As the chills set in, it doesn't take long for your winter wardrobe to quickly turn into an ongoing roundabout of heavy knits and jeans. Don’t get us wrong, we love those cozy neutral layers, but it's also nice to put some lightness and color into your cold-climate life. Enter the tea dress. Whatever the weather, this fail-safe classic can be styled to protect you from the elements, while still looking as effortless as it does in the warmer months. See below for our five faves right now...
5 OF THE BEST TEA DRESSES
By Eleanor Dunne, October 27, 2018
The right stripes
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months, you probably know that animal print is having a major moment this season. This zebra-stripe dress is a great way to immerse yourself in the trend. We're predicting this will be your day-to-spontaneous-night-out go-to for the season.
This vintage-inspired number is giving us some serious '40s vibes. Top tip for making a short-sleeve dress like this one work for winter? Layer a turtleneck underneath or an oversized knit on top — this one is even long enough for a secret leggings moment.
We don't know what we love about this dress more, the polka dots or the slinky wrap silhouette. Plus, with party season just around the corner, this one is perfect for your work shindig. Just add some fancy red strappy heels and statement earrings and you've got your grown-up evening look ready to roll.
The little things
You may think it’s getting too cold for a mini dress, but we beg to differ — a big faux-fur coat and some sheer black tights is all you need to make this one work for the chilly months. And anyway, the floral print is so chic it’s totally worth a bit of a breeze on your knees, no?