If you´re planning to recycle your summer wardrobe and are wondering how to wear long summer dresses in winter, these style ideas got you covered.
I wore a knitted sweater dress with cowl neck to church one Sabbath and my Puerto Rican friend complimented my look. She asked where I got the dress, I told her that I brought it with me from Bangkok. I also mentioned that since it´s just my second winter here in Europe, I still have more summer dresses than winter coats and jackets.
And then the conversation went into how to wear summer dresses as winter outfits. She said that she´s watching YouTube videos teaching how to layer summer dresses for fall and winter. Well, I personally is an advocate of transitioning summer items into the next seasons, but wearing summer dresses for winter? I need inspirations.
Long summer dresses can be worn in winter and here´s how to do it.
1. Floral Print Maxi Dress with Fur Vest
Dress, Fur Vest, Riding Boots
Go through your maxi dresses and see which is the thickest, you probably can make a winter layering for it. If you have a long-sleeved long dress, the better. Layer under it a fitted pullover and wear thick tights (if it´s really cold, double the tights) to keep you cozy enough under. Wrap up with a fur vest or jacket and slip into a pair of flat riding boots.
2. Pea Coat Over Long Maxi Dress
Coat, Dress, Riding Boots
If your long summer dress is sleeveless, wear over it a white turtleneck, or a jumper in any color that complements the dress, wear tights, and throw on top a black peacoat. Complete with the right black winter riding boots.
3. Double Breasted Jacket Over Long Dress
Jacket, Dress, Scarf, Riding Boots
Whether it´s a double-breasted or single breasted colored jacket you have, it´s perfect to transition a high-low dress, which was a hot trend last summer, or any knee-length dress. Again, wear a stretchable fitted sweater, under or over your dress, add black tights and black riding boots, then accessorize with fur scarf. The sturdier your boots and the thicker your fur scarf, the more you exude a Band of Outsider appeal.
4. Striped Dress with Knee High Boots
Dress, Coat, Knee-high Boot
Remember that stripes dress you had last season? It actually looks great with a double-breasted peacoat. For a glamour look yet still a cozy mix, wear black tights or thigh-high socks under a gorgeous pair of over-the-knee black boots. This entire outfit is a work of black and white which is simply polished.
5. Long Maxi Dress with Shearling Coat
5. White Long Dress with Long Jacket for Winter
6. Long Black Maxi Dress with Long Black Coat
7. Colored Print Maxi Dress with Long Black Coat and White Boots
8. Long Lace Maxi Skirt with Long Shearling Coat
9. Black Cashmere Maxi Dress with Long White Coat
Do you consider the idea of wearing your long summer dresses for winter? Which of the above looks do you think would work fr you when it´s quite chilly outdoor?