Saturday, 1 December 2012

The Sweater-Over-Dress Technique

Outfit worn on Wednesday 28th November 2012,
I'm wearing:
French Connection blue/purple/pink/beige/black butterfly patterned skater dress,
Next purple sweater,
Marks and Spencer black tights,
socks (unseen),
Oasis black leather slouchy heeled boots.

In case you didn't know, jumper is the common British word for sweater. However I've never understood why we say jumper... Perhaps because you kind of look like you're jumping (with your arms up) when you're pulling it on? Hmm...

This sweater hadn't been worn in years before I wore it on Wednesday, and I cut it up before I went out with it!  It was actually one those jumpers with an attached shirt top. I got it way back in 2006, when emaciated me would buy much bigger jumpers to layer with. I found it in my closet a few weeks ago and found it was my size now! But the white shirt bit was annoying on my bigger self so I cut it off.

As a curvy girl, it took me a while to find the right sweater and dress combination. Other sweaters I tried just didn't seem to be the right shape or length, therefore making me look frumpy. I think this jumper could have done with being a bit longer but I liked the outcome.

This used to be one of my favourite dresses but it's just a tad too revealing... The print is beautiful - I love butterfly prints as you can tell by my blog - however underneath the sweater, my cleavage is seriously out there! And while I'm a big believer in flaunting your assets ;) the wear of this dress is very TPO (Time-Place-Occasion) dependent.

I know the lighting isn't that great in these photos but when I tried to edit them, the colour would go way off so I've settled for these. I have tried to take photos outside (you'll see them in my next outfit post) but because my Mum is only available in the evenings, the dark Autumn/Winter nights are so hard to take photos in! I'll aim for regular outdoor photo shoots come Springtime.

Yesterday I collected very special somethings from the post office! New black ankle boots from New Look! They didn't have my size in store so New Look arranged to have my size delivered! Here are my new babies:

You will see more of them in my next outfit post!

It's ironic how I said outfit posts from me will be scarce and yet, I already have another outfit to post after this one!

Take care and hope you guys are enjoying your weekend so far!

x Linda x

P.S. I tasted crepes for the first time and they are divine! I had a nutella and banana one.


  1. You look super cute! I love the color of your sweater, and those ankle booties are really, really cute.

  2. I really love your skirt, you look to cute :).

  3. great outfit and lovely boots! Liked this post on Bloglovin ;)

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  4. so pretty you look. I understand its hard to combo sweaters with things. Sometimes i just through them on! XD

  5. Pretty skirt!


  6. Totally loving this look darling (: You look amazing!

    Dearest Lou

  7. I have been wondering about this word jumper~ a lot of bloggers have been referencing it and I never knew it meant sweater!! LOL! Anyway,yours looks sweet over the floral dress and the slouchy booties are perfect with it!

    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  8. Cute :). I often do that in winter - wear a jumper over a dress. (JUMPer deffo sounds better than a SWEATer lol :D!)
    Love the boots!
    x, Lara

    Ps. Hope you don't get confused that I use 2 different accounts ;p. I use 2 accts for blogging so I might comment from which one happens. (Same name, just the pic is different).

  9. Cute!!!

  10. Lovely post,I really like it,cool song:)
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  11. cool look
    xx m

  12. Very inspiring post dear! Love this combo!
    Love your blog! Following you on Bloglovin! Hope you'll follow me back! <3

  13. love this look, I really love wearing sweaters over dresses:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  14. WOW!Love,loooove it,honey!;-)

  15. violet looks very good on u!

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  16. I love your dress worn as a skirt. It's so cute, you look great!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  18. I just came across your site today, and love your blog!! Your boots are so cute :) As well as your outfit!! I think studded boots are definitely the cutest, they add so much more flavor to any outfit.

    Have a great week and holiday!!!

  19. pretty dress and shoes!

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  20. i love sweater over dress :)

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  21. love the sweater over dress look. and your boots are gorgeous! and if you want if you pair your outfit with a fashion belt! really chic. the outfit looks great on you girl.

    and yes, will follow you on bloglovin!

  22. yes i love layering like this!


  23. The dress looks great! Both the boots are fantastic!!! Love the way you've layered!!!
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  24. Great look dear! :D


  25. Cute! Love your shoes!

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