I Live in Dresses, and These Are the 5 Trends I'll Wear Well Into 2020

Emma Spedding

You only need to have a quick scan of a tube platform or any shopping centre to see that midi dresses have become an easy uniform for British women. They are a reliable outfit in one and make you feel polished, even on those mornings when you only have five minutes to get ready. In winter, they can be a little trickier to style, however, because you have to think about the length of your coat, whether it goes with a couple of layers of knitwear and what boots you can wear with said dress.

There are five dress trends this winter that make all these styling questions a little easier, and you're going to see a lot of this month and beyond. If comfort is what you are into, then look no further than the jumper dress which now comes in so many stylish iterations. Rixo has created knitted midis with a nipped-in waist and pleated skirts, dispelling the myth that the jumper dress is unshapely. If you lived in slip dresses in the summer, then the satin sleeved midi dress is probably the answer to your winter dress woes. If you want something to wear with tights and boots, however, then look no further than dark floral midi dresses.

Keep scrolling to see and shop the five dress trends I'm going to wear well into 2020.

1. Knitted Dress

Jumper dresses have long been a firm winter favourite with French women, but they have recently been embraced by the fashion crowd since the likes of Nanushka and Jacquemus put new spins on knitted dresses.

Nanushka Bella Ribbed-Knit Cardigan (£330)

Topshop Longline Knitted Dress With Wool (£45)

Rixo Annie Houndstooth Knitted Midi Dress (£315)

Arket Relaxed Knitted Dress (£79)

2. Velvet Dress

Not a surprising dress style to find on this list, but it's certainly a good one. If you want to feel fancy this festive period, opt for a velvet midi or mini in rich jewel tones like crimson and forest green.

Ghost Sydney Silk Velvet Dress (£245)

Rotate Birger Christensen Ruffled Organza-Trimmed Velvet Midi Dress (£400)

& Other Stories Crushed Velvet Puff Sleeve Mini Dress (£75)

Ghost Averie Dress (£245)

3. Satin Midi Dress

Satin slip dresses were something of a fashion girl uniform, and this is how to wear the style in winter. You'll find silky midis with long or puff statement sleeves in every colour you could hope for—from zesty greens to rich saffron shades.

Demeter Knotted Satin Maxi Dress (£1332)

Line by K Esme Open-Back Satin Maxi Dress (£230)

Staud Sofia Ruched Satin Midi Dress (£245)

Ghost Lotte Dress (£149)

4. Dark Floral Dresses

This dress style is easily paired with black tights and ankle boots, making it one of the most popular midis in every new-in section right now.

& Other Stories Floral Long Sleeve Midi Dress (£85)

Dôen Esme Ruffled Floral-Print Cotton Midi Dress (£375)

Reformation Cabernet Floral-Print Georgette Midi Dress (£285)

Arket Jersey Wrap Dress (£89)

5. Puff-Sleeved Dresses

This "fashiony" silhouette is for those who like to really dress up and have fun when getting dresses. It's a particularly popular style at Zara and & Other Stories this winter.

& Other Stories Puff Sleeve Jacquard Mini Dress (£85)

Cecile Bahnsen Alexa Oversized Tiered Fil Coupé Organza Dress (£1445)

Zara Full Sleeve Dress (£50)

Lee Matthews Talulah Ruched Polka-Dot Silk-Satin Midi Dress (£700)

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn/winter 2019.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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