We reject the idea that any garment is meant for just one season! We love sleeveless dresses all year ’round– they’re a perfect excuse to layer, add personality, and get the most of your favorite pieces. Amp up your winter wardrobe with surprising new combinations and rethink a fashion favorite. Read on for six cozy and stylish ways to bring sleeveless into this season.
1. The Chunky Sweater-Jacket:
For the simplest layering trick, simply add a jacket! Both pieces are a sweater material, keeping the texture consistent, and cozy. The smaller scale print of the dress pairs well with the large checks on the jacket and keeps the eye moving over the outfit.
Pro Tip: Because this look is pretty covered up, leaving the space between the hem of the dress and the top of the boot bare breaks up the outfit and strikes a balance of proportion.
2. The Pop of Print
Layering a pattern under a solid dress upgrades the look, while adding that coverage to your arms. It also gives you endless possibilities out of one dress – different prints will completely change the style.
Pro Tip: Add a slouchy knit sock over your tights for a cozy, casual texture.
3. The Classic Button Down
Play into the iconic work vibe by layering a simple white button down under your favorite sleeveless work dress. Roll the sleeves to show off a metal cuff or sleek watch for a touch of modernity.
Pro Tip: Button up to the collar to create the perfect space to tuck in a statement necklace or ribbon, or leave it unembellished for a nod to menswear.
4. The Playful Texture
The weight of this denim dress allows room for a sweater underneath it. We love this ultra-plush sweater, which contrasts the body-hugging silhouette of the denim dress for a more casual feel.
Pro Tip: A printed tight is an easy way to add personality in place of jewelry (and adds some warmth!).
5. The Turtleneck & Jacket Combo
A turtleneck under a dress is this season’s favorite trick. We took it to the next level and with a velvet jacket too. Adding a removable layer helps when the weather, or thermostat, is unpredictable.
Pro tip: For a little shine, try a pair of tights with a little sparkle to tie into the metallic hardware of the jacket.
6. The Surprising Detail
Choosing a blouse with interesting details to pair under a classic dress allows those details to really shine. A tie-neck blouse with a bell sleeve gives this iconic LBD new life.
Pro Tip: A printed, bold heel adds a cheeky touch of personality to an otherwise timeless look.