12 things: wear dresses

As much as I like to wear dresses, I have been finding it quite tricky to do so in the last few cold winter months. First, there is the issue of acquiring winter dresses, which I don't have very many to begin with. But mostly, the problem lies with me; my first instinct in the morning is to put on my jeans and thick sweater.

But since I made it my mission to wear dresses as part of my 12 things for 2012, I did make special effort this year.  On a number of days when I'm feeling extra brave, I did throw on the following winter dresses over thick tights and then proceed to add layer after layer after layer.
Winter dresses
Prints on my dresses

Do you find dress wearing particularly tricky in winter too?

45 Responses to 12 things: wear dresses

ginanorma said...

I am a dress fanatic! I love that you made a "vow" to wear more!!! I get teased for wearing them so much, but for me they are so much more comfortable than jeans or pants, and these are pretty;)

Juanita said...

My favourites for winter are sweater and knitted dresses. The only disadvantage is I have to wait for winter to wear them.

Anoushka said...

Beautiful dresses! Regardless of the season, I prefer dresses to trousers and skirts.

Lucent Imagery said...

I'm very much a boots, jeans & jacket girl in winter. I have found that dresses in winter don't work for me because I hate fussing with all the layers, my dog's hair sticks to the tights, and I feel the cold too much! I love that you made a concerted effort to wear them this year as part of your challenges. Would you do it again next year?

Popcorn said...

Cute dresses! haha you should do an outfit of the day with dresses in the winter. I actually hardly ever wear dresses.

Gillian said...

Such pretty dresses! I wear mine in the winter over thick woollen tights or leggings, and over a fine knit black polo-neck/roll-neck sweater. Sounds weird but looks good - sweater has to be really fine knit though or I look fat. Keeps me snug, then add warm boots and a scarf - toasty. :-)

tinajo said...

I love wearing dresses but I agree it can be a bit tricky in the winter months - especially since I get cold very easily. I keep persisting though!:-)

Fish In A Desert said...

Love the dresses!! I am also lazy when it comes to dresses, both summer and winter. Because jeans+t -shirt is such an easy combo!! But I am also trying to wer more dresses.

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Sootjeelina said...

I feel you! I really want to wear more dresses but always grab my jeans and tops in the morning. I'll also be trying to wear more dresses

xo Sootjeelina

beautiful me plus you said...

I love dresses... luckily in Ireland, we never really have any extreme weather changes... so in winter I wear them tights and cardigan! x Marina

RaeAbigael said...

love the dresses! =)

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Shelley Anne said...

yes, i do find wearing dresses in winter hard. I like to keep warm so im usually in jeans and a warm jumper lol. i just save the dresses for summer really...

Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Been a fan of dresses only in the last few years, but I wear them all season now. For me, tights and boots for sure with those dresses, for starters, in the winter... Those dresses are pretty!

pretty little things said...

lovly dresses..:)
xo sabbi

pretty little things said...

lovely dress..
xo sabbi

Tanii said...

love this dresses, they are really pretty. Cool print! :)

Ashley said...

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indie by heart said...

Our winters can get something like -30 celcius ! Then I don't feel like wearing a dress.. But on just slightly chilly days tights or leggings underneath go well :)

Satu
Indie by heart

Donna said...

A lovely selection of dresses. As somebody who lives in jeans, I have made a pledge to myself to wear dresses this autumn/winter. At least with tights, I don't feel too conscious of having the old legs out.

Daisy said...

I should make the same vow! I always think to wear them in the summer but I get too lazy to shave my legs. Eeek! Too much?

Erica said...

I do great with wearing dresses in the fall with tights, but come winter I can't manage it. I hate being cold so its jeans or black pants for work all winter long for me. Not exactly chic, but I'd rather be cozy.

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

i just buy lots of tights! i love dresses in the winter still. i love that third dress in of yours - its so cute!

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Shop N' Chomp said...

I forget that it is winter there! I love dresses but do find it hard in cold seasons to throw it on too. It does make for a nice change though from jeans. :)

caise said...

oh I hate dresses:)

Becca @ The Beauty Sample said...

Wow those are some gorgeous dresses! It really makes me wish I was girlier and wore more dresses--but I just feel like I look about 7 years old when I do :P It's probably because I'm so used to wearing jeans all the time though

Liv Lundelius said...

Nope! I wear dresses all year.
Even when I used to live in Berlin and it's -15 degrees I would still wear dresses.
Get yourself tights, wooly tights, socks, legwarmers and proper winter boots.
And also a hat. When head and feet are warm you will be fine.

Morgan Nicole Ilg said...

how smart is that! I do not find them tricky to wear in the winter because I have so many tights and leg warmers and what not from dance =)
I really like your blog and I will definitely be back to see some more posts from you in the future!
Have a great rest of your night!
~Morgan
p.s. I hope you feel free to join me as I continue my beauty series on my blog about what truly makes a woman beautiful! There is a post everyday until 24th, and then a giveaway at the end =)

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

i just love dresses Xo Megan

annchica said...

They are all so beautiful! :)

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little t said...

These are lovely- there are great dresses in Urban Outfitters at the moment.

Ana said...

Thank you so much dear! Your dresses are perfect! I love all the prints! <3
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Sam said...

Hi dear, these are such pretty dresses, lovely prints. I prefer wearing dresses like these in winter because you can layer them with tights and cute boots and jackets.

Izzy said...

dresses are great to wear in winter actually! you can definitely layer up with a pair of stockings and a big warm coat over the top :)

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Ann said...

Your dresses look lovely,
you just need a couple of scarves and coat to wear them with.

Fashion and Tea Maniac said...

I love wearing dresses in winter, with a cosy cardigan and boots, a scarf and a cute beanie^^ Aaah I know that sounds crazy but I'm so excited for fall and winter haha:D
x

Ileana said...

I really love wearing dresses :D Specially in winter when the wind cannot leave me half naked and I can style them with tights :)
xoxo

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MarĂ­a Lapetiteblonde said...

ohh fantastics dresses dear!!so cutes!!
xoxo=)

diana said...

wow¡¡ wonderful dresses¡¡ My favourite the firs one by the left¡¡ xoxo

ijinku said...

I used to wear dresses all four seasons. I love pairing it with tights and boots :) you have a nice collection there!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

I love these dresses, so cute! Sorry I can't help, have not had a winter in a few years...yikes!

Meganne said...

Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
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Shoko said...

Yes, it's tricky. But I hate wearing pants so I try to make it work :) Uniqlo heat-tech tights were my weapon of choice last year; this year, I'm looking for a big coat with a faux fur collar to add to the mix! :)

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

I'm with you here. I don't work in an office so my dresses tend to be either casual or more suited to cocktails or weddings. I used to layer sweater dresses more but lately, I've been sticking to pants more.

honey my heart said...

these dresses are pretty, esp the prints. i want to wear more dresses and need to find stores w/ deals ;)

Lilly said...

hey,

I love wearing dresses in winter especially with tights and a cardigan. and yours are really beautiful. at the moment it's summer here in germany, so there are a lot of opportunities to wear dresses anyway.

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