Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

How to Layer a Sheer Lace Dress for a Winter Outfit

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I’m loving all the layering that’s going on in this outfit. Some of you might think that I’m crazy for wearing a sheer lace dress during the Winter, but I just couldn’t wait to wear this dress. I’ll let you in on a little secret: layering is the answer to making all your summer dresses work for cold weather. You just need to get a little creative with it, so today I’ll be showing you how to layer even the flimsiest dress for a winter outfit.

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How to Layer a Sheer Lace Dress for Winter

The key to layering a sheer dress is to find the right layer that goes underneath the dress. Since this lace dress is sheer all over and black, I wanted to pair it with a strong color underneath so that the black lace would pop. So I chose a mustard colored turtleneck top with a graphic print to create a sharp contrast against the sheer lace. This creates an impactful visual effect while also keeping me nice and warm. When layering a dress, you also need to be mindful of the shape of the top underneath. The worst thing is to end up looking bulky, so be sure to choose a top that is slim fitted and would go well underneath a dress. The good thing about winter is that you can wear opaque knit tights under a sheer dress, so this eliminates the need to wear another bottom layer. I’m only wearing my black knit tights, but as you can see it looks totally fine and you can’t tell I’m not wearing a bottom piece. To make the outfit look extra stylish and winter appropriate, I added a fur vest over the dress as a third layer. The best rule of thumb: always make the dress the second layer, with one base layer underneath and one layer on top for an extra pop.

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Now let’s talk about this sheer lace dress for a second. I’m kind of obsessed with it and can’t wait to wear it during the Summer with pretty lingerie underneath. I got the dress from a shopping app called LuvIt, which I’ve previously written about them in this post. One of my favorite things about the app is that it features smaller brands that you wouldn’t necessarily find at department stores, such as this dress which is from a brand called Genuine People. This dress is only $49, which is amazing to me based on the quality and design of the dress. Doesn’t it look way more expensive?! So if you’re looking for some new Spring pieces, be sure to download the app at the iTunes store and follow me @layersofchicblog.

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For the rest of the outfit, I chose my Coach leather mules and new favorite Wildfox sunglasses to add an edgy vibe to the look. I’m not usually a sunglasses girl but have recently really gotten into wearing them after acquiring these black aviator frames and this pink pair, both of which miraculously fit my face. I completed the look with a black watch and stacked leather bracelets, and my Chloe Drew bag for a luxe touch.

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Shop the Look:


What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Genuine People
Top: Topshop (old)
Vest: Black Swan (similar here)
Shoes: Coach (similar here)
Sunglasses: Wildfox
Bag: Chloe (cheaper dupe here)
Watch & Bracelets: Anne Klein

Thanks for reading,


*This post is in collaboration with LuvIt. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

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47 comments so far.

47 responses to “How to Layer a Sheer Lace Dress for a Winter Outfit”

  1. LouNique says:

    OBSESSED with this über chic layered look! ?



  2. Jenny says:

    Love the bag and the fur vest!

  3. Liz says:

    This is such a cool look!! You’re a fashionista if I ever saw one!


  4. Love all of your rings! The details are so pretty.

    xo, Amanda |

  5. Jessica says:

    So gorge!!! I LOVE that mustard yellow with the lace dress! PS. your bag is beautiful!

    xo, jess

  6. What an amazing look! l love your vest with that skirt

  7. You rock this look! I don’t see many comboing like this!!

  8. Victoria Schneider says:

    Wow! so amazing! I have never thought of wearing it like that but you really pulled it together well!
    victoria |

  9. Emily Maric says:

    This is such a great look for transitioning into Spring. Also I love your photography and the backdrop. Hope you have a great rest of your day!!! xo, Emily (Scsister)

  10. Kenya says:

    I have a fur vest similar! I like the cool shades though! I’m diggin it girl!

  11. I love you edgy style! This definitely gives me some ideas on how to wear a sheer dress while it’s still winter and cold! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Greta says:

    I want to steal this outfit! There isn’t anything here I’m not obsessed with!

    Greta |

  13. Sondra Barker says:

    I am obsessed with your bag , it is beautiful! And I love all the layers, very chic and fashionable.

  14. Entracleas says:

    These are such great ideas! I’ll definitely be trying some. You will like to see more fun from here.

  15. Barb says:

    This look is so chic! You definitely can pull it off, girl!

  16. Kamara says:

    It’s all about layering in this interchangeable weather! I love that top – such a pretty pattern and colour!


  17. Such a cute outfit! that chloe bag has always been my favorite!

  18. Danielle says:

    That is such a cool look! I’m sure if I tried, I wouldn’t look nearly as good!

  19. Lindsey says:

    So adorable…and I love the different layers!!

  20. Laura says:

    Never would have thought to wear a sheer dress like this!

  21. I love this look! The delicate dress with a big fur vest is amazing! I am obsessed with wearing fancy dresses and casual sweaters on top too for a different look. Thanks for sharing!

  22. Love thisssss! Especially with the pop of color. It was soo needed!

  23. That is such a fun outfit! I never would have thought of wearing a dress like that in that way, but now I really want to try it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this.

  24. Hanna - Platforms and Pacifiers says:

    I am LOVING THIS! Total fashion inspiration! I’m just obsessed with this look!

  25. Annissa says:

    What a great look! I love the vest. The layering creates a unique and beautiful outfit.

  26. Molly says:

    Great look! I love all of the layers!

    Molly and Stacie

  27. Lee Anne says:

    Cute! You are a layering goddess! Love this look, especially the faux fur vest!

    Lee Anne

  28. Daisi Ari says:

    Great post Mary! Loveeee the outfit.

    Daisi Ari ||

  29. Allison says:

    Gorgeous outfit! I love the colors!

  30. Samantha says:

    How pretty! I love this look, perfect for winter!

  31. Ashley says:

    I love this!! Such a pretty winter outfit and a great way to layer!

  32. These are such great tips. LOVE that fur vest on you! I am getting all sorts of outfit inspiration just from this post!


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  34. Rumela Dey says:

    Absotulely loving this look. And stunning pics.
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  35. Nicole Fuentes says:

    Mary, I always love your outfits and how crative you are with your looks. And that Chloe is EVERYTHING!
    xx, Nicole

  36. Patranila says:

    Layering is such a great way to wear summer for winter. I have a lace dress that I love so much but it hangs in my closet most of the time. Thanks for the inspo!

  37. Melissa Chee says:

    What a fun look!

  38. Bea says:

    Love your style! xo

  39. I love how you styled this and how you layered the sheer dress. And your bag! <3 <3
    Jonilyn |

  40. Beba says:

    Love your outfit, such a colorful perfection!

  41. Beba says:

    Love your outfit, such a colorful perfection!

  42. I think this is super fun! I love the fur over that yellow top, and the lace is so on trend!

    xx nicole

  43. Kiara says:

    Ahhh this is so chic! I love your bag!

  44. angelle Marix says:

    I’m loving that pop of fur. You look beautiful!!


  45. Carly Delski says:

    Love this look!! It’s super fashion forward 🙂
    xx Carly |

  46. shresrt says:

    These clothes are really beautiful with them.

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