My Favourite Way to Wear a Maxi Dress in Winter

Hi Everyone,

There are some style tweaks which stay with us our entire lives. Despite often being called a chameleon in that I will try several different styles and looks I do have the one basic rule which I feel most comfortable with. It’s to do with heels and lengths. Of course in reality anything works, however for maximum effect, the longer the dress or skirt the lower the heel and vice versa!

” the longer the dress or skirt the lower the heel and vice versa”

Meaning of course that maxi dresses are to be paired up with flat shoes. Surprisingly, the first time I wore this dress with black super high pumps. It felt odd, at the time I didn’t realise why… and then finally it dawned on me. Ever since I’ve been wearing this dress with knee high boots. Note, knee high and not over the knee boots!

“Note, knee high and not over the knee boots”

There will never be a coat long enough for this dress and whilst it’s OK to wear coats slightly shorter than the dress or skirt you have under them this Winter, this will never be a look I feel overly comfortable with. Instead I prefer to team a long dress with a waist length jacket. Fortunate to be photographing this in a slightly warmer place than Zurich so have a simple cord jacket on. In a colder climate this would be replaced with a thick leather jacket and matching scarf.

“prefer to team a long dress with a super short jacket”


Keep scrolling for pictures showing my favourite way to wear a maxi dress in Winter.


My Favourite Way to Wear a Maxi Dress in Winter

Outfit details:

Cord Jacket – c/o paradis des innocents

Maxi Dress – Massimo Dutti

Boots – (similar here)

Bag – Gucci

Glasses – Rayban (similar here)

Hat – Scotch & Soda


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Wishing you all fun with your maxi dresses!


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  1. Very well written done – it’s also my wish to put my summer dress also in winter – because our summer is to short. Lovely pics – thanks for that. keep in touch, Fatima

  2. It has been way too cold here to wear any type of light material dress but I will remember this outfit as you styled this maxi dress to perfection. The Newsboy Cap is the best accessory with this crisp and breezy, girly dress! Love it!

    This outfit would be perfect to link up with my new Monthly “Skirting the Rules” linkup the last Tuesday of each month (link below). Thanks and have a great week! Ada. =)

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