While dressing to brave the chill can feel like an uphill battle, winter dress trends are in full force this season — so say goodbye to light-washed jeans and cosy cashmere knits and welcome figure-skimming gowns to your daily wardrobe rotation. With no shortage of gorgeous winter dresses in Australia available at Carla Zampatti, we’re loving velvet silhouettes, wrap dresses, and structured gowns in minimalist monochromes that will take you from work to an after-dark event with ease. If you’re ready to revamp, reset or elevate your wardrobe, read on for the fashion-forward winter dress trends we’re embracing this season.
Adorn your silhouette in a velvet winter dress for women
The height of elegance and sophistication, velvet gowns are festive-season favourites among the fashion-conscious. Recalling the best of ‘90s style, this slinky and luxurious material offers a soft, lustrous shine and gently glides across the skin while smoothing and sculpting your frame. Embrace velvet dresses in deep and moody hues like olive green, maroon and navy blue, keep it classic with sleek monochromes or adorn your figure in a neutral-toned number. In the shoe department, look for simple, camel-coloured mules to keep your eloquent gown the focal point. During cocktail parties, wedding receptions and lavish evening affairs, demand attention in a floor-sweeping velvet slip with a delicate neckline that’s enhanced with gold hardware or select a long-sleeve style that features a low-cut backline — a modest yet edgy fit that allows you to show a subtle peep of skin.
Whether you select a draping silhouette or a velvet gown with a tailored fit, there’s no denying that this winter dress trend for 2022 is one to watch.
Wrap dresses are a chill-proof winter dress trend worth experimenting with
Uncomplicated, functional and cemented in fashion history as a timeless staple in every woman’s wardrobe, a wrap dress will give you a versatile, no-fuss evening look that’s perfect for just about any occasion. The go-to cool-weather alternative to a LBD, wrap winter dresses for women are the epitome of elegance and poise.
Look for cuts with precise tailoring that sculpt your silhouette and cinch your waist with a band that can be tied at the back or wrapped around the front. Pair with long black boots for a stylish evening fit and create effortless dimension with a beige coat or an olive green faux fur jacket draped over your shoulders.
If you’re dressing for a work setting when the sun finally shows through the clouds, pair your wrap dress with simple flats and accessorise with gold jewels and an ivory leather tote.
Embrace monochrome shades and deep hues
A cult classic and a versatile closet must-have, you can never go wrong when you slip into a monochrome dress. Be it long, short or a sleek and structured midi paired with leather boots or sky-high heels, look for elegant silhouettes in timeless shades that will take you from the office to an evening event with class and sophistication.
Tap into one of the most popular winter dress trends for 2022 and embrace high-rounded necklines, long-sleeves and elongated hems that offer coverage and a figure-flattering fit. When the weather takes a chilly turn, rug up with a tailored coat that features sharp lapels to define your shoulders, or elevate your everyday style and layer a mid-length coat that cinches at the waist to create a streamlined silhouette.
Alternatively, add a touch of gilded, old-world glamour to your look with a faux fur wrap that adds a textural contrast when you pair it with your go-to evening gown — the perfect ensemble for a black-tie event or wedding rehearsal dinner.
Prefer statement-making outerwear that’ll draw eyes? Step out with a voluminous olive fur coat over your décolletage and size down for a more fitted look that shapes your figure, or select an oversized and baggy fit for major street-style points.
Delve into 2022's winter dress trends at Carla Zampatti today
Renowned for fusing sumptuous fabrics with contemporary cuts, structured silhouettes and bold, clean lines, revamp your winter wardrobe today with Carla Zampatti’s elegant collection of winter dresses in Australia. With gowns that flatter your figure and shape your silhouette to perfection, you’ll find timeless, classic and versatile styles that tap into luxe dress trends for winter 2022.
While you’re here, explore our expansive range of dresses, evening wear and party wear to find crepe silhouettes with cap sleeves, waterfall gowns that cascade and elegant one-shoulder maxi dresses that accentuate your favourite features. Enjoy free shipping and an easy returns process, or visit one of our 24 stores across Australia to find gorgeous winter dresses for women.