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These versatile dresses will keep you looking put together this winter

Just because it's cold doesn't mean you can't look cute, right?

Winter is no friend to those who enjoy wearing dresses. No matter how many layers you put on, or how thick your tights are, the cold wind always manages to find a way to chill you to the bone. But wearing pants all the time gets boring and isn’t always possible. On top of that, along with the holidays, comes plenty of parties and gatherings, making quick wardrobe changes from work to party-friendly outfits or meeting up with family difficult at times. Here for your convenience are 7 versatile dresses that will get you ready for any winter celebration.

1. A dress for the office and a party

A woman poses, smiling with her left elbow resting on her right hand, which is resting against her waist. She smiles slightly, has dark wavy hair and wears big gold hoops. She wears a turtleneck pinstriped velvet dress with a hanky hem and tall black boots
[Image Description: A woman wearing a turtleneck pinstriped velvet dress with a hanky hem and tall black boots] Photo via Asos.
The pinstripes on this velvet dress paired with some boots or low heels say work-ready, but the velvet says party. Wear this to office festivities or if you don’t have time to go home and change for after-hours gatherings.

2. The first impression dress

A person with long curly dark hair poses, staring at the viewer, holding her fist to her chin while grabbing the turtleneck of her grey sweater dress. She wears a black faux-leather belt around her waist
[Image Description: A person with long curly dark hair poses,  grabbing the turtleneck of her grey sweater dress. She wears a black faux-leather belt around her waist] Photo via Asos.
For those strange, awkward encounters like going on a first date or meeting your partner’s parents for the first time, you want something classy but not stiff. Something that encapsulates you and is a little fun. This sweater dress looks great paired with a belt and will keep you warm while you charm people with your winning smile and personality. 

3. The “new year, new me” dress

A woman in midstep looks at the viewer. She wears a metallic long sleeved dress with a tie around the middle and strappy stiletto heels. She has long dark hair and big hoop earrings
[Image Description: A woman wearing a metallic long-sleeved dress with a tie around the middle and strappy stiletto heels.] Photo via Asos.
The New Year always seems to lead to a lot of anxiety and pressure that focuses on having a special, big night. Sometimes the best thing can be staying in with friends, playing games, and watching a movie on Netflix. Whether you decide to head out or stay in, this metallic dress will add some pizzazz to your night. You can even wear it again for a birthday or holiday party.

4. A comfy dress that still looks like you tried

An image of someone from the nose down wearing a red and black plaid dress. The person is holding the skirt of the dress out and posing with their other hand resting on their neck
[Image Description: A woman wearing a red and black plaid dress.] Photo via Amazon.
Let’s face it – the best part about visiting family is being lazy, watching tv, reading, and eating good food. If you want to look like you put some effort into your outfit but still want to hit maximum comfort, this plaid dress is the one. Just add some nice earrings and heels if you need to jazz it up. 

5. The dress you’ll be wearing all winter long

A long wool dress with wide bell sleeves and thinner wool sleeves underneath. There are two big pockets on the front
[Image Description: A long wool dress with wide bell sleeves and thinner wool sleeves underneath. There are two big pockets on the front] Photo via DressLily.
One of the best parts of winter is outdoor activities like ice skating or skiing! If you want to head out the door in style but still want to stay warm, slip on this wool number. It’s got long sleeves guaranteed to keep you warm and pockets for your phone, keys, or wallet.

6. The perfect travel dress

A photo from the chin down of a person with shoulder length blonde hair. They wear a long sleeve burgundy dress with pockets. They wear a silver necklace with a small pendant and stand leaning slightly to the left with their hands in the pockets
[Image Description: A woman wearing a long sleeve burgundy dress with pockets.] Photo via Amazon.
Visiting family often means lots of travel time. If you’re dreading the long plane (or car or train) ride, this flowy dress will soothe some of your worries. Not only is it comfortable but it’s got pockets, and comes in so many colors.

7. The perfect winter dress to wear at your next cocktail party

A purple beaded sleeveless flapper-style dress with fringe along the bottom
[Image Description: A purple beaded sleeveless flapper-style dress with fringe along the bottom] Photo via Amazon.
If you need a dress for a formal event but don’t want to buy one that you’ll never wear again, this dress might be your answer. Not only is it stylish without being over the top, but it could work as a holiday dress or a flapper costume.

 

Wearing dresses in the cold months doesn’t have to be a pain. Just one of two of these could work for multiple occasions. Mix and match. But most importantly have fun!