Reader Makeover: How To Layer Like A Pro

Our fashion team gave a special reader, Joyce Naidoo, 66, a makeover recently. She was eager to experiment with a different style, finding new ways with dresses especially. We tackled this season’s big trend – layering.

layer like a pro - Reader makeover with Joyce Naidoo

We’re all challenged by layers, as it adds bulk, but as it gets colder it’s unavoidable. Follow our tips and layer like a pro!

Layering a dress over jeans is the easiest way to transition a dress into the colder season. Here are a few things to remember to avoid looking frumpy:

Black is a sure favourite to slim down your figure. Go for a pop of colour with a soft turtleneck underneath your basic black dress.

Then, add your final layer with a fun printed wrap draped over your shoulders. The V-shape created by the wrap is flattering for a heavier bust – longer necklaces will do the job too!

Finally, balance your bold print with an interesting shoe detail like studs.

layer like a pro - black dress

Dress, R349, H&M

layer like a pro - black jeggings

Jeggings, R159, Jet

layer like a pro - pink poloneck

Turtleneck, R350, David Jones at Woolworths

Give Your Winter Wardrobe A Colour Pop

layer like a pro - neutral warp

Wrap, R499, Poetry

layer like a pro - ankle boots

Boots, R200, Mr Price

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layer like a pro - necklace

Necklace, R199, Forever New

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