Two Ways to Style a Statement Dress

Sure, it’s easy to style a basic little black dress or little white dress or even a denim dress multiple ways. But what about a colorful statement-making sequin stripe dress? Can that be worn different ways? The answer is yes! I’ll show you how, plus tell you how to style it for different occasions.

In fact, can I let you in on a little secret? I’ve personally already worn this cute dress three times in the last week. If that doesn’t prove the versatility, I don’t know what does!

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Statement Dress by Day

If you are considering what to wear to a baby shower or what to wear to a wedding shower or what to wear to a spring luncheon, this dress styled casually would be perfect. Sequins are so unexpected by day that this dress is sure to add a fun twist to standard spring event dressing.

I’ve styled this dress casually twice this week. Here’s where I have worn it. First, I wore it to a late afternoon garden cocktail party in Dallas at the annual rewardStyle fashion blogger conference. (Side note: Read more about the Dallas sculpture garden and its main attraction The Eye by Tony Tasset here. Located across from The Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas, this spectacle of art is not to be missed!) Then, I again wore this dress on Sunday afternoon to the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Tennis Championship at River Oaks Country Club in Houston.

To make this dress daytime appropriate, I employed these three main styling ideas:

  1. Add a cardigan to tone down the sequins.
  2. Wear wedges to up the practicality factor for wearing this ensemble outdoors.
  3. Top it off with a straw hat to shield yourself from the sun.


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Statement Dress by Night

Are you not sure what to wear for date night or what to wear to a dinner party this spring? Consider this dress. Appropriately styled, the dress is sure to be a fun and appropriate option for your next evening outing.

Yesterday, I transitioned this dress from the tennis tournament during the day to a charity dinner for the Houston Ballet young professionals group with a few simple styling changes. Here are my top three tips for wearing the dress by night:

  1. Swap out the wedges for strappy sandals.
  2. Ditch the cardigan. If you need an extra layer of warmth, bring along a simple silk scarf.
  3. Change your handbag from a crossbody to a chic clutch.

The best part about this dress for you? It’s already on sale! Consider adding it or one of the similar colorful striped options below for a statement making, but versatile piece to your spring and summer wardrobe. It’s a purchase you won’t regret. Plus, it’s sure to bring a smile to your face each time you don it. Note that I found the dress to run a size large. So perhaps consider ordering one size smaller than usual.

Thanks as always for stopping by Wear + Where + Well! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this article. I have to say – I do believe it’s a personal favorite fashion feature of mine here. Everything about it just makes me happy. I hope you feel the same way. 🙂

Have a great day!

Photos by Maritere Rice at the new #sugarandclothcolorwall in Houston. Read more about the wall here. We are so thrilled to have the huge happy wall in Houston! Big thanks to Ashley and Jared at Sugar & Cloth.

Details of My Look

Kate Spade stripe sequin sheath dress (on sale! also available here; similar here and here) | Kate Spade somerset cardigan | Aquazzura Belgravia wedges (also here and here; inexpensive options here and here) | Karen Walker sunglasses | Mansur Gavriel crossbody bag (similar less expensive options by Kate Spade here and here) | Nars heat wave lipstick | Dior ‘So Real’ sunglasses | Edie Parker bespoke clutch (similar ready-to-wear options here and here) | Aquazzura pom pom sandals (also here and here) | white silk scarf | Dior rouge lipstick | OPI I think in pink nail polish


  1. Bella B says:

    Carrie I love that dress, Its so perfect for anything!!! You look so stunning I hope you have a wonderful Monday

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Bella! I’m glad you like it. It would look great on you too. That or the colorful shirt dress version of it. 🙂

  2. Merritt Beck says:

    These pictures are stunning! Love the day to night looks as well!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      I really appreciate that, Merritt! So good to see you this weekend. Xo

  3. Jennifer says:

    OMG! This is amazing and perfectly styled! I love that sequin dress! Yay for colors!

    xo, Jennifer

    1. Carrie says:

      Hi Jennifer – I”m so glad you like! Thanks so much. It would look great on you.

  4. Jyotsna says:

    Omg Carrie, you are definitely the queen of color! Love how you styled that gorg sequin dress in 2 ways. And your backdrops are as usual so beautiful!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Jyo! I appreciate you saying that. And you are the queen of boho festival looks.

  5. Holly says:

    I am just getting onto the daytime sequin bandwagon! This look is so refreshing with all the pastel colors and those pompom sandals! Summer needs to hurry up! 😀

    1. Carrie says:

      Yes yes yes! I love the way you are wearing daytime sequins.

  6. carolina says:

    i loveeeee that dress!! its so cute!! 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Carolina! Isn’t it fun?

  7. Violette says:

    Love the vibes of this so colourful dress!

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t it a happy dress? Thanks so much!

  8. Alyssa Renee says:

    Oh so fun and pretty! That dress is too cute and those pom pom heels are so adorable! =)

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    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Alyssa! Doesn’t it just make you happy? 🙂

  9. yuka says:

    amazing photos! your dress is seriously so cute and perfect styling!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Yuka! 🙂

  10. Mary says:

    This outfit is really adorable and fashion forward! I really like the cut of the dress and the shoes are great!

    Love, Mary

    1. Carrie says:

      Mary – thanks so much for saying that! And thanks for stopping by.

  11. Jane says:

    Love this amazing look! Super fun!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Jane!

  12. Just stopping by your page and love that outfit and your tassel shoes are soooooo cute! I have to get a pair! XOXO

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