Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t wear some fabulous dresses. With a few necessary accessories—tights, jackets, hats, scarves—you can wear the trendiest dresses of the season without losing a limb to frostbite.
Some styles are standing out as frontrunners for this season’s trends. If you’re willing to be a little adventurous, fill your closet with a few of these stunning designs.
I know you’re probably thinking that a sheer dress in the winter sounds crazy, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy this trend that won’t turn you into a human icicle.
If you check out the different looks from the Critics Choice Awards, you can see many celebs put their own spin on the sheer trend. Kate Beckinsale had a sheer neckline and overlay, and Kirsten Dunst had a dress with cascading layers of fabric and sheer to put a modern twist on a vintage flapper girl dress. Make sure to bring your coat so both looks can keep you warm even when the weather isn’t.
Midis were a hit last year, but this season’s go-to length will cut you off at the knees—literally. You can go just a touch above or below, but for the most part you want the cut to hit you right across the knee cap.
Pulling inspiration from a variety of designer dresses, you can see how well the cut goes with everything from a slightly masculine shirt dress to an ultra-feminine ruffled tank dress. No matter which you choose, throw it on with a pair of tights and some ankle boots and you’re ready for the cold.
As you can probably imagine, a dress covered head to toe in shimmer, sparkle, and shine will certainly leave a lasting impression. A sequin dress was a reoccurring feature among the a list of the top winter trends. They’re fun, flashy, and absolutely fabulous.
If you want to try the look out for yourself, go for a dress with long-sleeves. Not only is it one of the most popular ways to pull off the trend, it will keep your arms warm to boot!
Even though they’re trendy now, these are styles you can continue to wear when the weather starts to warm up. Invest in a few quality pieces, and you’ll always have a great dress to wear, no matter the weather.