Choosing which clothes to layer during the changeable weather between Spring and Summer can be difficult and requires practicality as well as creativity.
Dresses in particular are one of the first garments to be avoided in our transitional radar. However, with our useful list of ideas, you no longer need to avoid layering your dresses.
What Layers to Wear Beneath the Dress
For colder days, try wearing a thin turtleneck under a short-sleeve, V-neck skater dress or long dress with straps. Opt for a neutral shade such as beige or grey for a classic look, or tailor it to your taste by mixing colours. Combining the textures of different fabrics will also ensure that the layering effect remains noticeable.
Alternatively, wear a white shirt underneath your dress for a timeless look that will never go out of style. Whether loose or fitted, there are endless fashion possibilities with a white shirt. Pair it with sleek, black maxi dresses for a stylish outfit that will take you into spring. Find your perfect maxi dress in the collection from AX Paris.
A sheer blouse will also work well under your dress. A practical option, this outfit will solve any transparency issues with your blouse and add an exciting touch to dresses by combining different textures. Opt for a neutral shade such as beige or grey for a classic look, or tailor it to your taste by mixing colours. Combining the textures of different fabrics will also ensure that the layering effect remains noticeable.
To give your outfit a romantic impact, choose lace tights. Extremely versatile, these tights can be worn in an edgy, romantic or elegant way or even with a casual dress to create multidimensional style. This look works best with monochrome coloured dresses without patterns, where a necklace can be added in a different colour for a chic effect.
Layer Ideas for Over Your Dress
Try toughening up your dress with a leather jacket. This timeless classic is a great pairing for both a cocktail dress or a long, floral style, where this harder style adds an edge to delicate pieces.
You could choose a cardigan or blazer to loosen the look up. Long regarded as the perfect mid-season layer, layering with a cardigan is perfect as it is light enough for all-day wear and versatile enough to work well over both shirts or asymmetric dresses.
You could also wear a fitted sweater over your dress that will flatteringly define your waist. This look works particularly well with A-line dresses, where the sweater should sit just above the thighs.
The temperatures are proceeding to drop and that means one important thing when it comes to your attires: It’s that point of time to layer up. While some of you may be layering queens and kings all throughout the year, for others, it might take some additional creativities and a little push to layer a shirt on top of another shirt, beneath a dress, on top of a jeans and with a few accessories in between. Layering needs few additional steps in your morning timetable, but we guarantee that it will immediately up your street style game. Also, there’s a good opportunity that you can even throw out that huge parka on your way out the door because a couple additional layers will keep you comfortable.