Yes, You Can Wear a Maxi Dress in Winter — Here's How

When you think of the maxi dress, no doubt your mind instantly goes to Summer dresses in soft fabrics thrown over a bikini on vacation, or dressed up with heels and a clutch during wedding season. But those ankle-skimming styles aren't just reserved for the warmer months. In fact, street style stars (and some celebs) have cottoned on to the fact that the Winter maxi can often be an even more eye-catching proposition. When reimagined in heavy Winter fabrics, or with added sleeves, ruffles, and dark accents, the maxi loses its beachy vibe and becomes something more edgy. But it can be difficult to know what to wear with it: in Summer, the answer is almost exclusively just "sandals," but in Winter, it can be harder to pull a look together and stay warm. Luckily, we've got all the inspiration you need ahead. Let these stylish ladies show you how to clash prints, layer up, show off your new statement coat, and make all those pretty, floor-length styles last you right through to next year.

Layer a Fluffy Coat Over a Floral Dress
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Layer a Fluffy Coat Over a Floral Dress

Match Hemlines by Adding a Full-Length Topper
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Match Hemlines by Adding a Full-Length Topper

Ad Neon Sneakers and a Floor-Skimming Duster
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Ad Neon Sneakers and a Floor-Skimming Duster

Wear a Cropped Coat That Shows Off Every Detail of Your Dress
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Wear a Cropped Coat That Shows Off Every Detail of Your Dress

Wrap Up on Top, So Your Sandals Are on Show
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Wrap Up on Top, So Your Sandals Are on Show

Top Your Tiered Dress With a Boxy Jacket
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Top Your Tiered Dress With a Boxy Jacket

Layer Up With a Classic Trench
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Layer Up With a Classic Trench

Layer Up With Leather
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Layer Up With Leather

Remember That Leopard Print Is Never a Bad Idea
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Remember That Leopard Print Is Never a Bad Idea

Contrast Colors With a Statement Coat
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Contrast Colors With a Statement Coat

Pick a Coat Dress, and Finish With a Scarf
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Pick a Coat Dress, and Finish With a Scarf

Keep Your Silhouette Sleek, and Add an Edge-to-Edge Jacket
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Keep Your Silhouette Sleek, and Add an Edge-to-Edge Jacket

Clash Your Prints
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Clash Your Prints

Team a Flounced Dress With a Classic Coat
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Team a Flounced Dress With a Classic Coat

Add a Sporty Oversize Bomber Over a Ditsy Print
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Add a Sporty Oversize Bomber Over a Ditsy Print

Choose Heavy Jersey and Long Sleeves
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Choose Heavy Jersey and Long Sleeves

Add a Touch of Romance With Lace-Trimmed Sleeves
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Add a Touch of Romance With Lace-Trimmed Sleeves

Add a Longline Blazer Over a Dark Floral
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Add a Longline Blazer Over a Dark Floral

Toughen Up a Folksy Dress With Dark Accents
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Toughen Up a Folksy Dress With Dark Accents

Take Hemlines to New Lengths, but Keep Lines Elegant
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Take Hemlines to New Lengths, but Keep Lines Elegant

Match Your Coat to Your Clogs
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Match Your Coat to Your Clogs