Autumn/Winter is the worst season for fashion because you’ve got to find ways to be warm AND comfy. While trackie dacks 24/7 would be ideal, many of us don’t subscribe to the (quite good) rule that matching tracksuits work both on the couch and in the workplace. Still, there are other comfy options out there for days when your jeans feel like a vice around your hips. Like the humble pinafore dress.
I am obsessed with pinafore dresses for winter. They give me the level of effort I feel when I throw on jeans and a cute top, but minus the sausage feeling of legs entrapped in denim when I’m bloaty and feeling gross. You can wear them with stockings if it’s freezing, or bare-legged on those cold-morning-boiling-midday days.
Once restricted to children under the age of 6, the pinafore dress is a big hit this winter and there are plenty of styles around the traps, from pricey to cheap as. My style tip? Throw over a puffy-sleeved blouse or shirt for cute Picnic At Hanging Rock vibes, over a turtleneck for the comfiest, warmest outfit ever, or if you’re still swimming (are you mad) use it as a post-beach cover up. But also, you are mad.