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How to Choose a Dress for the Winter

‘Tis the season for pretty dresses, twinkling accessories, soft, cozy coats, and, of course, a staple pair of boots. But how do you find your style when it’s so cold outside? 
Our not-so-secret secret: shopping the Called to Surf collection
We have all sorts of dresses for winter, spring, summer, and fall, so if you’re looking for fashionable fits for cold-weather forecasts, you’ve come to the right boutique.


How to Find the Perfect Winter Dress

Convincing yourself to get ready in the morning when it’s gray and gloomy outside can be hard. Sometimes, you just want to roast like a marshmallow in your puffiest coat with all the fixings—scarves, sweaters, beanies, gloves, etc.


But, there’s nothing quite like the feeling when you get dressed to the nines with some festive winter flair. The right coat with the right winter dress and the perfect mix of cold-weather essentials is a recipe for effortless seasonal style.


Let’s Talk Textures and Tones

 A model wearing a green satin winter dress and posing against a lamplight outside

Winter dresses come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, lengths, and patterns, but fabrics and colors are really what set apart seasonal styles.


A few of our favorites include wool, satin, silk, and velvet. But, you can make anything work with the right accessories. Just remember, layers are your best friend in cold climates, so don’t be afraid of thermals, turtlenecks, tights, leggings, or doubled-up socks. 


In terms of colors that have caught our eye recently, it’s all cool tones for cold weather: blues, purples, greens, and grays. Think navy, emerald, plum, and a pinch of maroon. Plus, there’s something really elegant about a winter white like ivory.


For Formal Winter Dresses, Start Here

These picks are perfect for holiday parties, corporate dinners, and winter weddings. Winter is the time for special occasions and festive get-togethers. You’re invited! Shop our bestselling winter dresses before the weather warms up.


The Darcey Tiered Velvet Dress

Woman wearing a purple Called To Surf winter dress

The Bella Ruffle Long Sleeve Midi Dress

Woman wearing a long Called To Surf winter dress

Elegant Textured Dress in Ivory or Rust

Woman wearing long ivory Called To Surf winter dress


Or Keep It Casual With These Cold-Weather Dresses

You can’t go wrong with any of our more versatile styles. After all, any dress can work in the winter with the right pair of fleece-lined tights! But, if you’re in the market for effortless winter dresses that can transcend seasons, look no further than our casual dress collection. 


Citrus Shae Dress

Woman wearing a long printed Called To Surf winter dress

Willow Tiered Dress

Woman wearing a long printed Called To Surf winter dress

Brass & Roe Claire Dress in Gingham

Woman wearing a long gingham Called To Surf winter dress

Brass & Roe The Stratford Dress

Woman wearing a midi printed Called To Surf winter dress

Accessories That Complete These Dresses for Winter

Would it be a winter dress without these finishing touches? Winter is the season where fashion meets function. Don’t sacrifice your warmth for the sake of style—you can do both (with the right accessories, of course). In this case, less is not more!


Spencer Weekender Tote

Product image of the Called to Surf Spencer Weekender

Herschel Elmer Marl

Product image of a speckled Herschel Beanie

Classic Cable Pom Pom Beanie

Product image of a blue Called to Surf beanie

Birkenstock Zermatt Shearling Clog

Product image of gray Birkenstock Zermatt clogs


Shop Women’s Winter Dresses and More From Called to Surf

 A woman standing next to a counter wearing a Called to Surf winter dress

Here at Called to Surf, we know how important it is for you to look and feel your best when you’re weary about the weather. That’s why we have so many cute winter dresses and accessories to choose from! With a new outfit, you’ll look your best while doing your best.

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