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.)

Julia Marzovilla
Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she reviews the latest launches from fashion and beauty brands, finds the best on-sale items around the internet, and interviews experts to find the best products in any category to share with her readers. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site as an expert in everything from the best laptop bags to the best laser hair removal devices.

In her near decade of experience, Julia has both written for several top outlets in the E-Commerce space and worked at major fashion labels. 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 worked as the Trending Fashion and News Writer STYLECASTER. You can find her across the internet at @JuliaMarzovilla. In real life, you can find her creating shopping guides for her friends, cooking or baking in her too-small kitchen, or buying tickets for the next time Harry Styles is in town.

Julia has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Journalism from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She lives in New York City, her hometown.