I definitely could define my style as being a bit on the feminine side. Frills, lace, florals – you name it, I’ve probably worn it at some point this week. So I’m always bummed out each year when winter rolls around and suddenly it’s too cold to wear anything except the chunkiest sweater you can find and a giant scarf – cozy is great, but sometimes I still want to dress up a little, and I’m usually in denial about the versatility of my sundresses until I learn the hard way that it’s just too darn cold for them.
Winter doesn’t mean that you have to bid the dress adieu until March, however. Dresses can be warm and stylish at the same time, especially with a few key accessories such as sweater tights or leggings! I’ve found 14 of our best free dress patterns that would look right at home in the middle of winter. Work them up and wear them out – your friends will be jealous of your cold-weather chic!
Denim Shirt Dress Upcycling Project – Pair this with black tights & your favorite cardigan!
Cinched Waist Knit Dress – Knit fabrics are way warmer than cottons. This dress is basic enough to go with anything!
Simple Upcycled Dress – This easy dress pattern is made with materials you probably already have in your closet.
Figure Flattering Peplum Dress – There’s nothing like a good peplum pattern to accentuate your figure.
Jeanette Dress Pattern – This trendy colorblocked dress is sure to turn heads.
30-Minute Sheath Dress – This dress is so quick and easy to make, you have no excuse NOT to have it in your closet!
Totally Twiggy Mod Dress – A classic shape that would be so stylish for a holiday party.
Mod Colorblocked Sweater Dress – This upcycled sweater dress is so simple to make.
Winter Wonderland Dress Tutorial – A gorgeous dress pattern inspired by the winter color palette.
Knot Your Average Dress – This fun dress uses different fabrics for a funky look!
Girls’ Tunic Dress Pattern – You can’t go wrong with the a tunic dress pattern.
Raglan Dress Pattern – A toasty dress for chilly weather.
Pretty in Pink Girls’ Dress Pattern – You can make this dress from a t-shirt – thrifty!
Two Hour Girls’ Dress Pattern – This easy dress pattern takes only an evening to put together.
How do you wear dresses when it’s cold outside?
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