MAPLE LEOPARD: Spring's Best Bet: The Trank Dress

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring's Best Bet: The Trank Dress




 You may think the most versatile piece of clothing in your closet is your jeans, or your favorite go to blazer.  Probably every lady has a tank dress of some kind in their closet, that doesn't get nearly the amount of attention it deserves.

It is most often considered a piece for casual dress.  With  the right styling it can work for the office, the beach, or for a night out on the town.  Tank dresses are usually reserved for the summer months, but spring is a great time to break them out as well.

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Photography: Ruth Faustino

If the temperatures are cooler in spring where you live( definitely the case here in the Seattle area), then you can definitely layer up with different pieces to stay warmer.  I happened to get out on a warm day, and no additional layering was needed.  I added a low pair of wedge sandals a small cross body bag for a casual chic look.

Shop My Outfit:| Tie die dress(similar)|Michael Kors cross body bag| Gladiator sandals(similar)|


3 Ways to style a Tank Dress:



1) Pair it with a denim shirt:  Then grab your favorite pair of sneakers to add some casual pizzaz!



Casual Tank Dress Look




2) Wear it with your favorite blazer:  Add your favorite pair of heels and big ole handbag, now you are ready for the office or a fun weekend!


Spring Break Hawaii Style





3)  Layer it under something festive and fun:  A faux leather skirt is great to wear over tank dress. If the dress a little long, it can be pulled out at the waist for a blouse look . This look can work for evening by adding fancy strappy heels, and bold jewelry pieces.  A perfect look for happy hour or night out with your sweetie!



Tank on the Town



Do you like to wear tank dresses for spring? Or do you only wear them for summer?
I am so excited Spring has finally arrived and the temperatures are finally heating up a little!

Sorry I have been MIA lately. I read a blog the other day called "Not Yet Dead Style", Ha I'm not dead yet, but middle age can sure throw some curves. My rotator cuff was on fire from continuous computer use, and so I had to listen to my body and take a rest.  It's really good to be back on the blog I have missed being here .  Thanks for taking time to stop by! 



                                              xo  Valerie


51 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous dress! This would be perfect for wearing at the beach :)

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    1. Thank you Cara..yes it is great for the beach! Funny I took it to Hawaii last summer and never wore it..too many outfits..lol!

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  2. Love that dress. Anything easy and comfy is my style:)

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    1. Thank you lovely lady for stopping by..yes comfy is the way to go..especially when it gets warm!

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  3. Dresses are always my go-to! Easy and fairly effortless, they always look a bit more dressy that jeans and you didn't really do anything extra except shave!

    Katy
    http://www.coveredstyle.com/look-less-two-hot-spring-trends/

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    1. Ha ha Katy.yes so true! I actually prefer dresses over pants any day of the week! thanks for stopping by!

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  4. really cute tie-dye dress

    http://hashtagliz.com

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    1. Thank you Ms. Liz..thanks for stopping by once again!

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  5. The dress looks gorgeous on you! So perfect for spring weather here in California :) It's good to take a break and listen to your body. Glad to have you back ! Have a fantastic day!

    Love,
    Monika | www.palateforstyle.com

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    1. Hi Monica..thank you so much for the kind words! You live in the best state! I LOOOVE CA and would love to move there...went to college near Sacramento! Planning a SoCal vacay in July! Take care!

      xo
      Valerie

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  6. Great inspiration. I can't wait to wear a dress like that. I hope it gets warm here in London soon.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    1. Hi there Izabela..so glad to have a visitor from London..I am so pining to make a trip to Europe..never have been! I heard the weather there is a lot like Seattle, rainy and cold...we are just now getting some spring sun! I hope it warms up for you as well!

      xo
      Valerie

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  7. That's darling, such a cute dress on you and loving your sunnies! You look beautiful in it as always :)
    I am like you too, love to mix and match to make the most of my summer clothes.
    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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    1. Thank you lovely lady! The kind words mean a lot! I am looking forward to meeting you soon in Seattle...enjoy this fab sunshine we are having!!

      xoxoox
      Valerie

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  8. that dress looks so comfy and stylish. i would love to wear this to the beach

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    1. Hi there Michelle..it is a great dress for the beach! I took it to Oahu last summer and didn't even wear it...shorts are what I lived in!!

      xo
      Valerie

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  9. I'might envious of your weather Valerie! I do wear tank dresses both winter and summer. A long sleeve T shirt in the winter looks OK too.just about to post about that funnily enough. Love this one your wearing too.
    Laurie x

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    1. Hey Laurie! I am so glad you stopped here! Yes tank dresses can really be worn anytime of the year with some layers..ha ha! Don't be too jealous...it just now started warming up..torrential rains all winter long! Thanks for your kind comment!

      Valerie

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  10. Such a cute dress, and I love how you styled it. I'm in the Seattle area too, and I can't wait for the temps to warm up. Thanks so much for linking up with Style Perspectives today!

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    1. Hey Lana...! Hello neighbor! LOve to connect with other bloggers in the area..thanks for stopping by! Yes Seattle is so beautiful when its warm and sunny!

      xo
      Valerie

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  11. I love tank dresses for the summer time.

    xoxo, Jenny

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    1. They are fab aren't they? so comfy..thank you for stopping in!
      xo

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  12. Oh friend, the lines of this are so grand!!! Not to mention...how fun is this tie dye print!! This could quite possibly be the perfect summer dress!! You look FANTASTIC!!

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    1. Thank you so much sweet Andrea...always love to read your heartfelt comments! TAke care my friend !!

      xo
      Valerie

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  13. What a fun dress! I love a good tank dress for the spring and summer! It's such an effortless piece to have on hand!

    xo Ashley

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    1. Thank you Ashley..tank dresses are so fun! Have a great weekend!
      xo

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  14. You look so beautiful and cozy! I feel like Seattle is probably a lot like Wisconsin; it's never quite warm . Even in summer I usually have to wear a jacket at night.

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    1. Hi Sweet girl Chelsea...yes you are right on! ONe of my best friends lives in Milwaukee..she owns two fashion botiques there! She keeps trying to get me to move there...no way..lol..it' s so cold there in Winter! Thanks for your visit and kind comment!
      xo

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  15. Cute dress! Tank dresses would be great for the hot weather coming soon!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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    1. Thank you so much Abigail...I hope you get lots of hot weather....and I wish for that too!!
      xo

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  16. Hey Valerie!!!
    You look absolutely stunning in that dress. :)

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    1. Hey Diana..thank you so much for the kind comment!

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  17. What a lovely dress! I have to buy one this year. You look fabulous in it!

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    1. Thank you Barbara for the kind words! Have a great weekend!

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  18. So in love with how you carry that summery dress and happy to share your love for white sunnies - Have a lovely weekend ahead!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Thank you lovely lady.! Glad you stopped by again..have a great wknd in LA!

      xo
      Valerie

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  19. From April until October I literally only wear dresses to work! I really dislike wearing pants, so I prefer to pack them away for 6 months of the year :) Love that black and white striped dress!

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    1. Erin we are on the same page...Ha...I don t really like pants either..not comfy in them..I only wear for the sake of being warm! Enjoy your spring!

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    1. Thank you Dara! I hope you got your phone case code!
      xo
      VAlerie

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  21. Amazing photos, you are looking so beautiful in this style!
    X
    http://www.angelamall.co.nz

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    1. Thank you so much Marjorie..have a great weekend!
      xo

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  22. I could live in these sort of dresses for the summer. I agree, with a chambray and chucks is a great way to style them! You look beautiful!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Thank you Carrie....! Glad you stopped by..have a great weekend!!

      Valerie
      xo

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  23. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This dress looks great on you. Great job on the styling.

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    1. Thank you Nicole...I always love your styling as well...!Fantastic :)

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  24. Such an easy yet sophisticated piece that you could dress up or down so easily!

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

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    1. Thank you Ashley..yes tanks are so effortless!

      xo

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  25. What a fantastic casual look....tie dye has really made a fancy comeback. I have a mullet skirt in that print that I love and wear often

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    1. Thank you...yeah its crazy everything 70's has come back around..I love it...since I grew up in that era!

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