Off with Pants: 7 Dresses for the Cold Season

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Options from designer collections and affordable alternatives.

It is simply impossible to imagine a modern wardrobe without dresses, but in winter, pants seem to be a much more rational alternative. So, what shall we do? Refuse dresses at all? No way! Let’s point out fashion trends of the coming season, which offer a variety of warm winter dresses.

Knitted dress

Winter and comfort are concepts that would be good to become synonyms. If you plan not to leave your comfort zone until spring, then warm knitted dresses will help you. In the fall-winter 2019/2020 collections, there are all possible variations, from mini to floor-length. Midi dresses are the most convenient for constructive combinations: you can wear them with pants, leggings, tight tights or even a skirt.

1 - Mango, 2 - Bottega Veneta, 3 - Ports 1961, 4 - Massimo Dutti


1960s short dress

In summer, a short dress is quite a casual uniform, but in winter, it’s a provocative and bold move against the rules. Dresses in the style of the 1960s, that we have already seen in young Jane Birkin, Twiggy and Bridget Bardot’s black and white photos, are on-trend. Taking into account the cold season, the presence of a long sleeve is quite logical, as well as high boots with tights. If you don’t want to spend money on another mini-dress, then adapt your summer sundress for this purpose: it can be insulated with a knitted turtleneck or silk blouse as the bottom layer. Now, such a romantic layering with doll outfits is very relevant.

1 - RED Valentino, 2 - Gucci, 3 - Max & co


Lavender dress

In autumn and winter, dark colors and shades haunt us from season to season. It looks like everyday life makes us hide and dress in all grey and black from head to toe. But don’t give up! Turn your imagination on and mentally carry yourself into the French Provence blooming fields, where the main shade is lavender. By the way, it is also can be found in fall-winter collections 2019/2020.

1 - Molly Goddard, 2 - Roksanda, 3 - Dries van Noten

And let the novelty of color not stop you: in practice, lavender blends perfectly with all shades of grey, dark blue, dark green and beige.


Leather dress

There is nothing more attractive than dressing in leather from head to toe, when you want to steal the spotlight. Finding a casual leather dress is a little victory over stereotypes. No doubt, this item will become favorite in the wardrobe. Choosing a model, you must be very attentive, because leather is a whimsical material when it comes to fitting a figure. Pay attention to the fitted button-down sheath dresses - they visually refine the silhouette. A belt on the waist or drawstring will have the same magical effect.

1 - Tod's, 2 - Asos Design, 3 - Hermes, 4 - Uterque


Feminine midi dresses

Dresses of medium length hit last fashion shows. Why did everyone suddenly focus on midi? Because it’s not too short and not too long, it’s perfect length. The only thing you have to do is to choose the right leather accessories to match.

1 - Whistles, 2 - Celine, 3 - Roland Mouret, 4 - Rotate Birger Christensen


Multifunctional dresses

We are sure, that future is clothes that can easily transform at your request. Take, for example, the Christian Dior woolen vest dress from the fall-winter collection: it can be worn as a summer dress on a naked body and as a winter dress over a knitted top or turtleneck (exactly like on the model!). You can also put it on as a vest over white shirt with cropped pants.

1 - Bershka, 2 - Balenciaga, 3 - Zara, 4 - Christian Dior

If, according to the designer's idea, the buttons are unfastened, then this dress will turn into some kind of outerwear for the warm season (you can wear it over a puffer or wool coat). Put it on in a duet with another more festive dress, and you’ll have a party outfit. Affordable multi-functional vest dresses and jacket dresses are quite difficult to find, but dress-shirts are easy to find in mass market stores.

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