December 5, 2023 01:35:28

5 Winter Dress Trends to Test-Drive Right Now

Notable Knit Dresses

A notable knit dress is a quintessential winter wardrobe staple season after season—and for a reason. At the top of our shopping list is this color-block number from & Other Stories. Sweater dresses from Potenza Schooler and Loulou Studio are like your favorite striped sweater, but better. A cashmere Chloé turtleneck dress perfectly transitions from the streets to the slopes, while knit dresses from Remain Birger Christensen and Lisa Yang are equally as après-ski appropriate.

Little Black (Midi) Dresses

Like your trusty LBD, but with a bit more to offer, these little black midi dresses deliver each and every time. The minimalist approach is perfect for every day but can be just as dazzling for evenings out. Slinky slip dresses from Reformation and Loewe are soon to be staples in your closet, as is this shirtdress from Cos. Shoulder-baring midis from H&M, Totême, and Ulla Johnson have a special edge.

Perfect Party Dresses

The best part of the cold weather season? The many holiday soirées, of course. This winter, find perfect party dresses slathered in sequins or adorned with feathers from Valentino, HVN, and Zara. Rixo’s metallic midi dress will pair effortlessly with a pair of sheer tights and heeled sandals, while LoveShackFancy’s bubblegum-pink minidress is a full look in itself.

Statement-Making Red Dresses

Statement-making red dresses first dominated the SS23 runways—and now, the retailers have taken notice. This holiday season, nothing stands out quite like a solid red dress, and these from Laquan Smith, Staud, and Gabriela Hearst are sure to secure your spot on the best-dressed list. Solace London’s sleek strapless dress just needs some dazzling jewels to take it to that next level, while gathered midis from Zara and Mara Hoffman add that extra va-va-voom all on their own.

Dare-to-Bare Dresses

Cutout dresses rose to fame this fall and winter thanks to UK-based designer Nensi Dojaka, whose SS23 show sparked a sartorial sensation. (It also doesn’t hurt that Hailey Bieber is a fan of the style). Christopher Esber is equally as known for the dare-to-bare dress, while these from Ganni and Staud may be less expected yet all the more welcome. Jewel-tone cutout dresses from Copernic and Magel Coronel make the perfect party dresses.