Monday, January 17, 2011

Cardigan + Dress = Deceptively Skinny

I've mentioned in passing once before that one of my favorite new silhouettes to wear is a cardigan over a dress with a belt.  The open cardigan creates a vertical line down the front of the dress that fools the eye and makes you look thinner, plus you look semi dressed up but not like you tried really hard.  The look works with boots and flats (or heels, I guess) and you can add tights to make it winter-friendly.

Here are some outfits that you could put together now (pretty much everything shown is available now):

At Work: Banana Republic dress, Old Navy Cardigan, Nine West shoes
Baby, It's Cold Outside: Lands End Canvas dress, Old Navy cardigan, Corso Como boots

Church or Bridal Shower:  J.Crew dress and cardigan, Nine West shoes, Belt by Peacocks (UK)
Meeting the Parents: Banana Republic dress, Gap ruffle cardigan, Armani Exchange belt, Seychelles sandal


  1. love the final one! great combo.

  2. I just bought the banana republic dress!

  3. Thanks ladies! The last one is my favorite too.

    Autumn - let us know how the dress measures up in real life!



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