The award for the most comfortable go-to outfit in winter goes to the jeans and sweater combo. But because it’s so comfortable, it’s worn so often. Yes, this look is getting a little tired of being pulled out of your wardrobe time and time again. So now it’s time to give it a break. Switch things up by creating a new go-to combo. In fact why not try wearing dresses.
Now, you may be thinking that wearing dresses in the winter is cold weather suicide, but in fact, it is completely the opposite. Wearing dresses in the winter fights against the common winter combo and brings forth a femininity that some secretly crave. Not any kind of dress will do in the winter, so avoid lighter fabrics. Instead choose from a list of winter friendly fabrics when shopping for dresses to wear in cold weather. Fabrics like wool, tweed, denim, and cotton will definitely keep you warm throughout the season. Don’t be afraid to play with color and prints. Many fall into the slump of wearing dark colors in the winter. But you can stand apart from the crowd by wearing a bright colored shift dress to work, or a bold printed dress to an office party. Wearing a dress does not have to mean sacrificing warmth for style. Layer your dress with cardigans, coats, and tights. After all, dresses really are meant to be worn year round. So don’t retire that little white summer dress yet. You can still bring life to it in the winter. If you don’t already have a well stocked closet of dresses, stock up now. The possibilities of wearing a dress year round are endless.
To get started on building a dress collection, check out the selections below.
1. Tweed Shift Dress. This dress can take you from your office desk to the dance floor with just a switch up of accessories. Purchase it at Loft for $89.50.
2. Wool Dress. This dress will definitely provide both warmth and style. Pair with a statement necklace and tights. Or make it conservative by wearing pearls and a coat. It is available for purchase at Anthropologie for $158.00.
3. Printed Dress. If you really want to stand out from the style pack, this is the dress to do it in. Pair with muted colors to minimize its impact. Or maximize the effect by pairing this dress with an equally bold colored coat. It is available for purchase at SheInside for $28.67.