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, organized by price.
$100 or Less
Mango Leopard-Print Shirt Dress ($80)
We're way too excited about this leopard-print Mango steal.
& Other Stories Ribbed Mock Neck Maxi Dress ($69)
Pair this with a black leather trench for an added layer of warmth.
Zara Pleated Dress ($36)
This full-coverage Zara dress is perfect for winter.
Mango Wrap Knitted Dress ($80)
We're here for Mango's winter version of a wrap dress.
ASOS Design Curve Button Through Midi Tea Dress ($57)
Perfect for work or even a casual wedding.
$200 or Less
Pixie Market Renata Zebra Print Dress ($169)
You can't go wrong with zebra print and puff sleeves.
The Reformation Drake Dress ($148)
Leave it to Reformation to design the perfect slinky sweater dress.
Mango Geometric Print Dress ($120)
This geometric-print dress is perfect for the office.
& Other Stories Smocked Ruffle Hem Midi Dress ($149)
The bell sleeves and mermaid silhouette elevate this simple black dress.
Rahi Cher Mixed Plaid Maxi Dress ($185)
Mix and match in this plaid dress from Rahi.
$300 or Less
Rotate Birger Christensen Gathered Plissé Satin-Jersey Midi Dress ($230)
We're never getting over this pink number from Rotate Birger Christensen.
The Reformation Valentin Dress ($248)
This high-necked Reformation dress comes in two more colors.
Frankie Shop Zoeyy Khaki Green Leather Wrap Dress ($269)
If you're looking for a truly warm dress, go for leather.
Réalisation The Vivienne ($250)
Take a note from Réalisation and style this dress with white cowboy boots.
The Reformation Carmelina Dress ($298)
Meet your 2019 holiday party dress.
$400 or Less
Nanushka Yai Mini Dress ($315)
Pair this animal-print Nanushka minidress with tights for added warmth.
Staud Devon Dress ($330)
We can't resist a good Staud find.
Rixo Jess Animal-Print Crepe Midi Dress ($370)
What's not to love about red leopard print?
Rotate Birger Christensen Wrap Long Dress ($313)
This full-coverage wrap dress is perfect for the holidays.
Baum Und Pferdgarten Alexondra Dress ($378)
We love the pleating on this Baum Und Pferdgarten piece.
$500 or Less
Ganni Leopard Print Midi Dress ($420)
You can't go wrong with a Ganni leopard-print dress.
Acne Studios Dimara Satin Shirt Dress ($470)
This full-coverage satin shirtdress is incredibly versatile.
Jacquemus La Robe Maille Azur in Blue ($472)
Unbutton this Jacquemus dress to create a folded neckline, waist cutouts or split hem.
Rotate Ruffle Velvet Dress ($485)
This ruffled velvet dress was made for the festive holiday season.
Vince Wrap Tie Dress ($445)
Vince is always a go-to for gorgeous silk pieces.
$600 or Less
Jacquemus Knitted Striped Dress ($527)
This Jacquemus knitted dress looks so cozy.
Ganni Silk Jacquard Dress ($520)
You can't go wrong with two-toned Ganni.
Nanushka Kemper Knotted Dress in Milky Way ($560)
We love this "milky way" print.
Rodebjer Julinka Occasion Dress ($550)
Winter definitely calls for a bubblegum pink dress.
Les Reveries Snake Print Pussy Bow Midi Dress ($585)
This 100% silk snakeskin-print dress is a favorite.
Sies Marjan Nara Ruched Satin Dress ($1195)
This teal satin dress is what holiday dressing dreams are made of.
Nanushka Rosana Belted Vegan Leather Dress ($680)
You'll never get cold in this vegan leather Nanushka number.
Cecilie Bahnsen Tia Velvet Midi Dress ($1240)
This elegant velvet dress is perfect for the holidays.
Victoria Beckham Long Sleeve Dolman Midi ($1850)
We love the dolman sleeves on this patterned Victoria Beckham dress.
Rejina Pyo Button-Down Belted Midi Dress ($713)
We're here for this dress and boot combination.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
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