I normally wore this red dress with a black and white polka-dot sash. Very nice but only suitable for "in between weather". In The Netherlands it is often either cold or hot. Which meant I did not get enough wear out of it. With these jackets I can wear it more often. With cardigan and boots in winter and with cream jacket and shoes in fall or spring. This small belt makes the outfit more 2012/2013. At least that is what I think. I like throwing dust in my own eyes.