Formal occasions falling within the icy depths of the winter months require an elevated level of effort.
Not only must we summon the willpower to leave the warm, cosy surrounds of home, we must find a winter-proof cocktail dress glamorous enough that we don’t instantly regret changing out of our loungewear.
With the short, strappy and slinky go-tos we often turn to in summer safely off the table, finding a cocktail dress suitable for the cold weather can feel infinitely more challenging.
Finding a frock with sleeves or crafted from heavier (read: warmer) materials is a no-brainer, but you may also want to consider how well your chosen dress works with a coat or jacket for easy layering as you travel to and from your destination.
Below, we round up the best winter cocktail dresses to don to your next event.