Just because the weather is cool, doesn’t mean you have to pack your summer minis and dresses away till next season. Winter is the perfect time to give those items a new lease on life. If you are not a fan of bearing all that flesh when it comes to wearing mini skirts and dresses, then perhaps it’s time to try some new trends and techniques this winter. There are so many ways to wear dresses and minis in the cooler months.
Even the most self-conscious gal can go out and buy that cute little Cooper St dress she’s had her eye on and still feel comfortable strutting a hemline above the knee.
Tights and Leggings
Tights and leggings are still a big trend this season. We are seeing more and more styles and textures appear on the shelves everyday. Try pairing a floaty, floral dress with some black opaque tights and ankle boots for a super cute look this winter.
Cooper St, Ladakh, Anise and Shilla are pumping out some amazing dresses which are designed to look fabulous with a pair of black tights or even without, as the weather gets warmer.
Black tights or leggings are always a classic look but don’t forget about the other colours out there. Grey, navy, purple, red, yellow or orange tones look great when worn with the right dress. Coloured tights are best to team up with a black or dark dresses. Use coloured tights to pick up on a subtle colour in the fabric.
Neutral tones of grey and navy can look great with either patterned or block coloured dresses. To rock it up a bit, why not try tights with cut outs or side embellishments to wear with an all black dress or oversized t-shirt dress.
Tights work wonderfully back with a patterned mini skirt. Ladakh and Cooper St skirts have a gorgeous range of minis with bright prints and funky styling.
Leggings can be footless or ankle length and are usually a little more substantial in fabric thickness than tights. This gives you a cleaner, smoother look and will work best with tunics. There are loads of tunic style dresses out today, from the button down shirt to the chunky knit.
Long cardis, layered tops and cute jackets can tame the look of the shorter hemlines. These handy items will keep you warm when you want to wear your favourite dress in the colder months. If you’re not sure about the hemline situation, you can tone down the drama by slipping on some black tights and grabbing a lovely, long cardigan.
Something long and flowing can draw the eye down and elongate your silhouette. If all you’re looking for is warmth, you can buy a cropped statement jacket or a sexy leather jacket and work it with a pair of black ankle boots. Teaming this edgy, rock chic with a floaty floral dress is a super hot look this winter and one that we just love, love, love.
Jeans are a fashion favourite for a reason. They can be worn in so many different ways and look great when paired with your favourite long tee or shirt-dress. Obviously the jeans have to be skinny legged and preferably black or dark denim. The aim is to reduce bulk and colour clashes.
This look can work with a chunky knitted tunic or long tees in bright hues or neutral tones. You could try black, skinnies with the new season sheer, black tee-dress for an edgy, urban vibe. Team your dark blue denim with a tribal or warrior style tunic, coupled with a chunky belt and oversized earrings for a perfect weekend look.
So don’t fret if you don’t have the perfect tan or tone on your legs and don’t let the frosty temps keep you from wearing your favourite dresses this winter.