It’s not very common for high-street brands to drop an item so popular and successful to repeat the outfit year after year. But it’s just the case with AllSaints, which runs the production of its ingenious two-in-one long dress in every season, since 2016. This iconic winter outfit is an ultimate testament to the design prowess of the brand.
First emerged in 2016 and originally called the ‘Kowlo,’ the dress was based on a limited-edition style, created by AllSaints exclusively for Selfridges. The success of the dress led the brand to further expand it into its mainline collection. The smart dress has two parts- a silken slip dress with an accompanying top over it. The chic design inspired by common easy-to-go layering has won the hearts of thousands of customers, hi-end influencers, and famed fashion editors alike. The ready-made appeal of the outfit has made it a fashion favorite over the years. This winter is no exception, with the dress re-emerging in a variety of styles, colors, ranges. From classic ribbed knits and tank tops to rolled collars and turtle necks, the styling options of the tops are now adding a trendy touch to the entire ensemble.
The Versatility of the Dress
WWW columnist Monikh Dale prominently styled the outfit in 2018. The versatility of the dress was marked well, paired with her chunky black Velcro sandals, just as amazing as the smart strappy heels of Eni from Eni’s Wardrobe. While Monikh went for an all-black ensemble with a contrasting yet chic slouchy brown tote, Eni looked gorgeous in the mustard-colored outfit with the party-ready spangled heeled sandals. Just like them, you can pair the components for a sleek seamless look, or mix and match different colors to create various vibrant looks. Truly, layering has never made such easy! As a style-statement of fall fashion or cozy late winter wear, this evergreen ensemble is a perfect wardrobe-worthy piece for this year and many more coming years as well.
When mundane practicality and high fashion collide, superb creations take birth! This year it is wellington boots, which are sky-rocketed from rainy season street-smart staple to hi-end designer ensemble accomplice. Several high street fashion brands have successfully elevated these wet-weather essential humble wellies to a seriously stylish seasonal fashion statement. Stepping on puddles has never looked so inviting!
Valentino Garavani Atelier Shoes 03 Rose Edition 3D Rubber Knee Boots
Fresh from Valentino’s Fall 2021 runaway, these versatile pairs can be styled with different outfits. In sleek black and pretty white colors, these Italy-made boots feature a unique rubber texture resembling rose petals all over the body. Cast a closer look to see the head of the textured flower. The chunky lug soles provide plenty of lift and traction in your every stride.
JW Anderson Chain-Embellished Glittered Rubber Rain Boots
These gorgeous pairs of boots are made from glittered silver-hued rubber. The brand’s signature oversized golden chain links are embellished across the vamps. Set on a functional 1.5-inch block heel, the gripped soles of the boots offer plenty of traction. Moreover, this chic and glitzy pair is perfect to add a touch of glamour to any outfit of your winter wardrobe.
Hunter Original Tall Vulcanized Natural Rubber Wellington Boots
This classic offering from the classic Hunter is fully made from vulcanized natural rubber. With a quick-dry knitted nylon lining, these handcrafted boots feature a multi-layer cushioned sponge insole for ultimate comfort. The traditional calendared natural rubber sole provides enough traction for a smooth pace. Coming in rustic deep green color, this classic functional pair of wellies are perfect for any matching or contrasting ensemble.
See by Chloé Janet Faux Shearling-Trimmed Rubber Chelsea Boots
These ‘Janet’ Chelsea boots from See by Chloé are chic and functional. Set on practical lug soles for proper lift and adequate traction, the boots are also lined with cozy faux shearling on the upper trimming. Made from smooth black rubber, this super sleek yet comfy-looking pair is perfect to style with any outfit.
Balenciaga + Crocs EVA Rain Boots
When the classic silhouettes of the iconic American footwear brand collaborate with the directory vision of Demna Gvasalia, the result gets summed up in this particular pair. Perfectly combining the classic functionality of Crocs with the signature chic style of Balenciaga, these classy smooth black boots are a sheer temptation! Rested on chunky platforms, the boots feature a rounded silhouette, inspired by the original Crocks clogs. Made from lightweight EVA, these pairs are ideal for damp days.