Wearing a dress in winter without turning into a walking ice cube is a challenge! Freezing temperatures are mistakenly thought to reduce your wardrobe possibilities. However, displaying your style of dress and your femininity dressed in warm, thick and comfortable materials without appearing 10 kilos heavier is possible and even fun. The proof: between pretty knit winter dress and tips for wearing a summer dress in winter , layering and essential cozy accessories, discover how to wear a dress in winter with pleasure and lightness.
Oversized sweater dress / wide dress
When it comes to winter dress, the sweater dress is a must. The queen of the cold season is worn oversize, assuming the thick and warm, generous and cocooning knit.
Here you are dressed in 4 pieces: oversized jumper dress, tights, thigh high boots and handbag (Image: Pinterest)
The oversized sweater dress is your slimming ally: you will look slimmer, especially with slightly puffy sleeves tightened at the wrists, a plain dress or vertical patterns. In terms of materials, choose wool to preserve your body heat: standard wool, merino wool or cashmere wool, wool is a breathable material that is easy to maintain.
If you're still worried about having things under your wide winter dress, wear a long-sleeved t-shirt underneath or even a thin, close-fitting sweater.
Straight winter dress
The fine knit straight dress is ideal for elongating your silhouette while keeping you warm. Elegant and refined, the fine knit guarantees comfort and fluidity of movement with a perfect fit. A simple, effective, cocooning look even at the office.
Morgane pleated jumper dress - Les Petits Imprimers
Long winter dress
The long winter dress is a great way to keep your legs warm. Long knit dress, tube dress or long fluid dress, its cut lengthens the silhouette and makes you look bigger. Plain or with printed patterns, the long dress can be worn with sneakers to break up the dressed side of the dress in a streetwear spirit. Or, with boots or boots, whether riding or thigh high, to play the layering card (which works admirably by the way).
A long dress with a spring motif in the middle of winter is a 100% successful look with high boots and a long thick wool coat (Photo: Pinterest)
Short dress look in winter
Do you love this superb little short dress that puts you in superb value, but alas, your legs are freezing? Don't panic, we have the solution!
Mila navy blue Bardot collar dress - Les Petits ImprimersChic and sexy stockings, chic and warm fleece tights in wool and cashmere for those who live in the north - because everyone knows that the north starts above Avignon;) (and sometimes before depending on the temperatures, I say southerner!):
Winter fleece tights - Les Petits Imprimers
Or super stylish floral lace tights
Delicate pattern lace tights (available in 5 colors) - Les Petits Imprimers
Or ultra-comfortable and devilishly sexy hold-ups with their floral-patterned lace suspenders.
Stay-up stockings with lace suspender (available in 3 colors) - Les Petits Imprimers
Without forgetting the high woolen socks, also very stylish:
Mid-thigh wool socks (available in 7 colors) - Les Petits Imprimers
Wear a summer dress in winter
Does your little summer dress wink at you, begging you to wear it, but the thermometer is close to negative? Rest assured: you will be able to take it out of your dressing room and wear it proudly without shivering all day long.
Layering allows you to put on a summer dress in winter. What is layering ? It is the art and the way of superimposing the layers of clothing while remaining stylish and faithful to one's clothing style.
Dress with straps, sleeveless dress and even short-sleeved dress can put your nose outside in the winter season thanks to three other garments: the cardigan, the jacket and the sweater.
Wear a dress with a sweater
Layering dress and sweater works wonderfully because it creates a contrast of materials between the knit of the sweater or the jersey of the sweatshirt in the streetwear version and the summer dress, which is often fine and airy, plain or with a floral pattern. The dress therefore lightens the visually heavier sweater, and therefore the silhouette since the most fluid material covers the thighs (short dress) or the legs (long dress).
When the bottom of the summer dress plays on contrasts with the chunky knit sweater (Photo: prostooleh )
Play with the length of the sweater to visually create the size that best highlights your figure. Also have fun creating contrasts of materials, colors and volumes in your stylish look:
- an oversized chunky knit sweater at the top and a flowing floral dress underneath;
- a fine-knit sweater straight over a tight-fitting dress, simulating a pencil skirt.
Wearing a summer dress with a sweater allows you to rediscover your clothes in a new light and test new looks according to your morphology.
Read also: how to wear the pencil skirt?
Wear a winter dress with a long cardigan
In the same spirit as the layering of dresses and short sweaters, the knit cardigan worn over a summer dress or a winter dress in fine knit plays with controlled layering. Bonus: the vest can open up, also revealing the top of your dress without exposing your arms to cold drafts. Note that the knit cardigan embellished with embroidery is 100% trendy this winter and will remain so throughout 2021.
Embroidered cardigan - Small Prints
Belted cardigan Owen - Small Prints
What jacket to wear with a dress in winter?
The jacket is also the big trend this year. But not just any jacket! The suit-style jacket still structures the silhouette with marked shoulders but is longer than in previous years, thus covering the hips (ideal for morpho A!). We love the little trendy details like the printed sleeve cuffs and the golden buttons that modernize this timeless piece of women's dressing.
Black straight jacket Elliot - Les Petits Imprimers
What coat to wear with a winter dress?
This season again, the long woolen coat with buttons and belted tone on tone is an essential, a real timeless one. Chosen in natural tones, it will always match your complexion and your natural hair color, whatever your outfits.
The natural-colored long wool coat is still popular this year (Photo: marymarkevich )
But the color block is still relevant, the 80s coming back in force this year, do not deprive yourself of more flashy colors such as raspberry, electric blue or mustard yellow.
Pep in the heart of winter with the colorful long coat (Photo: marymarkevich )
What to wear with a dress in winter? Have fun with layering!
Oversized sweater dress or summer dress worn under a sweater, long bohemian style dress or sexy short dress, winter dresses are worn in layering for a trendy, modern and successful look.
For successful layering, layer at least three pieces:
- dress + waistcoat + suit jacket long woolen coat worn open;
- dress + jumper + perfecto + long coat;
- dress + jumper + blazer + long coat;
Pretty dresses are yours, winter better watch out!