How to layer your dresses now

Be it a mini, midi or maxi, we love a good dress and simply can’t bring ourselves to put them away for winter. And why should we? Just because it’s cold out, doesn’t mean they have to be banished to the back of the wardrobe until spring…

While everyone is bundled up in jeans and a jumper, say yes to wearing a dress this season (even when it’s snowing). Not only will you get more more wear out of your summer favourites, you’ll also double your winter wardrobe options. Talk about win, win! Discover how to layer your dresses now with these style hacks.

How to layer dresses

Style with a slouchy knit

One word: layering. And we don’t necessarily mean wearing a thermal vest under your dress (although that’s fine too). Throw a slouchy jumper over your dress, add a thin belt in a similar colour, then ‘blouse’ the jumper until the belt is no longer visible. This gives the illusion of a chunky knit tucked into a skirt without the bulk.

How to layer dresses

Style with a roll-neck jumper

There’s definitely a place for spaghetti straps and sleeveless dresses in your winter wardrobe. Sticking with the layering theme, simply slip your dress over a fitted jumper or a long-sleeved top for a winter-appropriate update. Top tip: turtlenecks look great under almost any dress, no matter the neckline.

Floral midi dress with coat

Style with an oversized coat

A little obvious perhaps, but an oversized coat thrown over a midi dress is the epitome of winter chic. Go for classic camel or grey and style with tonal shades. Still feeling the chill? Tap into the double coat trend by layering a light coat, jacket or blazer underneath. Multiple coats means multiple style points, right?

Animal print dress with chunky boots

Style with boots

A pair of chunky boots will take your dress firmly into cold-weather territory (and make icy pavements a doddle). Try styling hiking boots with floaty midi-length hems, or over-the-knee silhouettes with mini dresses.

Knitted dress with tights

Style with tights

OK, we know it’s not exactly ground-breaking, but a pair of tights or leggings is an easy way to instantly winter-proof your outfit. Protect your pins from the elements with thick 100 denier tights or opt for opaque hosiery for smarter occasions. Want to make them more of a feature? Try a coloured or patterned pair.

Now you’ve mastered the art of layering your dresses, discover the winter outfits you’ll wear on repeat.

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