Summer is the sleeveless season and this can lead to some challenges. We constantly hear from women who want a great summer dress, but also want their arms to be covered. While the easiest solution may appear to be simply adding a jacket or sweater, sometimes layering under a dress can add a whole different level of interest and character to an outfit. By playing with color combinations and prints, a sleeveless dress can take on a new life instantly! Here are several examples of different ways to mix and match to create inspired combinations.
This amazing Nally and Millie dress gives you a great chance to experiment with combinations!
On the left, it is paired with a simple blouse from Not Your Daughter's Jeans. The solid color coordinates perfectly with the print and a simple long necklace completes the look.
On the right, you can express your funky side by mixing prints! The small, graphic polka dots on this Funsport top play beautifully off the wild larger-scale print.
This linen trapeze dress from
Eileen Fisher can be dressed up or down with a few little changes!
On the left, keep it classic by layering your favorite crisp white blouse, like this one from Isabel Collection. A pearl tassel necklace keeps this outfit fresh and modern.
On the right, a subtle print in neutral tones, like this Before and Again top keeps this outfit light and summery. This silhouette is perfectly accented with a long strand of beads.
This classic fit-and-flare from
Donna Morgan goes from day to night with very little effort!
On the left, add a contrasting color, like this Not Your Daughter's Jeans blouse to give the ensemble an unexpected twist. A strand of beads in the same color pulls it all together!
On the right, you can discreetly mix prints with this tonal stripe top from Cut Loose. This combination
is both fun and subtle!
There are countless ways to transform your favorite sleeveless dress into an outfit that you will not only feel comfortable in, but one that will turn heads! If you want to play with layering, but don't know where to start, stop into the store and ask for help. Putting together amazing ensembles and trying new combinations is one of our most favorite thing to do!