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Day: February 5, 2024

Look cool, stay warm.

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Is there anything worse than putting together a great dress outfit only to realize you’ve got nothing to wear on top? As fashion folks who know how long accessorizing can take, we think not. Outerwear should never swallow up or pull focus from a great dress and while there are more than enough jackets to wear with dresses out there, finding the perfect pairing can be tricky.

There are a few major considerations when choosing a jacket to wear with a dress. First and foremost is fit. Ideally, a jacket should accentuate the silhouette of whatever dress it’s worn over. For midi or maxi dresses, cropped jackets that nip in at the waist or full-length styles that highlight an outfit’s long lines are both great options. When it comes to mini dresses, we prefer an oversized jacket that hits mid-thigh. A roomier jacket will play up the shrunken proportions of an itty bitty mini while an above-the-knee hem will keep you from looking like you’re naked when your jacket is buttoned or zipped up.

Whether you love the look of an elevated maxi dress or can’t bear hemlines that dip below your knees, you’ll find an outerwear layer suited to your aesthetic in our roundup of the 13 best jackets to wear with dresses.

A Denim Jacket

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You don’t need to go entirely denim-on-denim to wear this jacket style with a dress. Contrast can brighten up a much-worn denim jacket which means they pair well with silk, chiffon, and printed cotton.

A Cropped Bomber

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We love cropped jackets worn with maxi dresses and a loosely fitting, cropped bomber jacket is the perfect outer layer for a curve-hugging, floor-sweeping dress. A cropped bomber is also ideal for wearing with “sack dresses” since it adds structure to

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While the world has been captivated by trousers and skirts for the past few months, there’s no denying the power of a great dress. Dresses make up a significant portion of the runway looks we see each season, and spring/summer 2024 is certainly no exception. Whilst conducting my research for our bumper trend report, I found myself getting distracted by all the beautiful dress goings on. So, I pulled the images to one side as I went, promising myself I’d give them a proper once over once I’d completed the task at hand. And now that I’ve had a chance to revisit the stunning dresses from the spring shows I can say, with complete certainty, that the frock forecast is looking incredibly strong for the season ahead. 

From drapery that’s reminiscent of breathtaking Grecian sculptures to modern-day designs featuring flesh-exposing mesh, all the way to competing colour palettes—one angelic, one hot as hell—you could say the following dress trends for 2024 are the antitheses of one another. This, however, makes for a very interesting and unpredictable cohort of dresses—one that will cater to every style and aesthetic imaginable. 

Continue on to see the biggest dress trends for 2024, as seen on the S/S 24 runways. All that’s left for you to do is choose the shoes to go with… 

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SHANAYA KAPOOR

Midi Skirt, Turtleneck Sweater And More: Shanaya Kapoor’s Milan Fashion Serves Inspo This Winter

Shanaya Kapoor welcomed the New Year in Milan, the captivating city located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. The 24-year-old artist, who is poised to make her debut in the forthcoming film Vrushabha alongside renowned actor Mohanlal, has graciously offered glimpses of her holiday experiences via a series of Instagram posts. Her updates featured delightful moments savoring cappuccinos, exploring magnificent cathedrals, and leisurely strolling through the charming streets of Milan, all while displaying her impeccable sense of style.

Let’s delve further into Shanaya’s captivating escapade in Milan. Embodying the cosmopolitan allure of the city, Shanaya added a touch of charm to her Instagram captions. In one of her photos, she captioned it with “Ciao Milano,” capturing the essence of her Milanese experience. In another playful post, she whimsically requested “One cappuccino please,” showcasing her lighthearted spirit and enjoyment of the local culture.

All Blue Ensemble

These posts capture Shanaya’s poised presence as she stands before the cathedral. Her fashion choices reflect a stylish sensibility, as she dons an all-blue ensemble. Sporting a ribbed turtleneck sweater, relaxed-fit acid-washed denim jeans adorned with unique design elements, and a faux leather jacket, Shanaya effortlessly exudes a fashionable flair.

Complementing her attire, she accessorises with a chained over-the-body bag and chunky sneakers. Her center-parted flowing locks and fresh-faced no-makeup look add a touch of natural elegance to her overall appearance.

The Sleek Black Turtleneck

Moving on to the next series of photographs, Shanaya showcases her fashion versatility. In these images, she chose a sleek black turtleneck top with full-length sleeves, boasting a form-fitting silhouette and a cropped hem that tastefully reveals her midriff.

Adding to her ensemble, she effortlessly dons a chic leather biker jacket in a striking combination

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