“My general rule for styling summer dresses in the wintertime is incorporating layers and textures,” says Sutter. “You can layer a turtleneck or tights under your dress, or pair it with a knit sweater and boots.” Since the dress itself is made with a thin, sweat-ready combo of nylon and spandex, you’re going to want to make sure the rest of the ensemble is built around staples that keep you warm. To help you do just that, Sutter dreamed up three ways you can wear the exercise dress no matter the weather forecast. Then, once you get to the gym or barre class, you can peel off the under layers and get down to doing things.
3 ways to sport the Outdoor Voices Exercise Dress in winter
1. The LB(exercise)D
“This LBD can be your new winter go-to if you want to look effortless,” says Sutter. “Pair it with a fitted turtleneck under and a great pair of black, sheer, or opaque tights.” To switch things up, swap in a bodysuit or try different colors of tights and turtlenecks to change up your look from week to week.
Try the exercise dress as a base layer that you can ornament with tone-on-tone tweed blazers, chunky sweaters, and cardigans for an easy workday win. “This cocoa-colored dress is the perfect canvas for an elevated, monochromatic look. Incorporate textures into this look by adding a knit sweater over and croc knee-high boots,” she says.
3. Lean into bright colors
If your winter has been a little glum, be your own light. “Use this dress as the statement piece of your outfit. Pair it with simple layers such as a trench or coat and white sneakers with a scrunched sock,” says Sutter. (Yes, you can add some tights if it’s extra chilly). In honor of International Women’s Day, OV will be offering three, limited-time color ways that take after the vibrant super-suits of the Powerpuff Girls. Fifteen percent of shop sales will be donated to ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project.
Now to put that dress to work. Try this 10-minute treadmill sesh for a heart-racing workout and don’t forget to stretch!
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