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I like combo dresses—those ones that look like a separate top and skirt—because they fake a choreographed outfit in one toss-over-the-head-and-zip motion. They're sneaky in that way.
But when combo dresses have a really basic top, it bugs me. Like these ones above: they're essentially plain white t-shirts or button downs sewn into skirts. Since I could find a great white top for under $20 somewhere like Topshop, Uniqlo or Joe Fresh, I feel like I'd be paying an unnecessary amount of money for half of the dress. And then I wouldn't even have the option to wear those seemingly classic separates as, well, separates. That's annoying.
Instead, I prefer combo dresses like the ones below. Their top and lower halves are print-mixed and coordinated in interesting, eye-catching ways. To me, that's the whole appeal: it's the lazy girl's guide to looking like you actually put together different pieces.
Click through the slideshow below to see them all, and tell me—am I missing something? Is there some benefit to the ultra-basic combo dress that's going right over my head?
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