Thrift + Style: Jersey Knit Dress | Thriftanista in the City

8.19.2013

Thrift + Style: Jersey Knit Dress

This Rachel by Rachel Roy snakeskin print jersey dress was my birthday outfit last year and this year I whipped through Fashion Fest pushing V in a stroller. I didn't think I could wear it as an everyday casual given the bold print but once I put it on with flats it felt pretty tame. Also, it's really comfortable. The fabric is like a soft, cozy extra worn t-shirt.

wearing a jersey knit dress



casual jersey knit dress style

Thrift a Jersey Knit Dress

Jersey knits aren't created equal. Look for a thicker knit.

Pick up a cheap slip too for an extra layer and thickness for a thinner knit.

Examine knit fabric thoroughly for pilling, stretching, and stains. Pay special attention to polyester pits.

Jersey knits don't unravel so if you have scissors and half a DIY spirit, you can chop off some sleeves or shorten the length on a thrifted dress.

Be sure to read the washing instructions. A silk jersey knit doesn't necessarily have a "silky" feel. You don't want to accidently put in the washing machine. Trust me.

draped snakeskin print dress

Jersey Knit Dress Style

For a curve hugging jersey dress, wear flat shoes for a toned down more casual look.

Bring the jersey dress to siren level with stilettos. 

Be especially mindful of undergarments. Jersey knit has the ability to expose the lumpage and bumpage.

Wear with a jean jacket or a blazer for more coverage.

Use a belt for added shape or to accentuate your waistline.

curvy figure dress ideas
THRIFT Rachel by Rachel Roy snakeskin print jersey knit dress - brass bangles - vintage sunglasses RETAIL gold studded belt GIFT Kenyan beaded sandals

jersey dress style ideas

Where do you wear jersey knit dresses?

how to wear a jersey knit dress

***in other news***

Do any shopping on National Thrift Store Day? I did. My favorites was a really old, beat up but beautiful vintage beaded clutch and a gold twist front peplum top that doesn't really have hanger appeal but looked great when I put it on.

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday MingleThrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.

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19 comments

My Kurves said...

Great dress on you and the color is perfect.

Ashleigh said...

I love the dress but I love your thrift tips/style tips even more!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thank you!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Aww thank you!

Kenya L Fashion Blog said...

Gorgeous dress! Fits perfectly!

xo, Kenya

www.kenyalfashionblog.com

LyddieGal said...

love the color and print on you - great find!
Chic on the Cheap

Mimi said...

Yes for these style tips. I adore a good jersey dress. Loving this dress on you.

Whitney James said...

This dress is all kinds of FABULOUS! Love the color and fit. Great pick!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Rebecca said...

I love Rachel Roy! She sure does make some amazing dresses! Love the print of this one and the color is amazing!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Kenya!

LeTroy Cooke said...

thank you!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thank you!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thank you!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Rebecca!

Shon said...

Gorgeous! This looks so chic on you and I can only imagine how heels would amp it up.
What great tips you gave on searching and scoring jersey.

Why did I not know about National Thrifting Day?? LOL

K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy said...

Loving that dress on you! I really enjoy jersey knits. They're comfortable but you can still dress them up or down depending on the pieces.

DaenelT said...

Fabulous dress! Love the color and print. I don't own any jersey knit because I'm too squishy.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That dress looks crazy awesome on you!

Splendor said...

I really like Rachel Roy as a designer.

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