The Base Layer
First let’s start with the kind of dress that works best for this idea of layering a skirt over your dress.
1-It should be relatively thin.
2-The straighter the better, but don’t stop this from trying other types. It all depends on the kinds of skirts you have.
3-A shorter dress gives you more options with different skirts.
Now the million dollar question is why would you even experiment with your clothes this way?
1-Adds a ton of variety especially when travelling.
2-Great for hiding stains on the skirt part.
3-Fabulous way to “lengthen” a too short dress.
4-The top stays tucked in.
5-It creates an instant slip to your skirt.
6-Warmer in the cold weather.
7-When a dress is tight at the waist, throw on a skirt to cover it.
Now I showcased this exact example on my Instagram reels ( which you can see here). And there were many comments that I would like to disprove.
1-You don’t have to be “skinny” to do this. Most of your skirts are not skin tight, so it’s not like there is extra bulk.
2-You do not need to size up in the skirts. As long as your skirts work with a top tucked in, then they will work the same with this idea.
3-The dress will not bunch up under the skirts anymore than it does when you are wearing it alone.