There's a new season on the way, and with it, a whole host of items to invest in. The first on our agenda has to be finding the best winter dresses.
Dresses are a staple part of any new season wardrobe, and with the arrival of autumn we’ve made it our mission to find all the best winter dresses out there.
From midi to maxi and printed to pencil – there are so many winter dresses out there, the options are endless. It’s great to have choice, but it can be tough to navigate the trends, so we’ve made life that little bit easier for you and rounded up the coolest styles to snap up right now.
Naturally, were leaning towards all things knitted, as well as styles with a longer sleeves or detailed cuffs – and the high street has offered up plenty of styles that fit the bill.
Zara and Mango have taken on fashion’s hottest AW16 trends, with 70s-inspired billowy-sleeved dresses lining the rails. Ruffled details are also a key trend and we’ve got plenty of pretty options in our edit.
If you’re looking to invest in something that makes more of a statement, check out the fash-pack favourite Ganni. With its dreamy silk printed maxi dresses and office-appropriate shirt dresses, instate this Danish brand as your go-to label for something extra-special.
If it’s a show-stopper you’re after, head to Topshop, French Connection and Hobbs where you’ll find some gorgeous evening dresses.
Hero buys this season include shirt dresses, denim dresses, ribbed sweater dresses and anything with a sporty twist. We’ve found the perfect boxy weekend dress in COS, but if you’re after a designer label, London-based brand Marques Almeida have added a sporty twist to their hallmark denim wares.
If you’re updating your workwear wardrobe, Finery and Warehouse are full of directional but office-appropriate styles. Or, perhaps you have a diary full of parties and winter weddings, in which case we advise you check out our gallery of the perfect Christmas party dresses and wedding guest dresses, too.
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Deciding what to wear on dark winter mornings will never feel like a chore with this simple but stylish jumper dress.
Baby pink surprised us as the strongest colour trend this season. Just add silver accessories to this romantic dress and you’re ready to hit the dancefloor.
This semi-sheer floral guipure-lace dress will see you through many events in style. Our favourite detail is the crepe ruffle-trimmed neckline.
Keep summer vibes alive by adding this boho-style dress to your winter wardrobe.
Layer a poloneck underneath this denim dress and leave a couple of buttons open for a relaxed weekend look.
Made from luxe Italian cotton corduroy, wear this dress with Oxford brogues for a preppy but cool office look.
We love the cool cut-out detail at the back of this dress.
Simply add over-the-knee boots and swaddle yourself in this cozy Monki dress on cold days.
Print-lovers will appreciated this pretty Zara dress.
This festive little dress is perfect for Christmas Day.
Velvet is the hero trend of the season – ensure you make an entrance to your next big do in this floor-skimming gown.
Cosy but cool, this ribbed basic will serve you well all winter long.
Directional but professional, save this dress to break out for important meetings.
This is the dress on every fashion editor’s wishlist this season. Snap it up before it sells out.
Frills and ruffles are the details du jour this season.
Another simple and chic jumper dress to add to your winter wardrobe.
We love the sporty zipped neck on this Marques Almeida dress. Wear it with luxe white trainers and a cool backpack.
With its cool cowl neck detail this dress is office appropriate and dance-floor ready.
Make an entrance in this elegant show-stopper.
Featuring on on-trend knotted waist detail, update your workwear with this super-cool shirt dress.
This dress makes weekend dressing easy: just slip it on, add converse and go.
COS’s sporty dress has a boxy, relaxed fit, wear it with trainers for slick weekend style.
Wear this printed dress with flat loafers to work, then dress it up with stilettos at the weekend.
Just add stacked velvet platforms for perfect cocktail hour attire.
This dress is an absolute show-stopper. Steal the show at your Christmas party with this directional printed dress.