Two-in-One Combo Dresses

June 7, 2011    |    By +
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Layered looks are all the rage these days, but who wants to spend extra funds buying multiple pieces of clothing to achieve one look?  The “separates” look is was made popular back in the 50′s, and like most retro trends, it has come full circle today. But what if you could achieve this versatile and polished look with just one piece of clothing?

Combo-Dresses or Illusion Dresses solve this problem by giving the appearance of a perfectly coordinated look with just one dress. These mock two-pieces come in a range of styles and patterns, ranging from a more formal cocktail style to a laid back, throw-on daytime option.

Whatever style you choose, you appear very stylish and put-together with just the zip of a dress. Check out our favorites above and snag one for the trendy lady in your life, or one for yourself.

Motel The Milly Dress in Black and Cream – $90.00

MBN One Shoulder Draped Bodice Dress – $148.00

Ecote Crochet Two-in-One Dress – $49.00

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