Come winter, it’s normal to not want to go outside unless you’re dressed head-to-toe in layers. Thermals, sweaters, heck, maybe even an adult snowsuit for those negative 20-something days. But adult snowsuits don’t cut it when you’ve got somewhere grown-up to be. You know, like work or the grocery story or your kids’ recital or pretty much anywhere that isn’t a ski hill.
Instead, look on point and pulled together, but most importantly warm, in one of these dresses that you can actually enjoy wearing coming winter–no flimsy fabrics in sight! Mother Nature ain’t gonna snow on this fashionable parade.
Dresses that you can actually enjoy wearing in winter
Cowl neck dressA chunk cowl neck is like wearing an accessory in itself, and the oversized, bellowing sleeves add another layer of interest to this cornflower blue frock. You'll adore this dress so much, it'll make you crave it in a second colour--lucky for you, it also comes in bubblegum.
Cowl neck dress, $212 at Free People. Free People
Active dressWhen you're on the move, but still want to look polished, Joe Fresh had got you covered. Literally. This activewear dress is fitted, snug and can be worn under a cardigan or long vest and paired with leggings.
Active dress, $20 at Joe Fresh. Joe Fresh
ruffle dressA light Heather grey hue can sway casual, but the touch of ruffles elevate the otherwise laidback look to something more elegant. Add a pair of thick wool knit tights in navy or burgundy and you'll be ready to take on whatever the day throws at you.
Ruffle dress, $100 at RW&Co.RW & Co
Waffle knit dressCable knit is cute and all, but waffle knit will add even more depth to your look. A cheerful colour, like cherry red, will make sure you stand out in whatever crowd you're in.
Waffle knit dress, $66 at Nordstrom. Nordstrom
Long black dressWhat do you call a long LBD? An LLBD? This near-floor-length LLBD is the perfect piece for layering with patterned stocking underneath and a fluffy vest or chunky scarf overtop.
The Group by Babaton dress, $82 at Aritzia. Aritzia
Stripe maxiThis stripe maxi is a real winner thanks to its breathable fabric and neutral stripe pattern. The fresh shape is so wearable, you'll wish you could put it on every day of the week. Don't, though...people will notice.
Stripe maxi, $178 at Anthropologie.Anthropologie
Bell-sleeve dressAvailable in red or pink this bell sleeve dress is a not-so-subtle nod to the '70s, and the sleek silhouette works day or night.
Bell-sleeve dress, $195 at Michael Kors. Michael Kors
Choker dressThis choker dress accentuates curves in all the right places. A not-so subtle key-hole cut at the chest is cheeky and unexpected, while the dusty plum colour is one of 2018's hottest hues.
Choker dress, $25 at Dynamite.Dynamite
Asymmetric print dressOn the hunt for a real statement-making frock? This asymmetrical piece with pink and black stripe fabric is it. It looks like a bank breaker with it's on-trend cut, but it's actually under $100 at H&M. Hallelujah!
Asymmetric dress, $70 at H&M.H&M
Turtleneck dressBlack is forever a cool-girl closet staple, and this black turtleneck dress will easily find its way into your wardrobe rotation. Pull the neck up as high as you like, or give it a couple of cuffs, so you can breathe.
Turtleneck dress, $76 at American Eagle Outfitters.American Eagle Outfitters
Sweatshirt dressFor those days when all you want to do is wear a sweatshirt and tights all day, we present you the grown-up version: a sweatshirt dress. Throw on a statement necklace or shoulder-dusting earrings or heeled booties, and get away with wearing this comfy look to the office.
Sweatshirt dress, $19 at H&M. H&M