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    33 Pieces Of Clothing That Are Basically Just Meant To Be Layered

    You have many layers...and sometimes they start with a silky tank and end with a fluffy sweater.

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    1. A pair of super opaque high-waisted leggings to wear under your favorite boots, oversized sweater, or anything else your heart desires.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wow! I was extremely skeptical of these leggings considering they’re a 'one size fits all' type of deal. I am 5'5" and curvier. I was worried they were going to be too tight or see-through. However, that’s not the case! They are not see-through even after three washes so far. They are extremely soft and comfortable. The only thing I noticed is they are more of a muted black compared to some of my other leggings but it’s barely noticeable. I liked them so much I ordered a second pair. Def would recommend!" —nichole campton

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes and in 23 colors).

    2. An embroidered chiffon dicky, because as we all know, birds of a feather...will end up on your collar.

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    Promising review: "Really, really cute under a sweater. I wore this for the first time to work today after buying it months ago in prep for fall. I bought this 'cause I like the look of a collar under a sweater but don’t like how thick two long-sleeved shirts feel or how hot it is. I got lots of compliments and comments. The sides are adjustable so you can loosen or tighten to fit you, which is nice. My only dislike is the thickness of the seams on the sides. Still happy with my purchase though!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. A zip-up herringbone puffer vest you can find on Amazon — or in the dictionary next to the definition of "layered-up."

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was cautiously optimistic when I ordered this vest. My sister ordered the same vest a year earlier and loved hers. Soft herringbone material, gold zipper, and black piping on the pockets look nice, not cheap. Great J. Crew knockoff for the price. I ordered a small which is my typical size for a vest or coat. I’m glad I didn’t size down or I wouldn’t have been able to wear a thick sweater and zip it. I would say order your normal size or if you want a roomier fit size up." —AimeeM

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in five colors).

    4. A soft and comfy loose-fitting knit cardigan perfect for that off-the-shoulder casual look.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is such a pretty cardigan. The texture reminds me of those gorgeous knot blankets that are everywhere. I ordered a small and am usually an XS/S and it def fits but I could have sized up to a medium in this." —Jennifer Ferrara

    Get it from Amazon for $24.55+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 26 colors).

    5. An adjustable strap cowl-neck tank that'll glam up every over-sized blazer and chunky cardigan you wear it under.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Looks and feels rich." —Amish

    Get it from Amazon for $1+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in six colors).

    6. A plunging ruched bodysuit capable of doing the one thing so many other tops can't do, stay in place under your favorite jeans.

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    Promising review: "I love that this is a thicker material, especially in the front where it crosses over, and can keep you a bit warmer. It doesn't fit nearly as low-cut as in the product image, and can easily be worn to work without another shirt underneath it. Since it's not flimsy, you can wear this in 60-ish degree weather with just a light jacket, or indoors with no extra layers (I am usually cold in offices so this is really convenient)." —s_jm_sf

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 37 colors).

    7. A gorgeously oversized wool jacket you'll have plenty of space to layer up in.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This coat is truly amazing and exceeded all of my expectations. Beautiful quality! I am a size 14 and it has plenty of room to spare. Simply amazing." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in one size and nine colors).

    8. A super cozy flannel button-down perfect for those weekends when the only other things you can think of throwing on are your favorite leggings and a tank.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this lightweight 100% cotton flannel shirt, it's perfect for layering. I appreciate the design detail of matching the lines on the plaid, including right and left sleeve. The colors are bright and clear. The button at the breast line may pull for more full-figured individuals." —Eve Swell

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and 27 colors).

    9. A spaghetti-strap bodysuit that'll puurrrfectly fit under your favorite denim jacket.

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    Promising review: "Great bodysuit! It's so soft and smooth, like butter. I love the pattern and it is so great for layering." —Lacy Yarrow

    Get it from Amazon for $11.84+ (available in sizes XS-XL and 10 colors).

    10. A velvet cami for when you need something ultra-soft but also totally badass under your favorite leather jacket.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Absolutely incredible value for this super-soft cami! The velvet stretch is perfect for a looser fit. Surprisingly very well-made, I've seen versions of this camisole at Nordstrom for over $30! Such a good price, I'm stocking up now!" —Ethan B.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 12 colors).

    11. A super colorful pair of semi-opaque tights to wear with all your skirts that would otherwise live hidden in your closet until the temps rise.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "After buying two other brands of opaque tights from Amazon and having them both be ridiculously small and thin, I decided to try these. Thank god I did! The fabric is thicker and soft, I didn't have to do any extra pulling or shimmying to get them all the way up (I am only 5'6", 135 lbs., but apparently my legs are longer than average?), and the waistband is the first that I haven't wanted to roll down to my hips immediately. The color is also fantastic! I'll definitely be buying more." —Laura

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 11 colors).

    12. A comfy and totally cozy turtleneck midi dress easily worn alone or layered up...it's a chic dress you'll throw on in a million ways.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "As others have mentioned this fabric is soft, stretchy, and lovely. I ended up ordering a second one of these because it was nicer than expected." —P. Bennett

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 19 colors).

    13. A pair of high-waisted faux leather leggings for when you need that stretchy elasticity but also need to look like a total boss.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These leggings are a hit! They are not cheap-looking at all! I originally bought them for a cosplay, but ended up wearing them for fashion purposes and they are a hit! Super comfy and stretchy around the waist." —Rebecca J

    Get them from Amazon for $16.90 (available in sizes S-2XL).

    14. An oversized denim jacket for wearing over a comfy pair of leggings when you just don't wanna put any effort into your look but want to make it seem like you did.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this jacket! I am usually a size 10-12, 5’7", and it’s very hard for me to find jackets that fit well because I have a wide back and wear a DD bra. I went through a bunch of reviews and decided to get the large. Honestly, I could have gotten a medium. But the large one is good! You can def wear a sweater underneath it. Go down a size when ordering!" —Betsy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 11 colors).

    15. An oversized thermal top you'll quickly fall in love with and buy in every color — it honestly might be the perfect shirt.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love thermals for fall and this is perfect! Super comfy and a bit oversized to wear off the shoulder! Love!" —Life With Cam

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in eight colors).

    16. An adorable little lightweight raincoat to help you battle all those sudden showers.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this raincoat in both small and medium to see which one fit best. I'm 5'9", 125 lbs., and wear a size 2 or 4 in women's when it comes to shirts/coats. Overall, the medium fit best. I was able to wear a hoodie/sweater under the small (and button it up, too!), but my problem was the arm length. The arm length of the medium was great — it goes about an inch past my watch/wrist. I've worn the raincoat out on several rainy days (not heavy/flooding rain) and it worked great, kept me dry." —Linsa

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in nine colors).

    17. A pair of velvet- and fleece-lined leggings that'll keep you warm and comfy through even the most fridgid of temps.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love these!! Wore them in Iceland in 40* F temps, and they kept me toasty, even in the wind. They’re super soft and comfy. Highly recommend!" —ACB

    "I had sort of low expectations but really hoped these would fit and look good. They were a little tight on the way up but they somehow fit my thicc size 18 thighs! Amazing! Also can't feel any cold chill through them. Some seriously warm leggings that really are one-size-fits-all!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in one-size-fits-some and 10 colors).

    18. A badass faux-leather moto jacket to channel your inner rock star while you layer up responsibly.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This leather jacket exceeded my expectations! The quality is amazing! I usually wear an XL and it fits perfectly! Very impressed with the price for this buy!" —Amy S.

    Get it from Amazon for $33.88+ (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    19. A cuddly turtleneck dickie to give you the appearance of the layers without a bunch of the bulk.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These give the appearance of wearing layers but without making you too hot. The four basic colors in one package are great for coordinating with multiple outfits. The body is long enough to stuff in your bra to keep it from moving and will not slip out of the collar opening. These may be old school but they work." —Pearldiver1

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $19.99 (available in for set options).

    20. A ruched long-sleeve T-shirt dress that'll look amazing dressed up with heels or down with your favorite sneakers.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Really cute dress! The one I received is not lined but the material is soft and not very see-through. I wore nude colored undies and you couldn’t see a thing. I’m 5’2”, 125 lbs., and the small fit perfectly — although it does ride up a little when you walk. If you are looking for a slightly looser fit then size up. The ruching on one side does wonders for shaping my waist and the pink color is gorgeous! The price is just right and much cheaper than other versions I’ve seen online. There are other versions from different sellers on Amazon at $20-$22 but the quality on this one is excellent and I’m glad I ordered it." —MizLis

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in eight colors).

    21. A lightweight knit pullover sweater to replace that pilling piece of fabric you wear with your jacket all the time that you call a sweater.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I just got it recently and I love it so much. It's extremely soft and the fabric is nice feeling. It's sort of see-through but I'm not too worried about that. It goes nicely with my shorts and jeans, and also some of my skirts. The fit is awesome! I ordered medium and it's loose and flows nice. It's also pretty baggy, which I like. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase." —Ghoul

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in sizes S-XL and in two colors).

    22. A stretchy romper bodysuit that'll be a great layering piece for all your dresses, oversized sweatshirts, or skirts.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "'One size fits all' items NEVER fit me. However, this tiny catsuit fit my big body with ease. Haha! At first, when I opened the package I laughed and said this must be for a child but surprise, surprise, it fit. Slid into it like it was specifically designed for me. I am a size 14/16 with 40DDD breasts and it fit without pinching or squeezing any part of me. Great material, very light, and extremely opaque. I bought this to wear under a sheer shawl and I am very happy with this purchase." —Patrice Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in one size and in three colors).

    23. An embellished detachable collar designed to perfectly pop out of your favorite sweaters.

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    Promising review: "This is made extremely well, the beading is beautiful. Works great when you need a little pop of bling but don't want the layering of another shirt. Keep in mind this is only a collar." —Dawn Earnest

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28 (available in 19 styles).

    24. A basic but classic lightweight turtleneck that's an essential for any closet — especially yours.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m somewhat of a minimalist and I only want quality pieces in my wardrobe. This fits in great. I’ve been wearing it a lot. It’s thin enough to layer, and the fabric has yet to pill. If you need a black turtleneck to move forward in your life but you’re poor, get this one — it will bring you joy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes and colors).

    25. A perfectly fluffy oversized jacket you can curl right into when it's too cold to not be layered up.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this jacket, it's perfect. It's a nice jacket, far from being something super casual like a hoodie or sweatshirt. I was really worried about it being too small because their size chart confused me, bust measurement for the small is something like 42", that's definitely not a small! It's HUGE! I'm 5'6", 135-140 lbs, 34C with a 28 1/2" waist and no lie, I could be 6 months pregnant and it would still fit me in the waist and bust. It's a little long in the arms but not so long that I need to have them shortened. It fits my shoulders and upper arms perfectly. But I love it! I'll be seriously considering one in beige!" —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49 (available in sizes S-3XL and five colors).

    26. A button-up, scoop neck henley bodysuit that's gonna look so great with your favorite mom jeans or flowy skirt.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Such a cute bodysuit, and great for the price! Lightweight but nice material, sturdy snaps for easy on and off in the restroom ;) and I love the button detail! My only issue is that I have a long torso, and the medium was a bit loose in the waist but was the right length — I am 5’3", 115 lbs. I think the small would have fit better, but I usually need the length of the medium for my torso so I sized up. I’ll probably be getting another color and will definitely order the small! It is very cute, definitely worth the price and I would totally recommend it!" —Gabrielle Merl

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in long and short sleeve styles, sizes S-XXL, and four colors).

    27. A pair of perfectly printed full-length leggings you're gonna be able to rock with your favorite boots or your favorite sneakers.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love, love, love these leggings. I actually own the Lululemon camo Aligns, and I think these are a great, more affordable option. The fabric is definitely not the same as Align fabric, but I don't mind at all. These are still comfy, and feel a lot more durable. I would absolutely recommend these leggings and I am definitely considering ordering the splinter camo too!" —Anonymous

    "These are literally the softest leggings in the entire world. I now own three pairs and I don't plan on stopping any time soon. Also, they are STUPID strong. I fell off a motorized scooter and gashed a hole in my knee while wearing these and they didn't even tear ONE bit. THAT...is amazing. Buy them and I guarantee you'll end up buying more." —K. Duggan

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes XS-XL and in 19 prints).

    28. A lace-trimmed, adjustable racerback tank for a delicate touch under all your favorite clothes.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is definitely a layering piece. I have small shoulders and I had to tighten them all the way. It is nice that the top has adjustable straps!! I was impressed the lace didn’t make me itch!" —Cinredsfan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 11 colors).

    29. A dazzling mesh turtleneck so you can have that layered pop of sparkle every outfit needs.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am more than happy with my evening top. It looks even better than on the picture. The fabric is light and close to the skin! I love it!" —Mylène Schrager

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and three colors).

    30. A pair of super soft control leggings you can use to work out, stretch out, sleep off...honestly, whatever.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "The picture I shared is an actual Snapchat I sent to the girls I work with and a couple of friends the first day I wore these leggings! They are literally the best ever!!! I’m going to be purchasing more soon in different colors! They are not see-through and they do not fit awkward. If you are like me it is hard to find the perfect pair of leggings and I actually heard about these through a girl in one of my college classes who I don’t know. She was just talking out loud about how great her leggings were and I had to ask!!! You can not go wrong with these!!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in sizes 2-32 and in 31 color combinations).

    31. A pullover hoodie dress, because what's better than a sweatshirt you can pass off as a dress?

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very happy with this purchase! I'm 5'7", 140 lbs., and I got a size medium. Fits perfect. Nice material. Very comfortable." —Cindy Casimir

    Get it from Amazon for $16.88+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and in 29 colors).

    32. A pack of adjustable strap stretchy undershirts so you always have a comfy, fresh layering piece available.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about these camisoles. I wear camis under my shirts every day and usually go for the more spandex-style ones. I am so glad I gave these a try. They are completely different than camis I normally buy. They’re more cotton than spandex and don’t cling to your body the same way. However, I’ve found that I love this model. They’re so soft and comfortable. I have fibromyalgia and have problems with uncomfortable clothes so these ended up being amazing. They’re the right length to wear under shirts and they’re not too loose so they don’t get all bunched up. And having them be cotton-based, I actually find fewer problems with my shirts riding up over them. I highly recommend these. I hope to purchase more colors of these in the future." —Nicole D

    Get them in packs of two and four from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 14 set options).

    33. An airy chiffon layering blouse, because some days are T-shirt-and-slacks days that just need a little help.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this! Hands down my favorite item for the summer. The fabric is lightweight, so it doesn't feel like you are adding another layer to your attire but rather adding an element of drama and fun. This will elevate the simplest outfit and makes for a great transition from day to night. I purchased a 3X, but could def go down a size (as echoed by other reviews). This is def a must-have." —Miami4Life

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-5X and in 24 prints).

    Layer up, folks!

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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