Q. I was wondering what kind of jacket or cape I could wear over a sleeveless satin dress for a holiday party? I was also thinking of wearing one of those large shawls that hang low to drape around it. I would like something to cover my arms and keep me warm for the evening. I thought the short jackets I own might make the dress look funny.
A. Skip the shawl this season and opt for one of these options instead:
1. Add a skinny belt over your dress to enhance your waist and layer a cashmere cardigan over it. Alternatively, you can wear the belt over the cardigan. This look also works with a long cardigan that ends just above the hem of the skirt, worn open with a cinched belt to complete the look. Dress up the outfit with a statement necklace, tights and party pumps.
2. A fitted tuxedo jacket is a modern option to layer over your dress this season.
3. A cropped faux fur jacket is chic and party perfect.