7 Winter Dresses To Defy Your Seasonal Dress Prejudices

Let's be honest, guys. Winter dressing is pretty much the worst. Somewhere around late November, a light jacket draped over your sweater-clad shoulders gives way to 3 long sleeved shirts layered underneath a sweater topped off by a parka. Suddenly, it's just too damn cold for your primary main objective not to be "warmth at all costs." Many people consider this the time to say adieu to Fall dresses and hello to jeans all day everyday in the interest of not freezing your calves off. These folks haven't discovered the glory of a winter-friendly dress.

If you're looking for a sartorial alternative to the season of obligatory pants, check out these frocks that'll hold up great in the winter. Just grab a pair of sweater tights, a cardigan, and you'll be looking chill throughout the freeze.

Navy Leopard

This is the kind of dress you’d wear so often, your co-workers would start to suspect you don’t own other clothing.

Midi-Length Leopard Dress, $130 & Other Stories

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Take Me to Cozy Town

A slouchy sweater dress is basically the closest thing to a street-friendly snuggle. Take advantage of his knowledge.

Grenalda Cowlneck $158, Anthropologie

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The White (+ Black) Stripes

Just ‘cause it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to forget that you’ve not a body underneath all of that insulating outerwear.

Lilium Dress, $148, The Reformation

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Party in the front, business in the back

A whole new way to tie your sweater around your waist.

Knot Me Sweater Dress, $98, Nasty Gal

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Winter florals will keep you cheery during hibernation.

Bloomsbury Floral Print Minidress, $130, Nordstrom

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Sunrise, Sunset

It’s so great to be in nature, or rather, to be wearing nature.

Tracy Reese 3/4 Sleeve Digital Print Sheath, $348, Bloomingdales

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Simple LBD

Throw on a blodly-printed duster, a pair of lace-up platforms, and a bib necklace with this LBD and you’re ready to hit the town.

RACHEL Rachel Roy Long-Sleeve Semi-Sheer Belted Shirtdress, $75, Macy’s

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