20 Winter-Friendly Wrap Dresses

My Picks

This winter, I’m asking you to back away, slowly, from your corduroys. I know what you’re thinking: “IT’S TOO HARD.” “THEY’RE SO WARM.” “CORDS ARE THE ONLY THING THAT FIT ME RIGHT NOW.” *lunch tray slam*

Fine! But at least hear me out: there is color, fit, and coverage waiting just on the other side of your winter wardrobe’s comfort zone. It’s name? The wrap dress. 

You may recognize TWD from spring, summer, and fall, where it serves as a saving grace during everything from outdoor weddings to happy hours to work the next day, where it then acts as an impeccable concealer of hangover bloat. 

However, too many of us are quick to pack up ole wrappy when the leaves make their final descent, perhaps unaware that a simple turtleneck, tights, and booties can help extend its ROI throughout Q1, too. 

Below, I’ve compiled the best patterned wrap dresses the internet has to offer you right now. So many are on sale, and so many are amazing.

The dress I’m pictured wearing outside of Frederick’s premier motel/restaurant, Masser’s, was a Zara find and I can confirm I have not removed it from my body since purchasing on December 2nd. It’s fitting for so many different occasions, and can be found in nestled right in the center of that ‘CARE / DON’T CARE’ Venn diagram I’m confident that you, like me, picture every morning while choosing the day’s sartorial direction.  

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Unfortunately, the dress I’m in has sold out, but I’ve included three below that are pretty similar — and on sale! — from Zara. The earrings are Lisi Lerch, the jacket is Topshop (similar here), purchase my turtleneck here, and the cuff is from Nordstrom Rack (similar here) and the broach is a vintage find from the Gail Colby Collection™. Enjoy! 



1: Zara Midi Wrap Dress, on sale for $40 // 2: Michael Kors Wrap-Effect Star Print Dress, on sale for $155 // 3:  Zara Mixed Print Wrap Dress, on sale for $40 // 4: Diane von Furstenberg Striped Maxi Dress, on sale for $300 (shorter version available here for $94) // 5: Women’s Topshop Boutique Mini Spot Wrap Dress, $160 // 6: Women’s Misa Los Angeles Paloma Velvet Dress, $312 // 7: RIXO Mixed Print Mini Dress, on sale for $244 // 8: Needle & Thread Embroidered Mini Wrap Dress, $425 9: Amazon Prime Velvet Front-Wrap Dress, $30: Women’s Velvet Dress V-neck Wrap Medium Sleeve Dresses (Medium, Green) // 10: Pins and Needles Ruffle Mini Dress, on sale for $30 // 11: Topshop Freya Floral Wrap Dress, $95 // 12: RIXO Tropical Mini Dress, on sale for $195 // 13: Reformation Salem Midi Dress, on sale for $124 //  14: ISLA Marigold Mini Dress, $220


Women’s Dee Elly Mix Print Wrap Dress, Size Small – Black, $49
Finders Keepers Powder Blue Ruffle Wrap , on sale for $130
Amazon Prime Ruffle Dot Dress, $20: Dellytop Women’s Casual Polka Dot V Neck Ruffle Chiffon Wrap Mini Dress
Rebecca Vallance Braided Mini Dress, $445
Zara Printed Mini Wrap Dress, on sale for $30
Jersey Off-the-Shoulder Wrap Dress in Gray, $28: Tempt me Womens Long Sleeve Knitted Sweater Pullover Swing Solid Slim Fit Wrap Midi Dress Grey Small
Faithfull the Brand Striped Midi , on sale for $100


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Stocking Stuffers: 22 Tights-Friendly Shoes

My Picks, Sole Serotonin

Does anyone else find a pair of opaque black tights to be one of the most purposeless joys winter can bring? Below, check out some styles aimed at keeping your toes warm and outfit on point this winter– even as your Seasonal Affective Disorder becomes all-consuming. Enjoy! 

Plaid + Checkered


1: Nine West Pointy Toe MulesNine West Pointy Toe Mules, $99 (Pssst – I own these in Marigold. Super comfy and great for wide feet!) / 2: Rag & Bone Booties, $595/ 3: Monse Striped Mule, $850 / 4: No. 21 Plaid Striped Mule, on sale for $576 / 5: Mango Pointed Toe Ankle Boots, $130 / 6: Jeffrey Campbell Ravis Bow Slides, $120 / 7: Talbots Plaid Block Heel Pumps, on sale for $70

Poofs + Bows


1: Michael Kors Fara Loafers, $130 / 2: Steve Madden Carabu Sequin Sandal, $100 Also available in black: Steve Madden Women’s Carabu Dress Sandal, Black Suede  / 3: Zara Patent Bow Heels, on sale for $40 / 4: Frances Valentine Pauline Slides, $345 / 5: Tory Burch Clara Flats, on sale for $299 / 6: Frances Valentine Paulette Fur Mule, on sale for $150 / 7: Marc Jacobs Sequin Flats, $325

Booties + Mules


1: Tory Burch Clara Pumps, $558 / 2: Dolce Vita Backless Mules, $150 / 3: Sam Edelman Leopard Mules, $150 Also available in black, all sizes: Sam Edelman Women’s Oran Mule, Black Suede / 4: Mercedes Castillo Block Mules, $375 / 5: Sam Edelman Sequin Sock Boots, $140 / 6: Jacquemus Block Heels, on sale for $495 Also someone PLEASE buy this adorable, on-sale dress from the same brand! / 7: Nine West Women’s Tyrell Suede Pump, Black/Black, on sale for $58 / 8: Nine West Women’s Justin Suede Ankle Boot