From high necks and midi lengths to knit and satin fabrics, the results of 2022’s most affordable cold weather dresses are in, and I can confirm we’re experiencing a stellar year. With temperatures slowly dropping, its clear that autumn is very much here and winter is just around the corner. This sent us scrambling in our wardrobes trying to dig out our favourite cold-weather frocks. Think long sleeves, mid to maxi styles, and plenty of cosy knit versions to keep you warm this season.
So what are we seeing from this year’s offering? Well, I can confirm that the knit dress isn’t going anywhere, but this season it comes in a mix of fits from fitted to looser styles. The shirt dress as well remains a solid option for chillier autumn days, that retains a smart feel for office looks and beyond. The pervading trends include classic neutral hues, that I’m pretty pleased about, as well as classic floral dresses for anyone looking for a printed option.
My personal fave? It would have to be H&M merino wool dress which looks far above its £80 price tag. I am also enjoying shirt dresses for a more tailored feel. Styling wise, a great pair of boots whether ankle boots or chic knee-highs fit the bill for the new season. Ready? Scroll down to see and shop the under-£100 summer dresses to keep you looking chic in the heat.
You’ll rely on this a-line style for years to come.
Minidresses aren’t off the table—look for knitted fabrications or styles that will work with black tights.
This front tie detail is seriously flattering.
This classic shirt dress also comes in black.
A cool take on stripes.
This sleek silhouette will celebrate very figure.
Well done, H&M.
You new going-out dress, found.
Corduroy is a stellar fabric option for autumn as its thicker than most.
Style with brown knee-high boots.
Yet another white dress I can’t stop thinking about.
Prefer a more fitted style? This one’s for you.
From the neckline to the print, there’s a lot to like about this Topshop dress.
Looking for some more colour? Try this icy blue knit.
Relaxed and cosy, but still demure.
This colour is so elegant.
A not-so-basic basic.
Fancy some florals?
How chic is this?
The pleating and chocolate makes this look so expensive.
A dress you’ll wear every year.
This comes in sizes up to a UK 28.
A dress to suit so many occasions.
So easy to throw on and go.
This flattering gathered dress comes in ink blue, khaki and classic black.
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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.