Dresses In the Rain

I put to use one of my go-to fall outfit formulas on a kind of rainy day last week.  Dresses and the rain?  Sounds like a bad idea, and I used to think so too, but it’s kind of becoming my secret weapon on rainy days.  I’m not sure why, but on rainy days I’d rather wear a knee-length dress with boots.  (Definitely not a maxi dress, though.)  I think it’s because whether I’m wearing jeans or a dress, I will wear boots, which is already awesome in fearlessly plowing through puddles.  But there’s something about not having to worry about soggy jeans sticking to your legs and taking forever to dry that makes me feel even more carefree.  Somehow it works in my mind!  Would you wear dresses in the rain?
Dress // Old Navy (similar)
Cardigan // H&M (similar: onetwo)
Belt // Kohl’s
Tights // Old Navy 
Boots // Dolce Vita via Macy’s (similar: onetwothreefour)

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    November 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    LOVE wearing dresses on rainy days!

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    November 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Love your outfit!

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    Meagan Farley
    November 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I Love dresses or skirts on rainy days for that exact reason. I hate wet pants! I also think you get that lift from being cute on a crappy day!

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    Tricia Gillespie
    November 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Love your dress. It's beautiful and sunshiny!

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    November 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Very cute look! I would totally wear this on the west coast in the rain…here in the east my legs would freeze!!! =)

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    November 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I agree – definitely better for staying dry. Boots are a must, and if your knees get wet, tights dry much faster than jeans! Plus you just need something that makes you feel pretty when the weather is crummy.

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    November 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    i agree! and i love this outfit, so effortlessly stylish 🙂


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    Agi Mayer
    November 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I would totally wear a dress in the rain and I would style it just like you did, with tights, boots and a cardigan, ensuring that i stay warm.



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    Dawn Matthews
    November 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Dresses and welly boots – or if it's warm enough, shorts – totally work!!! I have a pair of bright yellow wellies for that exact reason!

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    November 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Completely agree! Why drag your jeans through the mud when you can still look cute and dry?

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    November 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Of course I would! I'd just be sure to wear boots or wellies! You look great!

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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    Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie
    November 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Yes, I am the same way! I don't have to worry about puddles or anything like that- nothing worse than sitting in wet clothes all day!

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    Mindy Gee
    November 14, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Yes, but it'd likely be a sweater dress.

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    November 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I'm with ya! Wearing dresses on rainy days works well.

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    Kacie Ellis
    November 14, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    You look great! I love your boots!


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    November 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Lovely 🙂

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    Erin @ Loop Looks
    November 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Same here! I much prefer to wear skirts or dresses with boots when it's raining!

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    November 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I totally agree with you! When it's raining in the morning on a weekday I will put on a pencil skirt and boots for going to work. It's so much better than wet pants!

    You look so cute here, I love how you "winterized" such a happy summery dress! It looks great!

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    Tasmin Skye
    November 14, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I absolutely HATE soggy pants on a rainy day. I love rainy days, but soggy pants are out. My feet are always cold and soggy pant cuffs do not at all help! I love the dress outfit! I might had to work that with some boots next time it rains!

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    November 14, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    YES! I prefer dresses or caparison for rainy days because there is nothing more miserable than having soggy hems all day. Love your sunshiney dress. 🙂

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    November 14, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    You are too cute – this is a fabulous dress and you styled it perfectly with that sweater, belt, and boots!


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    Paper Sidewalks
    November 15, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I would definitely wear (and have worn) dressed in the rain. For the same reason as you are, I feel a little bit more fearless because I'll have boots on and not worry about those awful soggy pants!

    Another great outfit!

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    November 15, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Much needed brightness in our overcast WA state. So pretty.

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    RacheL H.
    November 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Very cute outfit! Yes, I would. 🙂

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    Sarah With A Bow
    November 16, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I absolutely, totally wear dresses in the rain. It rains 75% of the year here in Oregon so I kind of have to anyway, haha. Soggy pants sucks.

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    November 16, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Dresses in the rain really does work. You'll stand out in the crowd with your lovely dress colour, and your legs stay warm & dry in your tights and boots. Very fashion sensible. Careful though, your girlfriends will soon catch on and copy your cute outfit!

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    Red Peeptoe Pumps
    November 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Years of living in England taught me that skirts/dresses and boots are the only thing to wear in the rain. Feet stay dry, fabric tends to dry more quickly, and you still feel fairly put together, even in a torrential downpour!

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    November 20, 2012 at 2:04 am

    I stumbled upon your blog and am so glad I did! I adore your style (this outfit is SO cute, comfy, and cheerful). Following you on Twitter now! -Madeline

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