We already know long, flowy maxis are summertime staples, but recently we’ve been seeing these festive frocks showing up all over the winter wardrobe-sphere. Key details like long sleeves, turtlenecks, dark colors and wintry textures like velvet and faux fur make these pieces especially suited for cold weather wear. Swap out your sheer black tights with the runs creeping up the back for a leg-shielding maxi, then have lots of fun piling on accessories for automatic elegance.
A classic neutral turtleneck is the perfect basic layer for a wild striped scarf and exotic cheetah print slide, punching things up without going over the top. A structured geometric bag adds some stiffness to this cozy affair, while a cape/coat combo lets you stay as cozy as you choose in a cool green hue.
We’ll admit that this option could be pulled from your closet at any date on the calendar, but we think the dark blue brimming with sparkling metallic thread lends itself to a cool, breezy night out. The winter white coat provides a smooth backdrop for rainbow earrings and a neon purse to steal the show. Gold velvet mules reflect the metal in the dress without mimicking.
In a cotton version, this button-ed up dress would certainly be more fit for a country house in the heat of summer, but the smooth satin finish in burnt caramel color lets us know it just might be snowing outside. Add in two touches of faux fur with a gilet and bag that could moo at any second for even more prairie inspiration, then tidy things up with a smooth suede boot and matching green silk scarf worn as a headband.
Pair a pink velvet gown with a curvy blazer and sharp black booties for a #bossgirl look with a feminine touch. An oxblood ribbon keeps it girly, while the belt bag keeps all your belongings within arm’s reach.
Florals for spring? Groundbreaking. Florals for winter? Gorgeous. We prefer to let the print speak for itself in this number, complemented by neutral accessories with enough texture (suede, calf hair, resin, metal) to keep it interesting. Long live the long dresses!