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When the temperature drops, a boots and leggings combo is a total go-to for many women. Leggings provide mucho warmth under a dress or skirt and can sometimes even be a snugglier option than your standard tights or stockings. They also look mega cute when paired with boots. That said, finding the right shape, style and fabric of dress to pair with this cold-weather combo can be the difference between a fashion do and a fashion don't.
Look a little mod in a simple shift dress, leggings and boots. Because this style will most likely be worn in fall or winter, skip shifts in lightweight fabrics like silk and opt for wool, corduroy or cotton versions. Choose a shift with long sleeves, or rock a sleeveless or short-sleeved shift under a cardigan. This style looks great with motorcycle or riding boots and a neutral-colored legging.
A wrap dress is one piece every woman should have. While this totally classic frock never seems to go out of style, it also looks great with just about everything -- including leggings and boots. Since leggings are heavier than tights or stockings, try sporting this combo with a cotton jersey wrap dress as opposed to a straight-up cotton wrap or a silk version. Boots that hit mid-calf as well as knee-high boots look best with this style of dress.
For those gals who love to show off their curves, try pairing leggings and boots with a clingy sweater dress. This look is for ladies of any shape who feel totally confident in their body, as most sweater dresses tend to show off every contour, nook and cranny. Try an ombre or color-blocked sweater dress in wool or cashmere to distract the eye. This look can be worn with ankle boots, booties or knee-high boots.
Love cowboy boots and leggings? Try pairing them with a fitted denim dress or one that boasts a flared skirt. This combination will let you feel a little Old West even in the middle of winter. If you like to play the desert rose who loves her rock n' roll, try a blue or gray denim jumper that buttons down the front. For those ladies who like something with softer edges, pick a lightweight denim or chambray dress that has a blouse top, belts at the waist, and boasts a full skirt. Add petticoats if desired!