Layering a jumper over a dress
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Layering a Jumper Over a Dress

In today’s look, I’m layering a jumper over a dress for an on trend autumn look.

Layering a Jumper Over a Dress

I love layering up in autumn and winter. It gives a much more cozy feel to an outfit and with the unpredictable weather we have in the UK, it allows you to easily remove or add a layer to adjust.

I’ve mentioned a few times recently in previous posts about layering knitwear over a dress this winter so I thought I would show you this look today where I layered a fine knit jumper over a shirt dress. It’s so easy to create and you could do it with any jumper and shirt dress from your own wardrobe.

You may remember this checked dress from a previous blog post about the plaid trend 2017. I really love the dress and wanted to find another way of wearing it.

I paired the outfit with some flat ankle boots and my black tote bag for a casual daytime look. I love how this outfit turned out and will definitely be wearing this dress again with a thicker knit when the weather gets cooler. It would be great around the festive season too. The finished look is very much like layering a jumper over a shirt. You get to see a pop of colour from the collar and cuffs. I will definitely be layering up a few more shirt dresses this season.

I hope you like the layered look and let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. Would you try layering a jumper over a dress?

Layering a sweater over a dress

Layering a sweater over a shirt dress aw17

Red checked skirt and jumper

Red plaid maxi length dress outfit

Zara checked midi dress 2017

Chanel GST outfit ideas

Aw17 outfit ideas red checked

Layering a jumper over a dress

Outfit details

Checked Dress – Zara (old) Similar here

Frayed Sweater – Zara

Shopping Tote – Chanel Similar available here

Olivian Ankle Boots – c/o Lotus shoes

Sunglasses – Zara

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  • Yvonne

    Love how you style the dress with the black jumper! I totally agree that as it gets cooler a thicker jumper would look equally as lovely! Great look from top to toe!
    xo Yvonne

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Yvonne x

  • Jodie Filogomo

    This is a fabulous way to make your clothes so versatile, Gemma!!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Jodie x

  • Shireen

    Ooooo! I need to try this, the layering is so chic! You look so dreamy in this outfit, Gemma!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Shireen, you could do it with your new shirt dress! x

  • Виктория

    As usual amazing post! Have a nice day)

  • Kathrine Eldridge

    I love this idea for changing up dresses! The plaid is fabulous!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Kathrine x

  • Candice Petersen

    I absolutely love the checked dress for the colder months!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Candice x

  • March and May

    I am obsessed with plaid and this dress looks amazing. Love the sweater add on. Great look.

    March and May

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much x

  • Denise

    I love jumpers and skirts, and this outfit, jumper and dress is amazing! Loved that, really! And you are always gorgeous!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Denise x

  • Luci’s Morsels

    Layering is always one of my fall go to fashions! Love the bright eye-catching plaid paired with the black jumper, a perfect statement!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Luci x

  • Hillory Renkema

    Love this idea — and it looks so cute on you!!



    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Hillory x

  • Rachel @thedailyluxe

    I think the jumper over the dress is such a great idea! I love how this it’s made this plaid dress almost look like a skirt.

    Rachel xx

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Rachel x

  • Denise Kokinis

    I have seen this done before, but never with a plaid shirtdress! I love the hem on the bottom, so I think it works so well with that sweater on top!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Denise x

  • Linda Libra Loca

    I layer jumpers over dresses a lot, it makes dressing them up or down for the office much easier and gives me the option to wear them repeatedly without it being too obvious.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Anne x

  • PhotosyCris

    Love this trend. Your dress is so beautiful and you layered it so nicely. Beautiful bag and boots too. I would definitely wear a layer over dress. it looks super cosy as well as stylish. Have a lovely day. xoxo Cris

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Cris x

  • Miriam – londonkitchendiaries

    Love layering up during the colder month as well. Have not tried layering a jumper over a dress, great inspiration! There are a few dresses that I have in my wardrobe that are just perfect for this look. Have a great weekend!

    Miriam x

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Miriam x

  • The Fashion Folks

    What a great layering Gemma!! Love that you added the print by the plaid, so chic and good for fall! Xx

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Mia x

  • NancysFashionStyle

    It might be a old dress but I love it! And the idea of wearing a sweater over a dress is great as I love layering. ( read: I am always cold!)

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Nancy x

  • Amy

    I love this outfit so much and that bag is stunning X

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Amy x

  • glowyshoes1

    You totally rocked the look for me… i love plaid dresses most especially plaid shirts

    Glowyshoes’s blog

    • Jacquard Flower

      Aww thanks x

  • Hannah Chau

    I love layering sweater over a dress! It’s like a brand new outfit!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Hannah x

  • Flo la vita

    I absolutely love the bag!

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks x

  • Alina@eclecticalu

    This is such a good idea. I really liked your picture on Instagram and decided to let you know. I love it. So pretty!


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much Alina, have a lovely weekend. x

  • Lindsey Puls

    I would totally try this! Your outfit is amazing. That dress is so perfect for fall.


    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Lindsey x

  • Ashley White

    You are the layering queen! I love this idea- really stretches the closet!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Ashley x

  • Missy May

    Gotta love layering!! That’s what makes Fall/Winter sweet to me. You look wonderful, Gemma. 🙂

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks so much x

  • Mercy

    This is actually a cute look, the dress is really nice for an outdoor setting like this. It’s perfect too for Christmas time.

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Mercy x

  • SofiaaDot

    YESS I love this style especially over maxi dresses!!! Looking gorgeous 😀

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    • Jacquard Flower

      Thanks Sofia x

  • Jessica

    Layering is just one of the many reasons why I love fall, and you do it so well dear. Lovely outfit!

    Jessica |