It’s here. Winter 2016 is just a few episodes of Scandal/Homeland/Insert-favorite-TV-show-here away. The easiest—and most stylish—way to get ready for it? In a dress. Seriously! From first chill to last frost—and everything in between—a dress is the ultimate layer-able piece. Add some tights, knee-high boots, layer a thin turtleneck underneath and take that, ole’ man winter! Behold, some of our favorite FC frocks of the season, in order of wattage.
Hendy High Neck Jumper Dress
A must-have in any woman’s wardrobe, this sleeveless knit dress features a contrast hem for a mixed-media look. Layer a blazer over it for work or with leather skinnies for an after-hours moment. Plus the plummy-burgundy shade is just yummy.
Satellite Brights Sequin Dress
Speaking of plummy deliciousness, this shift dress flaunts matte sequined stripes for a subtle but striking statement. Go rocker-chic with sheer black tights, pointy booties and silver jewelry— try, it’s cool.
Siren Jewel Tunic Dress
Arguably the most work-to-dinner appropriate dress on this list. With its sheer long sleeves and embellished accents, it’s elegant, feminine and makes a polished statement. Tights and stiletto pumps are all that are needed to finish off the look.
Downtown Velvet Midi Dress
Veering into decidedly more sexy territory is this sleek velvet stunner. Body-conscious, it sports demure three-quarter sleeves and a so-now midi length but make no mistake—this creation is all sensual gothic romance…like Bond-girl-level status. Wear with caution.
Tilly Lace Midi Dress
In the same sexy vein is this black midi-length knockout that relies on artfully placed sheer lace panels for strategic flashes of skin. You could pair it with tights—but why would you? This one requires almost no accessories—just a vampy lip and your best come-hither smirk.
Lunar Sparkle Sequin Wrap Dress
With winter comes all those invite to holiday soirees. You may be thinking of nay-ing them all (no one wants to see that not-so-appropriate coworker smashed) but we wouldn’t recommend it. Why? How else would you be able to show off this dazzling masterpiece? With all over sequins and a flattering wrap silhouette, you arrive with your own spotlight. #haterstotheleft
Angelica Jewel Sequin Dress
So stunning, you’ll be seriously challenged in 5 years to part with it. Sequins set in a leaf pattern (almost resembling falling snow), a deep-V back (yowza!) and the so-flattering fit-and-flare silhouette make this dress a no-brainer. Save it for winter cocktail parties and when you really want to knock someone’s socks (and shoes and gloves…) off.
Aspen Sequin Maxi Dress
Ah, the piece of resistance. Can you say breathtaking? Long-sleeved, to the floor drama with sheer panels and white sequin work, this maxi dress is like the Snow Queen from Narnia mixed with Maleficent. But all evil characters aside, it practically demands regal treatment and exudes glamour with every heeled step. Slay, queen, slay.