10 Ways to Wear the LuLaRoe Carly Dress

By now, I am sure many of you have heard of LuLaRoe.  The comfortable + stylish clothing line seems to be taking over social media, especially through Facebook parties.  I previously shared looks with a LuLaRoe maxi skirt and their famed leggings and tops.  You can’t help but smile at the bright colors and unique prints!

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When I received the Carly Dress*, I instantly fell in love with it.  Wearing it is like wearing an oversized comfy tee without the frumpiness.  I’ve put together 10 different outfits centered around the LuLaRoe Carly dress just to prove how stylish and versatile it really is.  And you know what is really awesome??  I didn’t purchase one new item to create any of these 10 outfits.  I used everything I already had in my closet!  (When I told my husband this astonishing tidbit, he replied, “Well when you have already bought everything there is to buy, that isn’t too hard.”  Ha!  Seriously, he doesn’t know what he is saying.  There is still PLENTY to buy.).

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Read on to see my looks, which range from super casual to casual chic, and business casual to super dressy.  (This is a sponsored post and may contain affiliate links.)

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Dressy Outfits with the LuLaRoe Carly Dress

The first thing I challenged myself to when I laid eyes on the casual print and style of the dress was that I could create a super dressy outfit with it.  I thought that would be a difficult task, but I could hardly call it a challenge.  I think the cut of this prom dress totally allows for some major creativity.  Like, I am pretty sure you could light up the dance floor of any event in this combination.

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This next dressy look is a little more casual.  However, you could swap the boots for heels and take it up a notch!  The Carly is the perfect shape for knotting, since it is shorter in front and longer on the sides and in back.  One simple knot and you have a curve-hugging, uptown number!

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Casual Chic Outfits with the LuLaRoe Carly Dress

The next two outfits are on the more sophisticated end of casual.  As you can see, this Carly can be worn in any season and any climate.  That’s one of the great things about it!  Take a look at this summery ensemble.

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The outfit below is more for the colder months, but if you are in the dead of winter, definitely add leggings!

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The last casual chic outfit I created (And believe me, I could have continued creating.) is pretty simple.  I used a medium-width belt to enhance my shape and added a pair of my favorite skinny jeans.

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Business Casual Outfits with the LuLaRoe Carly Dress

Yes, you can also head to work in the Carly Dress.  Whether you are a teacher or work in an office, these next outfits have got you covered…covered in a fashionable way!

Layer a button-down underneath, and add a thin belt.

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Or stay warm by wearing a long cardigan on top.  (The belt keeps the ensemble from looking messy.)  Like the Carly, this cardigan has an asymmetrical cut, but its proportions are opposite!  This adds a level of intrigue to the outfit.  And of course, necklaces are always a plus!

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Casual Outfits with the LuLaRoe Carly Dress

Here are a few everyday looks.  I edged up the dress a bit with an army-style shirt and some grungy ankle boots.

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This next look is sweet.  I added a cropped sweater and sequin Converse.

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This last look is perfect for spring and summer!

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The cut of the Carly makes it super simple to jazz it up for any occasion.  The outfit combinations are endless, in my opinion, and I could have kept creating!  I came up with these 10 outfits in 20 minutes, and they were my first 10.  This proves to me that on top of being crazy comfortable, the LuLaRoe Carly Dress is one of the most versatile pieces in my closet!

That’s what’s up in fashion today.  Which of these outfits is your favorite??  Do you have any LuLaRoe pieces in your closet?

*Thank you LuLaRoe consultants Kate and Lea for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. 1.24.17

    Thank you so much! It’s a great dress.

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  3. 1.24.17

    Aww thanks! Glad I inspired you! Maybe you can shop your closet!

  4. 1.25.17
    xoJenny said:

    Jackie you are literally the queen of creating such an array of styles with one item!!! Literally you are so creative. I absolutely love the dress as it, like you said its like an oversized tshirt and it totally looks so comfortable! My type of outfit! My absolute favorite is the second option how you tied it in the front and paired it with the leggings. I love the dress so much so I like that its the main item in that ensemble!

    xo, JJ

    • 1.25.17

      Thanks, Jenny! Isn’t it a great print? I love that there are always new prints to choose from. And this dress is probably the most comfortable thing you can wear while still looking stylish. Not kidding! You cannot go wrong. Also, if you are thinking of getting one, you seem pretty petite, so I would say get an xs.

  5. 1.26.17

    Thanks! The belts definitely “tie” everything together.

  6. 1.30.17
    Sarah said:

    Wow I love how many versatile looks you have come up with! Great post! X

  7. 1.31.17
    Sonam said:

    It’s amazing how many ways you’ve managed to style this dress. Serious inspo and great post!

  8. 2.1.17

    Thanks! I think that’s the most surprising of the combinations!

  9. 4.21.17
    Heather said:

    Where did you get the asymmetrical black sweater with the hood? It is super cute!

  10. 4.21.17

    Love this review! Super versatile dress! Love the looks! They look easy to do as well! I love your necklace too!

    • 4.21.17

      Thank you! The dress was so easy to work with- highly recommend it. I think you like the gray necklace? It’s from Charming Charlie. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. 5.18.17

    Thank you sooo much. The dress made it really easy. I could have kept creating forever. There are never enough hours in the day, right?!

  12. 5.19.17
    highstreetbeauty11 said:

    I actually hadn’t heard of this line. I love the way you make all this styling look so effortless! My favourite is with the belt and skinny jeans. Gorgeous!

    • 5.19.17

      I am so glad you like it! I am not sure where you are located… The brand started in California, and honestly, I do not know if they have branched out to other countries, but LuLaRoe is definitely all the rage right now in the US!

  13. 7.31.17
    Rin said:

    Thank you so much for the inspiration! I just bought my first Carly (should get it in the mail sometime this week) and I was worried about how to style it. I don’t have a huge closet of clothes like you do, but I’m pretty sure I can throw together some styles similar to what you showed. I’m so excited! 😀

    • 7.31.17

      That’s amazing! You totally don’t need anything new. Just get creative with what you’ve got! That will help you wear the Carly all year round!! Thanks for stopping by

  14. 11.10.17
    Cheryl said:

    I have probably a dozen Carly’s. I live where the winters are COLD and throw on a short cropped sweater like you did and love them. I wear a lot of footless tights with them too. I’ve always said you can’t have enough Carly’s in your closet. It would be my uniform staple if I didn’t love clothes in general! Love this capsule!

    • 11.14.17

      Thanks so much for reading! That is my only Carly, but I definitely need more. They are so perfect for any season! And I love footless tights!

      • 11.14.17
        Cheryl said:

        Yeah, I keep on adding them to my closet each time I find a great new print!

  15. 1.19.18
    Brandie said:

    I love these ideas!! My job is more casual and I really like the military inspired shirt with the Carly! Where did you find it??

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