21 dresses with grown-up hemlines
I was surprised to note that the last time I brought you dresses with grown-up hemlines was early September: an update is clearly in order. Some dresses here are on the lighter side and not what you might intuitively think about wearing this time of year, but all things are possible with layering: try a long-sleeved tee or turtleneck layered under, wear a full slip for added warmth, and pair with cardigans and tailored jackets and you’re good to go. I like how easy this is, and that it’s got a nicely relaxed cut.
And I’m always a fan of dresses that look like separates, as this does.
I’d either wear a slip or a long-sleeved tee under this to make the neckline a little less plunging.
OK, this is a very spring-y dress, but it could be made suitable for now with matte tights and a nice cardigan. I just love that green.
The twist at the bustline here is so becoming and I dig the asymmetrical hem.
A sweet (but not too sweet) and feminine floral.
Another dress that looks pretty spring-y, but would be suitable for now with a little layering. A good choice for days when you really want to break out of the winter doldrums.
Click through and check out the print on this splurgy option: it’s just so pretty .
So flattering and feminine: I like when the waistline is nice and high like it is here.
The scoopneck here nicely highlights the collarbone—an almost universally flattering spot.
This pretty velvet Dries Van Noten dress with is marked way down.
I just think this is a fun print.
Reasonably priced, bright, poppy, and as good now as it will be in a few months.
The ruching here is what makes this such a figure-friendly (and even forgiving) dress.
This is pretty sexy, but at the same time not too much. Would look amazing with a leather jacket.
A shirtdress in an alluring dark floral.
I like the generous (but not perilous) side slit here.
I’d wear a shrunken leather jacket with this lovely dark floral.
Another good asymmetrical hem, which works well because the rest of this dress is pretty straightforward.