DRESS UP, DRESS DOWN: two-piece dress from Ricki’s

My mother had several two-piece dresses, one of which my daughter Jean and I inherited. It’s a DVF, Jean had the pleasure of Meeting Diane von Furstenberg in person! 

I recently bought two skirts with matching blouses at RICKI’S, I showed the blue one HERE. This floral set is exactly the same style: the blouse has short flouncy sleeves, the skirt is a high low style (sides being high, front and back low) with buttons down the front and a flouncy hem.

I wore it as a dress to a wedding and to a dance, with my tattoo stockings.

somewhere in Southwestern Ontario

I wore a black top with the skirt to another dance and the Kincardine car show.

Two piece dresses are easy to dress up or down. For a casual summer look, I wore the top with black capris. 

Now I have a collection, 5 sets of two-piece dresses. I love the endless mix and match possibilities.

My mom’s DVF

Diane Von Furstenberg – mom’s two-piece dress

DRIZZLE and SHINE – my daughter’s eco boutique

SYNERGY – made in Nepal

DRIZZLE and SHINE – my daughter’s eco boutique

SYNERGY organic, fair trade

RICKI’S blue and white polka dots

RICKI’S floral

What do you think of two-piece dresses?

Linking up with NANCY

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9 Responses to DRESS UP, DRESS DOWN: two-piece dress from Ricki’s

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  2. It is so nice to inherit clothes from our mothers Carmen! two piece dresses are such a smart item to purchase , I only have one myself though ! How nice for Jean to meet DVF! I love your new two piece, a cute floral print , great for a wedding . I love the skirt with the black top and the top goes so well with the Capri’s. That DVF dress is a classic, I have now seen it a number of times on your blog posts and I am always drawn to it . The rest of your dress combinations have so many possible matchings ! I will have to look for more of them myself . Sending blessings back to you , Terri xo.

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    • carmen says:

      Two-piece sets are so fun and versatile, right! I’m glad you have a set too. They’re not easy to find. Of course, my mom’s DVF is my favourite because it belonged to her! Jean has also worn it and the story of her meeting Diane Von Furstenberg is so special, Diane recognized her vintage dress made in the ’70s immediately and wanted to buy it back plus give Jean another dress!


      Of all the clothes in my wardrobe, I will never part with it and neither will Jean! 🙂

      Thanks so much for reading and your lovely comments!

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  3. Ashley says:

    I’m with you- I love a two-piece set! It looks so chic worn together and then you can break it up and remix it with other outfits. You look lovely here!


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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Ashley! I love mixing and matching and so perfect for traveling! A casual daytime look can instantly be dressed up for an evening dinner out.



  4. Jodie says:

    It does make it a nice way to put together something easy to wear yet it is so versatile too.
    Love them all Carmen,

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  5. utesmile says:

    Indeed it is a good day today! I do love the 2 piece dresses because they are so versatile. The flowery one is fantastic so the blue one. I do like the swinging skirts….perfect for dancing. 🙂
    I am soon going to a wedding, so I will be taking my mum’s handbag from the 50’s most likely. It’ll feel special. You look wonderful!

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Ute! The floral dress and the blue polka dot dress flare so beautifully for dancing! 💃

      I’m glad you’ll be using your mom‘s purse to go to the wedding, I know how special it feels with these tangible memories of our dear mothers! ❤️


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