(haha, this is my “the-hills-are-alive-with-the-sound-of-music” look…)
I like this look more in theory than I do in practice. I always think, oh, what a great way to keep wearing my summer dresses into fall/winter/early spring, but what ends up happening is I feel more like Winona Ryder circa mid-90’s than I’d like. I love it when I see it in editorials, and styled (case in point + more – and LOVE THIS Helmut Lang look), but it’s definitely another one of those things I love on others and not so much on me.
I do sometimes wear my oversized cashmere cardigans over long slim dresses when it’s cool out, and I like that look, but layering a tee underneath a dress is another thing entirely. I used to do it all the time, but that was mostly because I was trying to hide my body and wanted all the coverage I could get.
Now, I feel like this dress, and any dress that is more straight, or full instead of fitted, looks best on me alone, not layered with anything, so you can see a little of my shape.
I don’t hate it, and wore it anyway, and will probably wear it again, and instead of this white tee, maybe I’ll wear my “pinot” short sleeve tee by James Perse underneath. You know, for some color. I’d love to stop being so serious about what I’m wearing and have a little more fun…
Do you layer dresses over tees, or button-down shirts?