Layered Look

29 Jun

Earlier this week I shared 5 looks using one maxi dress and no change in jewelry. You may not be aware of it but, there’s a nasty little illness called fashion overload. Oh, and it is scary! It requires and intervention, a straight-jacket and therapy. Seriously…….a whole team breaks down your front door, yanks your laptop from you and ………man, I don’t even have the heart to tell you the rest. Because I care about your fashion health, I left one maxi dress look off of the One Dress, Five Looks post and here it is.

layered dresses

Style Tip  ::  Layer! It creates impact. I layered a sheer blouse over a striped dress over a maxi dress. Here are a few key points to layering:

  •  Avoid creating too much bulk which will in turn make you look larger than you are. Choose garments that are made of thin fabrics.
  • Choose garments hems that end and different heights. Also, carefully choose where they land. If you have wide hips choose a hemline that lands above or below the widest part of your hip.
  • Try to include different patterns and textures. It will create a much more interesting look.
  • Wear a belt at your natural waist. This is the narrowest part of your torso and will create an hourglass look. If your short or short-waisted, wear a belt no more than 1 1/2 inches wide.
  • Don’t forget the final and most important layer-jewelry, shoes and a great bag.

Max Studio Maxi Dress (unbelievable $24 bargain here)  ::  Haani Striped Dress  ::  Toi et moi Sheer Blouse  (similar here and here and here)  ::  Michael Kors Belt  ::  D&G, JLo, Adesso, KOHL’S, yard sale and boutique

Easy & Affordable Style for $170

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2 Responses to “Layered Look”

  1. astimegoesbuy June 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Fantastic look!
    I can see why you saved the best for last.
    Layering is a great way to extend your wardrobe and have a lot of looks without spending a lot more money too!
    Cheers,
    Laura, lover of layering

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