If there is a more genius way of wearing a dress in the cold without being cold then I am all ears, but I honestly don't think there is.
Over the knee boots + a below the knee dress = winter outfit heaven!
The statement you make is all in the decision whether you show a bit of skin between the boots and the hemline. I went for an oversized look, but I think this outfit would have worked will with a slither of leg on show too.
This ASOS Midi Coat is similar, and I loveee it.