- How to get the more wear out of a knitdress
- Wear it as a long, oversize sweater
- Style it as a maxi dress
- Give the illusion of a mixed fabrics attire
- Other ideas to wear a sweater dress
- Top of the World Style linkup No. 244
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How to get the more wear out of a knitdress
To get their price worth of wear from any wardrobe additions, think about which new outfits the “potential” piece will bring to your wardrobe. In other words, to save money and buy a workhorse, have at least three looks in mind before handing over your creditcard to the cashier or hitting the buy button.
In the case of dresses, think of them as a potential top or bottom. It’s so yesterdecade to wear your dress just one way and only as a dress. In this post, I use my new knitdress that I wore just as a dress in the post at the link, to illustrate the concept for you and hopefully inspire you to embrace the idea. Who does want to repeat the same look again and again? Here is how to switch thinks up with a knitdress.
Wear it as a long, oversize sweater
The following LOTD shows an example of styling the knit sweaterdress as an oversized long sweater over a mesh dress and leggings. Any seethru skirt or dress may work. Just make sure the leggings pick up the color of the see-thru piece to not look shorter than you actually are. Add a belt that works for your body type for shape. See the post at the link for how to best accessorize with belts.
Style it as a maxi dress
The following look is inspired by the dropwaist style of last century’s Roaring Twenties. Try a tulle or lace skirt underneath your knitdress. Stay with the color theme for best results. Avoid a too large contrast.
Give the illusion of a mixed fabrics attire
Try a slightly longer sheath under the knitdress in a matching color. Choose the color in such a way that it’s believable that they belong to the same piece. Going for a monochromatic look is the easiest way to create the illusion of a mixed fabrics piece. Another way is to go with the same color family, one piece in a pastel version of the other like in the example below.
Stylist’s tip: Try analogous colors or color blocking.
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Other ideas to wear a sweater dress
Try it with skinnies, leggings or as a mini dress with opaque tights for the weekend.
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Top of the World Style linkup No. 244
Welcome to the 244th Top of the World Style linkup party.
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Martina Berg became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post
You clicked Martina Berg’s post the most. She blogs at Lady 50 Plus.
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I picked Tatiana’s look as my favorite. She blogs at My Faboulous Fifties. Isn’t her all neutral look amazingly interesting? <3
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