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Class to Night Out: Keyhole Dress


Keyhole dresses
Dresses: 1, 2, 3, 4

It’s not always easy to find a truly versatile dress. Girly spaghetti-strap sundresses are perfect for a day of shopping or a family picnic, but look totally out of place once the sun goes down. And it’s not like you can wear your favorite lacey LBD to class.

That’s where the keyhole dress comes in. Though lengths and styles may vary, keyhole dresses offer just the right amount of sex appeal that can look either subtle or sultry – the choice is up to you.

This week I’ll show you how to style an aqua keyhole dress for both a day of class and a night out. Interested? Read on for the outfits!

Keyhole Dress: Class

How to style a keyhole dress for day with studded denim jacket nude flats coral bag nude belt skull bracelet and studded ball earrings
Dress, Jacket, Belt, Bag, Flats, Bracelet, Earrings

Give your dress a rugged, carefree vibe by pairing it with a denim jacket. A beat-up, studded jacket like the one I chose would create trendy contrast, but a crisp, dark-wash piece would give the look an equally gorgeous preppy and polished vibe. Add a pop of color with a coral cross-body bag and get a little lift with a pair of nude ballet flats with a subtle block heel. Then, add a matching belt for extra polish. Get some bling with a pair of crystal studded ball earrings, and complete the look with an edgy skull bracelet.

Keyhole Dress: Night Out

How to style a keyhole dress for night with ivory bow pumps fuchsia cross body bag silver cuff crystal earrings and rose gold nail polish
Dress, Pumps, Bag, Cuff, Earrings, Nail Polish

A bold pop of color gives this classic dress a completely different vibe – this bright fuchsia cross-body bag is the perfect piece to create a fearless, on-trend look. Nude pumps keep the focus on the dress while adding a fresh, feminine vibe. Accessorize with bold, sparkly jewelry, like a detailed silver cuff and geometric crystal earrings. Complete the look with a touch of glamor by painting your nails a glimmering rose gold.

Your thoughts?

How would you style a keyhole dress? For class? A night out? Be sure to let me know what you think of the outfits in the comments, I love hearing your thoughts!

Posted on on March 8, 2013 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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2 Responses to “Class to Night Out: Keyhole Dress”

  1. 1
    March 9th, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I love the subtle sexiness of this look. I like keyholes on the backs of dresses, too.

  2. 2
    March 9th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    The blue dress used for the example is so cute! Thanks for choosing one with a subtle key-hole….the purple one and dresses like it can border on looking WAY to revealing.
    Have a great weekend everyone!
    Chloe M.

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