When the temperatures drop, you are quickly overtaken by one goal: to be warm . To your regret, the question of style is relegated to the background. You say goodbye to your pretty dresses and your beautiful skirts to run, bundle up in a big winter sweater while waiting for the return of the sweetness of spring. However, winter outfits and dress style are not mutually exclusive. To avoid this tragic fate (#drama), here are 5 tips on how to wear a dress in winter .
Sweater dress: the ultimate winter dress
The sweater dress is often scary in women’s fashion. We imagine that the boudine sweater dress, that it accentuates the plump belly and the unsightly bulges. These mistakes that sting the eyes happen, it’s true. But only among the uninitiated of the sweater dress. So once and for all: how to wear the sweater dress?
The trick is to take advantage of the current trend: oversize. Trendy, relaxed, loose and comfortable, the oversized cut suits all body types and all occasions. Here is the unstoppable recipe to wear the sweater dress well without appearing sausage :
- Choose a sweater dress one to two sizes larger than your usual size.
- Choose soft, velvety materials (eg mohair) and large knits.
- Wear your voluntarily loose sweater dress.
- Mark your size if you are thin. Bet on the total loose look with a straight dress if you have shapes.
- Play on the contrasts with “tight” accessories like thigh high boots, a nice hat and a warm and long coat, very long (longer than your dress).
The sweater dress is an exceptional fall / winter ally ! Quick, you need one in your wardrobe.
Summer dress in winter: the layering technique
The summer dress in winter is THE twist to stand out in the winter gray. The idea is to use the onion technique, or layering (all the tips to master layering here), and adapt it to the dress you want to wear. The layering is to superimpose intelligently based layers of clothing of his style, hiscolorimetry and its morphology. And believe me, it’s quite an art! Let’s see some basics.
Under the summer dress
First, add a tank top or long sleeve tee under your strappy or short sleeve summer dress (or even both if you live in the North Pole!). Warning: choose basics close to the body and if possible without seams or with flat seams. Another idea: a pretty lace t-shirt worn under a dress delicately dresses your neckline. Good to know: slip your tank top or t-shirt into your tights, leggings or pants to prevent it from going up and creating an unsightly crease in the middle of your outfit. In addition, impermeability to drafts guaranteed! So much for the first layer.
On the summer dress
Then, it is on the dress that you will add layers of warm clothes. T-shirt, long sleeves, short sleeves and even a sweater over your dress , anything is possible! But also a waistcoat, a jacket, and finally the XXL coat and scarf.
And the summer skirt in winter?
Ruffled skirt, skater skirt, plain, colored or floral, anything goes! Adopt the same layering technique as for the dresses (one or more layers close to the body + t-shirt / sweater over). For a modern touch, tuck your top into the skirt to mark the waist. To reduce the “horizontal widening” effect caused by layering, opt for a long jumper type necklace.
Cheers for color and prints for winter dresses and skirts
Clear and flowery
Above all, above all, above all … play with colors and prints! Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you have to dress all in black and wear a depressing look during the winter months. In addition, black ages by accentuating dark circles and wrinkles (even when you’re young)!
The extra trick
The jacket is the ideal winter garment to structure a fluid outfit. If your winter coat is dark, choose a dress long enough to play with contrasts. Conversely, if you have chosen a colorful coat , play moderation for the dress. A plain, gray or even black dress will look great!
Haro on tights, stockings and fashion accessories!
The layering works wonders to create a trendy look and worked in two steps three movements. A tank top, a long-sleeved t-shirt, a sweater, a jacket and a coat, hop! Your outfit is ready. Ready, but not complete! Beware of extremities such as the head, hands and feet which have the annoying tendency to cool quickly in winter (and stay frozen until evening).
Keep your head warm
Cover your head with a nice real wool beanie, a thick scarf or a wool hat to retain 30% of your body heat which evaporates in the freezing cold of winter. For example, this Frenchy beret alone boosts any outfit.
Protect the neck from the sneaky little wind
For the neck, think of a nice thick scarf, a wool scarf or even a chunky knit snood. In addition to the practicality, they are real fashion accessories that boost your style even in the heart of winter.