Cold weather is here, which means heavier fabrics, and more layers. While many folks love the warm summer months, some love the chill of winter. Why? Because they can wear the best fashion-forward clothing this time of year.
Winter clothing has so many options compared to warmer months. Scarves, muffs, shawls, and fuzzy coats are just the tip of the fashion iceberg. But the best part of dressing for winter is the dresses. There are so many styles, patterns, and incredible materials to choose from. And of course, there are the fun parties and formal occasions where you can show off your fresh looks.
Read on to learn more about upcoming trends in winter dresses.
Patterned Winter Dresses
Patterns are definitely in this winter. Plaids, stripes, assorted prints, and especially patches. Patchwork dresses are an upcoming trend you will see over the next couple of seasons. They have lots of seams but play well to the retro-flavored accessories hitting the online stores. Longer hemlines are normal for dresses this time of year. You will find formal skirts and dresses are reaching mid-calf and lower. One welcome trend is bright, cool colors. Expect to see ice blues and mint greens this winter. Fringe is also making a comeback. Though impractical for workwear, it is perfect for special holiday events. Also, be on the lookout for puffy sleeves. Light diaphanous fabrics are all the rage. Thankfully, the designers are lining these lovely creations with lush silks and rayons to keep you warm.
Much of the business and retail world is online now, and work outfits are becoming decidedly more casual. Of course, when you are in an online meeting, you want to look fabulous from the chest up. But for those who still go into the office regularly, you need a professional wardrobe. Though many retailers are now online-only such as Dress Barn, you can find excellent deals on womens dresses by checking out their website and browsing their collections. Puffy sleeves are trending both in formal wear and workwear. And a welcome comeback is the shirt dress. They are comfortable, flattering on all body types, and suitable for work and casual events. Designers are making them in comfortable jersey fabrics and cottons.
Sweater dresses are the easiest and coziest choice for winter. They are simple, yet keep you warm and are easy to accessorize! There are so many options when it comes to sweater dresses. So what do you wear with your beautiful new sweater dress? Chains layered over more chains. Jewelry is embracing the chain trend, so snag a few bracelets and necklaces now. Pearls are also making a comeback, but these are not your mother’s pearls. Long pearl necklaces layered on top of each other are all over the runway this season. If you can’t afford the real deal, brightly colored beads will work just fine. Footwear is reviving thick-soled boots for the winter, and for playful types, the Mary Jane shoes are re-emerging. Brilliant cashmere scarves and sweaters are perfect to drape around your shoulders. You will also discover more wool blended scarves and gloves at your online store. Like formal wear, you will discover fringe on handbags and purses this winter. Expect to see chain handles and cooler-toned leathers.