Sunday 4 January 2015

how to wear a prom dress in winter

Hello dolls!

Happy new year and all the best for 2015!
How was your New Year's Eve? Mine was relaxed and unspectacular because I stayed at home with the boyfriend.
As I don't have a post with a fancy New Year's Eve outfit or anything like that, I will move on straight to dressing for the new year. 2015 has just begun and I'm pretty sure there will be a lot of occasions to get all dolled up for you (and me), right?!
Here in Australia it's the hottest time of the year right now, but many other places in the world have wintery cold, frost and snow, so I thought it would be nice to collect some tips for wearing prom dresses in winter. There might be anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, baptisms, prom balls and whatnot coming your way this year and in case any of these will take place in the cold season, let me show you how you stay warm in your fancy dress.

These two dresses above are my examples. I found them at PickeDresses, a website that sells Prom Dresses Online. I picked a short and a long dress to cover both styles with the tips so you can compare the different ideas. Hopefully even though the anniversary, birthday, baptism or whatever takes place in winter, that doesn't mean you have to be in the cold somewhere outside for longer than a maximum of 30 minutes. My tips are only for spending a short time in the cold, if you have to be outside for a longer period of time please wear a real winter jacket! 

For the short dress I would recommend a crop jacket because a long one would destroy the silhouette. If you go for faux fur you kill two birds with one stone: it keeps you extra warm and looks very glamourous. Please no real fur though, I don't support that!
As the jacket has long sleeves you will only need a pair of cute short gloves or if it's not freezing you can also go with bare hands of course.
As for cold legs that's a bit tricky with a short dress, right? Well, the best solution is to wear a pair of tights and  also keep a second pair of tights ready to put on over the first pair before you have to go outside, say for example in the car or on the toilet before the outdoor part of the celebrations takes place.

For the long dress I would choose an elegant black poncho with a cozy faux fur lining. The poncho's silhouette creates a dramatic look with a long gown and the faux fur adds an extra touch of elegance.
If your dress is not tight around the hips I also recommend a thin cotton stretch skirt, which can easily be put on and taken off.
In addition I would go for long gloves to warm your arms underneith the loose poncho sleeves and cozy leg warmers that are invisible under the long dress. Both gloves and leg warmers can easily be put on before going outside and taken off again for indoor celebrations as well.

I hope this helps you for dressing up on cold days!
Have a lovely day!
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  1. Happy New Year! I love that red dress. So sophisticated and just the right amount of sexy. I have done the leg/arm warmers under coats before going to a fancy event. Definitely a must when it's -20C out!

    xo Carbar

  2. i love the idea of having gloves with elegant dresses!!! just so fancy and chic!

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  3. The long gloves and leg warmers are a great idea as is the thin cotton stretch skirt layered under the dress. Good for you opposing the wearing of fur. It's nice that you're toasty warm there in Perth, Australia. It's freezing here and will probably snow on Tuesday and then be about 10 degrees fahrenheit the following night (I'm not sure how many degrees below zero that is Centigrade). I hope you have a fabulous season and year there!

  4. Oh very cute dresses

  5. A fur jacket is perfect for prom dresses in winter or even a wedding dress - like when some brides go get married in central park in the snow - usually they layer on a nice fur coat. It's beautiful, elegant and classy x

  6. The red dress is just beautiful! I love the cut out detail. The faux fur accessories are so luxe!

    Tara x

  7. Thanks for your share . I like your article.


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