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The trees have all shed their leaves and there’s not even a hint of warmth in the air. Ahhhh yes it’s late Fall now, so close to Winter! While I’ve packed most of my Spring and Summer clothing away, there are a few key pieces I have left out purposely.
You may not realize it but it’s quite fun to wear a mini dress even when it’s cold out! Today I’m going to show you 3 Ways to Wear a Mini Dress in Winter featuring the Glimmering Lights Mini Dress by Free People. I’ve used the same dress in all three looks but you don’t have to. This is all about showing what to wear with the mini dress.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this work:
- Layers. Preferably both a cardigan and a jacket.
- Tights. I like to wear nude tights as long as possible, but opaque tights totally work too.
- Weatherproof shoes. I’ve got three options in this post.
First up a very boho take on the dress. That’s fitting since it’s a Free People piece! The first of my three outfit ideas for mini dresses in the Fall and Winter focuses on warming the dress up with some faux fur and a leather moto. Even in the snow, how cute would this look be?
The highlight of shooting this outfit was without a doubt the moment a NYPD mounted officer agreed to let his horse, Clyde, join the shoot for a moment!! As far as the outfit goes, three different length layers help to bring visual interest to my look. A longer middle layer makes the dress look longer and also assists the jacket in drawing attention to my hourglass waist, hiding somewhere under the dress!
In my second of 3 Ways to Wear a Mini Dress in Winter or Fall, multiple layers again come into play.
This very city chic outfit is a great excuse to show off these killer boots! They come in both regular and wide calf. I love the black uppers with the wood-colored heel. An over the knee boot might be too much with a mini dress, but a knee-high boot works perfectly.
Meanwhile the long waterfall cardigan and faux leather jacket combine as playful layers over the dress. I love how the waterfall cardi moves as I walk! I can wrap it around me more if the day is particularly cold. The leather moto however provides excellent warmth for those cold low sun days!
In my final look, a bit of fun with color is on tap.
Whether it’s a bit of color, a city chic ensemble or a boho outfit, the keys to making a mini dress work in cold weather is layers and making sure everything beyond the dress is weather appropriate! I hope you’ve enjoyed these three Outfit Ideas for Mini Dresses in Fall and Winter. I’ll have another post with 3 outfit ideas for one item next week!
In the meantime, here are some mini dress options I love right now. There are three different shoppable boutiques below!