Ways to Wear It: Raspberry Dress



pharmacist. wife. mother.
mixmaster of new & vintage + luxe & low.
FASHION is her drug of choice.




Visit the Shop

like to know it

Get The Guide


Get insider access to my newsletter. 

Okay, this time I cheated!  This is a multi-way dress.  I LOVE items with multiple uses (I feel like you get more for your money) so I’m a sucker for anything that it “convertible”, “all-in-one”, or “multi-way”.  Have I fallen for marketing schemes or what?!  
Look 1 :: Dolman Sleeved Shift

dress :: Norma Kamali for Walmart
necklaces :: Premier and Banana Republic
earrings :: Premier
clutch :: Jimmy Choo for H&M
cuff :: Mai Tai
shoes :: Enzo Angiolini (from Mom)

I’ve gotten my money’s worth out of these dresses (I have it in black and raspberry).  They were $20 each, and I’ve worn them for so many occasions (from a New Year’s eve party to work to traveling).  The jersey is a thicker material so you cannot see through it, even when it’s stretched to all different configurations!  Unfortunately, they aren’t available online anymore (I checked here).  However, this is a similar dress here and a more expensive version here
See!  I told you I was getting a lot of use out of my new jewelry!  I love the layering effects of the two necklaces.
Look 2 :: Halter Dress
Look 3 :: Strapless Dress
Look 4 :: Asymmetrical Dress
Look 5 :: One Sleeve Dress
I’m sure there are more permutations of this dress that I haven’t realized!  Like I said, I’ve fallen for the marketing schemes but I LOVE my convertible dress.  (Shhh!  I even have a navy convertible top!)

Read the Comments +

  1. Alexa says:

    What a brilliant dress! The raspberry colour looks fabulous on you.. I love all the ways you wear it and you’re right; there’s probably a few other ways to try in the future.

    p.s. your doggie is so cute!

  2. What a great dress! So many great looks and all are amazing. I especially love that it can be used as a daytime dress and as a chic little cocktail dress.

  3. Kim A. says:

    Nope! You’re a SMART fashionista Sam! :D First of all I need to revisit Walmart! What an amazing dress!!! I never would’ve thought. I’m loving ALL of those styles girl. Glad you got it in black also. Awesome Sam!!! Pure Brilliance Girl! You have stretched that 40 bucks!!! WELL WORTH IT! HAHAHA :D xoxo Kim

  4. Sam – by far my favorite favorite outfit on you and post!!  You look gorgeous and I’m loving all the ways you can wear it.  The color is perfect on you, you look elegant, beautiful and chic!!  Amazing.

  5. Inna says:

    Wow- that’s like a superhuman dress! I love items with multiple uses too, but sometimes they look too similar. This really does look like 5 different dresses, and you rock them all :)

  6. Cara Lynch says:

    Oh goodness, I love this post because I always wanted to know what these convertible dresses looked like on real people.  So cute and versatile!  I love the cranberry color, its beautiful on you, and that clutch is so fantastic. Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. bklynlifestyle says:

    This is smart shopping, you’re only a victim of marketing scheme if you don’t get actual use out of the product, but this is the perfect item to pack light on vacation! (I don’t do light-packing, but this might be a solution to that problem). The halter and one sleeved looks are my favs!

    Have a lovely weekend :)

  8. You are one smart shopper and I have much to learn from you!  It was a pleasure meeting you today and I am so thrilled I had the chance to chat with you over lunch! Hope you’ll discover some great items this weekend!  Enjoy :D

  9. wow, you look fabulous!! this color is so gorgeous on you. great pick with the zebra clutch….the strapless is my fave.

  10. Jeannie says:

    Oh my goodness….I’ve never really seen a dress worn so many ways, and they all look fantastic! It’s a great color on you. Twenty bucks? Really? 

  11. 7eventh Letter says:

    This has to be the coolest dress EVER!!!!  I have never tried the Norma Kamali collection, but you definitely have me wanting to give it a go!  Too bad these aren’t available anymore.  I need one in my life.  Great job!!!

    7eventh Letter

  12. chicology says:

    Whoa! This dress is amazing. You can get a lot of mileage out of it! My fav is the halter look :) and I like the necklace too.

  13. Samantha says:

    Thanks Alexa!!  I’m going to try some other styles in the future!

    My doggie always looks so annoyed with me when I’m taking pictures! LOL!

  14. Samantha says:

    Thank you Cara!  I know what you mean – it’s hard to tell what the dress will look like on the models.  Hope you have a fab weekend!  :o)

  15. Samantha says:

    Thanks Kim!  I ended up being very familiar with Walmart because my husband and I lived in a small town without even a Target!  GASP!  So I tried to work with the stores we had – I have to say that I found a lot at Walmart, Marshalls, and Dillards!

  16. Samantha says:

    Thank you Jennifer!  And liking that it’s your favorite (when it was only $20)!!  xo

  17. Samantha says:

    Okay Inna – I LOVE your sense of humor!  LOL @ superhuman dress!  Thanks girl!

  18. Samantha says:

    Hey Liv!  Good point on the marketing scheme – now I don’t feel as bad!  I go back and forth with packing – when it’s “light” then I’ve usually forgotten something major!

  19. Samantha says:

    Bessie!!!!  I had so much fun at lunch yesterday!!  It was my pleasure to meet you and get to chat it up with such an amazing woman!  I hope you get all your tasks done this weekend!  Tell your mom hi!  ;o)

  20. Samantha says:

    Thanks S!  I was always on the fence with the strapless version!  :o)

  21. Samantha says:

    Thank you Jeannie!!  These dresses have been pretty versatile!  I wasn’t sure about it when I saw it online, but I thought for $20 I could try it!  Totally love it now! 

  22. Samantha says:

    Hi G!  If I ever see them restock this version online, then I’ll let you know!  The other version they have at Walmart is sleeveless.  Hope you have a great weekend!  :o)

  23. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair! How do you do it?

  24. T. says:

    Great dress! It’s so versatile!

  25. Tam Styles says:

    Sam you are a your style. very classic. I also noticed your in Ft. Worth! I am in Dallas…hello there fellow Texan!


  26. Katherine says:

    omg what an amazing dress! And I love that it was so affordable – I have heard great things about this line, must go check it out!!

  27. StyleLust says:

    Pretty dress! That color looks great on you!


    P.S. Thx for entering my giveaway :)

  28. Samantha says:

    Oh my goodness!!  Thanks Marlene! I need to do a post on my hair – I’m trying to figure out how to do video tutorials!  If that won’t work, then I’ll just do a picture tutorial!  :o)

  29. Samantha says:

    Hi T!! Thanks for stopping by!  It’s been a really handy dress! :o)

  30. Samantha says:

    Oh yay!  Hi Tamara!  It’s great to meet bloggers in the area!  Thanks for the sweet words! xo

  31. Samantha says:

    Thanks Katherine!  I was also skeptical at first, but they’ve been great additions to my wardrobe with surprisingly thick jersey.  I wear a lot of the dresses to work.  (If you search my Walmart tag, then you’ll see all the dresses!)  Definitely check it out!

  32. Samantha says:

    Thanks Cornie!  You are one talented gal!!  :o)

  33. I can’t wait to check out your tutorial. Your hair is seriously amazing.

  34. Kenya says:

    OMG, that dress is amazing is all of its combination glory!  I think I like the one- shoulder the best!! But each look has a very  tailored feel

  35. Theboud34 says:

    OMG, I LOVE this!!  I am so sad it is not available!  I like the one-shoulder the best, too, but I love them all!  Somehow I missed the original post, but I LOVE this now!

  36. Samantha says:

    Thanks Kenya!  I favor the one shoulder look too – I think I’ve worn it multiple times that way! :o)

  37. Samantha says:

    Hey Girl!!  If I see it again, I’ll let you know.  I feel like they tend to repeat items!  :o)

  38. Samantha says:

    Thank you deux!  :o)

  39. Wow… that’s an awesome dress. You look gorgeous! Cute house!

    Great blog – I’m a follower. :)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Hi, I'm Sam

Your new internet friend, Accessory Advisor, and advocate for self-love and confidence.

as seen in:

READ          LATEST



Pick Your Rx or Refill

STYLE pills

BEAUTY creams

HOME remedies

Chic at Every Age

What's in my Bag




Get ready to indulge in a retail therapy extravaganza where clean beauty, luxury designer pieces, and unique home goods await you. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, kick back, and let's embark on a shopping adventure together!

Your Personal Style is Your Silent Introduction

Did you know...

You have less than 22 seconds to make a first impression.
But it's more than what is on the outside. It starts from within - your mind, body, and practice.
We can help you...

Get The Guide

My Free Accesory Activation Guide

Accessories are the easiest and most powerful way to transform an outfit from simple to stunning in 10 minutes or less. Get the guide and discover five transformative tips using accessories + Get on the launch list for the program!

follow @styleofsam

If you're into style hacks, fun reels, clean beauty tips, shopping small, interior design, things I love + probably way too many pictures of my family... You've come to the right place. 

Mostly on the 'Gram →

Let's talk handbags & more →

All my friends are there →

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This