Winter has only just begun, don't get yourself into a styling rut.
As soon as there's a sign of winter (even the subtlest one), I'm quick to pull my favourite knitwear out from hibernation, throw on a pair of trusty mom jeans and get outside fast.
Although both are often referred to as throw-on garments, opting for jeans in the morning means I’ll have to find an ideally proportioned knit to go with them. Meanwhile, a dress acts as a one-hit-wonder, leaving me with much more time on work mornings to think about other important things (like how I’m going to battle my way onto the Luas).
Midi dresses are pretty much the dream: They're comfortable and fabulous all at once. The summer months are when these just-above-the-ankle-length beauties seem to be everywhere, but the truth is that they're better suited for the winter. (Hello, long, warm garment.) Although they might not be the backless floral versions you're used to seeing, winter dresses are just as stylish, if not more.
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Whether short, long, occasion or every day, there’s something just so simple about a dress. It's the flattering item that you can just throw on and go, leaving very little thought about mixing or matching. When it gets really freezing, you just simply layer a great roll-neck underneath (preferably a black or white version) add tights, a coat and boots and you're warm yet look great.
shop the best winter dresses on the high street:
The prettiest winter florals we ever did see.
Floral Printed Bib Midi Dress, €99, & Other Stories
The kind of dress you should wear while sipping hot chocolate.
Burgundy Check Chuck On Midi Dress, €68, Topshop
And you were worried about being cold...
Knitted Polo Neck Dress, €34.99, H&M
Dress With Buttons On Shoulder, €49.95, Zara
A pussy-bow is this season's hottest accessory.
Feather Print Midi Dress, €89, Warehouse
This dress will be the hardest working item you own.
Puff Sleeve Midi Dress, €25.99, Stradivarius
Julia Roberts eat your heart out.
Patterned Dress, €27.99, H&M
Wear to work, wear to brunch - the perfect winter dress.
Floral Split Ruffle Dress, €68, Topshop
BRB, copying this exact outfit.
Striped Tie Waist Shirt Dress, €80, M&S
Wear with a white or black roll underneath for extra warmth.
Floral Button Up Midi Dress, €79, & Other Stories
Slip dresses, not just for Summer. Wear with a roll neck underneath for everyday styling or throw a blazer over for festive nights out.
Slip Dress, €19.99, H&M
Every wardrobe should have at least one leopard print midi dress.
Animal Printed Midi Dress, €59.95, Zara
Speaking of partywear...
Velvet Side Slit Midi Dress, €59, & Other Stories
Main image by @adesuwa