Working Dresses into Your Winter Wardrobe

When the weather calls for bundling up, a lot of women have this idea that layering doesn’t make the best fashion statement and are often more concerned about keeping warm rather than looking sophisticated in the winter. They push their skirts and dresses to the back of the closets and pray for Spring’s speedy return instead of making use of their midis and frocks, which is a waste considering it’s quite easy to style your dresses according to the season. As a writer from Gurl explains, as long as you have basic accessories including cardigans, tights, boots, thick knee length socks and scarves, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t rock a dress even in the snow.

Of course, you have the option of shopping for weather-appropriate items, such as the Amelianna Dress from Diane Von Furstenburg and other styles showcased on Lyst designed with long sleeves and a longer hemline that provide extra warmth in chilly weather. Sweater dresses are an obvious choice in the winter as well, but not everyone owns one. If you happen to be one of those women, don’t fret, as there are ways to work with the dresses you already have in your closet.

For those who have a hard time letting go of their summer maxis and boho slips during the winter, here are a few suggestions that will help you dress accordingly:

1) Create a layered look with a long sleeve top

Dresses often take the center stage when it comes to most ensembles. In the cooler temperatures, let your dress take a step back with a collared oxford shirt or even a long sleeve stripe tee, as suggested by Who What Wear. This look will allow you to experiment with colors and prints.

2) Wear a sweater over your favorite maxi

A maxi dress is a staple for the summer, and with the help of a cute knit sweater or whatever fabric of choice, you’ll also have a stylish outfit for the winter. Smart Girls Group calls this look “cozy chic.”

Image Credit: smartgirlsgroup.com

3) Keep your legs warm with over-the-knee boots

When styled incorrectly, these lengthy boots can risk looking tacky, but pair them with tights and a skirt, and you’re all set! They work well with your shorter dresses. As Alexandra Floersch says, they warm your legs and show just a bit skin, all while making it appear as though you just stepped off the runway.

What are your favorite ways to wear dresses in the winter?

Author Bio: Michaela Dancy

As much as Michaela loves the summer, she also enjoys the colder temperatures, which force her to get creative with her wardrobe. In her spare time, she likes to share her thoughts on fashion and style inspirations with online lifestyle publications and hopes that one day she gain enough followers to start her own blog.

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. I hope you enjoy!
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