Sweater over Dress

sweater over dress

Fall’s slowly creeping back, and it’s time to start layering again! Don’t think you have to buy a whole new wardrobe or anything, just a few pieces that will work over your darker-colored summer dresses will do for this kind of look. Throwing a sweater over your dress will immediately take the formality down a notch, so the right combo can go from day to night if you want it to.

Here’s how:

  • Select a sweater that comfortably fits over your dress–the thicker, more textured weaves are more forgiving over dresses that might have pockets or buttons on the front.
  • Align the neckline with that of the dress.  If there’s a collar on your dress, that’s easy, but if you have a lower neckline, just make sure your sweater covers it completely.
  • Play with proportion.  If you like the boxy kind of 90’s look (like I do here) go for a slightly boxy sweater and don’t worry about your waist showing.  If you’d like a little more flattering proportion, get a sweater that hits you at your natural waist (or where the waist of the dress is).

Not too hard, right?

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sweater over dress

sweater over dress

Sweater, boots: Madewell, dress: F21

sweater over dress

October 28, 2013

One Response to Sweater over Dress

  1. Corrin says:

    So cute! I always mean to do this but forget as I’m standing in my closet being strangled by hangers.

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