14 reasons you need a sweater dress right now. Shop these sweater dresses you can wear day or night, for polished and casual looks.
One of our favorite cold-weather staples is a sweater dress. Whether you prefer a mini, midi, or maxi; want to splurge on cashmere or save on a cotton blend—a sweater dress is definitely worth trying on for size.
Why You Need
If you’re a dress lover but struggle to transition some of your favorite looks to colder weather, this is the closet essential for you.
Crafted of a sweater knit—cable knit, ribbed, chunky ply, and more—a sweater dress is the go-to for fall and winter that will keep you warm and looking polished, no matter where you’re headed.
How To Style A Sweater Dress
When it comes to sweater dresses (or sweater dresses), our favorites run the gamut, however.
If you’re looking for something dressier, go for a midi style that is crafted of a ribbed cashmere that hugs your frame in all the right places.
Hey, you might even want a maxi that nearly grazes the floor and features a cutout or exposed back that reminds all who see you that a sweater dress is, in fact, nothing like your everyday crewneck sweater.
In all materials and for all budgets, shop the best knit dresses for cold weather ahead.
You might very well never wear another item of clothing all winter long. We certainly wouldn’t blame you.
OUR TOP PICKS
There’s little more luxe than a cashmere sweater dress and this one is an easeful throw-on-and-go. It flows perfectly and boasts a deep V neckline for morning, noon, or night wear.
If you like colors, go for color with a rainbow striped knit mini dress made of cashmere for a luxe take on a childhood trend. For a colder weather, throw on a cardigan.
Dip your toe into that disco vibe with flared sleeves and a bodycon mini silhouette.
Drive the trend home by styling it with knee-high go go boots. Want more? Wear a bucket hat to have that cool-girl vibe.
Jump head-first into color with this bright pink turtleneck cashmere dress.
With a simple silhouette complete with a turtleneck and shift shape, you can take other head-turning liberties with ease.
Who better than Ralph Lauren to turn to for a cable knit dress style?
In aptly named College Green, this preppy turtleneck dress takes your favorite sweater to the next level for cold weather months.
Pair it with a corduroy jacket to make your fall outfit standout more.
Get a little psychedelic with an ombré stripe knit dress in a midi silhouette, designed in pretty hues of blue.
Wear your choice of platform boots to give an edge to your look.
Leave it to Valentino to design the perfect preppy sweater dress with a nautical vibe. In red, white, and blue striped, this collared knit mini dress is a great way to rock the trend.
This sweater dress is all about what lies behind it. With a long silhouette and totally open back, it’s a sultry evening look, even when wearing cashmere.
One of the sweater dress greats is Altuzarra, a designer who crafts the perfect lightweight knit silhouette with raps, ties, and the like to keep it interesting for day or night.
If you want to make the look more interesting, slip a sweater vest over!
Go bright with a happy yellow tone. This midi sweater dress is perfect for the coldest days of winter when your drab seasonal wardrobe needs a little lift.
If you’re an old Celine fan, this is the knit dress for you.
With a colorful striped pattern, body-hugging silhouette, and mid-calf length, it’s a great dress to wear with flats by day and heels by night, no matter the season.
We love this sweater dress! For the girl looking for that easeful throw-on-and-go that’s both slouchy as well as elevated, this is the look for you.
It’s mid-length and elegant, but boasts a slightly looser silhouette for a more casual vibe when dressed down.
Just because you’re wearing a sweater dress doesn’t mean it can’t feel tailored. Theory has crafted one with just enough detail, featuring a flowing knife-pleated skirt and classic knit top.
For a sultry take on the trend, slip into this bustier look via a ribbed Something Navy sweater dress. It looks totally structured but feels just as comfortable as your favorite pair of pajamas.
Want to feel as good as you’ll look?
You’ll be reaching for this classic, earth-friendly midi sweater dress every day this winter with its fit and flare silhouette that hugs your frame in all the right places.
Don’t go too tight when it comes to your sweater dresses.
They should either fit in a way that is intentionally slouchy and oversized, or slimmer—grazing your frame without hugging it.
Once you go sweater dress, you might never go back. We certainly feel that way.
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