The $12 Dress You’ll Never Want to Take Off

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The $12 Dress You'll Never Want to Take Off

Yes, you read that title right. One $12 dress coming at ya. I promise you’ll never want to take it off.

Let me expound. I picked up this dress on a whim while scanning the clearance department on the Forever 21 website. The piece is also offered in a bright coral shade, but I was immediately drawn to this classy blue. I’m a sucker for shades of blue throughout every season of the year. The navy and cobalt tones are my absolute favorite, especially heading into autumn. My number one shopping goal lately has been to find items that can be worn now, and worn a million ways later. In fact, this post is the beginning of a mini series I’m curating. Along with this dress, I ordered four other items, and over the next few weeks, I’ll be showing you several ways to wear each of them. I’ll even be pairing them together!

For this first post, I wanted to not only introduce this stellar blue midi dress, but I thought it would be fun to see how closely I could style it to the model on the Forever 21 site. This is the same thing I’ll be doing in my next few articles, and it’s something I’ve never done before, so it was a lot of fun!

Outfit Details // dress | shoes | necklace | earrings | sunglasses | similar bag

Photos by Lindsey of Seamless Sea

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For reference, let me show you how the model wore this midi dress:

The $12 Dress You'll Never Want to Take Off

What I noticed?

The dress (obviously) with minimal accessories – primarily black and gold – and the straw bag. I happened to have all of these items in my closet already, so mimicking her style was really quite a breeze. The only thing I subbed out were the shoes. I do own black mules, but they’re a much shorter heel and have giant bows on the strap, so they didn’t hold the same simple appeal.

I planned to wear this outfit for the first time on a date night with my fiancé. I laid out all the items in my cloffice (closet + office). When I slipped on this dress and looked in the mirror, my breath caught in my throat. It was beautiful. Not even like, “hey that’s a cute dress,” but beautiful. This dress flatters all the right places – chiefly if you’re built like me. I measure in at 5’6″ with a chest that doesn’t fill an A-cup, an extra-long torso, and long legs. This blue goodness has a square neckline and adjustable straps (catering to my tiny bust without creating a bulky upper half), a midi length (catering to my tree-like limbs), and is 100% the comfiest piece of clothing I may have ever put on my body.

One of the first things that came to mind when I glanced at my ensemble, was how versatile it was. I could even picture wearing this dress for a wedding, prom, or an array of formal occasions. It can also be dressed down with little effort. When my fiancé came to pick me up, he couldn’t stop complimenting me. It’s truly such a stunning item for such an affordable price point – and it’s still in stock in all sizes!

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What do you think of this darling blue dress?

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The $12 Dress You'll Never Want to Take Off

Photos by Lindsey of Seamless Sea

Outfit Details // dress | shoes | necklace | earrings | sunglasses | similar bag



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    August 10, 2018 at 10:40 AM

    What a lovely dress! I adore the color and it can be styled so many ways too 🙌🏻 Gotta love that price point too!!

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    August 10, 2018 at 10:41 AM

    Wow! That is so pretty on you. And just $12? That’s a great find girl! I love when the things you buy on a whim end up being some of your favorite pieces! And not spontaneous regrets…like most of my things haha

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    August 10, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    I love that this dress is only $12 and how classic and versatile it is! This was a big score! Usually a dress this good is an investment piece!

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    August 10, 2018 at 11:52 AM

    This dress is really cute! There’s a wedding coming up soon that I am looking for dresses for and this would be perfect! Thank you for sharing!

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    August 10, 2018 at 12:27 PM

    This dress is such a great classic piece! You will get so much wear out of it and I can’t believe it’s only $12!


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    August 10, 2018 at 12:37 PM

    What a chic dress! I love that color so much! It looks amazing on you!


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    August 10, 2018 at 12:48 PM

    This dress is so pretty, I can’t believe it was only $12!! Love it!


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    August 10, 2018 at 6:13 PM

    This dress looks so great on you! Even better that you got a great deal on it!

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    Alix Maza
    August 10, 2018 at 6:52 PM

    Such a pretty and simple dress! I can imagine so many options with it haha.

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    Julia Comil
    August 10, 2018 at 8:09 PM

    Can’t believe this dress is less than $15. You perfectly styled it! So stylish!

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    August 10, 2018 at 8:20 PM

    You weren’t kidding, that is a beautiful dress, and you look amazing in it! What a great find at $12!

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    August 10, 2018 at 9:29 PM

    This color is absolutely stunning on you! And how can you beat the price on top of how cute it is!? Love your photos with this look, girl!

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    August 11, 2018 at 1:45 AM

    This dress is so cute on you babe! I love the color and it looks so comfy and chic! Perfect for Summer.

    cute & little

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    August 11, 2018 at 10:06 AM

    This dress is so flattering on you! I think it looks better on you than the model, for sure! That’s a cool idea to style it like they did on the website. I’m doing a challenge this month to wear my clothing in new ways too. Look forward to seeing more styles!

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    August 11, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    What a great price and such a cute outfit!

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    Lecy | A Simpler Grace
    August 11, 2018 at 12:20 PM

    I love that color and the cut of the dress. You look beautiful!

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    August 11, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    I love this entire look! I can’t believe that dress is only $12, such a steal!

    xx Mollie

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    August 11, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    I love when you get amazing value! love this color on you!

    xo, Whitney

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    August 12, 2018 at 7:50 PM

    Oh wow, that dress is so elegant! I can’t believe it’s from Forever 21, it looks like it was tailor-made for you!

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    Tonya Michelle
    August 12, 2018 at 8:24 PM

    Girl! Stop, $12?!?! I’m about to buy all of them. haha Nothing better than finding a dress you look amazing in and it’s affordable.

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    August 12, 2018 at 10:07 PM

    Such a cute dress! I love that bag too.

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    August 13, 2018 at 12:33 AM

    That’s a great dress for the price! I love finding good deals on pieces that can be worn over and over.

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    August 13, 2018 at 8:38 AM

    That color looks gorgeous on you and can’t believe it’s $12!! Such a good find!

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    Laura Leigh
    August 13, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    This dress is SO chic! Looks way more expensive than $12 – great find lady!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

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    August 15, 2018 at 12:31 AM

    This is such a pretty color dress and will transition perfectly into the Fall with booties and a utility jacket!

    xo, Sara

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    August 15, 2018 at 11:51 AM

    What a pretty dress! Plus the price is perfect. This will be such a great transitional dress for fall too!

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    August 16, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    How is this dress only $12?!! It’s absolutely gorgeous. That color looks great on you!

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    Tillie Adelson
    August 17, 2018 at 4:57 PM

    Love all those dresses

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    Taylor Mobley
    August 20, 2018 at 9:23 AM

    Omg you are so adorable. That blue is KILLER on you.

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