How to Style One Cream Dress Eight Ways

Marina Popovic
by Marina Popovic

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This cream sweater dress is a wardrobe essential. It ticks the boxes of being a neutral color (which means that you can style it with anything!) as well as being super snug and flattering. It’s so versatile, and I’m here to show you how you can make the most out of it by styling it in eight different ways.

Styling a spring dress

Biker babe

Here I’ve added a leather jacket and some motorcycle sneakers to give the dress a bit of a rough edge. It’s amazing how these accessories completely transform the whole vibe of the dress.

Easy spring dress style

Girl next door

This look is one of those ‘girl next door’ looks; it is so sweet and cute. As you can see, I’ve incorporated some color into this outfit but only very gently. To achieve this look, I’ve simply draped a pastel lemon-colored sweater over my shoulders and added a pair of heels in a brighter lemon. A thick belt adds some structure to the silhouette. 

How to style a spring dress

Elevated streetwear

Here I’m wearing a belt, and I’ve pulled out the top part of the dress over the belt to shorten the overall length. This is a great fashion hack for adjusting the length of your dresses. I’ve paired it with a pair of simple sneakers and a designer bag for a stylish everyday look.

Effortless spring dress style

Trendy trench

A trusty trench coat is a girl’s best friend. It is a practical coat that has all the elegance of a flowy dress. The beige color also complements the cream dress perfectly; the colors look very harmonious together. Again, I’ve added a belt to define the waist and a pair of tan heels, keeping to the neutral palette.


Create a workwear outfit by adding a structured black blazer and a pair of black heels. You can also style this outfit by buttoning up the blazer and placing the belt on the outside; it will look just as chic.

Model off-duty 

Nothing says off-duty model like a blazer resting on the shoulders, so I’m channeling my inner model and have created that look! This is really simple yet sleek at the same time - its appeal comes from its effortless minimalism.

Seamless transition

This last outfit is a really good example of how you can easily transition an outfit from day to night. If you went for the ‘office-ready’ look in the daytime, then you simply need to switch up your heels for a pair of comfy flats, throw the blazer on over your shoulders and change the belt for a skinny one that is a bit more understated. Then, voila! You have the perfect after-work look.

I think that I’ve succeeded in my mission to prove to you just how versatile this dress is. There are so many looks that you can put together with it. It almost acts as a blank canvas for you to experiment with. See what looks you can create with the things you have in your wardrobe!

Style a spring dress


I started off by creating a monochrome look because who doesn’t love a bit of monochrome once in a while. I paired the cream dress with a blazer that has relaxed tailoring and a pair of cream heels. To break up the color, I added a brown belt around my waist.

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