There’s no denying it now, the winter Christmas crazy party season is just around the corner…diaries will soon be booked up with nights out, office get-togethers, dinners, drinks…you name it…all needing a fabulous outfit to wow your peers with. But, that age-old problem will rear its ugly head when it comes to flimsy party dresses…how do you keep warm?
Now, while there are some of us who live and die by the winter rule of cab to club, meaning that they don’t enter the outside world at all on a night out. Instead opting to jump from a taxi into a venue with the minimum amount of time outside. The majority of us however are forced to step outside to get from a to b and there are a few simple tricks that you can follow to look AMAZING in your skimpy dress but also keep yourself warm while in transit.
First up…tights…now I know, these are not the most attractive accessories to have in your closet but in winter they are a must have. Depending on what dress you choose to wear, I would highly recommend having the appropriate coloured tights to match. That’s why I think black is a great choice for winter nights out, as you can pair with plain or patterned black tights that not only look good but keep your legs cosy and warm. Skin coloured tights don’t really look that great and are also by nature quite thin so won’t keep you as warm as their black counterparts.
Anyway, black is always a more dramatic and sexy vibe for wild nights out!
Or, if you’re a brave sexy mini dress lover and it’s hard for you to give it up even in the cold winter, a pair of knee-high boot is also a good defense against the cold. But NEVER try to match the boots with your knee-length skirt, believe me, this may not make your sexy legs look that long.
Next trick is to invest in a serious winter coat to keep as much heat in as possible when out and about. Definitely choose a long floor length number here. Adds to the flamboyance of your look and keeps not only your body but your ankles warm as well! I would go for a fitted number when picking out a coat. This means you can make you outerwear part of your look by adding on a matching belt to cinch in your waist and complete your night-time silhouette.
If you are a hat person, then by all means this is your time to shine. Hats can add a fun and functional element to your look and can complete an outfit and up your style stakes while still keeping you warm. Berets are a great choice for the Christmas party season, as they seem to remain timeless and elegant and are super snug.
Finally don’t forget some gloves….black leather…are always a good choice. So gorgeous and a really high-end, classy, finishing touch to any look. You could go for a vibrant colour either like a dramatic bright neon pink or a Christmas-y red. Just don’t pick a woolen pair for night time…stick with the more expensive looking style of glove. Remember, you need to have your look in equal parts night owl and snug as a bug!
I love wearing dresses in winter, strangely more so than in the summer. Why? Because certain dresses pair so well with chunky boots and oversized coats. This season I’m all about faux fur and Dr. Martens. Recently, I bought two new pairs of Docs — the Kendra Soft Buck and the Fur-Line Aimilita Grizzly. The Kendra boot is a little more dressy while the Aimilita style can be dressed down with jeans and also looks great with a LBD. I find the combination of a dress, sheer black tights, and tomboy boots to be so sexy without trying too hard — while still feeling warm and cozy.