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How to Get Hundreds of Different Looks With Just One Dress

Have you ever heard of a convertible dress?  It’s a type of dress that can be worn multiple ways, thus giving you lots of options on how to wear it.

In my closet I have at least three fancy dresses I’ve only worn once and may never wear again: my wedding dress, a bridesmaid dress, and the red carpet worthy number I wore to the TriBeCa Film Festival last April. Everything else I own is a bit more casual, but functional. Thing is, I don’t like to be caught wearing the same dress to multiple special occasions. That, and my closet could use even more downsizing.

Right now I’m feeling pretty good about my dress situation. I’ve found something even more versatile than the classic little black dress – and it comes in a variety of colors. The Henkaa convertible dress!

henkaa dress

I like mine in blue.

The Henkaa convertible dress is made in such a way that you can take just the one dress and wear it as different dresses. It takes some practice (and often a helping hand) to wrap and style the material into different tops.

convertible dress styles

Basic style types

Same dress but with tons of different looks. Crazy, right? It can be a halter, strapless, one shoulder, tied in front, tied in back, and more. Some styles are fit for an award show, others a fancy dinner.  The convertible dress has 8 basic style categories with several ideas for each complete with video tutorials.

It even works well with a baby bump so it’s perfect for before, during and after pregnancy. Make it your date night dress, mama!

Learn how to manipulate the material into various looks and expand on those with different accessories, shoes and hairstyles so you never show up to a party looking the same twice.  Pretty cool, huh?  And the material is soft and shiny.  When you consider how many places you can wear this to, it makes it a very affordable dress!

Do you have any tips for creating new looks for the same dress?

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Disclosure: I received a dress to review, which I tried on while still very pregnant.  Crossing my fingers to have an occasion to wear it again soon!

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  1. Nikki February 23, 2013 Reply

    Love that color! This is a great dress. I need more dresses, and would definitely prefer one that has more than one look. That way, I can wear it to multiple occasions and it still looks like I have a closet full of dresses! Albeit dresses in one color, but hey, it still works!
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    • Darcy Zalewski February 23, 2013 Reply

      I tend to buy a lot of the same colors anyway for my clothes. I really love the concept!Syrana

  2. laura February 24, 2013 Reply

    That is so cool! I rarely ever need a dressy dress, and hate wearing something just once and it sitting in the closet forever, but this looks so versatile you could change it up enough.
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    • Darcy Zalewski February 27, 2013 Reply

      I don’t need dressy dresses real often either. This one definitely is my go to one now!Syrana

  3. mryjhnsn February 24, 2013 Reply

    That is darling! I have a couple of dresses I wear and dress up or change the look with scarves but that is super cute!
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    • Darcy Zalewski February 27, 2013 Reply

      Maybe you can teach me how to use scarves because I can’t seem to pull those off.Syrana

  4. Amber K February 25, 2013 Reply

    I love this! And it’s way cheaper than buying 4 different dresses (takes up less closet space too.) The blue looks fantastic on you!
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    • Darcy Zalewski February 27, 2013 Reply

      Thank you, Amber! I had 2 or 3 blue dresses already so this was a great option for me.Syrana

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