One of my favorite parts about summer is that you can just throw on a breezy maxi dress and look instantly cute and put-together. Meanwhile, in winter, there’s really no such thing as a throw on and go outfit. Even if you’re going with my favorite go-to winter piece, the sweater dress, there’s tights to contend with, and then you’re still freezing because even with wool ones, they’re never that warm.
That’s why I love wearing maxi dresses in winter. They’re long and breezy so you can layer leggings or heavy tights underneath. Yes, layers under and/or over are still required, but they offer more coverage than any other dress, and they’re somewhat unexpected for winter, which I love.
The best part? You don’t need to buy a new set of maxi dresses for cold weather. Just follow these tips for styling your fave maxi dresses for winter.
- Wear tights or leggings underneath.
- Add boots — ankle or knee boots work. Or try sneakers for a more comfy option. Heels work for dressier occasions.
- Layer a thin turtleneck underneath.
- For added warmth, try a moto jacket, chunky cardigan, or fur vest on top.
- Or wear a chunky sweater over to turn your maxi dress into a skirt.
Check out more ideas for how to wear a maxi dress in winter.
Layer a turtleneck underneath.
Top it with a fur coat.
Layer a long-sleeve shirt under and a moto jacket over.
Top it with a blazer + a huge scarf.
Layer a turtleneck underneath + cropped jacket on top.
Add a baseball jacket + pumps.
Throw a chunky sweater over it.
Top it with a moto jacket and a scarf to add edge.
Wear pants underneath instead of tights for a sleek minimalistic look.
Wear a long cardigan on top.
Add a blazer + a trench coat + a fur vest + scarf.
Wear a jacket + puffy vest + scarf on top.
Double up on jackets.
Shop My Favorite Maxi Dresses for winter: