5 Winter Dresses I’m Officially Seeing Everywhere


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I’ll be the first one to admit that on a cold morning, a dress isn’t the first thing I think about putting on. But as soon as I have an important meeting or a night out on the town, it doesn’t matter if the temperatures have hit the negatives, I’m putting on a dress. Luckily, thanks to an ample collection of heat tech, cashmere sweaters, heavy coats, and tights, I’m armed with all of the right add-ons to make a dress a possibility year round. 

Perusing Instagram, I’ve found that I’m not the only one aching to find a reason to throw on a fancy outfit and hit the town. Summer’s cottagecore cotton maxis and crochet beach cover ups have made way for rich fabrics, moody hues, and bold details guaranteed to break you out of any winter doldrums. For work, consider long knit dresses that you can style with tall boots and a blazer. And when the occasion calls for celebrating, try a little something sequin

 I’ve been particularly taken by a ruched strapless dress from Tibi and a sheer Zara number that both manage to balance a sense of playfulness with an elegant fit. My secret weapon this winter is finishing my look off with a pair of bold red tights — now that will bring some welcome heat. Ahead, shop the five dress trends I see taking off this winter.


Fit To Form
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This winter, embrace the soft look of ruching and draped details. Choose a dress that hugs your body in all the right ways. For cold weather, it's easy to throw a sweater over the top for an extra comfy touch.


Touch Of Sparkle
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You can still embrace sparkle and shine post-New Year's Eve. Bring your disco-ball energy into 2024 with a dress that's meant to make you the center of attention. Style it with a soft cami for a play in contrast.


Maxi Knit
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'Tis the season for cozying up in rich textures. Leaving the house in a long sweater dress is basically like heading out the door wrapped in a knit blanket. Encircle yourself in something cozy to ensure you can survive the cold.


Sheer Touches
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Wear as much sheer as you dare. Whether it's a subtle touch of see-thru, or it's an entirely sheer party dress, don't be afraid to embrace showing a little skin this winter. A long coat worn over the top will protect you from any wind when you're en route to your destination.


Short & Sweet
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While a mini silhouette may not be the first thing that comes to mind in the midst of winter, it's a must-try right now. Layer a stylish pair of tights underneath or embrace a bare leg if you dare.

Aemilia Madden