layered or in layers?

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loveydovey

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Is it proper to say " You should wear clothes in layers since it's cold". Or should I say " You should be layered with many clothes". Which is right?
 

riverkid

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Is it proper to say " You should wear clothes in layers since it's cold". Or should I say " You should be layered with many clothes". Which is right?

I don't think there is any set manner to express this, LD. It'd probably depend a lot on the situation, what was understood by all parties to the conversation.

The first one sounds fine, LD, but the second one sounds a wee bit odd. I'd say that we might well say,

You should wear layers [of clothing].

You should wear [your] clothing in layers.
 
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