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Winter Style: How to Wear Dresses and Stay Warm


Winter can be a daunting time for fashionistas. As temperatures drop, we are often torn between staying cozy and looking chic. But we have all the secrets to mastering winter style right here. Let’s take a look at how to stay warm and stylish, so you can rock your favourite dresses even in the coldest weather. No more sacrificing fashion for comfort – you can conquer winter fashion and express your unique style. Let’s dive in!

Add long outer layers 

When it comes to outerwear, functionality and style should go hand in hand. Your winter coat, jacket or cardigan is not only a wardrobe staple but also a statement piece that can tie your entire winter outfit together. With so many possibilities, it’s essential to think about how functional and stylish your outerwear will be at the same time.

While staying warm is a priority, you don’t have to sacrifice style for function. Opt for coats, jackets or cardigans with a flattering silhouette that enhances your figure. A tailored or structured coat can give you a polished and put-together look, while a belted coat can accentuate your waistline. Experiment with different lengths and cuts to find the one that complements your body type and personal style.

In terms of colour, neutrals like black, gray or camel are timeless choices that can seamlessly blend with dresses in winter. However, don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour to your winter ensemble. A vibrant red, deep blue, or emerald green coat can instantly elevate your look and make a bold statement.

Wear a sweater

Don’t think sweaters and dresses mix well together? Think again! With the right fabrics, colours and designs, a sweater-and-dress combination will be all you think of when you style dresses in winter.

One way to wear a sweater with a dress is to have contrasting fits – an oversized sweater worn over a bodycon or sheath dress. Pair this look with sneakers for a casual vibe or elevate it with heeled boots.

Other ways to bring out contrasts are by pairing a textured knit with a sleek satin dress, a minimalist solid sweater with a print-heavy dress or even a hooded sweater with a t-shirt dress. These winter clothes for women can be taken up a notch with the right accessories – a glamorous handbag, statement jewellery and belts are all great additions.

There are many fashionable ways to wear dresses in the winter, and here’s yet another way to be warm and cosy when we want to spend the entire season curled up in a sweater!

Sleeveless layers for warmer days

If you’re looking for a sleeker option that is less bulky but equally stylish, you could always layer any dress with a vest or sleeveless shrug. This works well for warmer days, too.

Wear them with a sleeveless dress if you just need a light layer, but you could opt for a long-sleeved winter dress or sweater dress topped with a vest or shrug for colder days that need you to be rugged up.

To add more definition to your silhouette, shrugs with a matching fabric belt to cinch your waist will add that extra oomph.

Turn your dress into a tunic

Like you would wear a tunic with leggings or tights, you can turn any of your dresses into a tunic by wearing them with the right bottom wear. Leggings and tights are the epitome of cosiness for the colder months, and you don’t have to miss out on wearing your shorter dresses. That’s what we call a win-win!

Accessorising with belts can also help accentuate your shape and add a stylish touch to your winter dresses for women. Opt for a wide belt over a tight dress to define your waistline or add a thin belt to a flowy dress for a more bohemian look. Experimenting with different belt styles and placements can create a personalised and fashionable look.

Throw on a scarf

It’s all about the accessories to give your winter outfits for women an extra dose of flair and cosiness. This add-on will not only keep you snug but also elevate your look, allowing you to stay fashionably chic even in the harshest winter weather.

Scarves are not only practical but also incredibly stylish. Try oversized knitted scarves in soft fabrics to drape around your neck or shoulder. They will keep you warm and also add texture and visual interest to your winter ensemble. Try various colours and patterns to produce striking ensembles that express your individual style.

Boots for the win

When it comes to footwear, a pair of stylish boots is a winter wardrobe must-have. From ankle boots and Chelsea boots to knee-high boots and faux fur-lined ones, they will add an element of sophistication to warm winter dresses

For shorter dresses, knee-high or even thigh-high boots will look stunning and create an interesting centre point for your outfit. Longer dresses like midi and maxi dresses would look better with ankle boot styles. 

Don’t forget to invest in a good pair of warm socks or leg warmers to keep your feet and calves snug.

In the chilly months of winter, staying warm and looking stylish might seem like an impossible feat. But with these quick tips, you can now wear your dresses throughout the cold season. So, embrace the season with open arms and make the world your runway.

Head to Lifestyle Stores or lifestylestores.com to shop for all your winter wear essentials.

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