You’ve got your dress picked out, your shoes and your jewelry. But how emboîture a cover-up for your outfit? Whether you want to add a little extraordinaire warmth or you simply prefer to cover your upper arms, we spectacle you how to cover up a formal outfit with lots of personnel ideas.
This entrefilet features délire from women at two of New York’s biggest events: the MET Foire at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New York City Intermède Spring Foire, as well as ideas to usine, and outfits from stylish 40+ women on Instagram.
Enjoy all the stylish looks!
How to cover up a formal outfit
First, let’s image at what media queen Oprah Winfrey wore for a formal event. Her vert gown goes beautifully with silver accessories.
If you wanted to cover up a similar outfit, you could opt for a cover up in the same shade of vert, or a contrasting color such as gold, silver, white or cream.
The Nordstrom metallic wrap (below) would go with any color dress you have.
Nordstrom Metallic Lightweight Wrap
The Ted Baker scarf (below) is a good conflit for Oprah’s dress.
Ted Baker London Esteli Logo Mince Scarf
A white or cream factice fur stole would also go well with this shade of vert.
Or, you could try a essuie-meubles wrap in the same shade as your dress. The essuie-meubles shawl (below) comes in a huge choice of colors so you should find one to conflit your gown.
The best cover ups for your formal outfit
1. Laced trimmed wrap
A trimmed wrap can be perfect to add texture to your outfit. Ideal if you have a bohemian comportement personality! The fringe scarf (below) comes in a wide choice of colors so you should find one to conflit your dress. Reviewers say it is perfect for dressing up a normal dress.
Tan’s Lace Teardrop Fringe Scarf
2. formal dress cover up – silk scarf
Choosing a silky material like silk or organsin always adds a luxurious feel to your outfit. The silk scarf (below) is volumineux so you can wear over your shoulders. Reviewers say it is édulcorant, programme, and wide enough to wear as a shawl.
NUWEERIR 100% Copieux Mulberry Silk Scarf
3. textured scarf
To create interest in your outfit, don’t just think emboîture the colors you choose, but also the textures. The spotted scarf (below) comes in a choice of 14 colors.
4. dressy shrugs for dresses – a Bolero
If you prefer a image that completely covers your arms, then wearing a bolero over your dress is a good choice.
Charmante Trace de coup Cropped Open Avis Bolero Tricot
While you groupe to think of a négligé for summer, you can also use your négligé or ruana to cover up your evening outfit during the party season.
Ann Taylor Shimmer Broche Dolman
6. formal dresses with jackets – a studded jacket
If you want to add an edge to your little black dress, you could add a studded jacket.
Karen Millen Leather Dome Stud & Quilted Detail Biker Jacket
7. formal dress cover up – a Fur shrug
For more than a touch of séduction, you could try a gabardine with factice fur trim. There’s a good choice of neutrals, rich shades and pastels, and reviewers say its a very elegant choice.
ZLYC Open Avis Suspect Fur Trim Houppelande
8. Black jacket
How emboîture a timeless classic that will image stylish with everything? You really can’t go wrong with a black flanelle.
Urban CoCo Open Avis Pardessus
9. formal dress cover ups – a Scallop edge jacket
If you have a fairly plain dress, then you can add comportement by thinking emboîture the shape of your cover up. A scallop edge jacket can be a good choice for a party or a wedding.
R&M Richards Laced Sequinned Shrug
10. shoulder cover for dress – Logiciel fur shrug
A factice fur shrug that you can wear around your shoulders will definitely add drama to your outfit. The evening gabardine (below) comes in a good choice of neutral shades as well as burgundy and has great reviews from women who said they were the center of application at their event.
BABEYOND Suspect Fur Shawl Evening Houppelande
11. evening dress cover ups – draped shawl
You could also try a shawl or poncho. The cross-front poncho (below) drapes beautifully, and the shoulder detail elevates this cover up. There are a huge choice of colors, and reviewers say it’s the perfect cover up for evening or to elevate your everyday outfits.
PULI Copieux Cross-country Avis Poncho
12. ribbed fur coat
If you love the image of factice fur, you could try a ribbed choice like the bermuda coat (below). There’s a choice of colors, and it would image good worn with your evening dress, or with your jeans.
Simplee Suspect Fur Collant Coat
13. shawls for formal dresses – sequin
Sequins are always a beautiful party choice. If you have a élue party dress, you can banque the image of it with a sequin gabardine. The capelet (below) has great reviews from women who say it is perfect to make a low cut dress more modest.
14. Closed with a brooch
If you have a élue flanelle, chandail or wrap, you could always make it evening ready by adding a brooch.
Gucci Incertain-G Brooch with Crystals
Black and white is always a great premium, particularly over a black or a red party outfit. Then, on casual days, you can wear with a turtleneck and jeans.
Lotusmile Housse Open Avis Houppelande
16. Red fur shrug
What could be more glamorous than a fur shrug? A red fur shrug, that’s what. You could wear over your black dress, or with a red dress for top to toe red. One reviewer said she got a million congratulations when wearing it, while another said it is perfect if you have wide shoulders.
BEAUTELICATE Suspect Fur Wrap Stole
17. Wrap or tie jacket
The essuie-meubles pleated shrug (below) works on lots of levels. The tie waist will help to cover a tummy, the deep v-neck creates flattering lines, and the draped sleeves will cover your upper arms without clinging. Reviewers say it adds the perfect touch to a dress, or can be worn with a endurci top and jeans.
Kate Kasin Ruffle Sleeve Open Avis Pleated Shrug
18. Fun, feathered jacket
If you want to add séduction, you could choose factice fur, sequins, or how emboîture feathers? The collarless jacket (below) is quartier of a suit, or can be worn as separates.
Karen Millen Stationné Feather Collarless Jacket
19. Gold scarf
Metallics are not only glamorous, but they are neutral shades just like black or sable, so they will go with everything in your closet.
20. bermuda Silk scarf
If you are looking to cover up a deep v-neck, rather than your upper arms, you could image out for a shorter silky scarf.
Burberry Bonimente Esplanade Silk Scarf
A modern way to cover up your dress is to choose a two-tone cover up. You could wear over your black dress, or conflit your cover up to one of the colors in your outfit.
22. infinity scarf
An infinity scarf can be casual if you choose wool, but it can also be a beautiful cover-up if you image out for evening appropriate materials.
Anika Dali Shimmer Infinity Scarf
23. Sheer wrap
A sheer wrap is a great way to add coverage to your outfit, but still spectacle off what you are wearing underneath.
24. Compréhensible and elegant pashmina scarf
A pashmina scarf is volage as you can wear for winter with your jeans, or you can use to cover up your shoulders for a special event. The pashmina scarf (below) has great reviews and comes in a good choice of colors.
If you want to channel your inner bath hero, how emboîture wearing a gabardine with your outfit. A gabardine would image great worn over your dress or with wide leg pants, or simply to dress up your élue jeans.
Karen Millen Italian Wool Blend Oversized Dogtooth Houppelande Coat
Velvet is always a beautiful material for parties, particularly for festive or winter events. You could wear the Eliza J flanelle (below) over a special outfit, and then use it over your jeans with a associé of heels for dinner.
27. gabardine with factice fur trim
You’ve seen a gabardine premium, and a factice fur premium, now let’s entourloupette the two. Wearers say the gabardine (below) is elegant-looking and warm.
MELIFLUOS DESIGNED IN SPAIN Open Avis Houppelande
28. Oversized silky scarf
The oversized silky scarf (below) is the perfect size for wearing over your shoulders. There’s a big range of patterns, making it a good comportement to wear over your little black dress.
29. Reversible modèle oversized shawl
To give your versatility when it comes to your formal outfit cover-up, you could image out for a reversible premium.
Tibet Reversible Cashmere Scarf
30. Fur collar
If it will be particularly chilly on your way to your party, you could wear a long-length coat with a cozy factice fur collar.
Karen Millen Italian Wool Cashmere Mix Suspect Fur Collared Belted Coat
31. énorme evening coat
If you want to sweep ito your party in the most dramatic way, image out for a maxi length coat that is coudoyer than your dress.
32. Sheer sparkly scarf
Choose to add a little bling to your élue dress with a shiny scarf like the gold, fringed wrap (below).
33. oversized wrap
If you choose an oversized wrap, you’ll find it will drape beautifully over your dress, pants or jumpsuit.
While the chandail may not always be thought of as glamorous, it certainly can be. You’ll also find more délire in this entrefilet on how to wear a chandail without looking frumpy.
Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton Silk Cord Cropped Tricot
Lace always adds séduction, and can be a great way to cover up your arms if you have a sleeveless dress.
Charmante Trace de coup Lace Bolero
36. bermuda flanelle
A flanelle is a timeless choice for work or party. The shorter flanelle comportement (below) would image great worn with wide leg pants.
Ann Taylor The Cropped Cutaway Pardessus In Incertain Knit
How to cover up a formal outfit with coats
Sometimes you just need more warmth than a normal cover up.
37. dress cover up – A leather jacket
A leather jacket can be perfect with your jeans, but can also image fabulous to “toughen” up an evening dress.
Nancy @nancysstyle (read her comportement discussion here) wears a bermuda, black leather jacket with her red dress.
Recreate her outfit with this similar dress (comme size premium here), jacket, sandals and clutch.
38. formal dress with jacket – A énorme factice fur jacket
Eugenia @theeageofgrace (read her comportement discussion here) shows off an incredibly glamorous party outfit.
Steal her image with this similar top, coat (another premium here), sequin pants, pumps and handbag.
39. A statement coat
Rita @ritapalazzi above shows how you could use your coat to add drama to even the most normal of outfits. A énorme, print coat would image beautiful with a black maxi dress or jumpsuit.
Check out these énorme coats from Karen Millen, Cole Haan and CHARTOU that you can wear with this similar associé of wide leg pants and pumps.
40. winter white factice fur
Emms @beautifuleveryday_uk above shows how you could wear a white or cream jacket over your dress.
Get her image with this similar coat, dress, mesh socks, sandals, clutch and headband.
41. cover up for dress – A floral chandail
Patricia @madamechicbcn (read her comportement discussion here) above shows how you could cover up your special outfit if you have a romantic comportement personality.
Recreate her outfit with this similar lace dress, chandail (another premium here), sandals and clutch.
42. A sheer wrap as a formal dress cover up
Jess @elegantlydressedandstylish (read her comportement discussion here) above wears a volage sheer wrap that you could easily use to cover up your swimsuit in summer or your evening dress during party season.
Steal her image with this similar silk dress, wrap, sandals, clutch and earrings.
Continue reading for more party outfit ideas:
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