I read Kinsey’s blog & I always wonder why she doesn’t smile more.. she’s gorgeous when she does!

  • such a cute dress, i especially love that third look! and that model has some seriously perfect locks!

  • Love the three styling ways!! and love this posts!! keep on doing more like these please!!

  • I like all of these looks. I can’t even pick a favourite! I layer short dresses under skirts all the time, but I love the pop of red tights too.


  • Style number two looks like something I would love to wear. I’m just a fan of colored tights!

  • Super cute dress, love seeing it 3 ways, makes you realise how versatile it is … I’m loving look no.1

  • 3 Ways to Wear It is my all time favorite blog feature! Can’t wait for this collection!!

  • I think pairing either look 1 or 2 with big and bold colored bangles or some funky neck prices will help in making good style statement.

  • ermahgerd YES. I love all of these! Can’t wait to check out your collection on Mod Cloth! Congrats! That’s so awesome!

  • Hi Elsie! I love look 2, its beautiful and easy to wear everyday. Can’t wait to see more “3 ways”. xoxo

  • What a great post!!! I love it! 😀 I love the dress, the outfits, the hairdos!!! 😀 nicenicenice! 🙂

  • #1 and 2 are definitely my faves, I love wearing long skirts all the way through to winter, and this idea has never crossed my mind before- 2 outfits, 1 dress, what’s not to love!

  • Love the casual beauty of the second outfit, those shoes are adorable!
    Catherine Denton

  • Great ideas! Especially love the last one!
    Love your blog 🙂

  • I love this dress and these 3 ways to wear it are amazing.
    The third is perfect, I love !

  • Whoa, long skirt over short dress? My brain just exploded a little bit. Hooray for adventurous styling! Also, have to say I’m loving that J Crew blazer.

  • The dress is so cute and love the way you styled it!!

  • Love these looks. I love seeing how to make a piece work hard! Lovely.

  • This dress is my favourite from your collection Elsie! I am really hoping that one will be my size! I love the second way Kinsey wore it, it’s soooo lovely! You are so awesome at designing clothes! It all always looks so amazing! Will you have a lookbook with this collection like the other ones? I love watching them! xoxo, Emily

  • Kinsey looks adorable in this dress, I’m in love with the yellow shoes! Definitelygoing to treat myself to a piece from this collection 🙂


  • The first an third looks are so fabulous! I love pairing black and whit patterned clothes witch yellow solids 🙂 Emerald green also works great with it!


  • First look is great! I like combination dress with pleated skirt!

  • I love all of the looks but I would have to say that the second one is my absolute favorite =) So simple and beautiful!

  • that is such a lovely dress!
    I love outfit #3, those shoes are amaaaazing as well!
    xo, cheyenne

  • Oh my gosh, I absolutely love this dress! Can’t wait to try the layering technique from style #1 🙂

  • My favourite is the third one! Such a gorgeous dress!Beautifulllllll!

  • I loooove the first outfit! Your style is beautiful. I would have never guessed it’s a dress, unless someone said something. haha

  • theses are there amazing ways to wear theses outfits,its very creative and sexy,my favorite one out of the three would be the third one,i like how you wore a jacket over it and mixed up the colors and wore yellow shoes, it really looks great!

  • This dress is just so wonderful; I’m so swooning right now. I’m definitely liking look number one though, so dramatic and lovely. 🙂


  • I love the versatility of this gingham dress. The fabric is very textural, and the detailing is very cute down the front. I think #1 has to be my favorite look. 🙂 – Alison { }

  • Look 3 is my fav, the dress is cute. I’ve never tried wearing a skirt over a dress. It seems like it would feel weird wearing it to me but like I said i’ve never tried it.

  • Ditto on loving the dress. I can see it working in so many situations. PLUS I love it when you show us fashion-challenged readers a few options for one piece! Thanks!

  • Awesome. Look one is my favorite! I need a hat like that. : )

  • So cute! Wonderful job on the dress design – it’s adorable! And I adore that chambray blazer!!


  • Love the dress! Thanks for giving me that long skirt tip I will try that next time.

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  • I absolutely love all three ways to wear the dress!! My favorite is #3 though because it looks most like my own style:) I’d love to try it the other two ways!! Jump outside the comfort zone! 😀

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