I love little tricks to make my wardrobe more versatile! My ‘Converting a Dress to a Skirt‘ post from a few months ago has become one of the most popular and most read blogs ever!
Tucking my cardigan into a belt is the first tricks I tried, years before I discovered I could convert a dress to a skirt. I’ve always been a big fan of cardigans but when I first started dressing pinup, I didn’t buy many skirts, focussing on dresses instead. Cropped cardigans are great for over dresses but if you have a regular cardigan (not cropped), it can look a bit weird left open over a swing dress. So my solution was to fold it up and tuck it into a wide belt!
It’s super easy, here’s how it’s done-
Start with you favourite cardigan- I’ve picked the Wheels And Dollbaby Dita Cardigan over the top of the Bella Donna Dress by Pinup Girl Clothing. Now I could have easily converted this dress to a skirt BUT because I like to wear the cardigan partially undone for a keyhole effect, I decided I wanted the bust pompom details to show though.
Button up the cardigan over the top of your dress and then pull it up at around the waist to fold it underneath.
Fiddle around with it until it is folded up without any lumps and bumps. This method does work best if the cardigan isn’t too loose. If you have a lot of excess material, you might find it easier to fold it several times at the waist instead of just folding it up the once.
Now fasten a wide belt over the top as tight as you can stand to ensure everything stays in place.
It’s such a easy trick and helps to give your wardrobe more versatility!
Check out my other ‘Pinup Life Hacks’ here!
x Miss Victory Violet