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Yes, You Can Wear Dresses in Winter – Here’s How

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Last Updated on October 19, 2021

I’ve never been a winter person. Every year I get the dread every person who suffers from SAD gets as soon as September arrives, dreading the dark nights, cold days and having to give up wearing summer dresses.

While some people relish cosying up on the sofa and layering up, I’ve always found it trickier to navigate than summer.

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When it’s sunny, it’s easy to throw on a dress and call it an outfit. Shoes and accessories are everything and there’s no need to worry about gloves, tights, scarves knitwear or coats.

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This year however, I’m determined not to let the new season phase me. Why should I give up wearing cute dresses when the weather turns?

Luckily there are plenty of people who agree with me and they’ve been offering up outfit inspiration in droves.

Fashion girls know just how to combine comfort with style, making nifty tweaks to their wardrobes to ensure they can stay warm while still looking fabulous.

If you’re stuck for ideas, take a leaf out of their books by making some chic additions to your dresses so you don’t have to pack them away for the season.

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Team with tights

It sounds obvious, but adding some statement tights can transform an outfit while keeping you warm too.

We’re not necessarily talking plain black tights, but they have their place. This season, dresses and skirts will be teamed with printed, logo and colourful tights to add some oomph.

Flock Tattoo 20 Denier Sheer Tights Calzedonia

Flock Tattoo 20 Denier Sheer Tights, £15.99, Calzedonia – buy now

The Sustainable Thirty-Five Colours Heist

Tights, £26, Heist – buy now

Layer up

Whether it’s a T-shirt or a roll neck, layering dresses is one of the simplest ways to make them warmer.

Printed Roll Neck Long Sleeve Top Warehouse

Printed Roll Neck Long Sleeve Top, now £25.60, Warehouse – buy now

Abstract Animal Mesh Funnel Neck Top | Oasis

Abstract Animal Mesh Funnel Neck Top, now £28, Oasis – buy now

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Add boots

If you’re not a fan of tights but want to keep your legs warm, opt for a pair of knee-high boots.

There’s an abundance on the high street right now, from sleek heeled pairs, to stomper styles.

Knee-High Heeled Boots Anthropologie

Knee-High Heeled Boots, £160, Anthropologie – buy now

Black Contrast Sole Knee High Boots

Black Contrast Sole Knee High Boots, £64.95, NA-KD – buy now

Throw on a jumper

If you’re not ready to give up feeling feminine for winter, wear a jumper over dresses and skirts.

LAUREL JUMPER in jade Sezane

Laurel Jumper, £105, Sézane – buy now

Off-white chunky ribbed turtleneck sweater

Off-white Chunky Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater, £225, Essential Antwerp – buy now

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