Think dresses and warm sunny days and bright fragrant flowers pop into your mind. However, dresses needn’t always be the prerogative of spring and summer. Do away with the jeans and sweater cliche that winter has become and add some joie de vivre into your winter wardrobe.
Be girlie, be flirty, be fun! To begin with, invest in leg warmers and woollen stockings. They are available in a variety of colours and patterns and are the easiest way to add some zest into your winter wardrobe. Stoles, scarves and mufflers are your best friends this winter, as they keep you warm and make your outfits so much more interesting!
Another change has been the choice of colours for dresses that people are making. While most still prefer the regular mute blacks and greys, there are a few that are turning to richer and more luxurious colours such as red, green, brown and purple. Read on to find out the five winter dresses that you can choose from this season.
5 Winter Dresses We All Want
The sweater dress is considered the basic winter dress. It is available in a lot of materials, such as cotton knit, polyester knit, cable knit and cashmere. Sweater dresses have always been considered a major fashion trend and can be worn with almost anything – skinny jeans if you are looking for a demure look, leg warmers or sheer stockings if you are feeling a little daring.
The interesting thing about this dress is that the kind of cut you choose can allow ladies on the heavier side to look more toned, while creating volume for skinny women. The dress should ideally be of hip length, so that the waist can be defined.
Empire Cut Dress
The empire-cut is a dress style wherein the waistline is raised right below the bust. This creates an illusion of a fuller body, thus this style looks good on skinny women.
Women with a pear-shaped body can also carry this dress very well, as it conveniently camouflages the wider hips owing to its flowing end-hem.
The knit dress is an eternal favourite that goes very well with woollen leggings and chunky jewellery. It is available in a number of styles that make it appropriate for all body types.
The body hugging knit dress is a style wherein every contour of the body is highlighted and hence this style should be adorned by slender women. The sack-cut is a loose dress type that falls straight from the shoulder to the end hem. This style is best suited for women who are busty, as it camouflages the heavier side and creates a streamlining illusion.
Loose Fit Dresses
These dresses work very well in the formal and semi-formal environment and create an illusion of a streamlined sweeping cover that is demure yet stylish. These dresses are usually clinched below the waist with a belt.
Teamed with a pair of ankle boots and a thick muffler, they create an understated stylish look. If you are opting to wear this dress to work, then opt for turtlenecks and crew necklines. Plunging collars are best left to the parties.
Short jersey dresses are a great option this winter, owing to their versatile nature. Choose a short dress and throw a shirt on top of it for work.
For a night out, choose a longer dress and pair it with clunky jewellery and high boots. Emerald green, scarlet red, crimson and royal purple are the colours of choice this season.