When the weather outside turns colder and darker in the winter, your outfit options become considerably more limited. While the milder months of spring, summer, and fall provide a wide range of clothing alternatives, the freezing winter air severely limits your selections. Many women are particularly upset to have to say goodbye to their favourite summer dresses, which have been year-round wardrobe standards for them.
It seems wasteful to only wear a portion of your closet's contents for an entire season. Instead of putting your summer dresses at the back of your wardrobe until April, try styling them differently. Dresses can be worn in a lot of different ways to make winter outfits that are both stylish and warm.
1. Dress with Tights
One of the best ways to incorporate a summer dress into a winter ensemble is to wear it over tights. Tights have a textured surface that adds a little bit of dimension and interest to your outfit, making it look more put together.
2. With the Right Outerwear
Combine dresses with classic winter coats to create an unusual trend-conscious ensemble that defies traditional seasonal fashion standards. Summer dresses may be paired with practically every sort of outerwear, including pea coats, trench coats, leather jackets, knit cardigans, and more.
For a fashionable yet professional look, layer a classic trench coat over a fitting midi sweater dress and add heels. Pair a warm pea coat with a short, flowy summer dress and offset the garment's bulk with tights and block-heeled boots. Wear a cropped leather jacket over a summer dress and open-toed stiletto shoes for a feminine, city-stylish look. Wear a long knit cardigan over a form-fitting dress to stay warm. With knee-high boots and visible boot socks, you can keep this look adorable and snug.
3. Under a Sweater
Sweaters are the archetypal cute and warm winter wardrobe staple, just as dresses are a summer must-have for their design and comfort. If you like fashion, you probably have a large selection of sweaters and dresses in your closet. Instead of keeping these pieces for different seasons, pair them together for a winter-friendly outfit.
Layer a sweater over a dress for a look that is elegant, warm, and comfy all at the same time. Combine a cropped sweater with a midi or maxi dress and heels. Wear a looser, drapery sweater with tights and lace-up boots over a shorter summer dress.
Keep your look balanced by wearing a sweater that contrasts with your outfit. To avoid a bulky look, don't wear a sweater with a thick knit over a loose, textured dress. To ensure that your clothing is smooth and not lumpy, either your sweater or your dress should be made of a thinner material.
4. With Accessories
By adding cold-weather accessories to your summer dresses, you can turn them into winter dresses that are more comfortable and appropriate for cold weather.
Layer a solid, thick knit scarf over a patterned dress and simple black tights for a smart, balanced look that keeps the bitter winter winds at bay. Wear boots over high boot socks with lace or button embellishments underneath a short dress to offer a subtle, delicate, feminine finish to your look. Cinch a wide belt around your waist to highlight your figure under a loose dress and outerwear ensemble.
5. Above Boots
Create a streamlined look with a fitted dress layered over black tights and paired with matching black booties or lace-up boots. Wear heeled booties or booties to add flattering elevation to your outfit. Go bold with daring thigh-high boots underneath a short dress to create a cold-weather look with a city chic vibe.
6. Under Denim
Denim jackets have a season-neutral texture that makes them the ideal winter complement to summer skirts. They'll keep you warm in cool weather, but they won't appear out of place over a sundress because they lack the wintry mood of coats and cardigans.
Combine a short, flowy dress with an oversized trucker denim jacket for a laid-back look. To achieve a more streamlined style, layer a cropped denim jacket over a fitted dress. Put a denim jacket on under a dress with a bold or busy pattern to balance it out and keep the look from being too busy.
7. Turtleneck Sweater
When it comes to wearing a dress in the winter, layering is essential. Wearing a summer dress beneath or over a warmer article of clothing instantly transforms it from a summer staple to an essential part of your winter wardrobe. It might be difficult to layer a dress over another piece to produce a look that is both warm and elegant and sleek.
Layer a sleeveless summer dress over a turtleneck for a fashionable and whimsical style that also keeps you warm in cold weather. Turtlenecks made of heavier knit material should be avoided since they can seem heavy under a dress. For a smoother finish, choose turtlenecks made of thinner cloth. Wear a variant of this style.