Questions for Clarisse: The Karaoke Dress

Question from K: I’m having the toughest time styling the dress from the AG Karaoke Outfit (1999-2003).  I think it has the potential to be sophisticated and whimsical- but I’m stumped.  Any ideas?

I’m sure quite a few of you have this dress in your stash, but for those of you who don’t, I hope these outfits will give you some ideas for other dresses you may have in your wardrobe! Unfortunately I don’t own the dress, so I used a virtual outfit creating website (Polyvore) to come up with some outfits. I used some doll sized pieces, and filled in the gaps with girl-sized basics that can easily be translated into things your doll may have in her wardrobe. 

Fun and Flirty: First I wanted to try really allowing the dress to be the focus of the outfit. The pearls add a bit of sophistication and the hair-flower brings out the pink in the brocade while dressing up the look a bit. Paired with simple ivory tights and black flats, the dress is perfect for a party!
Karaoke Outfit 1

 City Chic: The second look is a little more casual, perfect for a day out shopping! Isabelle’s Accessories pair nicely with the dress, giving it a more modern look. The scarf adds a little more flair to the outfit, and you can’t go wrong with the Pretty and Plaid Outfit boots!
Karaoke Outfit 2

Indie Girl: This look plays up the 90’s vibe with the long-sleeve under-layer and a slouchy hat. Keeping the accessories minimal and monochromatic make the look a little less girly, but still stylish. (Black boots are the AG Fashion Boots)
Karaoke Outfit 3
I hope this helps give you some ideas!

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Have a question about Clarisse’s style? Have a piece in your wardrobe that you need help styling? Or are you just in a style rut and can’t seem to find your way out? Leave a comment here or send Clarisse a message via the “Contact Me” link at the top of the page, and Clarisse will answer your fashion questions here on the blog!

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3 thoughts on “Questions for Clarisse: The Karaoke Dress

  1. Your tutorials fascinate and inspire me. Also the lighting in all your photoshoots is so perfect. I’m asking the photographer how she sets it up and lights it.

  2. Thank you so much for the great tips! I especially love the way the scarf breaks up the pattern of the dress and adds shape, movement and depth to the outfit. I’ll borrow elements from all three ideas!

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