Winter is notoriously difficult to dress for, going from freezing temperatures outdoors to hot central heating indoors, and dealing with rain, snow, ice and fog. It can be tricky to navigate through the world of fashion during the winter months, finding outfits that keep you lovely and warm outside that you’re able to strip back once inside, and still look stylish and feel your best.
A great option for winter is dresses. When thinking of your winter wardrobe, most people wouldn’t consider a dress to be a staple piece, but the truth is that dresses are extremely versatile. Great for dressing up and down as well as layering, dresses provide the perfect solution to a tricky winter wardrobe.
Winter Dress Styling…
This season, invest in dresses that you will be able to wear all year round, simply swapping accessories to make your dress work for each season. Try teaming dresses with tights, and layering long sleeve tops underneath sleeveless dresses or wearing a chunky knit cardigan on top for a casual look. Finish with a pair of heeled ankle boots, a snood and a tailored coat.
For evening try teaming with tights, black heels and a clutch bag. Investing in dresses that you can wear all year round now enables you to inject a little feminine style into your wardrobe, and will help you create a look that stands out from the crowd.
A Pop of Print…
Winter style can often mean lots of dark and muted colours, which is fine from time to time, but it can become a little dull wearing these shades day in day out. This winter why not consider mixing your style up, adding on trend colours and prints to your everyday wardrobe.
Team bright and bold colours with muted tones to balance the look. As mentioned above, choose fun and bright dresses, and pair with black tights and muted layers for a chic and flirty winter style.
We love African print dresses for this season. In fun, bold and bright prints, African print dresses feature traditional prints with a 21st century update. Colours that are big this season include red, yellow and blue – bold and bright primary shades are having a bit of a moment. In addition, bold and brave prints are on trend. For winter 2017 the pretty ditsy prints are out, and the bright and daring prints are in.
Dare to be Different…
Don’t be afraid to do you when it comes to style, choosing pieces that truly reflect who you are, to create your own unique style. If bright and bold is your thing, then do it whole heartedly. If pops of print and colour is more up your street, then be brave with your choices and pull back elsewhere to create balance.
This season we are loving…
In a beautiful bright yellow, this long sleeve number is made in the UK as part of the Sika’a Travel Africa collection. Made from 100% luxe African super wax print, the dress features a wonderful textured seersucker-style finish. The fabric is crease resistant, meaning it’ll look great all day long, and even from day to night.
Completed with a zip to the back for the perfect fit, side pockets and a pretty neck tie, this dress is ideal for day time and evening for winter 2017. The long sleeves make this style perfect for the winter months, simply team with tights and boots for day time, and a pair of heels for the evening. The nipped in waist and tulip shape skirt make this dress super flattering, and the length is perfect for work, lunch dates and even a night out at a cocktail bar.
Shirt dresses are huge this season, providing the perfect stylish throw on, for an effortlessly cool look. We love this print as it echoes autumnal vibes in African inspired tones. The off-beat and youthful style is synonymous with Sika’a, beautifully reflecting our fun and playful designs that still honour the African traditions by using stunning traditional prints.
Created from lightweight cotton to crease a lose silhouette, the dress is defined at the waist with a self-fastening belt, finishing with a feminine flared hem. Team this dress with knee high boots in the winter for a super warm and cosy look, or for the evening try adding a pair of lace-up heeled mules for a chic and modern ensemble.
As the latest style to be added to the collection, the Green Java dress is flirty and playful – designed for the daring. Ideal for party season, events and a night out, the dress features a short skater skirt, halter-neck and low back and striking front split.
While at first glance it appears this dress is better suited to special occasions, you could style it up for day time this winter too. Try teaming with tights, flat boots and layering a cropped jumper over the top, letting the bold print and flared skirt stand out.
Pulled in at the waist, this dress is super flattering, accentuating the smallest part of your body. The skirt flares out, skimming the hips to create a beautiful silhouette. The striking African print uses slightly more muted tones than as seen in other Sika’a dresses, but the bold shapes and striking cut speaks for itself.
Break away from the norm and style yourself up with African print dresses this winter. Providing the perfect functional pieces, the dresses are versatile and can be worn throughout the season, into spring and summer.
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