When winter rolls around, we tend to automatically bid a brief adieu to our favorite summer staples. Gone for a few months are our shorts, sandals, spaghetti-strap tops, favorite summer dresses, you name it, so layers and more layers quickly replace them alongside our essential stock of winter gear. However, when it comes to said layers, those dresses you were going to forget about until further notice can actually come quite in handy.
Instead of surviving the cold days with oversize sweaters, turtlenecks, and fleece pullovers—which are extremely practical but can get pretty monotonous pretty quick—get creative this season and add your dresses into the mix as well. You’d be surprised what a fitted turtleneck or an oversize sweater can do to your favorite dress, whether it’s an off-the-shoulder style or one of your trusty silk dresses.
Today, we’re here to show you how to wear every dress in the winter without sacrificing your warmth or your comfort. Whether you’re finally ready to try the dress-over-pants trend or are wondering how many layers can you put on without looking bulky, the five looks ahead will inspire.
A tartan dress for the season.
Grandma cardigans make for the best layers.
Wear these every day.
White boots are still a thing.
Believe it or not, this smocked dress is perfect for layering.
A basic turtleneck can go a long way.
Belt your dress for a more put-together-feeling look.
Black booties are a winter essential.
We can't wait to wear this without any layers.
So soft and thin.
Badass boots for a badass outfit.
This coat is such a statement piece.
Back to the basics with this turtleneck.
Leave it to Silk Laundry to have the best silk dresses in the game.
We're here for this shoe fusion. Boots? Slingbacks? Both.
Your beach dress can totally tackle a winter day.
Love the lace detailing of this jacket.
This purse is too cute to resist.
Strut the city streets with these boots under your silk dress.
If you’re looking for something a little easier, we’ve also rounded up the best zero-effort dresses for you to shop.