outfit ideas

Dickey + Dress

outfit ideas, layering clothes

An $8 dickey adds a pseudo layer minus the bulk. Great for the look of layering clothes.

*Will this outfit work on your body type? All my outfits emphasize flattering an apple shape -wider shoulders/narrow hips. In this picture I am 5’1″ and starting to show my baby bump. I am petite and also have a high waist and short torso.

Get the look of layering clothes without the bulk

I love the look of a contrasting color collar underneath a sweater or shirt, don’t you? Unfortunately, it can look bulky, especially on my apple shape. The solution is a stand alone collar underneath a shirt/sweater/ or in my case,  dress. It’s called a dickey, and I’m obsessed with the peter pan dickey.

Where you can get items similar to what I’m wearing

This dickey from Amazon has opened up my world to new outfit possibilities to get the look of layering clothes without adding any extra bulk. The one I bought didn’t come with a strap so it sometimes shifts. I think this dickey with a strap would be even better than the one I bought since it would stay in place better. Also has great reviews.

Here’s a lilac slouchy knit beret. 

Everyone needs a classic LBD (little black dress). For an apple shape I’d recommend a right above the knee length like this one. 

Dark fuchsia cardigan.

Some pointy toe classic pump options:




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  • 12 pieces = 35 outfits
  • tips for choosing each piece specific to flattering your shape
  • picture of author wearing each outfit so you can visualize the items on an apple shape
  • item links for budget conscious women

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