Cropped Sweater Over a Dress

Cropped sweaters have won me over this year! You too? The abbreviated tops have been a mainstay for a few seasons, but I’ve avoided them because, well, displaying my abs wasn’t desirable. Having invaded several Spring 2014 runways, though, cropped sweaters are causing quite a stir this year.

If you’re like me and not interested in showcasing your midriff, cropped tops are perfect for layering. I’ve worn my cropped sweater over a button-front shirt for an effortlessly hip take on layering.  Cropped sweaters are perfect toppers for dresses too. In today’s post, my Anthropologie striped day dress gets a new look when worn with a black cropped sweater. The short sweater is the ideal length for pairing with this high-waisted dress.

Location: Tower Grove Park (across from Messiah Lutheran Church), St. Louis

Sweater—c/o Dots | similar
Dress—Anthropologie | similar
Headband—Cloth from Nigeria
Shoes—Nine West | similar
Clutch—Aldo | similar, similar
Earrings—Kate Spade | similarsimilar
Watch—Michael Kors | similar
Sunglasses—DVF | similar
Lip—Mac ‘Flat Out Fabulous’ lipstickMac ‘Magenta’ lip pencil


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  1. February 21, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    This is a wonderful idea! : )

    • February 24, 2014 / 5:19 am

      Aww thanks, Cassie! I debated omitting one of the prints, but decided to just go for it 🙂

    • February 24, 2014 / 5:20 am

      I appreciate you saying that! And, hey, you are welcome to visit the Economy of Style closet anytime 🙂

    • February 28, 2014 / 2:26 pm

      Hey Jill! It would be wonderful to meet. I'm so excited that you're in St. Louis. Congrats on starting your blog!