Make Your Own Long Sleeved Dress

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Turtleneck – The Limited (similar)| Dress – The Limited (similar)| Tights –  Target (similar)| Boots – Cole Haan (similar)| Necklace – JF & A Show (similar)

You probably have a sleeveless dress in your closet, right?  Have you ever worn it in winter?  Sure, you could wear it over a button-down collared shirt but what about wearing it over a turtleneck?  I have no idea why it took me so long to pair these two items together, but now that I have I think I’ve opened up an entirely new area of my closet.  You mean I don’t have to buy long-sleeved dresses for the winter??

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean every single dress can be worn with something underneath.  It probably works better with more tailored dresses.  Although, admittedly, I haven’t tried this pairing with any other dresses in my closet.

Still, I’m excited to find new ways to wear my “summer” dresses in the colder months of the year.

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P.S.  Do you need somewhere to store your jewelry?  Well, I’m giving away a jewelry holder over at Frills for Thrills!  I actually own this one and find it to be super versatile.

Linking up with Mix & Match Fashion.

27 replies on “Make Your Own Long Sleeved Dress

  1. kelsey

    you’re looking all sorts of sassy in these pics I love it.

    I actually don’t think I have a dress I can do this to in my closet. Guess I’ll just have to go buy one.

  2. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Whaddup go-to picture day outfit in elementary school. Granted, those were a bit less stylish (oh hey, mid-90s fashion) and creative, as the jumper was never a summer dress and always came with the shirt worn under it because it was supposed to be put together as an outfit, but still. Jumper + turtleneck was my kindergarten, first, and second grade pictures. Haven’t gone with the combo since, though, since I HATED wearing those dresses when I was a kiddo and promptly stopped wearing them once Mom didn’t make me haha.

  3. Valerie

    Super cute look and great idea to layer and repurpose a summer dress! I’ve worn blazers and added tights to some summer dresses and it totally helps transition it!

    PS- Do you use a If so, I’m going to have to pick your brain sometime about how your photos…I’m curious what size (pixels) pictures you upload because I’m scared I may exceed my memory limit, and I have no clue how to make a photos appear side by side like in your post. (I’m totally self-taught and am slowly picking things up. Slowly 🙂

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I started on but switched to self-hosted late last year. But, please, pick my brain all you want! Do you use a PC? If so, you should download Windows Live Writer ASAP!

  4. kilax

    Great look! I remember how excited I was when you helped me figure out how to wear my summer dresses in the winter last year! I need to get some turtlenecks 🙂

  5. Kandi

    I have a sleeveless dress that I make winter appropriate by wearing a cardigan over. Yesterday I also wore a long-sleeved shirt under a short-sleeved sweater dress for the first time. I don’t own turtlenecks so I guess it was my version of your outfit. It has been so cold here this week that I couldn’t wear the short sleeves by themselves!

  6. Katie of Alaskan Weredork

    I always wear button-ups under my sleeveless dress but I never thought to wear a turtleneck under them. It looks so sleek on you, I might have to give this a try. (I have one turtleneck sweater but I can’t rock them like you do, I look so awkward in it! I keep looking back through your outfits for inspiration on wearing it but I think I’m maybe just not a turtleneck girl.) I really love how you choose a jewel tones turtleneck to go under the dress, it adds a little punch to the look and I really like how the lines in your tights echo the subtle lines in your dress, it looks so lean!

  7. Emily

    Black and turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations. Turquoise looks SO good on you with your coloring and I love the little bling from the necklace!!! You are getting tons of mileage from those boots, too!

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