How to wear a pleated dress

It seems that I am into polka dots and bows lately. And pleated items, normally skirts. I had already forgotten that this dress was a pleated dress when I got it. I thought it was just a polka dot and bow dress. What a surprise, of course I had seen that when I choose it, but I forgot. Yeah, I am a 50 plus fashion blogger okay! So the question was: how to style this pleated dress. With a long cardigan, which I love especially this time of the year when we could do with some layering. Or would that be to frumpy? Mm, perhaps. I also like to wear it with a leather jacket, you know, contrasts is what I like in an outfit.

*This is a sponsored post. Some of the items are gifted to me.

Which way of styling do you like the best?

I like this dress a lot. It fits perfectly and I can wear it through out all seasons. Well, not in summer I think because dresses like this one are best worn with boots in my mind. When I would wear this one with sandals or a pump it would make the look very frumpy. ( I like that word, did you notice….)So which look do you like best? I like the one with the leather jacket the best, it’s a bit more edgy. Although I now think that the one with the cardigan also can be worn with ballerinas! Also check out the bracelet of the red boot outfit! So funny!polka dot dresspolka dot dresspolka dot dresspolka dot dresspolka dot dresspolka dot dresspolka dot dresspolka dot dress

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Pleated polka dot dress c/o

Long cardigan c/o

Bracelet with lips c/o

Leather jacket mine is older but zara has fantastic new jackets

Red boots c/o

Green boots

Earrings c/o

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My favorite of last week is: Suzy of Suzy Turnerpolka dot dress

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  1. Andrea Nine
    February 2, 2018 / 2:28 am

    Yep, that hunter leather jacket, sooooo chic and fun you cutie pie!

    • February 2, 2018 / 9:27 am

      Great color right! Thanks Andrea!

  2. February 2, 2018 / 2:47 am

    I really like it both ways. I love the moto jacket, but I also like the way you belted the cardi over the top. Those red boots are awesome! Great looks, Nancy. Thanks for hosting. – Amy

    • February 2, 2018 / 9:28 am

      Thanks for sharing Amy! You are always so supportive!

  3. jodie filogomo
    February 2, 2018 / 3:35 am

    I really like this dress both ways, Nancy. Although I’d love to challenge you to wear it in the summer….maybe with sneakers???

    • February 2, 2018 / 9:28 am

      Oh of course! Why didn t I think of that! Great Idea Jodie, I will do that!

    • February 2, 2018 / 9:31 am

      They ,,pop,, out right! Thanks Carrie!

  4. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    February 2, 2018 / 6:05 am

    Oh yes Nancy very cool with leather jacket. Or you brake the rules with sneakers.You look gorgeous.

    • February 2, 2018 / 9:32 am

      I hadn t even thought of sneakers. But I ll take Jodie s challenge to wear this dress with sneakers in summer!

  5. February 2, 2018 / 8:22 am

    I like both styles and the dress is gorgeous – not frumpy! The biker jacket is my fav though. Have a great weekend Nancy!
    Laurie xx

    • February 2, 2018 / 9:32 am

      Yes it is a fantastic jacket! Thanks Laurie!

    • February 2, 2018 / 9:33 am

      Thanks Maria!

  6. February 2, 2018 / 10:56 am

    It looks great both ways but I’ve always been drawn to leather jackets so for me, that look wins! I think you could wear the dress in summer with ballerinas or strappy sandals, perhaps?
    Suzy xx

    • February 2, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      Yes, and Jodie suggested sneakers too!

  7. February 2, 2018 / 10:57 am

    I really like this dress with the leather jacket . The red booties are really great. Thank you for hosting.

    • February 2, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      My pleasure Jill!

  8. February 2, 2018 / 10:57 am

    I forgot to say – THANK YOU so much for featuring me, Nancy! You’re the best <3
    Suzy xx

    • February 2, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      Ha ha, my pleasure! Such a stunning photo!

  9. February 2, 2018 / 11:03 am

    You’ve done it again Nancy, another ace outfit! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a super weekend. I’m full up with a cold! Jacqui

    • February 2, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Oh I’m so sorry to hear! Crawl into your bed and let your hubby bring you tea and cookies! Hope you get well soon!

  10. February 2, 2018 / 11:16 am

    I love the look, it’s beautiful! The dress is a real cute one.

    • February 2, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Thank you Josep Maria.

  11. February 2, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    A polka dot dress is always a classic! I like the understated version with the blue jacket and boots. Though the red is cute!

    • February 2, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Thank you Pam!

  12. February 2, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    I like the first look with the leather jacket. It seems edgier and perhaps the brighter color is bringing out details that the black cardigan is muting out. But the dress itself is cute! Love the pleats, bow and polka dot pattern. All in all, I would say that’s a win!! Happy Friday Nancy and wishing you a marvelous weekend!

    Maureen |

    • February 2, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      Thank you very much Maureen! Have a great weekend!

    • February 2, 2018 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you Katherine, I like the look with the jacket also better!

    • February 2, 2018 / 1:53 pm

      Thank you!

    • February 2, 2018 / 1:55 pm

      Ha ha, thank you Dawn Lucy!

  13. February 2, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Beautiful dress and I love how you wore it with a jacket. Very nice!

    • February 2, 2018 / 5:45 pm

      Thank you Cheryl!

    • February 2, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Oh yes, they have fabulous suède ones now Jess!

    • February 2, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Yes she is!

    • February 2, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      Mine too! Thank you Rachael!

  14. February 2, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    Nancy I love both ways but I particularly love the leather jacket look!
    thank you for hosting!
    best wishes

    • February 2, 2018 / 5:48 pm

      Thanks Ashley!

  15. February 2, 2018 / 4:52 pm

    I think both looks are great and wouldn’t consider either one frumpy! With the long cardigan you have accessorized with bright colors and those red boots definitely keep this fresh.

    • February 2, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      Thank you Jennie!

  16. February 2, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    I like it best with the jacket and booties because it makes the dress more modern.

    • February 2, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      Thank you Amy!

    • February 2, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Mine too! Thank you Gemma!

  17. February 2, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    Nancy, I love this style of dress on you! And I am loving it with the leather jacket for a super cool, edgy look. But I also love it with the belted cardigan and red booties! Two totally different looks, but both completely fabulous! Well done, my friend, well done!


    • February 2, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Thank you very much Shelbee! Have a good weekend!

  18. February 2, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    I think my favorite is also the one with the leather jacket. Even though the other one looks realy fun too! Both great looks Nancy 🙂

    • February 2, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      Thank you very much Nora! Have a good weekend!

    • February 2, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      Thank you Trina!

  19. February 2, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    Nancy, I love you in this dress and that jacket is amazing, I have one very similar!! I also LOVE your new logo, I think its new anyway!1 happy wknd


    • February 2, 2018 / 8:20 pm

      Thank you! I am so happy with my logo!

  20. February 2, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    They both look fantastic. The leather jacket is the star of this blogpost for me though, even more so than the dress. I just love the colour and the collar. I would never have thought about combining it with a dress the way you do, but hey, that’s why I follow your blog: to get inspired! Have a great weekend! Love, Lieske

    • February 2, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Ha ha, that is a fantastic compliment! Thank you Lieske!

  21. February 2, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    Is dit het jurkje? Wat een ‘dotje’ ! Staat je echt goed! Ik heb recent de dot verruild voor iets anders, en ben er ook blij mee!

    • February 2, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      Wat? Die broek?

  22. February 2, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    This jacket is such a cool topper, and I love the shearling collar! I like how an edgy jacket like this creates the perfect balance with a sweeter, more feminine tie-neck dress like the one you’re wearing.


    • February 2, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      Just like you are wearing today!

  23. February 2, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    Gedurfd, die rode laarsjes!

    • February 3, 2018 / 9:09 am

      Thanks for your input! Happy weekend love!

  24. February 2, 2018 / 11:29 pm

    So difficult to choose a favourite – I love the edgy look with the leather jacket, and those red boots are gorgeous! Two fab looks Nancy!

    Emma xxx

    • February 3, 2018 / 9:13 am

      Thank you Emma!

  25. February 3, 2018 / 4:18 am

    I love the edge you addd to this outfit with that jacket! You look fabulous!

    • February 3, 2018 / 9:15 am

      Thank you very much!

  26. February 3, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    Lovely dress. The red boots and green leather jacket are my favourites pieces x

    • February 3, 2018 / 11:54 pm

      Thank you!

  27. February 3, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    Oh wow, love your dress, Nancy. The polka dots are sparkling 🙂

    Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop hope you’re having a lovely weekend. Hope to see you Monday.

    • February 3, 2018 / 11:58 pm

      Thank you very much! Have a great weekend!

    • February 3, 2018 / 11:58 pm

      Thank you Sabina!

  28. February 3, 2018 / 7:04 pm

    What great looks! I especially like the biker jacket with the dress. Sorta badass and feminine at the same time.

    • February 3, 2018 / 11:59 pm

      I like those contrasts! Thank you dear!

  29. February 3, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Frumpy??? nay, I say!! I like this cute dress styled both ways! 🙂

    • February 4, 2018 / 10:12 am

      Thank you Chrissy!

  30. February 4, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Nancy, my favorite look is the dress with the cute leather biker jacket! It gives it a bit of edge. I think however you wear it, it’s lovely!

    • February 4, 2018 / 10:13 am

      Thank you Julie!

  31. February 4, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Such a cute & versatile dress! Love the moto jacket & the red boots too. I think you should try the dress with a pair of Converse or other fun sneakers once the weather warms up!

    • February 4, 2018 / 9:39 pm

      Yes, I will definitely do that! Thank you Debbie!

  32. February 5, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    Love the dress both ways, Nancy – but I do have a craving for that leather jacket! thanks for linking up, xox


    • February 5, 2018 / 3:47 pm

      Happy Monday Vanessa!

  33. Lorna
    February 5, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    First of all, I LOVE those red boots! Those are HOT! Then I love the leather jacket with the collar too! Such good looks!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • February 6, 2018 / 9:17 am

      Thank you Lorna!

  34. February 8, 2018 / 10:49 pm

    You look absolutely amazing!
    I looove love your dress dear!!
    Perfect outfit – as always, you are such a stylish lady!! 🙂


    • February 8, 2018 / 11:07 pm

      And that coming from my favorite fashion blogger!

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