Wearing dresses is just a more stylish way of wearing your most comfortable leggings; they’re flexible, cute, and you can eat a big lunch without worrying about popping a button on your jeans. So, when fall and winter rolls around, it’s almost painful to pack away your favourite designer dresses. Luckily, you no longer have too! This guide to the ten best ways to wear a dress in any season will have you strutting in your beloved dresses, no matter the weather (or what your mum says).
The go-to for winter dress wearing, tights are pretty much a godsend—especially for gals that feel the cold! This doesn’t mean you need to slap on a pair of opaque black tights and call it a day; have fun with it and experiment with patterned tights, different hues, and even fleece-lined tights for sub-zero weather.
When the leaves start changing, choose a dress that feels like a cosy blanket. Fabrics like wool and fleece will keep you warm and oh-so comfy, and the thicker material does wonders for disguising problem areas.
If you’re going to be inside and just need to get from point A to B, opt for an ankle-length coat to cover your dress. It’ll keep your legs warm enough to dash from car to party, and you get to rock the shorter dress that you’re just not ready to pack away for winter.
A super-cute look that works in all seasons is layering a long-sleeved shirt underneath your dress. You can play with your look by rolling up the sleeves, popping out the collar, and adding a belt to eliminate any extra bulk.
Give yourself warm legs and an added bounce in your step with over-the-knee boots. You’ll feel all kinds of cute without risking frostbite! Throw on some high socks that peek out over your boots for extra warmth and style.
Use your dress almost like a top and pair it with your favourite skinny jeans and some heeled booties; the wind won’t bother you, you’ll get to wear a cute summery dress in any season, and the skinny jeans won’t add too much bulk to your lower half.
Whether you want a preppy or bohemian look, a sweater overtop of your dress works in so many ways. A fitted sweater on top of a collared dress is preppy and polished, while a loose sweater on a flowing dress gives you a carefree, go-with-the-flow vibe.
Rock a vest on top of a body-con dress for a look that’s right on point. Whether you choose a trendy puffer vest and chunky knit scarf or a faux-fur vest to bring out your inner Kardashian, you’ll be layered up for any weather.
A dress doesn’t have to be short to be stylish; be season-proof in a maxi dress or midi dress that works no matter the weather.
When in doubt, follow your wise mother’s advice: layer up, and you’ll be prepared for any weather. Dresses are super easy to pile layers on, like short or long cardigans, scarves, leggings, knee-socks, leather jackets, beanies, and the list goes on. Get creative for a look that’s completely your own.