Cheap Thrill: A Dark, Floral Wrap Dress

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If you find yourself eyeing crop tops despite the fact that snow is starting to hit the ground, opting for something more practical that still reminds you of warm days is a good move. This wrap dress from Madewell is the antidote to the bulky, all-black winter ensemble: The dark, floral pattern lends an air of femininity (and color!) to the black base and complements the flowing silhouette. Layer with a cozy turtleneck to make it winter-appropriate and throw on a leather jacket to add a little toughness.

Jane Wrap-effect Floral-print Georgette Maxi Dress by Madewell, $190 at Net-a-Porter

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