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5 Ideas for What to Wear Over a Sleeveless Dress

Posted on: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Wearing a sleeveless dress is perfect when you’re outside in the lovely warm spring & summer weather. But figuring out what to wear over a sleeveless dress when it starts to cool down (or you’re working in an office) can be a challenge.  How do you transition from warm to cool when wearing a sleeveless dress?

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What to wear over a sleeveless dress?  Do I have it in my closet?

Most of us have that sleeveless dress in our closets that we break out when the weather warms up.  But when you want to make the most out of a sleeveless dress, say wearing it work, it becomes a bit of a challenge, am I right? The temperature varent from outside to inside sometimes just doesn’t add up.  So what do you do?  Not wear the dress?  Stash it in the back of your closet so it doesn’t get the wear it deserves?  Nope.  Not today.

That what to wear over a sleeveless dress conundrum can be solved with one simple word.  Layering.  Ask yourself this, do I have one of the following in my closet at the moment:

  1. A cardigan?
  2. A vest?
  3. A bomber jacket?
  4. A button down?
  5. A jean jacket?

If you said yes to more than one of these items, then chances are you have the pieces it takes to layer over a sleeveless dress.  Any one of these pieces can be used to help keep you looking great, staying warm, and bringing life back into that sleeveless dress.

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How to Make it Work for You

So you’ve got the sleeveless dress and a few pieces to throw over it in your closet.  Now what do you do?  If you tend to work in a more creative environment where you don’t have to worry all that much about climate, you tend to get warm, or you enjoy showing off your arms, a sleeveless vest may be the way to go.

If you’re someone who likes to create some definition at the waistline, a bomber jacket or jean jacket works in your favor.  If you happen to like the layering effect, a button down tee, layered over your dress (worn unbuttoned) or a cardigan is a sure bet.  Think about the dress as the base layer and over the dress you can pick and choose between jackets, vests, and tops to bring more outfit ideas to life with just that one sleeveless dress!  Can you make it work for you?  Absolutely!

Looking for more ways to make the most of what’s in your closet?  Find out how to create a capsule wardrobe of your favorite pieces or follow my ways to wear series where I show you multiple ways to wear classic pieces from your closet!

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