One option for wearing a skirt in the winter includes wearing leg coverings underneath, such as leggings, pantyhose or knee-high stockings. Another option is to pair the skirt with knee- or thigh-high boots, depending on the skirt length. Pair the skirt with a complementary long-sleeved top and warm coat for winter weather.
For winter, choose skirts made from warm, heavy materials, such as wool, leather, corduroy and heavy cottons. Avoid skirts made with thin materials, such as satin, silk or light cotton blends.
The type of leg covering or boots to wear depends on the style, color and length of the skirt. Pair bright-colored pantyhose or leggings with skirts that have muted, darker tones, such as various shades of black and grey. Consider wearing wool tights or leggings lined with fleece underneath the skirt to keep your legs warm on particularly cold days. Thick leggings may not work with skirt styles such as form-fitting pencil skirts. In that case, opt for opaque pantyhose. Knee-high and thigh-high stockings are another fashionable option for any style of knee-length and mini-skirts. Pair them with sheer pantyhose to protect any exposed parts of the legs from the winter elements. Both short and long coats work well with winter skirts, but a long coat provides more protection for the legs.