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Timeless Elegance Winter Dress

When it comes to fashion, black is a color that never goes out of style. It is versatile, flattering, and exudes an air of sophistication. In winter, black dresses are a go-to choice for many women, as they offer a perfect blend of warmth and style. Whether you’re attending a holiday party or a formal event, a black dress can be your ultimate fashion statement. Let’s explore some stunning winter black dresses that will make you feel confident and glamorous.

The Classic Black Midi Dress

One of the most timeless options for winter is the classic black midi dress. With its length falling below the knee, this dress is perfect for both formal and semi-formal occasions. Pair it with statement jewelry and heels for a chic evening look, or layer it with a cozy cardigan and ankle boots for a more casual vibe. The versatility of the black midi dress makes it a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe.

The Little Black Dress with Long Sleeves

For those chilly winter nights, a little black dress with long sleeves is a perfect choice. This style offers both elegance and warmth, making it ideal for formal events or dinner parties. The long sleeves provide coverage while still allowing you to show off your personal style. Pair it with a statement belt and knee-high boots for a trendy and sophisticated look.

The Black Velvet Gown

When it comes to winter glamour, nothing beats a black velvet gown. The luxurious fabric adds a touch of opulence to any occasion. Whether you’re attending a winter wedding or a black-tie event, a black velvet gown will make you feel like a true star. Opt for a floor-length gown with a deep V-neckline for a dramatic and elegant look. Complete the ensemble with sparkling accessories and a sleek updo.

The Black Lace Dress

For a feminine and romantic look, a black lace dress is an excellent choice. Lace adds a delicate and intricate touch to any outfit, making it perfect for winter celebrations. Whether it’s a holiday party or a date night, a black lace dress will make you feel effortlessly elegant. Pair it with black heels and minimal jewelry to let the lace take center stage.

The Black Sweater Dress

When it comes to comfort and style, a black sweater dress is a winter wardrobe staple. The cozy knit fabric keeps you warm while still looking fashionable. Pair it with tights and ankle boots for a casual yet chic look. Add a belt to cinch in the waist and create a more defined silhouette. The black sweater dress is perfect for both day-to-day activities and casual gatherings.

Winter black dresses are a timeless and versatile choice for any occasion. Whether you prefer a classic midi dress, a glamorous velvet gown, or a feminine lace dress, there is a black dress out there to suit your style and make you feel confident. Embrace the elegance and sophistication that black dresses offer, and you’ll be ready to conquer any winter event.

15 best black dresses to beat the winter blues





From party frocks to everyday dresses, these LBDs can do it all. 

The little black dress is a wardrobe staple like no other; it even has its own set of initials, after all. Working for any occasion, any weather and for any style – apart from those who love bright and bold colours, perhaps – it’s one of the very few fashion items that can be considered a catch-all crowd pleaser.

First introduced by Coco Chanel around 100 years ago, the LBD has cemented itself as a long-time favourite of fashion fans, but it was Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s who many say really launched the style to fame. Although very few of us have the budget for the famous Hubert de Givenchy gown, which sold for close to half a million pounds at auction.

Luckily, the high street is awash with options, and we’ve selected our favourites, along with some designer dresses, to see you through autumn and into cooler climes. With the wintry weather drawing closer, it can be tricky toeing the trans-seasonal change when it comes to our wardrobes, so everyday essentials really do become the backbone for stress-free dressing.


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With M&S, Anthropologie and Allsaints all releasing their autumn/winter collections, and more luxury labels such as Self-Portrait and Nanushka stepping into the new season too, there’s a near limitless range of styles out there. But knowing where to start can often be the issue.

Rounding up our favourites of minis, midis, maxis and our new favourite midaxi style, there’s certainly no short supply of black dresses this season. And whether styles with platform heels for a night of dancing, knee-high boots for battling blizzards or even a trusty trainer for work, you’re sure to be wearing these LBDs for a very long time. 

Best black winter dresses 

M&S Collection ribbed V-neck knee-length column dres

M&S Collection ribbed V-neck knee-length column dress

Minimalist fashion fans are sure to fall for this one. In a pared-back design, the simple shirt dress is just perfect for the office, whether warmed up with tights and knee-high boots or cooled down with a classic court shoe.

Shop M&S Collection ribbed V-neck knee-length column dress, £29.50 


Lauren Ralph Lauren curve weryna black V-neck dress

Lauren Ralph Lauren curve Weryna black V-neck dress

For fancier occasions, this Ralph Lauren option is an easy go-to. Paired with black strappy sandals as pictured or with boots and tights, it’s sure to see you through year-round. And, don’t be put off wearing it to the office either – a bold coloured blazer could really make it pop.

Shop Lauren Ralph Lauren curve weryna black V-neck dress at Next, £249


French Connection Anna Cora pleated button-down maxi dress

French Connection Anna Cora pleated button-down maxi dress

Beautifully bohemian, this French Connection frock is focused on volume. The large pleated maxi skirt is sure to give that wonderful swish while you walk while the ruffled neckline adds an extra area of interest. Button-up at the front, the dress can be opened to reveal or conceal the legs as desired giving a subtly sexy touch too.

Shop French Connection Anna Cora pleated button-down maxi dress, £95


The Fold Arlington dress black jersey

The Fold Arlington dress black jersey

Another office-worthy outfit, this dress looks like it has been plucked straight from the set of Suits. A polyester-elastane blend makes it hug the body while cropped sleeves warm it up for the winter weather. Again, it’s another one that can be paired with tights or left with bare legs depending on whether you want to warm up or cool down.

Shop The Fold Arlington dress black jersey, £225


River Island plus black RI studio midi T-shirt dress

Made from 100% cotton, this dress is guaranteed to be comfortable. The relaxed T-shirt cut is balanced out with a tight-fitting waistband, emphasising the body’s natural curves and creating a more dynamic silhouette with the A-line skirt and loose sleeves. Whether paired with sandals as pictured or statement boots, it’s an easy pick all year round.

Shop River Island plus black RI studio midi T-shirt dress, £39


Miss Selfridge going out halterneck satin mini dress

Halterneck dresses are climbing the style stakes this season, and this Miss Selfridge dress works with the design just perfectly. Named the ‘going out’ dress, we couldn’t think of many better options we’d rather wear on the dance floor.

Shop Miss Selfridge going out halter neck satin mini dress in black at Asos, £29.99


Self-Portrait stretch-crepe maxi dress

Christmas may seem like forever away right now, but those who love the festive season are sure to be thinking about those festive parties and cocktails soon, and few dresses have caught our eye like this Self-Portrait maxi. With crystal-embellished bows adorning the font, it’s a gown for special occasions, and we’re waiting by the door for our invite.

Shop Self-Portrait stretch-crepe maxi dress at Coggles, £400


Nobody’s Child cord Peggy mini dress

Made from heavy-cut corduroy, this Nobody’s Child dress is a great one to wear for winter. Slightly warmer than the some of the other options – especially when paired with thick tights and chunky boots – it’s a mini dress made for cooler climes.

Shop Nobody’s Child cord Peggy mini dress, £65


Allsaints Sara lace maxi dress

This luxury-looking lace dress is a standout star for winter wedding guest outfits, Christmas parties or even as an everyday essential. Whether toughened up with a black biker jacket and boots or kept classic with a strappy sandal as pictured, it’s another frock for any occasion.

Shop Allsaints Sara lace maxi dress, £259


Deiji Studios the match dress

Focusing on the ‘comfort is key’ message, this Deiji Studios dress is for those who want to look chic without worrying about tight straps, cinched-in waists or slipping shoulder straps. In a maxi T-shirt style design, the soft hemp jersey has a ribbed collar, slouchy shoulders and a side seam slip for easy movement too.

Shop Deiji Studios the match dress, £204


& Other Stories open back midi knit dress

Knit dresses are a no-brainer for the cooler seasons, instantly warming up your wardrobe while still looking sleek and sophisticated. This & Other Stories has an open back for a subtly sexy touch, and the cut is sure to skim the body, accentuating your shape.

Shop & Other Stories open back midi knit dress, £110


Plümo Korean dress

With a full skirt, this dress is another option that turns up the volume. Mid in length, it pairs well with any type of shoe, and concealed side pockets add to its wearability. Made from organic cotton, it ticks another box for eco fans, and the elasticated waist is sure to add shape while still being comfortable.

Shop Plümo Korean dress, £139


People Tree Corey rib midi dress in black

Sustainable fashion stalwarts People Tree are a go-to for environmental fashion finds, and this black rib-knit dress is one of our favourites from the brand. Long-sleeved, midi in length, and with a high neckline, it’s sure to be warm for winter, and the tie waist adds an added area of interest to break up the black.

Shop People Tree Corey rib midi dress in black, £85


Warehouse real leather sleeveless shift dress

Made from sheep leather, this dress isn’t one for vegans but is a perfect pick for leather lovers. A straight shift style, the design is clean and classic, yet its high neck and thick straps give it a more modern touch. We’d pair this with a statement boot to really make it pop.

Shop Warehouse real leather sleeveless shift dress, £159.20


Deiji Studios the brushed dress

Sleeveless dresses may not immediately spring to mind for autumn dressing, but the lack of sleeves lends itself to a handy styling trick – it’s much easier to layer a chunky knit underneath. Midi in length with a V-neckline and back, this simple slip can be warmed up or cooled down instantly, making it a great year-round staple.

Shop Deiji Studios the brushed dress, £162


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