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    How To Wear A Maxi Dress In Winter

    How To Wear A Maxi Dress In Winter - NALÈ

    Maxi dresses are a wardrobe staple for every closet and are often associated with summer. They are one of the easiest outfits to throw on in a hurry and can be layered and styled in a variety of ways.

    Who said maxi dresses should only be worn during the summer when you can layer them in different styles and still look chic?

    Here’s how to nail that look effortlessly with a maxi dress while keeping warm and cosy.


    1. Sweaters and Cardigans


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    Sweaters and cardigans are one piece of a wardrobe that never runs out of style and trend. They come in different sizes, colours, fabrics and textures. One way to wear a maxi dress in winter is to layer it in cosy sweaters or cardigans. For an effortless look, go for chunky knitted sweaters or oversized sweaters in neutral tones like grey, camel or beige. A long cardigan layered over a maxi dress gives a sleek and sophisticated look. To add visual interest to your outfit, choose cardigans with different textures and intricate patterns.


    2. Leather Jackets or Moto Jackets

     ASOS - grey jacket
    COS - black jacket
    M&S - White jacket
    Jane and Tash - Flannels - brown jacket

    Pairing your maxi dress with a leather or moto jack gives an edgy look. The rugged edge of the jacket creates a trendy ensemble. A classic black leather jacket gives a timeless appeal while a moto jacket in a bold colour like burgundy or navy for a modern twist. Accessorise with a chunky scarf and statement earrings for added earth and style.


    3. Turtlenecks and Tights

     COS - black / white turtle neck falke - tights
    hollandcooper - brown turtle neck

    Wearing a turtleneck top or sweater underneath keeps you warm during winter. To accessorise, a chunky scarf and statement earrings create a stylish and on-trend look. You can also opt for a fitted turtleneck to complement the colour of the maxi dress. Pair with tights or leggings to keep your leg warm while still showing off your polished look. Add ankle boots or knee-high boots for warmth and the perfect finish to your style.


    4. Coats and Scarves

     Mango - black coat reiss - brown coat/scarf
    Vivienne Westwood - red scarf

    A stylish coat and scarf can elevate your entire ensemble. For timeless elegance, either pick a pea coat or a coat in a classic silhouette like a trench coat. You can opt for a statement piece like a coat in a bold colour or a print pattern. A maxi dress can be layered with a coat and a scarf added to it either in a matching or complementary colour to keep exposed parts of your body like your chin and neck covered. Complete the look with a beanie hat and a pair of gloves.


    5. Boots and Hats

     Free people - cream hat/boot
    Boohoo - black hat and white boots

    There is a wide range of boots to pick from with choices like knee-high boots and ankle boots. Boots can come with chunky heels or embroidered details for added elegance. To top it off, add a fedora hat or beanie to keep your head warm and add a chic finish to your outfit. You can also add some jewellery, earrings and necklace for an added flair.


    Can You Wear A Maxi Dress To A Winter Wedding?

    Maxi dresses make a fantastic outfit for weddings regardless of the season. There are a couple of factors to consider when choosing to wear a maxi dress to a winter wedding. The choice of fabric and style of the maxi dress is something to consider before attending the wedding. For warmth and elegance, velvet, satin and brocade are the fabrics to consider. Winter weddings can be chilling and you need to properly layer your maxi dress with a stylish coat, scarf and footwear to not only keep you warm but also keep you in style.

    Can You Wear Tights With A Maxi Dress? 

    Layering your clothes during the winter is one way to keep the cold out and this includes pairing your maxi dress with tights to offer warmth. They are a versatile wardrobe option for various occasions. Choose colours that complement your maxi dress, and fabrics with thicker materials like wool-blend or microfiber which are known to keep the body warm.

    How Do You Wear A Maxi Dress With A Sweater?

    When the winter is harsh, it is better to layer your maxi dress with a thick sweater and also add tights or leggings under the dress to keep you warm. You can opt for lighter sweaters when the winter isn’t so much. A sweater can be worn with a maxi dress.


    Winter doesn't have to stop you from wearing your maxi dress. And because it is an easy outfit, it is not selective and if layered properly and styled with accessories, you can create an effortless and trendy look for any occasion even in winter.




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