The 19 Best Winter Dresses for 2023

They'll bat away your winter blues.

guest wearing winter dress is seen outside Dior during Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2022 on January 24, 2022 in Paris, France
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The thought of wearing anything other than jeans or fleece-lined leggings between December and March is painful. But before you limit yourself to just a couple of default winter weather outfits, take note: the best winter dresses are worthy of your attention. We're talking about the thick-knit, long-sleeve, full-coverage styles, often featuring a high neckline for extra warmth.

Luckily, there's no shortage of cute winter dresses for the cold season. For winter 2023, tons of ribbed, printed, faux-wrap, and velvet skin-covering styles abound. Also, easy-to-layer leather options that effortlessly transition from fall or to spring. Our favorite winter dresses range from wedding and work-appropriate florals to casually cozy for WFH, weekends, and getaways. We've even included a couple of trendy cut-out designs when you're willing to bare just a hint of skin. (And if you're looking for affordable options that will be at your door quickly, consult our guide to the best winter dresses on Amazon.)

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Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.