How To Wear Dresses In The Winter

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Dresses in the winter? Are you crazy? – Generally a question my mum used to ask me whenever I left the house, bare legged with a dress on in December. “No mum, I is not crazy, dresses can be worn in the winter” – statement made. Just because it’s cold, it doesn’t mean you can’t wear pretty clothing and it doesn’t mean you have to be completely wrapped up. As much as I love comfy and warm clothing such as chunky knits and high necks, I do also like jumper dresses, midi dresses, basically all types of dresses and you can absolutely, without a doubt, wear them in the colder months. Here’s my 3 ways to wear dresses in the winter…..

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Invest in a pair of good tights


When you get the right pair of tights, they can honestly be a godsend. Long gone are the days where you can’t wear short dresses in the winter, tights will keep your legs warm and your outfit will look super trendy too. I love getting mine from Marks and Spencer, not only are they good quality, they’re also warm and funnily enough, wash really well meaning they do last me ages.

Over the knee boots are stylish


Over the knee boots have made a huge comeback in the past couple of years – love them or loathe them, I think they look amazing, especially with jumper dresses. As well as looking stylish, they also keep your legs warm and adds that extra layer of comfort. My current go-to outfit is a warm chunky knit dress, my black OTK boots from ASOS and a cosy boyfriend coat.

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Go bare-legged-ish with a midi


If you’re not a tights fan, but can’t bear a mini dress, then how about opting for a midi? Although it doesn’t fully cover your legs right down to the ankle, it still covers the majority and looks pretty and trendy in the winter. House of Fraser are killing it with their dresses at the moment and I absolutely love this gorgeous one by Linea. I think this is going to be my ultimate go-to Christmas party dress this year.

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And there we go, my top 3 ways to wear dresses in the winter. Are you a fan of wearing dresses in the winter? If yes, how do you wear yours and keep warm at the same time?

*This post is in collaboration with House of Fraser.



  1. 10th December 2017 / 1:12 am

    Love this post! I used to be so scared of wearing dresses in winter but thanks to midi dresses and ankle boots or over the knee boots I will never be scared to again! Your dress here is beautiful x


    • julie
      7th January 2018 / 9:35 pm

      Ahhh, thank you so miuch lovely and glad you liked the post. xx

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