How to Wear Sundresses and the Cottagecore Aesthetic in Winter.
If you have an Idyllic, Cottagecore style, you probably live in sundresses and dream of springtime.
But how are you supposed to continue doing that when it’s cold out?? Sundress season is known to be Spring and Summer…Can you get away with wearing a dress outside of those months? How do you wear a sundress in Winter or Fall?…The good news is you CAN still wear those cute sundresses, even when you’re freezing your butt off!
Whether you want to keep things casual or dress it up, figuring out how to wear the Cottagecore aesthetic in cold weather can feel tricky…but it doesn’t have to be. There are a few ways to still stay true to your style and stay warm this winter!
The Trick is Layering The Right Mix of Pieces Together.
Layering this aesthetic is surprisingly easy when you add the following items to your wardrobe:
1. Button-down tops.
A classic, long-sleeved, button-down shirt is a perfect start for warming up your Idyllic Cottagecore outfit. Especially if it has a Peter Pan collar or another uniquely shaped neckline, which will make the look super charming. You can easily wear it over or even under your sundress!
2. Dainty Sweaters.
Reach for knitwear that is on the lightweight side and/or has an antique feel (or actually is vintage!)…crochet, lace, and/or embroidered details are a necessity to make it extra Idyllic. Super easy to wear over a sundress.
3. Cardigans and Lightweight Jackets.
You don’t want to make your outfit look heavy… Preferably let these pieces speak softly and blend into the outfit so the rest of it can shine. Do this by choosing light colors and little-to-no patterns in these pieces.
4. Elegant Coats.
Tailored coats in vintage styles look super cute over Cottagecore outfits! Make sure they have a gentle curve to them (maybe even choose a longer coat that flares out a little) to maintain the magical femininity of the aesthetic.
5. Soft Leggings or Tights.
Ideally, to keep the idyllic, springtime vibe, choose leggings or tights that are soft in both texture and color… You’ll want to barely realize they are there and still be kept warm.
Instead of a dress or skirt, you could opt for slim-cut trousers and a cute blouse. With the right top, denim jeans are a good option, and so are classic trousers you’d expect Grandpa to wear.
7. Closed Toe Shoes.
Depending on how cold it is, you may still be able to get away with a lot of choices… Mary Janes, oxfords, clogs, some rugged but cute lace up boots… Just protect those cute little toes of yours!
How to Combine and Layer:
Sundress + button up + shoes.
Sundress + button up + tights + shoes.
Sundress + button up + sweater + tights + shoes.
Sundress + button up + jacket or coat + tights + shoes.
Sundress + jacket or coat + shoes.
Sundress + jacket or coat + tights + shoes.
Sundress + sweater + shoes.
Sundress + sweater + tights + shoes.
Sundress + sweater + coat + tights + shoes.
Blouse + skirt + jacket or coat + tights + shoes.
Button up + skirt + shoes.
Button up + skirt + tights + shoes.
Button up + sweater + skirt + tights + shoes.
Button up + jacket or coat + skirt + tights + shoes.
Sweater + skirt + tights + shoes.
Sweater + jacket or coat + skirt + tights + shoes.
Blouse + jacket or coat + trousers + shoes.
Button up + trousers + shoes.
Button up + sweater + trousers + shoes.
Button up + jacket or coat + trousers + shoes.
Sweater + trousers + shoes.
Sweater + jacket or coat + trousers + shoes.
P.S. If you like this style, you might also like Quaint Style! It’s also super easy to wear in cold weather…
I love these looks, this would work if cottage core is your thing though on really cold or snowy days you might just want to stay inside 🙂
With the right coat it can still be worn even in the snow… I live in dresses and my down coat saves the day. But i agree with that sentiment wholeheartedly…. Staying inside during this weather is a always better, period!