My Summer style trick

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When I saw this dress in H&M I snatched it up immediately. I then realized it was a coverup, but I knew I had to change that. Today, I am showing you how to wear a coverup as an actual dress. The easiest way: wear a light slip underneath, add some jewelry and nice shoes. BAM, you’re done. This dress is super comfortable and looks just as great over a hot little swimsuit.

I chose to pair this with tall gladiator sandals and some gold gladiator wedges for a more dressy option. How many pairs of gladiator sandals do I have… you ask? Too many to count. Whoops. Also, if you can’t tell, I love my new hair. Clearly, I am touching it in every picture. (I didn’t notice until later.) I adore my new ombre lob and I will eventually be doing a post on how to style it.

Have a great day!



Dress//H&M (not available online, only in store) (similar, similar

Slip//Free People

Tall sandals//Just Fab (almost exact)

Wedge sandals//Nordstrom (obsessed, need now)


  1. Love this dress/coverup! Such a versatile piece and I adore those heels!

  2. Love those gold gladiators on you and I would have never guessed that dress was really a cover-up. You look so pretty.

  3. This exact same thing happened to me the other day! I fixed it with a slip! You look fabulous as always, love the post!

  4. What a neat idea, it not only looks lovely as a coverup but now that you made it a dress even better. Lovely, girly look Megan.

    Garay Treasures

  5. Love styling pieces for what you want them to be rather than what you’re told they are! And you styled this dress so perfectly. xx

    Audrey |

  6. Those shoes are amazing and totally make the outfit!! Great job flipping that coverup into a wearable dress!


  7. What a cute idea! That dress looks amazing on you! Thanks for sharing the tips with us 😉 xo Vivian

  8. Love it! It is so great to wear it two ways … especially on vacays!

  9. The slip is such a great idea!! Love the LV cross body! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  10. This is such a pretty look! Great idea to add a slip and wear it as a dress! LOVE those gold gladiators!

    Doused In Pink

  11. Love your sandals and bag. xx

  12. I would have never known this was a cover up! Super cute.

    Wishes & Reality

  13. Such a pretty cover-up turned dress! And those sandals are fab.
    xo Southern Style

  14. So nice look, your sandals are so cool and the bag is amazing!

  15. I love the sandals on you!

  16. love your outfit and you look very pretty! you remind me of my friend so much 🙂

    xoxo jamie /

  17. Loving this dress!! Gorgeous.


    La Joie de Vivre

  18. Love this look! I wear coverups as dresses all the time!

  19. Those gold sandals are uber stylish!


  20. Ha! I never would have known this was a cover up! It’s so cute! Loving your new hair too!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  21. I would have mistaken this for a dress as well. Very creative way to use it as a dress.

  22. It looks great as a dress! I wouldn’t have known it was a cover up without reading it!

  23. Love this look!! The gladiators are perfect with it! Love the gold shoes too!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  24. I’m not sure I would have even known that was a cover up if you hadn’t said anything! It’s very cute!
    Carylee | more pieces of me

  25. This is such a beautiful look and those shoes are too cool!! Hahah. Definitely something different, which I love. I love H&M, they have some of the nicest pieces for a good price.

  26. Aren’t you the smart girl?! Love it! Your hair looks amazing, too!

  27. I do the same exact thing! Sometimes coverups are just too pretty to pass up 🙂 I love this one with both the tall gladiators and the wedges. I hope I see it the next time I’m at H&M!


  28. Such amazing summer dress. It fits you perfectly with gladiators. Looking stunning.

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  29. Yessss- I’ve totally done this; cover-ups are too cute sometimes to just wear at the pool/on vacation! You look adorable!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  30. It is a great idea to transform coverup to an actual dress. You look beautiful and love your gladiators. It is ok because a girl can never have too many shoes:)

  31. Cute outfit! Loving those sandals!

  32. Tori McKimm says:

    Omgsh love this idea–what a great trick and you can’t even tell it is a coverup!! I am also drooling over those gold sandals–how fab city 🙂


  33. You look fabulous girl. Absolutely loving both shoe options – though I’m really not convinced I could pull off tall gladiators like you can. You make them look amazing!!!

    Oh and let’s not even talk about that hair. You seriously have me considering a chop and I’ve been stubbornly trying to grow my hair out for 3 years! LOL!


  34. in LOVE with that tunic!!!



    My Closet Life Blog

  35. The whole outfit is fabulous!

  36. I love the gold sandals!! The dress is beautiful too!

    pumps and push-ups

  37. What a great summer look, Megan! I am loving those gold sandals – so pretty!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  38. perfect Summer look, love it!


  39. What a great look love everything about this outfit
    Xo Miss Erin
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  40. Stunning outfit!
    please stop by

    thank you 🙂

  41. This is such a good idea! I would definitely wear a coverup as a dress too!

    Beige Renegade

  42. What a great idea and a fun way to find more ways to wear your pieces. Love your toenail polish, too! Such a perfect neutral.

  43. Perfect summer tricks, I really like how you styled this gorgeous dress/coverup.

  44. It looks super cute! There’s so many cover-ups that I would love to wear as a dress! Such a great idea!
    xo – Katie –

  45. Color Me Courtney says:

    That dress is so pretty! And your shoes are gorg!!

    Courtney of Color Me Courtney

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