This Blogger’s Genius Trick for Wearing an Off-the-Shoulder Dress in Winter

Nicole Warne is arguably Australia’s most successful fashion blogger, and while she was in Sydney recently, she teamed up with PORTER Magazine to shoot a stunning editorial showcasing her signature fashion piece—the off-the-shoulder dress.  We’ve followed Warne’s style evolution since the very beginning of her blog Gary Pepper in 2009, and her fashionable journey has been well documented. Warne explains to PORTER Magazine, “When I was younger, I wanted to make a conspicuous impact with the clothes I wore but now I’ve come to appreciate that a more pared back design can feel just as dramatic, with the shoulder reveal being both unexpectedly sexy and sophisticated”.

We couldn’t agree more—and better yet, Warne revealed her best styling tip for wearing an off-the-shoulder dress in cooler temperatures. Keep scrolling to discover her genius trick.


Simon Upton, courtesy PORTER magazine

“When it’s cooler or to make it [an off-the-shoulder dress] more city appropriate, layer with an undergarment. If the dress is fitted, add a long-sleeved shirt or bodysuit underneath for a modern look.”

Stretch mesh panels give a feminine shaped dress an off-beat sporty feel.

A turtleneck bodysuit will do wonders to your wardrobe. Use it as the ultimate winter layering piece to get more mileage out of your summer pieces.

Is there anything more chic than a washed-silk black shirt? Nope. No there is not. 


Cass Bird, courtesy PORTER magazine

To see the full interview with Nicole Warne, buy the latest issue of PORTER, on sale globally on Friday June 3. Also available as a digital edition or subscribe online.

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