When it comes to dressing for winter, it’s tempting to instantly opt for jeans and boots and the coziest, chunkiest sweater we own. But if you love wearing dresses, you don’t have to abandon them for the season. There’s plenty of ways to wear mini dresses and show off your legs and still be snug enough in the cold and not look like you’ve stepped out into the wrong season!
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Let’s kick off with our top winter mini dresses and below, we look at a few extra things you can add to your winter wardrobe to make sure you can wear your mini dresses all year round.
Knitted Mini Dresses
Knitted dresses are a great way to style a shorter look with a warm twist. From seriously chunky to fine knit and super-soft, choose from classic wrap styles and stretchy minis for ultimate all-day comfort.
Long-Sleeve Casual Mini Dresses
Keeping it casual is easy with a mini dress. Styled with anything from sneakers to ankle boots, choose relaxed fits and long sleeves for a look that works no matter what the season.
Cozy, cute and easy to style and layer for winter, shop jumper dresses for a look that can take you from work to the weekend. Versatile and flattering on all body shapes, looser fits pair best with long boots and layer easily with a chunky winter coat.
Leather Mini Dresses
If you want to seriously up the ante, opt for leather this season, a huge look from fashion week. Choose tailored styles with long sleeves for winter and style with semi-sheer black tights for some serious sass no matter where you’re going.
Going Out Winter Dresses
If you’re heading out this winter and want some real glam but with a little more cover, a long sleeve mini dresses and heels combination is your go-to look. Opt for plush fabrics like velvet and dark and rich colors for a super-wintery head to toe look.
How to Wear Mini Dresses This Winter
Every single one of our winter mini dress picks from Shop It To Me can be styled for this season. Just add the right accessories and you don’t have to cover up just because it’s chilly!
Here are some of our favorite ways to style up a shorter dress for winter.
Get Grungy with Combat Boots
Combat boots are huge for this season – bigger than ever – and the chunkier the boot, the better. Style both flat and heeled lace-up combat boots with tights and a mini dress for a cute look with a grungy edge.
Lengthen Your Legs with Over the Knee Boots
Over the knee boots are a classic piece that start to make their way out as soon as the leaves turn auburn in fall. They add almost full cover when wearing a mini dress and leave just a touch of skin on show. Choose dresses that aren’t super fitted if you have quite a bit of a gap between the bottom of your dress and the top of your boots.
A great modest way to style is to choose dresses that hit just around the top of your boots or just over so that no skin is on show until you walk and move.
Long boots like this are super versatile as they can also be styled with midi skirts and dresses as well as your go-to skinny jeans.
Stuart Weitzman is known for beaut quality over-the-knee boots that nail the fit, perfect for pairing with mini dresses. With both heeled and flat styles, black is classic and the different nude options mean there’s a shade for every skin tone. They’re not the cheapest boots out there but that’s due to the quality and fit and makes them a staple that you’ll keep for years to come.
If you’re on the hunt for a more affordable option, these brands have also got the look down.
Make It Edgy with Loose-Fit Knee-High Boots
A contemporary look that is huge this season and a chic alternative to fitted over the knee boots is knee-high, loose-fit, slouchy boots. These boots should go up to the middle of your knee, showing just the top and can be worn with super-short dresses or longer, midi length dresses and skirts.
Top tip – for a modern look, avoid styling these types of boots with skinny jeans as it makes the overall look feel dated.
Add the Cosiest Coat
Don’t forget to think about layering when considering wearing a mini dress this winter. The hottest coat styles this season are over-the-top, super chunky and extra-long teddy and faux fur coats. So, wear whatever mini dress you like and just style it up with a blanket-style, super-warm cozy coat.
Take Your Cardigan Game Up a Notch
As well as a cozy winter coat, you can style a mini dress with the cardigan of the season – the longline blanket cardigan. This trend is all about finding cardigans with some serious snuggly points. So, think extra-thick fabrics, longline cuts, and oversized fits. If you find one you love but it doesn’t look like it’s chunky and oversized enough for you, the benefit of a cardigan is you can size up as much as you like and it never looks too big. It just gets cozier!
Always Have Patterned Tights
Patterned tights are back with a bang this season and that makes it even easier to style a mini dress for winter. Opt for classic polka dot tights for a fashion blogger-inspired look or get creative with anything from floral prints to leopard. Make sure you have a few pairs of these in your lingerie drawer this winter.
Finish with a Cute Winter Hat
You can’t go wrong with a winter hat this season. From fluffy berets to crystal and pearl-embellished beanie hats, all winter hats are in style so add a couple to your wardrobe and it makes any mini dress feel a touch more wintery.
If you’re into mini dresses, don’t let go of a style favorite just because the temperature drops. Add some tights and chunky boots to your wardrobe and layer your dress with your coziest coat and you don’t have to stick to jeans and thermals, no matter how cold it gets this winter. Get creative with your looks and show off your legs all year round with our top winter mini dresses. Shop high street and designer fashion with a little help from Shop It To Me and discover this season’s winter clothing with up to 70% off, online right now.
Keep your eyes on the blog this season for more top tips on how to style your wardrobe, our best buys in every category, and everything from our best designer dupes to our top Christmas gift ideas -> coming soon!!