One of my favorite parts about summer is that you can just throw on a breezy maxi dress and look instantly cute and put-together. Meanwhile, in winter, there’s really no such thing as throw on and go. Even if you’re going with my favorite go-to winter piece, the sweater dress, there’s tights to contend with, and then you’re still freezing because even with wool ones, they’re never that warm. That’s why I love wearing a maxi dress in winter. It’s long and breezy so you can layer leggings or heavy tights underneath or skip them altogether without freezing to death. Yes, layers under and/or over are still required, but unlike your standard short or even midi-dress, the floor length style makes them look instantly more dressed up and yet unexpected for everyday in winter. But you don’t need to buy a new set of maxi dresses for cold weather. Just follow these tips for how to style your fave maxi dresses for winter.