Tips for Layering Modest Dresses in the Winter

We're in the dead of the winter currently, with some of the coldest days and weeks of the calendar year staring us in the face. This means layering for many people when they go outside, and this is a theme that's easily achievable for any style of outfit - including those who wear modest dresses and other forms of modest clothing. 

At Moments Made, we're experts in all things modest clothing, providing everything from modest prom dresses and modest everyday dresses to various other forms of clothing, accessories and more for clients. We believe that it should be easy for women to keep warm while staying modest, and that's why we've compiled some of our favorite tips on layering when wearing a dress or other form of modest clothing - let's dive in! 

Creative Uses of Leggings and Tights

Naturally, one of the first things you'll want to consider when it comes to layering with a dress is the use of leggings and tights. Not only are these items great for providing an extra layer of warmth, but they can also be used to add some visual interest and creativity to your outfit. 

Try pairing patterned tights with a solid colored dress, or pair lace leggings with a simple dress for a touch of elegance. You can also play around with different colors and textures to achieve the perfect look. 

What about if you're looking to wear leggings without anyone realizing that you're doing so? In these cases, try wearing a dress or skirt that hits just above the knee and pair it with opaque black tights. This will help create a look of long, slim legs without revealing your leggings underneath. 

Incorporating Cardigans and Jackets 

Another great way to stay warm while staying modest is by layering with cardigans and jackets. These can be used to add some extra warmth when needed, as well as provide you with the opportunity to mix and match different fabrics and textures. 

For example, try pairing a lightweight cardigan or jacket over your dress for an extra layer of warmth without added bulk. You can also pair a heavier coat or jacket with a thinner dress for a more polished look.

For those looking to add some visual interest, try mixing colors and textures with your cardigans and jackets. For example, pair a bright colored cardigan over a darker dress or vice versa for an eye-catching look. 

Picking Warmer Dresses

One basic approach here that actually makes layering much simpler is to consider picking dresses that are made from warmer materials. This is a great way to keep warm without having to layer too much, and it will also help create a more polished look than if you opted for multiple layers. 

At Moments Made, we offer an assortment of modest prom dresses and everyday dresses made from high-quality materials such as velvet, flannel, and tweed. These materials will help keep you warm no matter the weather outside, so consider investing in one of these dresses if you’re looking for an easy way to stay warm while staying modest. 

Don't Forget the Scarves!

Scarves are another great way to layer up and stay warm while wearing a dress. Not only are they great for keeping you cozy on those cold winter days, but they can also be used to add color and texture to any outfit. 

Try pairing a brightly colored scarf with a simple dress or skirt for an extra pop of color. Or mix textures by trying out different fabrics such as wool, cashmere, or even faux fur. Part of what's great about a scarf is how versatile it can be - use it to stay warm or just as a stylish accessory. 

Rain and Snow Cover

While we already mentioned jackets above, there are some situations where you may need that extra cover even more during rainy or snowy days. 

In these situations, a trench coat or raincoat would be an ideal choice. Raincoats are very practical and can be easily paired over any type of dress. Trench coats provide a little extra warmth while still offering the perfect amount of coverage with their long length. 

Choosing the Ideal Shoes

When it comes to shoe selection for your winter outfits, safety is just as important as style in many cases. Winters feature a lot of rain, snow and ice - so it's important to choose shoes with good grip and traction that will help you stay steady on your feet. 

For those looking to avoid slippery situations, try wearing boots with a chunky heel or low platform sole to keep you grounded. If style is more important than safety, then opt for heeled boots or booties as they can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. 

As you can see, there are a number of ways to stay warm and modest this winter with the right layers and accessories. With a little creativity and careful planning, you can create stylish looks that will keep you cozy all season long. 

And if you need assistance with any element herein, from selection of modest dresses and other modest clothing to tips on layering and accessorizing, be sure to reach out to our team at Moments Made and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect winter look!