A dress for all seasons

Transitional dressing is always a tricky one with the unpredictable temperatures. Surely we’re all still holding out just a teensy bit of hope that we might trade in the inevitable damp and darkness for just a few extra days of brisk but sunshiny weather as a recompense for that less than satisfactory summer. The autumn and winter months don’t mean it is time to entirely pack away all your dresses. In fact, many dresses can easily take you into the colder months in style. You’ll find that high street shops are definitely stocking up on winter dresses online and in store. Should you want to do a bit of window shopping from the comfort and warmth of home, check out Oasis’ current range of dresses online.

Need a bit of inspiration? This stylish Metallic Jacquard Skater Dress (pictured) ticks all the right boxes for transitional dressing. One can imagine this dress looking amazing with opaque tights. It can be dressed up or down with the right layers and accessories, and neither a classy cardigan nor winter jacket would look out of place. The shape is great as well, with an ultra flattering belted waist. Above all, it is perfectly on trend with the fabric’s rich baroque feel and feminine keyhole cutout on the back. 

As you compile your autumn/winter dresses wish list beyond the dress above, here a few things to keep in mind when it comes to shopping for appropriate autumnal dresses online:

1. Consider layering.

A simple shape lends itself to being worn with accessories, rendering it a more versatile purchase. Autumn and winter is all about layering and warm, chunky cardigans, snoods and scarves are great for wrapping up warm and looking cool. Tights too are a girl’s best friend for keeping cosy, so don’t be afraid of mini dresses this season.

2. Allow for Christmas Feasting

Clever ladies love the A-line. Flared skirts are always flattering and can hide all manner of holiday sins, so you can tuck into that impending holiday feast-guilt free in a flirty skater dress. Also, accessorising your dress with a thick belt can nip in your waist and emphasise enviable hourglass curves.

3. Pick Your Fabric Wisely

While breezy chiffon and light linen may have been perfect for summer, you’ll obviously want to pick something a bit more substantial for the cooler season. Wools and knitted dresses will help keep out the winter wind.