Trying to make your closet more versatile? One great way to do that is by layering a sweater over a dress. It can be a bit tricky to get it right, but once you do, you'll have a whole new range of outfit possibilities.
You see, that summer dress that has been sitting in the back of your closet can be brought back to life when you layer a sweater over it. Not only will you be able to wear it in cooler weather, but the added layers will give the dress a whole new chic look.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind when layering a sweater over dress:
The key is to choose the right sweater.
You want something that is not too bulky or heavy, otherwise, it will weigh down the dress and make you look frumpy. A light cardigan or cropped sweater is a good option.
Make sure the colors complement each other.
Color is perhaps the most important factor to consider when layering a sweater over a dress. You don't want the two pieces to clash, so stick to colors that go well together. If you're not sure, a safe bet is to stick to neutral colors like black, white, or grey.
Pay attention to the proportions.
When layering a sweater over maxi dress pay attention to the proportions and make sure the sweater is not too long or too short. It's ok if the sweater is a little bit shorter than the dress, but you also don't want it to be super cropped. A good rule of thumb is to choose a sweater that falls right around the hip area.
Choose the right accessories.
The right accessories can make or break your outfit. When layering a sweater over a dress, be sure to choose accessories that complement the overall look. For instance, if you are layering the sweater over midi dress, add a slim belt over the sweater to accentuate your curves.
You can also tuck the sweater into an invisible belt to create the illusion that you are wearing a dress. Tighten the belt over your waist, tack the sweater and pull the excess fabric. Allow the sweater to flow down for a chic, trendy look that's perfect for any season!
And if you are layering the sweater over a maxi dress, consider adding a statement necklace or earrings to dress up the look. This will add a touch of elegance to your outfit and bring out an elegant, yet fun, side of you.
Layer a button-down shirt under your sweater.
This is a great way to add some character and persona to your outfit. Choose a button-down shirt in a fun print or color and wear it under your sweater. The shirt should be slim-fitting so that it doesn't add too much bulk to your look.
Tuck in the front of your sweater.
This is a great way to add some shape to your outfit and make it look more put-together. Simply take the front part of your sweater and tuck it into your dress. You can do a full tuck or just a half-tuck, depending on your preference.
Add a scarf.
A scarf has a way of making any outfit look more polished and put together. And when worn over a sweater and dress combo, it can really take your outfit to the next level. Choose a scarf in a color that complements your outfit and drape it over your shoulders for a touch of elegance.
Layer with confidence.
The most important tip when it comes to layering a sweater over a dress is to do it with confidence. No matter what you are wearing, if you carry yourself with confidence, you will look great. So go out there and experiment with different looks until you find something that makes you feel your best.
There You Have It!
Wearing what we already have in our closet is not only thrifty, it's fun! Get creative and experiment with different ways of layering your clothes. With a little bit of practice, you'll be a pro in no time. Happy layering that sweater over your dress!