T-Shirt Dress 3 (With a Jacket)

T-Shirt Dress for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

T-Shirt Dress for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: Under a Jacket

Quote of the day: “Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others” – Ellen DeGeneres

And as the last post in the t-shirt dress series, I pretended it was getting colder. Consequently we donned different kinds of jacket to cover up our dress! I figured if your arms and trunk are covered up, this will keep you relatively warm, even though our legs are exposed. I’m not sure how it’d look with boots and tights—has anyone ever tried this? You can see the dress by itself (here) and styled with a vest (here).

The other consideration I really tried to plan, was the different types of shoes to go with this item. In all three of these posts about the t-shirt dress, I’ve included ankle boot, ballet flats, mules, sneakers, sandals, and even closed toe heels.

As for the subject of jackets, again I added in all kinds of variety for us. Mom donned her jean jacket (a true great staple in everyone’s closet), Nancy wore her utility jacket with faux leather sleeves, and I put on my suede moto jacket (which I really needed because we were going to the movies!!)

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Since I went with the grey neutral, I had to grab my silver sneakers again. I know you’ve seen them over and over, but they really go with everything! If you missed the post from this spring, my reader, Jude, tells how to make your own pair here.

This necklace is one of those flexible ones, where you can bend it in all different ways to fit many necklines. I don’t wear it as much as I should, but that could be because I have a couple other necklaces on the jewelry rack—ha ha!!

Dress: Mom made it (similar here in navy/white)~~Jacket: Sao Paulo (similar here with a little fringe and under $100)~~Shoes: DIY by Jude (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here here’s one shaped sorta like mine–just more expensive)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I’m showing 2 different pairs of shoes in Nancy’s look. I first picked the nude/black pair, since they were nude and black. But then I wondered if the style was wrong? Maybe too dressy, but I do love when an outfit has dichotomy. Thus the other pair is the black sandals. They seem more casual to me—what do you think?

These utility jackets are quite popular right now, and I think the leather look on the sleeves makes a fun statement!

Really—this idea of throwing a jacket over the dress can be so easy. We didn’t need any belt or necklace or bracelet because the jacket is the focal point. We did throw earrings into the mix, but otherwise it’s fast & modern!

Dress: Mom made it (similar here in multi colors)~~Jacket: H&M (similar here couldn’t find any with the contrasting sleeves, but this one has leather in other areas)~~Shoes-heels: Anne Klein (similar here with a t-strap)~~Shoes-sandals: Crown Vintage (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

T-Shirt Dress for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's. T-Shirt Dress for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's. T-Shirt Dress for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's. T-Shirt Dress for Women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: A jean jacket could really be any person’s casual jacket of choice, at this moment in fashion time. And how perfect it is to layer over a t-shirt dress. I even talked my husband into getting a jean jacket last year (he didn’t think he’d wear it because it reminded him too much of when he was his 20’s), but he commented that he’s glad I pushed him to buy it! This one of mom’s is a boy’s version. Lesson learned that we can all shop in other section’s of the store—not just the women’s clothing.

I can’t tell you how many inspiration photos in fashion magazines and on other bloggers  sites I’ve seen where they add tons of brooches to the jean jacket. My mom has enough in her collection that we could’ve decorated the entire tops panels for this look. However, I thought we’d go somewhat minimal with only 2–since the focal point is the dress-ha ha!

And are you impressed I got mom print mixing again? See, persistence really pays off!!

Dress: Mom made it (similar here with some differing stripes or here with vertical stripes too)~~Jacket: Guess (similar here)~~Shoes: Just for Kicks (similar here with glitter too)~~Green Brooch: (similar here)~~Owl Brooch: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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And last but not least, here’s some contemporary jackets. They’d be good over dresses, with skirts or jeans!!

  • Kathleen McDermott

    All pretty jackets and cute with the T- shirt dresses. Especially love Charlotte’s as well as her pins, her sneaks and yours.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Kathleen!

  • A “jacket and casual dress with tennies” look is a winner in my book. Fabulous styling job, Jodie, and thanks for adding your post to my Fine-Whatever link up.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rena!!

  • I think all three outfits would look great with tights and knee high boots too. X

    • Jodie Filogomo

      So what color tights would you wear? I was wondering if black would be too stark?

      • I think navy would look great, Navy tights and maybe Navy long sleeved T. Then it’s a choice of boots. Black or Brown ? I think brown. Sorry for the delayed reply x

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Thanks for your thoughts Laurie—I’ll definitely have to try that. I might have to up my collection of tights—I’m not 100% sure I even have navy right now!!

  • Persistence – it’s the key! You all look wonderful and Jodie, I really like this wavy hair – I shall have to try it! Thanks for sharing, xo


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Patti!!
      Well, I had to laugh about the wavy hair—you realize it started out as somewhat straight—ha ha! It just has a mind of it’s own, you know?

  • So cute – you all look amazing!


    You’re invited to join the Fashion Frenzy Link Up this Wednesday on SeekingSunshine.com! Hope to see you there!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Annessa!!
      I’ll try to remember to link up—thanks for the invite!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    I really like the way these jackets give the dress a different vibe. It shows that you really can put things together that you wouldn’t normally think of putting together. I love a good biker jacket and your gray one is really cute, especially with your gray sneaks. I like Nancy’s jacket with the heels. I think it gave her a look a little something special that the sandals didn’t. Mom is cute in her denim. Thanks for sharing. – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the uplifting comment Amy!
      Sometimes, I put the outfits together and think they look fine, but then when I’m reviewing the pictures, I’m not sure!!
      I always appreciate your lovely thoughts and suggestions!

  • First of all, Charlotte needs to know how much her jacket is in line with both Miu Miu as well as Gucci’s FW2016 collection with all the embellishments, appliques and pins, so rock on, Mum!!!

    Secondly, I love all your jackets for a variety of reasons. That said, I’m not sure I would personally wear them with those particular tee shirt dresses for no particular reason save that it seems likely I’d opt for a bomber/varsity jacket instead. What I AM appreciating is how far all three of you stretch the boundaries when it comes to trying things out, and that’s a really epic thing.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      What you say is truth Sheela…it has been challenging/fun to change the way we style our clothing. Of course, we are still quite conservative when it comes to the overall experience! But baby steps, right?

      • Oh my goodness, you must be joking, Jodie. The three of you are miles ahead of the pack when it comes to experimenting!!! You’re all so ready to try, and that’s something most of us don’t put into practice quite as much as we ought to 🙂 you’re like my role models.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          How cute you are Sheela!!
          I was just saying to mom today, how I so love that she’s willing to try new items, yet she still falls back into the matching game!! So I may pull her out of it in the photos for the blog, but she doesn’t always love what I style her in! Or apply it to her daily life! But I take what I can get!!

  • Mother Daughter

    I have a number of jean jackets and wear them all fall. And I thought the black sandals were a better look with Nancy’s dress/jacket. You can never go wrong with sliver sneakers, if I ever get time I want to make my own.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you’re right….the black sandals seem to fit in better with the overall look, I think Victoria!!
      As for the silver sneakers….if you ever make them, I have a feeling you won’t be sorry—I can’t believe how much I wear them!!

  • I like it the best with the jeans jacket! And the brooches are just perfect! I bought a beautiful brooche in England last week. I will show you next week. This was also a wonderfull serie! Unique!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nancy!! Mom will be so happy that her brooches got top mention!!

  • I adore your Mom’s brooches and earrings.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Suzanne!! She has quite the collection…

  • Oooooh I so want your Mum’s owl brooch! So pretty.
    Great jackets with the dresses. I love the casualness and ease of throwing over a jacket over a dress. No fuss dressing but looks great.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Right? As long as it’s a cute or interesting jacket—it takes all the work away from having to accessorize as much! Except my mom—she loves her brooches!!

  • Stripes are so timeless and suits all ages and you ladies proved it! I hope you’re enjoying your weekend!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tamara!!
      Happy Weekend to you too!!

  • Judy Gramith

    These dresses are clearly versatile with a variety of jackets. I’m especially loving your pale suede and Charlotte’s denim in this post. For me the darker color of Nancy’s jacket is just too heavy for her dress. Her beautiful smile makes up for it though!!
    I’m hoping Charlotte finds the perfect winter weight knit in her basement fabric stash so you can all have a long sleeved, seasonal, version to pair with boots. Think how cute the angled pieces in Charlotte’s version would be in a nice Ponte knit! There could even be a plaid section!! As Suzanne C. said, “I’d keep Charlotte very busy if she were my mom”
    This was a wonderful trifecta of postings Jodie!!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You made me laugh Judy!! There is a lot of material in my mother’s basement—and she’s working hard lately to try to use it up! We’ll have to see what we can plan for another series!!