The burgundy dress was an extra addition to the winter capsule wardrobe. I like variety and I like to have fun with clothes, so it was great to play with the different silhouette of this dress.

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A dress can be versatile too. As you know I like to wear them over pants, which makes for a warm and comfortable. look. You can also easily layer it over some warm shirt. I wore the booties with nude knee-high tights and some extra (invisible) short socks for extra warmth.

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What you do need to take into account is that a tight dress like this needs a good bra. I usually grab my most comfortable bra but since this dress is tight AND has a very high waistline, getting the right bra is essential. I’m not wearing the best bra in these pictures (please see the bottom picture for a better one) and have since moved to my most uplifting bra getting the girls as high as possible in this dress.

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I also like this column of color look layering with my asymmetrical vest.

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It also looks great with my plaid scarf…

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and blue poncho.

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How to keep your legs warm when wearing dresses in winter?

One option is of course to wear your dress over skinnies as I showed you above. If you like to wear your dress on its own it’s important to get good tights or leggings.

Read our ultimate guide to creating a capsule wardrobe that works best for you.

I wore this dress with leggings from Uniqlo in the same color. Thick opaque or woollen tights may have been even better as they would include a foot part as well. I added short socks of the same color over my leggings so as not to get cold.

Your Challenge!

Wear a winter outfit that features a dress. See if you can also create a look that layers your dress over skinnies or leggings. Try to create 2 unique looks.

Want to show me and all the other women in our community your looks? Upload them to the private Facebook forum (style course members only), the 40+Style Facebook page or add a link to your photo in the comments below. If you managed to assemble your own capsule wardrobe, Iā€™d love to see images of that also.

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And here is how I wore it in Singapore recently (with a better bra).


Cream skinnies: Zara (old)
Pink sweater: c/o Stella Carakasi
Blanket scarf: Zara
Silk scarf: present from Suzanne Carillo
Grey sleevesless long vest: c/o Stella Carakasi
Dress: Porto c/o GetDressed2
Gray asymmetrical T-shirt: c/o Stella Carakasi
Cashmere blue poncho:
Leggings (worn as tights): Uniqlo
Cream layering top: Uniqlo
Shoes: Laura Bellariva

Do you wear a dress in winter? How do you layer it to keep you warm?


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