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Winter is in full swing. For most of us, that means putting our favorite dresses in the back of the closet and opting for warmer, sometimes less fun outfits. If you’re anything like us, you find that your winter outfits may get repetitive: another day, another sweater over jeans and boots look. But what if we told you that there is a way for you to rock your favorite summer dresses in the winter? It may sound crazy, but hear us out. The sweater over dress look has been everywhere this winter, and we are here for it!
For many, the sweater over dress look is new. To help you get started with your looks, we have created a style guide for you! Now you can stun in your dresses this winter with a handful of choices! What a genius idea!
Using a Belt
Recently, using a waist belt to style your favorite sweater over your dress is a look that has been everywhere. How does it work? Well, after putting on a dress, you put a belt around your waist. You then put a sweater over and fold the bottom inside by tucking it into the belt. The result is a super chic look. In contrast, if you were to fold your sweater on top, it would accentuate your waist.
To add a few more ideas, you could try a mustard sweater with a black belt base and gold embellishments (like the one we mentioned below). You could also try a maroon sweater with a cream belt to add some color contrast. Incorporating a variety of fall colors always works for fall fashion!
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Knit Sweater Over a Short Dress
Jump on this new sweater over the dress trend! For this look, you can put your favorite knit sweater over a sundress of complementing colors. The result is this super cute and simple look. You can dress it up (or down) depending on your shoes and accessories. And if you think this look isn’t suitable for the cold, that’s where you’re wrong. You can throw on a pair of skin-colored fleece leggings together with a pair of sheer tights on top, and you’ll have extra warmth all day long.
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Chunky Sweater Over Long Dress
This look is the most suitable for the colder temperatures where you may need that extra layer. A long knitted dress sounds warm! Start with a camisole or long sleeve undershirt. From there, you can go for a pair of fleece leggings (no one will see under your long dress)! Then throw on your favorite long dress with your coziest oversized sweater on top, and you’ve got a high-fashion look that will keep you warm all day long.
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Sweater Under Dress
Okay, so for our last look, we’re going to stray from the “sweater over dress” look for a second. This look is perfect for anyone who lives somewhere warmer, maybe with cold mornings and nights and neutral temperatures midday. You can take any sundress and layer a fitted sweater or even a turtle neck underneath for a chic and warm look. If you’re looking for a little more warmth, you can even throw on a pair of biker shorts or tights. The best part is that depending on accessories and shoes, this look can be dressed up or dressed down for a more casual outfit to fit almost any occasion!
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Can you wear a sweater over a dress?
One of my favorite tricks for extending the season of my summer dresses is to layer a sweater over them. Let me share four simple methods to layer your sweater and dress with you. You may add versatility to your closet in this way.
What do you call a sweater over a dress?
What do you wear over a long dress when it’s cold?
According to a personal shopper and stylist Portia LeGall, the simplest way to wear maxi dresses in the winter is to throw on a long wool or puffy coat for optimum warmth. However, she advises wearing leggings, thermals, or thick, insulated tights below for layering purposes to keep your legs toasty.
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