Hi there, I can’t believe we’re already in February! Last week was super busy for me, but I made sure I squeezed out some time to put together this boldly striped sweater dress from Kerisma for my blog. 🙂 I’m glad I did because I absolutely love everything about this shift sweater dress! Why? The word shift says it all- it’s super comfortable to wear, it’s roomy, and the stripes added the extra boldness to the look that I was going after. I love stripes!
For some reason, I always gravitate towards striped clothing no matter if I’m shopping in the stores or online. What I love about stripes is they are really a timeless detail that you can wear year after year and in all seasons. Just like stripes, the shift dress silhouette has been around forever. This type of dress really compliments almost any figure, no matter what your height or size. You can wear a pair of flats for a more casual look, or heels for a more feminine, classy, chic style.
In this post, I am going for the bold look. With the wide black and white stripes, it already has a bold look element to it. So by just adding some red definitely spice things up even further. This is why I wore a pair of over-the-knee red boots because to me, the red boots with this striped shift dress made the whole outfit look more modern and fun.
With that said, there are 2 ways to wear a shift dress. The first is to obviously just wear the dress the way it is. For this Kerisma Keaton Dress, it has a loose fit turtleneck and overlock stitch accents on the sleeves. I kept my accessories to a minimum because with the stripes, it’s pretty busy already. Leaving out unnecessary accessories will often make the whole outfit look more elegant (sometimes less is more!)
On the other hand, if you aren’t too keen on wearing oversized or loose fit clothing, you can add a belt to the dress just like I did here. By adding a belt, the focal point will naturally be drawn to your waist. I went with a wide belt to match it with the bold wide black and white stripes, and chose red to match the boots and pull the whole look together. Also, wearing a wide belt over a shift dress will create the illusion of a smaller waist. How? Because the contrast between the bulkiness of the upper and bottom part of the dress will make the belted area look slim and tiny. 😉
To finish off the look, I added a red bandana and a jeweled red crossbody bag from Zac Posen (similar here).
So that’s it! 🙂 Let me know in the comments which way you prefer to wear a shift sweater dress.
Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!
Always With LOVE,