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Even on the chilliest of days, everyone should have the convenience of being able to throw on a dress. After all, in our book, a day without trousers is a beautiful day. The dresses are too cold for winter. You might be thinking. However, the days of dressing inappropriately in cold weather are long gone. Winter dresses you can wear all year have long sleeves, heavier, velvety fabrics, layering, and hemlines that reach your ankles. We’ve gathered some of the best for the season.
How to Style a Winter Dress?
Winter is the ideal season to experiment with layering since you can easily take one off if you get too warm. Wear a T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt on hotter days instead of a slip dress.
If you start to feel chilly, you can always throw on a loose sweater over your dress or a leather jacket for a touch of edge. If you’re wearing a long-sleeved dress, you can throw it on with knee-high boots and call it a day.
Do you need assistance changing out your wardrobe? We’ve gathered a selection of winter dresses that work for everything from icy strolls to your upcoming date night.
A SHORT GUIDE TO THE BEST WINTER DRESSES
BEST MOCK-NECK DRESS
Floerns Mock-Neck Dress
Reasons We Love It: long sleeves, a variety of designs, and heat retention
This mock-neck dress is particularly eye-catching due to its tight waist and ruffled accents. It is made of 100% polyester, so it will keep heat in, and you can add more than one because there are different patterns.
BEST SWEATSHIRT DRESS
4. The Drop Sweatshirt Dress:
Reasons We Love It: Comfortable, permeable, and machine washable
Any dress made from sweatshirt material will feel soft and comfortable, and this one is no exception. It is quite easy to wash, just like your favourite sweatshirt, and some reviewers suggested wearing it over leggings for an additional layer of warmth.
BEST WINTER SWEATER DRESS
8. Pink Queen Sweater Dress
Reasons We Love It: Cozy, large pockets with hand warmers.
In the winter, having an extra-cozy option of an oversized sweater dress is a must-have. This one, which comes in a variety of colours and falls just above the knee for that Ariana Grande look, has been worn by Amazon customers with everything from knee-high boots to black leggings for a little more comfort. Even pockets for keeping your hands toasty are included!
BEST FUZZY DRESS
12. Meenew Sweater Dress
Reasons We Love It: Pockets, fuzzy, many uses
Supple and fluffy. Your fleece-lined leggings will fit perfectly over an enormous, loose fit shirt like that.
BEST WINTER MATERNITY DRESS
Maternity dress by Hello Miz
Why We Love It: flexible, changes with the seasons, and has a wide range of hues
The best way to highlight a baby bump is with a form-fitting maternity dress, and the rayon fabric in this one is combined with flexible spandex so it can grow with you. It’s an excellent transitional piece that can be dressed up or down throughout the spring.
Optimal Winter Dress Material
There are a few dress materials you’ll want to search for in the winter, in addition to longer lengths and sleeves that will keep your arms covered in colder temperatures. You won’t be entirely sweating under your North Face because these fabrics are usually a little warmer but still breathable.
Cotton: We all know and adore her. Cotton doesn’t contain any synthetic substances because it is chemically organic. (Read: Cotton will be comfortable even if you have sensitive skin, in contrast to some fabrics—looking at you, cheap wool that will make you scratch and itch all day.) If you find yourself in a snowstorm, this material is an excellent choice because it is known to be water-absorbent and dry quickly. Most significantly, its breathability will prevent you from perspiring on days when you have on too many garments.
Polyester is among the most widely used artificial fabrics for winter garments. It’s durable and moisture-resistant, but for the winter months, it’s especially useful because it’s not just light (hello, effortless layering), but also surprisingly warm. As a result, your body heat will stay closer to you as it is less permeable than natural materials.
Wool: Natural fibres from animals, including camels, goats, sheep, and more are used to make wool, a type of fabric. Wool is a fantastic material for winter dresses not only because it is naturally warm, but also because it drapes so well. Wool suits your body shape perfectly and maintains its shape brilliantly. However, as we already noted, some people itch a little bit after using them—especially the cheaper models.
Acrylic: Acrylic is a fantastic option if you want a wool-like feel without the exorbitant price tag or animal hair. It doesn’t breathe as well as wool and doesn’t keep out moisture as well, but it is stronger and doesn’t wrinkle as easily. For people who are allergic to wool, it’s a fantastic alternative.
Velvet: There’s a reason why velvet makes you feel posh. It is quite opulent and has a rich depth of colour that changes according on the lighting and viewing angle. Velvet is known for wrapping the body and keeping heat in, in addition to being soft and expensive.
Cashmere: In the winter, there are few things better than the ideal cashmere outfit. Cashmere yarn, which comes from cashmere goats, is finer than wool and warmer to wear in the cooler months because it contains fewer air passageways. Cashmere is smoother to the touch than wool. Clothing made of high-quality cashmere can survive for up to ten years if it is properly stored and cared for.
Silk is an all-weather material, so don’t discount it for use in the winter (we swear). You will stay warm because it actually creates an insulating layer of warm air against your skin. It is also renowned for having excellent moisture-wicking capabilities.