Let’s face it, setting your alarm clock at least two hours earlier than you have for the last two weeks is a hard enough task for January. Then thinking about getting dressed in something that isn’t an elasticated waistband, well it’s enough to make you shut the curtains and turn to hibernation.
The idea of stumbling around your bedroom in darkness trying to put on tights without laddering them, or shimmying yourself into jeans that have become considerably more snug post-Christmas is really no way begin the year. Instead, imagine a life where you chuck on a dress like you did in the summer (but this time with less sweat)? Well, thanks to a particularly mild winter you can do just that.
Much like their summer counterparts, the winter chuck-on dress has a number of easy style rules to follow.
1. Go midi in the length: A maxi dress leaves the potential for a soggy hem (this is England after all) and a mini dress likely involves tights and no one needs that in January.
2. Pick a print: Winter dressing need not mean sombre colours or just ‘winter floral’ looking prints, take on checks and polka dots too.
3. Big boot energy: The only accessory you need for these dresses are a pair of perfect black stomper boots.
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Take a twirl in this delicate Ganni dress to combat your winter blues. Team with a leather jacket and vinyl stomper boots for an easy everyday look.
Blue printed dress, £170, Ganni
Make this dress work for your winter and summer wardrobes by pairing it with a sharp blazer and knee high boots.
Green spotted dress, £145, Kitri
& Other Stories
But a spring in your sartorial step courtesy of & Other Stories printed smock dress. Keep it season by adding in a light cashmere roll neck worn underneath the dressing and finishing the look with white ankle boots.
Printed smock dress, £95, & Other Stories
Polka dots are set to be one of the biggest trend for spring/summer 20 so get yourself one step of the curve now with Zara’s ruffled version.
Ruffled polka dot dress, £49.99, Zara
A denim we can all get on board with post cheese boards. For a casual look pair this dress with box fresh white trainers and a camel coat.
Denim dress, £139, Whistles
Making life even easier (if that’s possible), this Allsaints dress come with a removable knit so you can repurpose it in the summer as the perfect black slip dress.
2-in-1 dress, £158, Allsaints
Undoubtedly the dress shape of 2019, the puff-sleeve smock dress is not slowing down for 2020. The tartan checks add a nice seasonal touch to this Topshop dress.
Checked dress, £49, Topshop
Thanks to its neutral colour and midi length, Holzweiler’s knitted dress is a timeless classic to buy now and wear forever.
Knitted dress, £175, Holzweiler
For those wanting to spring to be here now, this is for you.
Red floral dress, £149, Ghost
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