It’s the age old problem; how does one make their wardrobe work all year around? While seasonal dressing is fun, it’s often times expensive and time consuming to reinvent your wardrobe twice a year. And while there are some pieces that work no matter the weather, summer dresses aren’t one always first on the list.
Often flouncy, colourful and made from thin material, a summer dress is a must when the days are long, but once the weather cools and the mercury drops, there’s nothing worse than being caught out in the cold. However, a love of print and colour extends way beyond the summer months and wearing a fun warm weather dress shouldn’t be halted altogether in winter.
Not every summer dress can be converted into a winter hero, but those that can, should. Go for maxi-length dresses and layer up. From a skivvy to a pair of pants placed underneath, there are options galore. Let your knee-high boots peek through a slit, make leather pants double as stockings or layer up on shirts and tops for a multidimensional take on the humble slip. Need some encouragement? Below, some of our favourite summer dresses as seen in winter — because the cold shouldn’t get in the way of a good outfit.