Getting dressed in winter does not come without its challenges. Not only do the subzero temperatures unceremoniously eliminate half your wardrobe, but your outfits are also no longer just a vehicle for self-expression and creativity—they must be practical, weather-appropriate, and most importantly, warm.
Because a large percentage of dresses are none of these things, they tend to collect dust in our closets from November to April. But we'd argue that with the right layers, footwear, undergarments, and dresses can be a staple in any winter wardrobe.
Take the below warm dresses, for example—they feature heavier, more insulating fabrics like velvet and leather, in addition to high necklines and/or long sleeves designed to keep you comfortable. We recommend investing in a few thick pairs of high-quality tights as well as a stylish but warm winter coat or two to layer over top. Below, shop the warm dresses we have our eye on this season.
Zara Long Knit Dress ($90)
The ideal winter dress with the turtleneck and longline silhouette.
Eloquii Mini Turtleneck Sweater Dress ($100)
Love the idea of teaming this dress with knee-high boots.
Mango Jersey Shirtdress ($80)
There's actually a trendy polo design on this one.
Ninety Percent Cutout Long Sleeve Dress ($165)
Directional with the cutout.
Pixie Market Knit Bolero and Dress Set ($144)
The coordinating bolero is so fashion-forward.
Topshop Jersey Ribbed Long Sleeve Midi Dress ($58)
A chic ribbed dress option.
H&M Hooded Sweatshirt Dress ($25)
A sweatshirt dress just seems so cozy.
Free People Iris Midi Dress ($78)
So pretty with the buttons on the sleeves.
Leith Wrap It Up Sweater Dress ($69)
Can't beat a pretty wrap dress.
Who What Wear Dress ($40)
Add a pair of booties, and you're set.
Madewell Re(sourced) Georgette Smocked-Neck Midi Dress ($158)
A very pretty print.
BP. Easy Crewneck Long Sleeve Sweater Dress ($49)
The name says it all—easy.
Violeta by Mango Faux-Leather Dress ($120)
Wear this dress as is or with leggings or tights.
Treasure & Bond Long Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater Dress ($79)
The zipper mock-neck is very of the moment.
Vero Moda Tie Waist Long Sleeve Sweater Dress ($69)
An effortless silhouette.
ASOS Rib Dress ($56)
The balloon sleeves are a nice touch.
Ganni Melange Knit Dress ($245)
The square neckline? A+.
Opt Alana Dress ($145)
Make that statement.
Club Monaco Knit Button Front Dress ($160)
You can wear this dress like this or open with jeans and a top.
Wayf Lola Sweater Dress ($98)
The puff sleeve is so sweet.
Simon Miller Rib Knoll Dress ($198)
The one-shoulder is incredibly trend-forward.
Everlane The Cotton Mockneck Dress ($50)
Talk about cozy.
All in Favor Brushed Jersey Long Sleeve Dress ($49)
Allsaints Hera Leppo Sweater & Slipdress ($299)
This combo is quite unique.
Z Supply Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt Dress ($78)
And another great sweatshirt dress.
Line & Dot Gianna Leopard Sweater Dress ($104)
Anna Quan Mara Ribbed Cotton Maxi Dress ($375)
The flared sleeves add a playful spin.
Sister Jane Idle Polka Dot Maxi Dress ($261)
So cool with sneakers.
& Other Stories Belted Pleated Asymmetric Midi Dress ($149)
The asymmetric hem is fresh.
Nanushka Canaan Belted Ribbed-Knit Turtleneck Midi Dress ($385)
A beautiful sweaterdress.
Beaufille Vera Dress ($480)
One word. Stunning.
A.L.C. Giselle Dress ($595)
Basically any shoe style would pair flawlessly with this beauty.
AG Chelden Long Sleeve Midi Dress ($238)
Simple and striking.
Vero Moda Gaiva Slit Front Long Sleeve Midi Sweater Dress ($69)
A modern look with trousers.
French Connection Babysoft Mock Neck Sweater Dress ($98)
The perfect dress to show off your boots.
This post has been updated from the original publish date.
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