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Eight Customer-Favorite Dresses and How to Cozy-ify Them for Winter

Prepare your dresses to face frigid forecasts.

By Emma Steinbergs

If clothing could talk, your dresses might tell you that they’ve started to feel a little left out lately. The fact of the matter is, between leg-baring hemlines and breezy silhouettes, dresses simply aren’t the most obvious foundations of cold-weather outfits. As the temperature drops, your jackets, sweaters, and pants get a healthy ego boost. Meanwhile, your dresses are left sitting quietly in the closet, waiting for their time in the sunny spotlight.

It’s time to change this sad saga. Because with a little bit of creativity and a few great knits, you can easily adapt any dress silhouette for year-round wear. Below, see eight of our most popular dresses and the outfit pairings that “cozy-ify” them in time for winter.

The Nene Dress

1. The Slip Dress & The Sweater

It’s a love story for the ages: Slinky slip dress meets soft-as-clouds sweater. Smooth silk and cozy cashmere balance each other out, and the rest is history. Recreate this perfect pairing for yourself with the sleek Nene dress and slightly cropped Arbus sweater, which are both lightweight yet incredibly luxurious. In keeping with your warm-toned, iridescent palette, complete the look with the metallic Rowan flat and pearly Etel earring.

The Cynthia Dress

2. Go Full Wool

If you prioritize clothing made from natural fibers, your wintertime wardrobe should not be without high-quality wool. The Cynthia dress is a machine-washable wool twill classic that’s both breathable and insulating. In other words, it’s light enough for summertime and ideal for colder months when paired with a layer. For an unexpected pairing, go with the Somers sweater, which is made from an alpaca-wool blend and features a slightly relaxed fit with an intricate cable-knit pattern. Stick with your tonal palette of warm, light neutrals with camel-colored accessories like the Lillian pump and Yuna earring.

The Rachel Dress

3. The Grown-Up Jumper

Jumpers aren’t just for grade school. Transform any of your streamlined sleeveless dresses into a sophisticated jumper by adding a fitted top underneath. For instance, try layering a fitted dress like the Rachel over a stretchy top like the Axam turtleneck for a comfy combination that’s snug but not tight. On days when you want something with a bit more visual variation, spice up your all-black uniform with gold accessories like the Sarah Flint Perfect Pump and shiny Claressa earring.

The Elsa Dress

4. The Scuba Set

Sleek, stretchy, and subtly sporty, our scuba material was made for work, the weekend, and everything in between. In cold weather, layer the Sierra shacket over the matching Elsa dress for a set that’s secretly snuggly. For accessories, you can’t go wrong with an everyday stud, leather sneaker, and gold necklace or two.

The Malala Dress

5. The Cashmere Cardigan

Looking for something extra low key? Swing into the season in an easy silhouette like the Malala dress plus a slightly oversized layer like the Caro cardigan. To tie everything together, opt for a coordinating multi-toned flat and go-to gold hoop.

The Chloe Dress

6. Edgy Essentials

When winter rolls around, you don’t have to sacrifice warmth in order to keep your cool. Create a slightly edgy look that works for any time of year with the vegan leather Chloe dress, sharp Lana boot, and silver Lyssa earring. In the face of freezing temperatures, the metallic Merritt jardigan and black tights will blend right in.

The Vincent Dress

7. The Jardigan Knit Set

We love set dressing. Can you blame us? Matching separates maximize chicness and minimize styling effort. So if you have a jardigan knit dress like the Vincent, we highly recommend investing in a matching jardigan like the Merritt. All that’s missing from this stretchy, structured ensemble is a coordinating shoe and earring, like the Ginger in cognac and Dora in nutmeg.

The Maaza Dress

8. Timeless with a Twist

A little black dress plus a tweed-like jacket is both classic and season agnostic. For a special spin on these classics, try the Maaza dress with the Porter jacket. The Maaza is made from our travel-friendly, machine-washable OrigamiTech fabric, while the Porter is made from our Japanese-crafted Interweave knit. Let these pieces shine by finishing off your look with streamlined accessories like black tights, a low-heeled boot, and a pearl earring.

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Emma Steinbergs

Emma is M.M.LaFleur's Brand Manager. She previously worked as an M.M. stylist and still loves thinking through styling challenges and solutions for customers.

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