Designer dresses are an undeniable pride of every woman’s wardrobe. They are stylish, chic and timeless. It is therefore difficult to say no to them even as the colder months roll in. If you refuse to succumb to jeans and sweaters, you have come to the right place.
While in the summertime dresses are a no-brainer and can be worn with literally any pair of sandals, spring and autumn months are a little trickier. But with luxury leather jackets and blazers never failing to shine, it can still be easy to pull off dresses during the slightly chillier seasons.
Winter, however, is when things get complicated. Some may argue that wearing designer dresses when it’s snowing outside is madness. But some of us just really, really don’t like trousers. Fret not - we have prepared a list of solutions that will let you wear dresses whilst still feeling warm.
This trick is as old as time, but take our word for it - it works. It is a pretty popular concept in recent years, especially when capsule wardrobes are a major hype. Not only will it allow you to stay warm, but it also brings extra fun to dress up. The basic layer up option would be throwing a chunky jumper atop of a short or midi dress - no restrictions on colours or patterns, and thus endless possibilities.
To give your designer dresses a more adventures touch, try wearing a polo neck jumper underneath - and don’t forget to experiment with the neckline! Winter months are pretty gloomy, so opt for brighter colours; thankfully AW is rich on those. A pink dress with a red roll neck underneath will definitely contribute towards adding a little brightness on those darker days.
- Tights Are Your Friend
While it is a common practice, there are many strong opinions when it comes to tights underneath dresses. However, we will put our faith into a pair of opaque tights instead of denim to keep your legs nice and warm. A pair of 10 denier ones look pretty cool with shorter designer dresses, not to mention cosier.
We would recommend investing in tights with a shaping panel around the hips and waist as this will make them tighter and therefore less likely to slip down. No one wants to spend the day pulling their tights up constantly!
- Chunky Boots
Hiking boots, combat boots, block heel boots - everywhere you turn, chunky boots are an absolute hit right now. They’re comfortable, durable and warm - and they look incredible with floaty midis, especially satin ones. This trend is perfect in combining glamour designer dresses with the coolness of boots.
We advise sizing up when buying boots - thick socks are great to be worn underneath for extra warmth. If you’re wearing a slightly shorter skirt, get longer socks and go mad with their design - every little pop of colour helps when it’s cold and grey outside.
- Knee-Height Boots + Midi Hemlines
We have already spoken of this trend in our previous blog post, but that’s not going to stop us shouting about it more. Style knee-height boots, preferable leather ones, under a midi dress and you will look absolutely classy with no effort whatsoever.
The best thing about this combo is that it is truly timeless. It will look chic in every situation, and both, designer dresses and leather boots will serve you for many years to come. Not to mention, this outfit is predicted to be among the hottest trends in 2020, so you might want to embrace it if you haven’t yet!
- Big Coats
Of course, winter does require a coat - that goes without saying. However, an extra-large coat will offer even more warmth. This year the winter season is all about oversized coats anyway, ranging from loose trench coats to giant fluffy teddy bear coats. To add sophistication to what may initially look like unattractive outerwear, go for classic brown or black colours, then style them with designer dresses of tonal shades of the same colour. Bright colours will work great with classics too if you want to go bolder.
Plus, the bigger the coat, the more layers you can wear underneath. More layers equals more warmth. Just what you want this winter: to look like you’re above the curve in fashion and feel warm while looking fabulous.
- Dresses And Trousers
This may sound like a fashion crime, but hear us out. First of all, doubling the layers is the best idea one can have in the winter months. Secondly, it is actually very fashionable right now, and you should aim to adopt this trend before it becomes mainstream. Thirdly, it is as comfortable as wearing pyjamas.
This look calls for flowy, more full-skirted designer dresses paired with flared or wide-leg trousers. In other words, don’t just restrict yourself with skinny jeans and body-cons. Perfecting this look will take some time and practice, but it is worth the effort. Just picture it: wearing your comfiest trousers under your favourite dress. Dream come true.
Do you like wearing dresses in winter? If yes, how do you keep warm? Let us know.