How to Wear a Pinafore Dress in Winter | Lindy Bop

Originally used as a decorative overdress or functional protective layer, like an apron, pinafores have developed over the years. What once was an additional outer layer to protect unwashable dresses beneath, perhaps dirtied during cooking or play, is now worn as the main garment in an outfit. Famous examples of pinafores as protective outerwear come from childlike fantasy tales such as Lewis Carroll’s Alice in ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ (1865) and Dorothy in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (1939).

Whether you’re looking to try a new style, update your workwear wardrobe, or take autumnal layering to the next level, how to wear a pinafore dress in winter couldn’t be simpler. From check tartan to blue denim, cute corduroy and embellished embroidery, the Lindy Bop options are endless! Pinafores are a must-have for A/W’19, perfect for layering. Build up your outfit by wearing a Lindy Bop pinafore over a blouse or shirt and add a jumper over the top for extra warmth. Finish your look with a pair of tights or leggings and lace-up leather ankle or Chelsea boots. Have you got your classic staple?


Look no further when pondering how to wear a pinafore dress in winter. Our ‘Pauline’ Navy Green Check Midi Pinafore Dress is the relaxed A-line pinafore ready to take your workwear by storm. Made from a good quality cotton fabric and complete with two patch pockets to the front, the adorable navy green with a cute pink check is as hardworking as you are 9-5.


Love our bestselling ‘Charlotte’ Rustic Check Shirt Dress? Then you’re going to love our NEW ‘Pixie’ Autumnal Check Dungaree Skirt. Our ‘Pixie’ style is the sister design to our ‘Pauline’. Less of a structured dress, our ‘Pixie’ allows you to show off the details of your blouse and neckties, operating as more of a skirt with classic dungaree straps. Get yours, here.


Get the most out of your looks and wear your pinafore several ways. Switch up your look, mix and match and add a feminine touch by layering your denim pinafore dress ‘Pauline’ Light Blue Denim Midi Pinafore Dress with any of our shirts and blouses such as ‘Mima’ Merlot Red Tie Neck Blouse (NOW £14.00) or ‘Fallon’ Rose Pink Neck Tie Blouse.


If you tend to play it safe with a black cord pinafore dress, why not try our ‘Pixie’ Navy Corduroy Dungaree Skirt with Embroidered Toadstool this A/W? A high waisted flared swing skirt with adjustable button fasten braces are the key features to this much-loved pinafore style. What’s more, with adorable toadstool embroidery we’ll be living in this style all season long.

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