Twist Front Dress dressed up vs down

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Socialite dress xs (also in black), DV sandals 5.5 (my review), BP sunglasses (old; similar), The Daily Edited bag, Club Monaco trench (old)

With many of us now working from home for the foreseeable future, I’m always on the lookout for transitional pieces that can be dressed down with sneakers and dressed up for the occasional meeting or trip to the office! I’m partnering with Nordstrom to share this simple but chic dress that can be paired a number of different ways including with casual flats for everyday wear, since I know many of you have ditched the high heels over the past year!

Twist Front Dress

These feels soft and stretchy just a tee shirt dress but the twist front takes the look up a notch and the long sleeves make it a great seasonal transition piece. The ribbed material is medium weight so it layers nicely with your favorite blazer, moto jacket and trench coat. The length hits me (5’) right above the knees, so it can be work appropriate for petite ladies especially in the black color. The sleeves on the xs are a little on long on me, but beyond that the rest of the dress fits well without being bodycon tight. I chose the white since it shows the twist detail off more clearly, but the black is a little more camouflaging at the tummy area! 

Styled for On the Go

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AllSaints jacket 00, Everlane sneakers (very similar), Goyard tote (my review)

Styled for Work

how to style a white dress for fall work office

Socialite dress xs, Marc Fisher heels 5 (run narrow), Ann Taylor blazer, Sole society tote (old; similar)

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I also welcomed in the new season by finally taking my chelsea booties from the Nsale out for a spin! They’ll be a little more flattering / elongating if paired with black tights as the temperatures drop. I love how they bring a little bit of an edge to this preppier outfit. This adorable plaid skirt sold out quickly but I’m keeping an eye for any restocks on it!

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Caslon boots 5 (start in size 4!), Vero Moda skirt xs, BP sweater xxs, similar mock neck top

Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.

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2 Comments

  1. Diana wrote:

    I love how you style your look! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

    Diana

    Posted 9.28.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thanks so much Diana xx

      Posted 10.5.21 Reply

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