Fashion Outfits

How To Rework Your Minidress

Location: Istanbul Fashion Week – Istanbul, Turkey

I will start off by admitting I no longer have my lovely 20-something-year-old figure. Once you hit the big 3-0, your body changes drastically {I am not exaggerating}, especially when combined with a crappy diet and minimal exercise. So that means, I no longer have my youthful legs to pull off a minidress. I know what you are saying, who cares, just wear what you want but I also feel I no longer like showing too much skin, to the delight of my parents.

Still, there are so many minidresses that I love and want to wear but with my new found love for modest wear, I needed to find a way to rework my pile of mini dresses without losing my current demure style. Lucky for me, layering seems to be a trend that never goes away.

The most important aspect for layering your minidress over your jeans or pants is a belt. It helps tuck the dress up a little to make it the right length to pull off.  In this case, I used my gorgeous Fendi Micro Peekaboo Belt Bag. I wrapped the belt around my waist and then pulled the dress a little over the belt to shorten the length of the dress and to cinch in my waist. This gives the illusion that the dress is more of an empire waist top which can also be very flattering if you have a little bit of a belly pouch {no more midnight snacking for me!}.

So if you are into this look but are not sure what kind of minidress would work, I have put together an edit of dresses from the high street as well as a few high-end pieces to suit everyone’s budget.

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I wore this outfit when I was invited to attend Istanbul Fashion Week in Turkey earlier this year. I’m wearing my navy polka dot dress from Namshi.com with my MiH Jeans from Net-A-Porter.com. I completed my look with a pair of sexy-as-hell Fendi heels and bag and Miu Miu sunnies. As for my denim jacket, this is one of my favorites and I literally wear it with everything. It’s a vintage oversized Levi jacket that’s been reworked by a talented Dubai based designer, Hind Adib.

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Photography by Deniz Aydin

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