Chunk Knits 2 (Over a Dress)

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chunky knits for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

Chunky Knits for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: Over a Dress

Quote of the day: “Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.” Stella McCartney

Today I’m taking the chunky knit sweater and wearing it over a dress.  I realize our age group still considers a dress as dressy and a chunky knit as casual, but really that’s what makes it perfect.  The contrasts produce a look that is quite modern and the sweater makes a lightweight dress more cooler weather appropriate.  Just like I discussed in Chunky Knits with your jeans (here), it’s good to make sure your dress it somewhat fitted so you don’t create that “blob” look.

Chunky Knits for the 50's, 60's & 70's Chunky Knits for the 50's, 60's & 70's

50’s Chunky Knits: For this outfit, I actually matched the color of the dress and sweater (I used to never do this).  I frequently wear this dress with a blazer, so the sweater concept is a great way to get more usage out of it.

Sweater: Mom knitted it (similar here)~~Dress: Bichon (similar here)~~Shoes: Payless (here)~~Earrings (nice & tarnished): (similar here)

Chunky Knits for the 50's, 60's & 70's  Chunky Knits for the 50's, 60's & 70's

60’s Chunky Knits: Adding the chunky knit sweater is a foolproof way to liven up that little black dress for winter (spring doesn’t start until later in March, you know)!  Even though the dress is slim at the top portion, it has a nice flare at the bottom. 

Sweater: Land’s End (similar here)~~Dress: Karin Stevens (similar here)~~Boots: LifeStride (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Chunky Knits for the 50's, 60's & 70's Chunky Knits for the 50's, 60's & 70's

70’s Chunky Knits: A brown shift dress is a great choice for showcasing this sweater.  These arm warmers are a must have for those of you who are warm blooded, but still need a little coverage.  You too, could make these arm warmers…..Just take an old sweater fitted in the arms and cut them off mid-bicep. Sew in some elastic and ta-da—arm warmers!

Sweater: (similar here)~~Dress: Styleworks (similar here)~~Arm Warmers: Mom made them (similar here)~~Boots: Madeline Stuart (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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  • Kathleen McDermott

    Very pretty, cozy and chic.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      🙂

  • Arm warmers, who knew… A great way to add more versatility to your wardrobe. I love wearing sweaters over dresses to extend the wear of short sleeve or sleeveless for more seasons. It’s a nice change from a jacket or cardigan. I also like that if the neckline of the dress is a v-neck that the sweater covers that for winter… making wearing a scarf unnecessary…Not that I don’t love a scarf..

    • I know…isn’t the arm warmer concept brilliant. Seriously, I’m going to go make me some!!!

  • Charlotte—Jodie’s Mom

    This is Jodie’s Mom–I actually made them from fabric left over from a sweater dress I made. Saw them featured in a catalog. Nice and warm.

  • Those arm warmers are pretty cool! LOVE your earrings!
    Darlene
    http://whosaprettygirl.com

    • Don’t you love how the earrings are tarnished…I tried to clean them up some! And I have to make those arm warmers (I never even knew mom even had them). I think I’ll get an old sweater from the thrift store to do it!!