How to Wear Maxi Dresses in Winter - Styled By Sally

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How to Wear Maxi Dresses in Winter

Did you think that maxi dresses are just for summer? Think again. While these floor-length lovelies are popularly worn during warmer weather, with proper layering maxi dresses can make a warm and stylish winter outfit.

You may need to put the back-less, thin-strapped varieties away until next summer, but there are full-sleeved, knitted ones that work well for chilly temperatures. Here are some ways to wear a maxi dress this winter that will keep you feeling warm and snug and looking every bit as trendy.

With a leather jacket

With its floor-length finish, finding a jacket to wear with a maxi dress can be quite a challenge. Longline coats can drown you in fabric, whilst a cropped coat can look wrong too! A waist-synching leather jacket is perfect for maxi dresses because it looks proportionate and flatters your figures. Wear a pair of military boots or white sneakers to complete this rebellious, street style outfit.

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Maxi dress with fur (or faux) vest 

For a snug and cosy look, go for a knitted or floral long-sleeved maxi dress and wear a faux-fur coat or Gillet on top. Complete your look with a pair of ankle boots.

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Midi dresses (and skirts)

What about maxi dresses and skirts that fall somewhere between floor length and midi length? Keep your legs warm by wearing thick tights underneath or higher cut ankle boots. If you want to give your look a slight pop of colour, go for a pair of ankle boots in a warm orange, mustard or red!

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Turtlenecks

Layering is one of the best ways to stay warm in winter. For maxi dresses, you can wear a thin, thermal turtleneck underneath a summer maxi dress or wear a knitted turtleneck jumper on top. If you’re wearing a jumper on top, make sure it’s not too long or too short.

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Shirt dresses

A shirt dress in winter? Why not? Wear it with a pair of straight-leg trousers and pointed ankle boots for a smart and posh look. Want to show off your silhouette? Cinch your waist with a fun, studded belt.

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Winter doesn’t have to be grey and dreary. With the right pieces for layering, you can still wear your bright and colourful maxi dresses even as temperatures drop. You’ll be a burst of colour in this otherwise gloomy weather. How refreshing!

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