WARNING: This idea may very well NOT appeal to you. And this is as it should be – nobody should love EVERYTHING that they see; that would be ruinous for one’s budget, and be completely the antithesis of developing a personal style!
That said, I know a couple of women who do this and it works quite nicely for them…
First, we start with a dress that is roomy – some space around the (preferably v-neck) neckline, armholes that aren’t tight, and an overall silhouette that’s got some flow:
This is a magnificent dress – simple, but beautifully well-made. And it could hang in your closet most of the time. That would be a sad waste of a lovely dress, and an eye-popping investment…
But do you own any of these tops, or anything similar?
You suddenly realize that you have options! These won’t suit every woman, but some of us can dress like this will great success…
Similarly, so many of us own these simple sheath dresses in a solid neutral. It hangs in our closets like the reliable wardrobe basic that it is, but we sort of feel like we’d like to wear it just a little more often…
This is easier to picture, for many of us… Do you have any of these kinds of things in your closet?
Depending on your climate, layering a sweater over a dress makes excellent sense for cold weather, or you get unimaginably overheated just thinking about the idea!
I’m sure that most of us who wear dresses have layered a cardigan or blazer over them – probably frequently. But putting a pull-over sweater over a dress might be… a new idea?
For me, this is something I want to try, in order to wear my dresses more frequently; for travel, especially, this might obviate the need to pack a skirt!
Would you try any of these, or are they a bridge too far?