How to Style Long Sleeve Dresses: Winter Style Hacks

There are many myths that persist in fashion.

We all know the fake news that you can’t wear two prints together (haven’t they seen the Jagger dress?!) and metals should never been mixed. However, there’s one lie that I find particularly frustrating: dresses are meant just for summer, especially those with shorter hemlines.

As someone who near-exclusively wears minis and midis, I’m always keen to find new ways to style my dresses in autumn and winter.

If, like me, you prefer dresses to skirts or trousers and are looking for ways to incorporate long-sleeved styles into your cold-weather wardrobe, then read on for our winter-proof guide.

All About Neutrals

While summer is the season of bright colours and vibrant prints, autumn and winter usher in warm neutrals like beige, brown and cream. The soft Peony maxi cardigan, suede boots and a cosy winter coat make up this effortless-but-totally-put-together look.

Peony Maxi Cardigan Cream By Pretty Lavish | £52.00

Faux Fur Fun

Yes, it’s finally faux fur season! Snuggle up in this glam gilet, a chic style that you can layer over your fave long-sleeved dresses. While this deep red mini dress is an ideal option for daytime plans, the addition of the gilet means you can wear her to date nights and cocktail bars too.

Wine Floral Printed Pleat Dress By AX Paris | £39.00

A Twist On A Classic

Fuss-free and stylish, this trio will be on our minds all winter. Just slip into a satiny midi dress, throw on an oversized jumper and grab your knee-high boots. While we usually reserve slips for for the evening, this is an easy way to wear them during the daytime.

Callie Knit Jumper Black By Pretty Lavish | £48.00

Staple Shackets

As light as a shirt but warm like your fave winter coats, shackets are such a good option for October’s changeable weather. Layer over a dress, pop on comfy flats or boots and you’re all set! We’ve styled this checked style with the Peony cardigan in green and added white trainers.

Peony Maxi Cardigan Light Green By Pretty Lavish | £52.00

Made-For-Autumn Minis

Wearing your fave minis into winter is as simple as adding a snuggly teddy coat and over-the-knee boots. Perfect for coffee dates, gallery trips and Sunday strolls.

Exclusive Fifi Smock Dress White Leopard By Pretty Lavish | £48.00

No Layers Here!

Sometimes a long-sleeved dress and some cute boots are all you need. On sunny autumn days, wear this lightly-ruffled red midi dress with suede knee-highs.

Full Sleeve Floral Tier Wrap Dress In Maroon Red By TENKI LONDON | £35.00
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