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5 Winter Layering Styles to Maximize Your Summer Dresses

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5 Winter Layering Styles to Maximize Your Summer Dresses

With everyone all covered up this winter, it's a pity that you don't get to enjoy all the cute dresses you've been longing to wear. Spring is just a month away, but if you can’t hold off wearing your favorite spring and summer dresses until the snow melts, there’s a way without feeling cold all over. Just follow these five formulas in winter layering and you can make use of your dressy looks despite the snow.

Tulle Dress + Chunky Knits + Jeans / Leggings + Boots

5 Winter Layering Styles to Maximize Your Summer Dresses

Play up with a little whimsy. Grab your tulle dress and pair it with a woolen print knit. To keep you warm, wear black leggings. Or for a more contemporary feel, pick a pair of denim jeans instead! Finish the look with block-heeled boots.

Ribbed Dress + Edgy Jacket

5 Winter Layering Styles to Maximize Your Summer Dresses

Add some edge to your knits by pairing your regular ribbed dress with an edgy jacket. Use a wool base inside your ribbed dress if it has no sleeves. Top off the look with a leather jacket, a padded bomber, or a glamorous faux fur.

V-Neck Dress + Turtleneck + Boots

5 Winter Layering Styles to Maximize Your Summer Dresses

Achieve a classic, retro look by pairing your deep V-neck dress with a turtleneck knit. The lower the neckline, the better. Frilly, flowy dresses create a girly charm; shift dresses give off a smarter, more casual look. Wear knee-high socks and boots to keep your toes toasty.

Strapless Dress + Button-downs + Tights

5 Winter Layering Styles to Maximize Your Summer Dresses

Who says you can’t wear a strapless dress this winter? Just pair it with a warm button-down blouse and you can create an elegant ensemble fit for those special evenings. A pair of tights, or thigh-high boots, will help keep you warm.

Pinafore Dress + Sweater + Boots

5 Winter Layering Styles to Maximize Your Summer Dresses

Pull out your beloved pinafore dress (or denim overall) and pair it with a fluffy sweater for that cutesy look. End the look with comfy combat boots for a touch of contrast.

Other dresses you can wear with proper layering:

  • Slip satin dress + Comfy knits
  • Chambray shirt + Midi sleeveless dress + Ankle Boots
  • Button-downs + Shift dress + Tights

Your best friends in carrying out these dressy ensembles? Thick, warm coats and jackets, tights and chic boots. Now, there's no reason why your favorite dresses should be stuck at the back of your closet until winter bids goodbye. With a bit of creativity – and lots of proper layering – you can enjoy your spring and summer dresses as transitional clothes until the sun finally chases the cold away.