I have a lot of long cardigans, and I’m wondering if it is o.k. to wear them over sleeveless dresses. What do you think? Liz
I have a lot of women emailing me asking what to wear over sleeveless dresses because a) their arms get cold at work in the winter b) they just prefer to cover up their arms. A boyfriend cardigan solves these problems and is a great way to get more than one look out of your basic dress.
There are lots of lovely boyfriend cardigans that work really well with a nice dress. I like the cashmere ones because they’re light, thin and they don’t overpower your dress. Plus, they’re super soft, warm and very luxurious looking. Cashmere gives you that easy, elegant look.
These long cashmere sweaters I’m showing work really well with dresses.
The other nice thing about wearing a long sweater over a dress is that if you wear a solid dark dress under your lighter colored long sweater, and you wear the sweater open, you will create a long thin dark column of color down your front that will make you look taller and slimmer. This styling trick is called the Column of Color and is very popular with stylish women and celebrities.
So go ahead Liz, wear that long sweater and let me know how it goes!