I Live in Dresses, and These Are the 5 Trends I'll Wear Well Into 2023


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You only need to have a quick scan of a tube platform or any shopping centre to see that midi dresses have become an easy uniform for British women. They are a reliable outfit in one and make you feel polished, even on those mornings when you only have five minutes to get ready. In winter, they can be a little trickier to style, however, because you have to think about the length of your coat, whether it goes with a couple of layers of knitwear and what boots you can wear with said dress.

There are five dress trends this winter that make all these styling questions a little easier, and you're going to see a lot of this month and beyond. If comfort is what you are into, then look no further than the jumper dress, which now comes in so many stylish iterations, dispelling the myth that the jumper dress is unshapely. If you lived in slip dresses in the summer, then the satin midi dress equivalent is probably the answer to your winter occasion dress woes.

Keep scrolling to see and shop the five dress trends I'm going to wear well into 2023.

1. Knitted Dresses


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Style Notes: Jumper dresses have long been a firm winter favourite with French women, but they have recently been embraced by the fashion crowd since Christopher Esber and Chloe have been putting new spins on the style. They're a firm favourite in 2022 and I can't see much changing in 2023. Comfy, flattering and stylish? What more could you want.

2. Silky Slip Dresses


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Style Notes: Satin slip dresses were something of a fashion-girl uniform, and this is how to wear the style in winter. You'll find silky midis with long or puffed statement sleeves in every colour you could hope for—from jade greens to rich browns and neutrals, of course.

3. Dark Printed Dresses


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Style Notes: This dress style is easily paired with black tights and ankle boots, making it one of the most popular styles in every new-in section right now. Like clockwork, the same trend comes back around year after year.

4. A Fabulous Black Dress


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Style Notes: The LBD is a staple year-round and come autumn retailers and designers grant us an abundance of this style just in time for the party season. This year black dresses come with lacy adornments and in silk and velvet variations.

5. Striped Dresses


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Style Notes: Stripes are having quite the moment this year and thanks to the infamous Chloe dress (listed below) brightly-hued variations are dominating the high street and designer collections. Although it's a current trend, it has longevity and I predict it following us into 2023.

Next Up: I'm a Stylist - 9 Easy Trouser Outfits I Plan On Copying This Winter

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Emma Spedding