Think dresses are just for summer? We say different.
With the simple addition of some tights, layers, boots and coats, dresses can be your go-to - even in the colder months.
This winter season, you can stay warm and stylish in our exclusive range of vintage women’s dresses by following these few simple tips.
Adding a few extra layers beneath your clothes can make a significant difference to your warmth - and when it comes to women’s vintage dresses, there are tons of layering options.
Wear a camisole or a long-sleeved shirt under your dress to keep your body warm. Then, complete the look with a cardigan, vest, coat, or scarf that you like. When it comes to your legs, stockings and thermal leggings can be worn under dresses. And if neither of those is an option, a decent petticoat will keep your legs from freezing!
Keep Your Feet Warm
Nothing is more unpleasant than having chilly, wet feet - and in the winter, these are all too easy to end up with. It's worthwhile to invest in a good pair of winter boots. Whether they're long or short, it's entirely up to you.
Now, we’re not saying you have to sacrifice style for warmth. Paired with a vintage dress, a pair of winter boots can remain stylish and even add a bit of an edge to your look.
When it comes to choosing your boots, we have a few go-to options. Dr Martens are a staple. Not only are they available in a wide range of colours, but they’re also super-sturdy, and will likely last you a lifetime.
It’s all in the details…
One of the most appealing aspects of a winter wardrobe is the variety of small accessories available. Gloves, scarves, hats, and muffs may all be worn with your adorable vintage dresses to make them even more stylish (and a little cosier).
An otherwise boring black coat can be jazzed up with a woolly hat and matching gloves. You could even match the colour of your accessories to the colour of your dress!
Coats, but make them cute!
Layers, shoes, accessories - we’ve touched on it all. But the most important thing to keep you cosy whilst rocking a vintage dress in winter is your coat.
When it comes to choosing a coat, there is a lot to think about. Do you need it to be waterproof? Do you want it to be long or short? Will it keep you warm enough, or will you need to be wearing layers underneath?
Our advice? Pick a coat that will go with the majority of your winter dresses. Choosing a statement coat can be fun, but if you can only wear it with one outfit you may regret it later.
Now, we’re talking about how to style vintage dresses in winter, so obviously, opting for a vintage coat is a must! But finding one that you love can be tricky.
If you want to give a vintage coat a new lease of life, try replacing the buttons with something fresh and bright to add a pop of colour to your ensemble! The best thing about vintage is the possibilities are endless.
Still think dresses are just for summer? We didn’t think so.
Your favourite vintage women’s dresses don’t have to go to the back of your wardrobe for winter. Simply follow our tips, whether it’s layering up, finding some super-warm boots or the perfect coat, and you can wear your favourite vintage dresses all year round.