Tuesday, April 19, 2011

5 WAYS TO WEAR A BETSEY JOHNSON DRESS

It's safe to say that most girls would probably look at this Betsey Johnson dress and think, "what a wonderful frock to wear at next year's Winter Formal!" And they'd be dead right- it is a wonderful frock. But why limit yourself to a school dance for which you'd wear such a lovely little thing? What a lot of men and women alike don't realize is that just because something's fancy doesn't make it formal! And even better yet- just because something's formal doesn't mean it can't be worn casually!! Using just one teal Betsey Johnson tulle dress and an array of carefully chosen accessories, I crafted five completely separate looks that ANYONE can imitate with the right amount of fashion fodder.



LOOK ONE: TEEN WITCH





FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
Hat- Urban Jungle
Cape- Party City
Socks- Forever 21
Pumps- Salvatore Ferragamo

LOOK TWO: FREE-SPIRIT





FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
Hat- August, Macy's
Scarves- Vintage
Bag- Betsey Johnson
Shoes- Nine West

LOOK THREE: PUNK PRINCESS





FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
Bowler hat- Saks Fifth Avenue
Leather jacket- Diesel
Doc Martens- Buffalo Exchange


LOOK FOUR: RETRO DIVA







FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
Scrunchie- Vintage
Sunglasses- Oakley
Blazer- Parao, Vintage
Heels- Ralph Lauren

LOOK FIVE: JARETH MASQUERADE





(This one's for all my readers who take fashion cues from Sarah in Labyrinth.)

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
Blazer- Forever 21
Belt- Vintage
Socks- ICING
Heels- Ralph Lauren


Not every garment must be worn in the way it was originally intended. And who knows what the designers' original intentions were anyway? Perhaps Betsey specifically visioned this dress being worn to a cosmic roller disco. So next time you're getting all dolled up for a special event- don't just wear the dress, own it! Because any creative conglomeration of styles you put the pizazz into is YOURS TRULY.

Everything is infinite,

Bebe Zeva

68 comments:

  1. bebe. u kno i've commented on HRO as Brobe zeva

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  2. I used to watch Sabrina the Teenage Witch religously

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  3. NOT 1 BUT 5
    luv this
    you are a sartorial genius

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  4. i watched sabrina three
    i had a crush on her
    melissa joan hart or was it flockhart
    too lazy to google

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  5. how to be pretty forever as written by bebe zeva

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  6. This is such a great post, who would've thought that dress could be so versitile?! The last look is especially cute!

    Emma x

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  7. Amazing, that colour is so beautiful on you.

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  8. Two and five are definitely my favourites! Your hair is just gorgeous xxx

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  9. Great Great Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    lovely
    visit my blog!!!

    xx

    www.ilovenystyle.blogspot.com

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  10. punk princess is so kewwwt!

    http://ambrelabelle.blogspot.com

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  11. I prefer the second outfit and of course... THE LAST ONE! I love this jacket!!!
    Loving your blog :)

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  12. don't like n°1 and 2, but the rest is awesome!

    http://www.letyougrowwings.blogspot.com

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  13. Jareth Masquerade is exquisite! I love that belt...it just makes it. XO Valerie

    www.imstarvin.blogspot.com

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  14. so unbelievably cute! love all of these!

    xoxo,

    insidelook19.blogspot.com

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  15. Fantastic post ! Really inspiring !

    http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

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  16. I love your dress! Number three and five are the best :)

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  17. i have to say, the last two looks are my favorite.. but that's probably because i'm trying to come up with fit ideas for a formal event in may. so diverse, i can't get enough. you're wicked creative lady i'm in love.

    xx
    www.theleatherweather.com

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  18. your dress is amazing! i love looks 4 & 5 (:

    http://www.amyvalentinex.blogspot.com/

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  19. You look amazing ♥
    I love them all !

    xxx
    Laura

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  20. Love this post! your pictures are always amazing :) xx
    D

    http://milkandlotsofsugar.blogspot.com/

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  21. I love all the looks but my fav. one is punk princess! :)

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  22. I love all five... and now I want to watch Labyrinth... haha :) x

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  23. i love this post! and the dress is so adorable :)

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  24. just wanted to say hey to Steve Roggenbuck. what's up my dude. later

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  25. You had me with Jareth! I was just saying to a friend how Sarah from the Labyrinth influenced me fashion-wise. It was/is my favorite!

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  26. I love this post! i love the free spirit and last looks and you are so right people should wear things in any way they like to anywhere they like
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  27. LOOVVVVVVEEE this post!!! :D Amazing outfits!! J'adore!!!

    xoxo
    www.StyleItInHeels.com

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  28. I love outfit #3.

    Did I tell you that I wore my docs to Coachella for 2 days and my feet did not hurt!!They are the best shoes ever! They look awesome with your Betsey dress!

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  29. i love all the outfits!!! my favorite are the ones with the jackets! the last one and the two before it :)


    Escape

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  30. wow thats so inventive i bet there are a million ways to wear this dress you would never ever think a turquiose poofy dress could be so versitile!
    definately a staple in a wardrobe

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  31. love the dress!

    http://helenkuusk.blogspot.com/

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  32. Beautiful Blue dress
    I love Betsey Johnson :)

    I like look #4 and #5
    Super cute :D

    http://anhourafteryesterday.blogspot.com

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  33. is this--5--a reference 'labyrinth'?
    sweet

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  34. I love this! I think I tried the same dress on as a potential prom dress, but decided to go for something less conventional.

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  35. Free spirit is def my fave, awesome looks Bebe!

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  36. Free Spirit and the last one are my favorites, they look amazing!

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  37. Very nicely done! I personally have never worn my prom or school dance dresses, but now I'm inspired to try out new outfits! Well, I guess not for most of them since they are all long, big and puffy dresses! Gorgeous! xo

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  38. your makeup is so pretty! you look like a doll :)

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  39. Punk Princess!!! <3

    amazing post Bebe

    http://rp-nerdrage.blogspot.com

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  40. Cute dress! I love the retro-diva set the most!

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  41. Loving the last look. Great inspiration

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  42. I love your style! This outfit is so great. <3
    x
    www.alisson-jay.blogspot.com

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  43. love it!



    http://oppositelipstick.blogspot.com/

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  44. exquisite dress, great post altogether ^^

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  45. the 5 looks you did with the dress are amazing!! i love every single one <3 you're quite a beauty!!

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  46. I like looks 2 and 5 the best, the most casual. You are amazing, as I'd never think to wear this sort of dress casually at all. But now I think about it, it does reminds me a bit of Lily Allen circa 2007. But yes, I love it! :D

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  47. Love this post! I definitely wear things some people might consider formal whenever I feel like it...lol! I love the Betsey Johnson dress and all the fun ways you styled it :)

    Check out my blog: Principessa Gabriella

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  48. pardon my swearing but you are fucking amazing xx

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  49. oh wow, i love every look!
    so inspiring, its amazing how much a garment changes just by the accessories you add x

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  50. i love the second and the fourth look! *_*
    YOU ROCK!

    http://izumihiiiflower.blogspot.com

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  51. I like the Retro diva look

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  52. As per I love them all although my favourite is the masquerade look because the jacket is sublime. The bohemian look is gorgeous too because I'm a bit obsessed with boho and scarves. I have to say the best thing about all the outfits is your hair. Im jealous. Very jealous.

    Alex
    Little Humble Fashion Abode

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  53. Thanks so much! Those dresses can be a bit spendy, so I want to get as much use out of them as possible. This was very helpful. :)

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  54. Love the Retro Diva and Teen Witch. Beautiful and very creative!

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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