How to wear a short dress in autumn
The weather might be gradually getting colder, but we’re not quite ready to let go of summer and put away our shorter outfits! Just because we’re officially in the middle of autumn, you don’t have to hide away your collection of stunning short dresses.
There’s still plenty of opportunities to wear your short dress in autumn, and there are so many different ways to do it! Show off your legs and opt for a glamorous short dress, even if it’s cold outside.
Choosing a short dress can enhance your figure and make a bold impression, so how should you style yours this year?
Opting for a long-sleeved short dress
You might be inclined to opt for a dress with longer sleeves to add a more understated look this autumn. Short dresses with a long sleeve can add a great transitional piece to your wardrobe, perfect for wearing on those nights when there’s a chill in the air.
You no longer have to worry about the drop in temperature if you have a beautiful statement dress with sleeves to keep you warm!
Choosing a fuller skirt
A fuller, more exciting skirt such as a prom dress-style could sometimes disguise a shorter hemline. Eye-catching for all the right reasons, a fuller skirt has the appearance of a more covered-up outfit, if you are worried about the chill!
Often designed in a pretty, flowing style, a fuller skirt on a short dress is incredibly flattering and accentuates your pins. With a slightly retro feel, full skirts are a bold and striking choice for any occasion.
Adding a jacket
Sometimes, you just can’t avoid the cold but that’s where a great jacket can work wonders. Your outfit could be finished off perfectly with a leather jacket or a tailored blazer, adding an extra element to your ensemble.
Adding a bit of edge for your next event, combining your short dress with a jacket could be a winning look this autumn. Your jacket will do its job while you’re in the queue for your favourite bar, and then it can be hung up until you’re ready to leave; without taking anything away from your outfit.
Selecting autumnal or wintry colours
If you don’t want to add a jacket or any other enhancements to your outfit, you can simply choose a dress in a seasonal colour to add an autumnal feel to your night. Deep reds, stormy greys and mossy greens are all great colours to choose from for your autumn winter wardrobe.
Another alternative for a more exciting short dress is to go for the metallic trend, and they’re great to keep for the festive season too. Shimmering silver or sparkling gold are an eye-catching choice for your next occasion, and they look great throughout autumn and winter!
Adding thigh-high boots
If you are still holding on to your prized bodycon dress that saw you through many fun nights out, you can still carry it on into the autumn and winter. A short dress is paired beautifully with a pair of sleek, thigh-high boots, and they’ll even keep you warm when you’re out enjoying yourself!
Whether you are choosing the boots for fashion or for comfort, they are a stunning accompaniment for your short dress!
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