I loved it and the material was nice and soft. Having a large bust OR a short waist would probably be easier, but having both is the kiss of death. Kristie, cropped jackets and empire cuts can visually lengthen the legline — which is a good thing.
Carole, you should definately try that. Cloud 9, we will get to cardigans: Very helpful post, thank you. I love wearing cropped jackets over dresses and do that a lot. But I really love the middle picture with the very nipped and buttoned blazer. I might also experiment with belting a blazer over a dress, what do you think about that? I just overall feel better with some waist definition, I find it balances me out better.
What do we think about belting an unbuttoned jacket the way many people do with cardigans? I have rather bad luck with jackets and have a couple that pull a little when buttoned, yet when open they flap around unflatteringly and make me look like I have a giant thick torso.
But big jackets make me feel shapeless and I think I look like a little girl lost in oversized clothes. I really want to do this layering thing with the jackets, but not sure how best to pull it off with my body shape. What do you think? I am interested to see what you recommend when you get to cardigans over dresses.
I meant to say, I tend to wear cardigans with sKirts. I can never seem to find a blazer that fits well. If I ever get to go shopping with you, Angie, finding the right blazer will be the first item on our agenda. This is a great post and very much needed for me right now.
Not surprising since you always find the best topics! Well, this is an incredibly helpful post, Angie. This post is a real eye opener to me so thank you very much Angie for sharing these guidlines. I was very confused about this before your blog post.
Did I luck out and get it right here, or no? When I bought it I was thinking over sized boyfriend jacket. Kristie, cropped jackets and empire cuts can visually lengthen the legline — which is a good thing.
Perhaps its in the silhouette of the dress? Have you tried adding heels? You made the look appropriate by adding leggings.
Mamark, what style of cardigan are you layering over dresses? Have you tried cascading cardigans? The denim jacket is slightly shorter than the cream jacket, but the difference is just enough that the denim jacket is easier to pair with skirts and dresses, whereas the cream jacket tends to be a bit more challenging.
Thx for this guide! I have been sticking with cardis but like the more formal look that a jacket would bring to the outfit. I recently paired a dress with a blazer, was so very proud of myself! Paired it with a fitted blazer with scrunched sleeves, black hose and boots.
I have jackets of various lengths…and I am slowly collecting a respectable number of dresses. Since winter is pretty much upon us, looks like its time to put the two together and see what happens. For most dresses, or at least the ones I have, the standard cardigan seems to make them look rather schoolmarm-ish, like I should also have extra kleenex tucked into the band of my watch.
Thanks for chiming back in, Mamark. I really like short cropped cardigans over dresses too, but then worn un-buttoned and with a V-neckline. Does that make sense? I absolutely adore these types of posts! Sometimes my layered creations are modern classic and […]. I have just bought a lovely silk dress which is for work. It is more fitted at the top, a little looser through the middle and tapers at the hip line to prevent it looking like a sack.
So when Autumn comes in Australia, I would like to wear it with a jacket to keep warm. I am not sure quite what type of jacket to wear as the dress is not fitted all the way through. I know how to layer under, I need help layering over!
I own a simple a line gray dress to the knee and a matching jacket, also to the knee same length, can i shorten my jacket a few inches?
The function is black tie and it will be in Spring — but potentially a bit nippy still at night so I want to have something warm to wear over the dress. Hello I have a loverly creamy dress which is flared out at the bottom but is a roll up neck absolutely stunning dress but strugglinging what to wear it with please help. Perfect for any occasion! Im not sure about the matching of this material and colors with the dress… sould be the silver jacket too grey?
What would look best? I need to buy a jacket but not sure which style would go best with the cowl neck — traditional with collar and lapels or collarless. Also should i wear the cowl material inside or outside of the jacket? You don't need to be logged in to leave a comment, but if you are it will allow us to associate the comment with your account.
Tailored cropped jackets work extremely well Wearing a really short jacket over a fitted, fit-and-flare, A-line or sack dress is virtually flop proof.
These pictures illustrate my points nicely. Regular length blazers require a little more thought A classic blazer layered over a fitted knee length sheath dress is ideal for a formal, reasonably conservative, professional work setting. October 19, at 4: I will be eating this series up!
October 19, at 5: October 19, at 6: How did you know I needed this information? Great and straight to the point advice.
Hmm, this is good food for thought, and the photos are helpful. I was just asking this question to myself! October 19, at 7: I want to wear my dresses more and this is the perfect way. October 19, at 8: Thunalata, Barbara, Debbie and Lisa, I look forward to your experiments. Patience, no special rules that I can think of. Happily wear your cropped jackets over dresses. October 19, at I also love how a blazer helps me feel more comfortable wearing a slightly shorter hemline.
I will keep my eyes primed for the next installment. Antje, I love the idea of belting a longer blazer over a dress. I do that from time to time too. Linda, sounds like a good idea to me! October 19, at 1: October 19, at 2: October 19, at 3: April, glad the penny dropped! I love wearing boyfriend blazers over shorter dresses. I loved it and the material was nice and soft. The dress is just like it is in the picture! Beautiful and very good quality!
See All Buying Options. I purchased it for a trip to Mexico and it's spot-on. The fabric doesn't wrinkle and you could rinse it out in the sink and hang to dry if needed after blotting out in a towel. It's neckline doesn't allow larger chests to hang out and it is a perfect length for my 5'5" height w flat sandals. I usually trip over maxi dresses and if the skirt is too full, it's a wrestling match to walk about and sit.
This was just right and I plan to buy more in this style. Beautiful and good quality! Have bought multiple dresses from Chicwe and loved them!! Beautiful color and nice dress. I ordered a size up since its a body con. I dont like my dresses tight so that worked for me. The material was heavy and lined so it doesn't look cheap at all.
Great for a winter night. Item was too small and I returned it. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
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