Convertible garments are no new fashion invention, in fact ancient civilizations used long rectangles of cloth and wrapped them around the body in different styles. These garments have existed for decades in modern fashion as the two-in-one reversible garments. However, 2010 has seen an increase in the popularity of convertible garments offering two or more looks and one that even offers up to seven different style looks.
Butter by Nadia’s Signature Wrap Dresses
Nadia Tarr for Butter by Nadia is the convertible garment guru. Butter’s signature dresses come in cocktail dress, full-length gown and ball gown lengths in either jersey or satin. Nadia has even added the convertible pantsuit to Butter’s convertible garment portfolio. Prices fall between $198 to under $400 with the Jersey Wrap top (which can be worn as a mini dress) at the low end and the satin ball gown at the high end. All Butter by Nadia Signature convertible garments are a one size fits most in misses. Misses sizes typically range from a size 2 to 16.
Tie-Dye Convertible Skirt by Denim 24/7
This plus sized convertible garment from Denim 24/7 is only available at Roamans and One Stop Plus. Denim 24/7 created this convertible garment to be worn as a purple/blue tie-dye print maxi length skirt or a strapless sun dress. The waist/bodice is smocked with a full, sweeping skirt. Sizes range from 12W to 32W and is regularly priced at $69.99 – $74.99.
Convert Into Style Dress by Avon Convertibles
Avon is increasing the company’s fashion offerings by introducing their Avon’s Convertibles garments. The first offering from this collection is the Convert Into Style dress which offers at least seven dress styles for the price of one dress. This turquoise beauty is also the most affordable convertible garment highlighted. At only $24.99 this dress of several styles will not break the bank and should save you money in the long run. Sizes range from small (6-8) to extra large (18).
These three fashion companies offer affordable to moderately priced convertible garments for you to choose from. Plus sized fashionistas can go from a hot summer day to a steamy summer night with the convertible skirt/dress found at Roamans. Those who have a few formal affairs to attend can invest in one of Butter’s convertible satin gowns to wear in a different style at each function. The frugal style maven can have seven summer dress looks to carry them through the season thanks to Avon. One of the best aspects of these convertible garments is that if another woman is wearing the garment in the same style as you, you can make a dash to the ladies room and change your look without going home!
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