Is there anything more joyful than wearing an item of clothing that's warm and comfortable but still manages to look chic? That, my friends, is the winter dress. It is usually longer and heavier than its summer sister, in sumptuous and tactile fabrics such as velvet and satin. They often come in darker, more mysterious hues—from deep blacks and navy to sparkling metallics. Shorter hems don't require much effort either—you can throw on a pair of 40 deniers and be done with it. No messing about. I know what you're thinking: I'm going a little overboard on my love for the winter dress, however, it really is the greatest gift to us all during the colder months.
When it gets really freezing, you just simply layer a great roll-neck underneath (preferably a black or white version) add tights, a coat and boots and you're warm yet look great. While dark florals are definitely the most talked-about trend of the autumn/winter 2019 season, there are plenty of other styles from more inexpensive labels to the high-end fashion houses.
My personal favourites include a long-sleeved dress from Rixo's new '70s-style prints collection, a dark checked prairie dress from Mango and an incredible dark floral dress from Isabel Marant that comes with bold shoulders—ideal if you don't want to wear something too twee. Finally, my preferred boots of choice are black bikers, but it's all about comfort here, so any pair that you can walk a lot in are ideal. Keep scrolling for my edit of the best winter dresses.