Thrifty Thursday: Handkerchief Dress

I love this simple dress. It’s got a neat bandana-style print and it’s a comfortable, stretch cotton knit. It’s basically two rectangles, like a handkerchief, sewn together. The elastic in the waist gives it shape, although it would look cute belted too. My only regret is that I “lost” this in my closet all summer. I should have been wearing it.

handkerchief dress

Dress: Ross Dress for Less ($16)
Cardigan: Old Navy ($8)
T-shirt scarf: DIY ($0)
Earrings: DIY ($0)
Boots: Naturalizer via Thrifted ($9)


gray and black

I wasn’t sure about wearing a glittery sweater for day, but it matched so nicely. I think a bit of shine is fine, especially if the overall look fits your style and the occasion. It’s funny, in the pictures it looks gray. But I bet if I wear it to a club, the lights will reflect off the metallic thread and I’ll light up the night! I’ll let you know how that works out!

The top was on sale at Old Navy. It’s going to look great with dark denim. I got one in gold too (a subtle, champagne color, actually). I want to wear the other one with cream pants. How elegant!


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5 responses to “Thrifty Thursday: Handkerchief Dress

  1. bonkasaurus

    I absolutely love old navy! all of the gap brands have such great basic pieces that you can dress up or down. I love this outfit.

    -Bianca at

  2. GREAT dress. I love it exactly as you’ve styled it, although adding a nice wide black belt would be awesome too! I’m dying over your sparkly cardigan… I’ve had my eye on a metallic shrug over at Venus, and I might just have to give in and buy it now that you’ve inspired me! šŸ™‚

    • Thanks! I’m glad you like the look. A wide belt will be fun though too. In case you want to check for the cardigan at Old Navy, I found this in the sale section at the back recently and it was $8 šŸ™‚

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