Have you got a summer dress (or two) that you love but it’s just not quite warm enough to wear it yet? But it’s too warm for a jumper? Then the simple trick is to wear a shirt over it. There are several ways in which you can wear a shirt over a dress, but my favourite (and because I live in a warm climate), is to throw on the shirt and tie it at the waist.
If it’s not quite warm enough to do that where you live, then simply do up as many of the buttons as you can, and tie it at the bottom. Alternatively, if you have a nice thick belt (you could use a slimmer one but I tend to favour thicker belts myself), put on the shirt over a dress, do up the buttons and add the belt over the top. You might need to adjust the shirt a little, maybe pull it over the belt a bit. This is also a great way to give the illusion of curves (or to enhance the ones you’ve already got!). But be sure to wear the belt on your actual waist (or even a little above it) for full effect.
If you’re feeling a little bleurgh (hello hormones), then simply throw on the shirt over a dress and let it (and everything else!) hang loose. There’s nothing wrong with that either. When I shot the photos the other day, the weather was really lovely and warm, just not quite warm enough to wear the dress on its own. It’s also not quite sandal weather yet either, so I slipped on a pair of purple pointy trainers. I love that these are pointy! It just makes them a little more unique. I bought them from Ecco Shoes a couple of years ago. I also have the high-top version in black!
Do you like my leafy tiger print dress? It’s cute, right? It’s actually meant for 14-year-olds lol! Yes, I bought it in the kids section of H&M! It’s amazing what you can buy in the kids section when you’re a size ten (ok, so maybe I’m closer to a 12 after lockdown) lol! I’ve bought numerous things over the years, mostly from H&M Kids. But this dress is probably my favourite. I love the hemline, although I just noticed in these photos that I could do with cutting off the label lol!
The khaki shirt is from Primark, one that I’ve had years. I like how soft and flowy it is—perfect for tying at the waist. My little handbag is the first thing I ever bought from Secret Sales. It’s cute, but not the most practical, because it doesn’t hold an awful lot. But it does its job, I suppose. I’m also wearing the exact same jewellery as my last post—an abalone shell necklace, a Michael Kors watch and dangly earrings from erm, well, I can’t remember lol! Even though I have three pairs in different colours!
I had fun with this photoshoot. Can you tell? I love this photo, below, because it shows off my lovely grey hair! Not to mention my silliness (see the photo below it lol). Oh, and speaking of silliness, are you following Celeste Barber on Instagram? Whenever I feel the need to have a good dose of laughter, I just click on over to her ‘gram. It’s bloody brilliant! Absolutely freaking hilarious!! I can’ get enough of that woman! My husband has suggested I try and do some similar ‘acts’. I ought to, because I do love it when I make people laugh…just not sure I’m brave enough lol!
SHOP MY ‘SHIRT OVER A DRESS’ LOOK
Check out where I link up in the sidebar –>