I was trying to find a wintertime equivalent for the easy black midi dress I live in all summer — you know, like this. The one I throw on with sneakers and sandals and — heck — even flip flops? The type of dress that is mostly casual, yet automatically looks a little bit fancy, just because it’s longish and black and that’s how these things go.
Well…I was thrilled to find several solid options that work for winter (skip to the end to see them all), but there was one in particular I couldn’t resist. It’s the type of dress that’s sexy enough for even a fancy date night…but can easily be dressed down for everyday. Even better? It’s sustainably made.
The Classy & Casual Black Dress I’m Loving For Everyday
Reformation Dillon Ribbed Long-Sleeve Midi Dress
Reformation doesn’t mess around when it comes to slits up the leg — it’s one of the reasons I love them. Add in the extra-long sleeves, and soft, ribbed fabric, and I’m sold.
I always go up one size in Reformation dresses, and this particular one is fitted enough (definitely a bodycon dress) that I typically layer it over this Commando slip. The slip is comfy to wear, smooths nicely and adds some extra warmth, too.
NOTE: Because so many of my fav dresses have a long leg slit, I ended up hemming the Commando slip shorter…but a taller mama might be fine. Or, simply fold the slip up — I did that a few times before eventually taking it to a tailor.
Black Midi Dress Outfit Idea 1: Faux Fur Jacket + Western Boots
This is a very typical date-night outfit. One might even recognize most of it — I do wear the same stuff over & over, haha. But in general, if our date night involves a Lyft (rare), I’ll wear exciting shoes (like THESE OMG OMG OMG) but if we’re walking, then comfy, walkable boots are a must. And if it’s really cold, I’ll add pretty sheer tights (like these), a hat and mittens.
Black Midi Dress Outfit Idea 2: Knotted Band Tee + Doc Martens
I typically don’t wear anything this bodycon during the day…but I’ve found that knotting a tee over a fitted dress basically transforms it. The dress then becomes so easy to wear (and the day-to-date-night potential is huge).
Shop My Favorite Easy Winter Dresses (& All The Outfit Ideas I’m Wearing With Them….)
Everything mentioned in the post (even the random text links) can be found below. And…before I forget…that cream Treasure & Bond dress is actually available only as a dark gray. But it’s great. See our IG (@themomedit) for a few stories on how that dress looks on, and yet another way to style these easy winter dresses.
Also — we’ve been having some serious fun with our Nordstrom ‘Looks’ (think: shoppable collages with head-to-toe outfit ideas). You can find our most recent picks here or follow our Looks account to never miss the latest.
photo credits: Redfield Photography
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