(Closed) I bought a sweater dress… now how do i wear it lol

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I actually think layering a long sleeved t-shirt under any type of casual type can look very cute!  Go for it!  All your ideas sound really cute!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Oh, one other comment.  One thing that has been mentioned a lot now that leggings are such a trend is that leggings are not ‘pants’ – I wear them often but under long tunics or dresses only.  A rule I read was if the top isn’t four inches from the knee or longer, don’t wear just leggings.

I’m a big fan of the cheap black and grey legging from target.  $6 a pair and they ave a wide, flat elastic band at the top which doesn’t seem to give me an imaginary roll like some other leggings or tights do!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Layering totally works. You aren’t limited to black or white but those are safe colors.

I buy leggings at Express. They last me a very long time and keep me warm ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Haha, I just bit the bullet and bought skinny jeans that I swore I would never ever, ever, ever buy or wear too!

I wouldn’t wear a long-sleeved shirt with the dresses, but that’s just me.  I would definitely go for some awesome pairs of tights.  Tights come in so many different thicknesses, patterns and colors now!

As for your last, unrelated question…no, you will not be a mess.  I’m sure you will be super cute.  If all else fails, get some girlfriends over with a bottle of wine and have them help you put some outfits together if you’re unsure.  Have fun!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@christalynn11: my rule for leggings is it must cover all of my bits and pieces. And I only wear dark colors, so if anything creeps up when I am reaching for something on a high shelf, everything is still covered.

I HATE seeing girls in white leggings wearing them as pants. HATE.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yup! I just bought TWO pairs of skinny jeans. They looked really cute in the store but when I tried them on for work, it just didn’t look right.  Maybe  I had the wrong pairs of shoes or maybe I need to add a belt or something.  But I just couldn’t get it to work.  Until I figure out a look that works, it will stay in my closet til then. :/

ETA: Oh, as for sweater dresses with leggings. I don’t know if it’s my thing.  I don’t like skin tight clothes. For some reason, I’m afraid of people seeing my underwear or seeing the line from my underwear. I am very self conscious about that.  But I do see a ton of women who rock that look.  You should show some pics. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@christalynn11: I agree that legging are not pants. I know legging is a hot item right now, but I’ve seen a lot of girl wear legging as pants. Sometimes they’re so tight and stretcht to a point I can see the underwear under the legging or leave no imaginary to the crotch area.

One time I had to tell my sister to go change her legging or put on a longer top because I could see her underwear. She didn’t believe me until I described how it looks. Yell

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@FutureMrs.Harless: Ugh same problem with the sweater dresses…they are all short sleeved! (well most of what I have seen anyway…) It is so annoying. I dunno about layering, it really depends on the sweater dress. My rule for leggings is the shirt I am wearing with them has to cover my butt cause I don’t wanna look like sausage casings!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I love sweater dresses! My favorite is a Diane von Furstenberg cowlneck sweaterdress in charcoal that I bought a few years back.  If yours looks anything like mine, I wouldn’t layer shirts under it.  If the sweaterdress isn’t sufficiently warm enough by itself, then top it with a coat.  I’m imagining a shirt layer peeking out from under a sweaterdress and it’s just looking a little…silly.

I am never a fan of leggings, I’m going to be honest, but I do think they look better or worse with some things.  I don’t really feel them with sweaterdresses, at least none that I’m imagining (can you post pics of these recent acquisitions? :P).  They wouldn’t look bad or anything, but I think you should go for some thick opaque tights!  Plus they keep your feetsies warm, which leggings do not.  Go to your local department store and ask them if the have Hue tights.  They’re inexpensive and come in a million colors and stay up pretty well, usually.  I think that with the teal and purple dresses, grey, charcoal, brown, or classic black tights would look great.  For the black one, you can go wild with colors!  If you’re up for a bit of a splurge that will feel like heaven on your legs, keep you completely separate from the cold atmosphere, will look AWESOME, and won’t snag no matter what the heck you do to them, for years–go for Wolfords.  Seriously.  I love their Velvet de Luxe tights.  They cost about $40 and last 10x as long as a cheaper pair, plus they feel so silky and tightly knit, stay up perfectly, and look so amazing.  Seriously…I’ve owned my pairs for as much as five years and pretty much never wear pants, so they get A LOT of use and yet last for ages.  I have rubbed them against concrete, had my cat pull at them, snagged them on metals chairs, the works, and yet amazingly, they don’t run.  I think they’re made of magic or something.

Okay, I swear I don’t work for Wolford. ๐Ÿ˜› I just wanted to throw that out there.  For the price you put down up front, you get returns way greater than you would from 4 pairs of cheaper tights.

And the final outfit you described…no, you will not look a mess! I’m sure you’re adorable and that outfit sounds very cold-weather appropriate.

Edit: just saw your sweater dresses are sleeveless. Silly clothing makers! Then I would layer a shirt under that, but make sure the neckline doesn’t peak out from the neck of the dress.  That sounds like it could look a bit awkward.  On the plus side, layering shirts underneath is a fun way to add color to your outfits. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

They are with the regular juniors clothes at Target…

I think long sleeves underneath would be totally fine in a complementary color or black.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@FutureMrs.Harless: Glad to hear I am not the only one…I was beginning to think I was blind or something…

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