1 Oversized T-Shirt, Shirt or Sweater
An oversized, cropped sweater over the top of your maxi dress screams casual cool. It’s a fashion trend we’re repping in house too!
With loose-fitting t-shirts, rather than figure hugging silhouette, you can style these by knotting it at the waist, and pairing with your favourite jacket for a chic, layered look.
T-shirts in block colours look best, like black or white or grey, but a graphic tee can add a whole new element to the look. . Think of matching colours in the graphic with those from the dress for an effortlessly tied together fit!
If you want to turn up the sophistication of your favourite layered tee, try a black tee with a wide cinched buckle belt around the waist, platform sandals, black leather jacket and handbag. Pop your Hair up and finish the look with dangling earrings. Très chic!
For sweaters, again, go oversized. We recommend cropped sweaters too. The sweater over maxi dress looks well considered without looking like you tried too hard. It’s also super comfortable, especially if you go for a soft fabric, like a fluffy teddy texture or your favourite cable knit! Style this added dimension effortlessly with ankle boots and a scarf!.
Don't have a cropped sweater? Never fear! You can again create shape around the waist by adding a belt over the sweater. You can crop your sweater a little or a lot, by pulling some of it through your belt. This creates a blousing effect at the top for added flair!. Pull most of your sweater through, and you basically look like you’re wearing a cropped sweater. Check out this demo video here.
In terms of colour, sweaters in neutral tones work best over patterned maxi dresses, or vice versa. You can also play with different fabrics and textures. For instance a fluffy sweater over a satin dress is our go-to Autumn look. We also love this look, where a ribbed sweater is matched with a pleated maxi dress in different tones of pink. And we LOVE pink!
Whether you go for a t-shirt or a sweater, there is no end to how to finish off this look! To look even more casual style with canvas high-top sneakers or pair with solid boots, like Dr. Martens for an edgy look, our favourite!
Note, a denim or chambray shirt, knotted at the waist, can also look good over your maxi dress.