What's the cold weather equivalent of a maxi?? A sweater dress, of course! There is nothing simpler and more comfortable to wear than the sweater dress. It takes minimal thought for maximum chic, while keeping you toasty and warm too! These dresses are ideal for busy women on the go, and can be worn both in and out of the office, making them a super versatile staple for Fall and Winter.
The sweater dress flatters all body types. But, if you have a slight and slender figure, pop on a belt or a cropped jacket to take away the bagginess and give yourself a waist. For a foolproof look, pair a sweater dress with boots and leggings. When styling your look, the sweater dress should be your main focus so keep the rest of your look simple with minimum accessories.
The sweater dress is a well-loved Fall/Winter staple, but that doesn't mean it can't be reinvented. We've come to rely on this little classic as a one-stop solution to seasonal dressing — the easiest being, throw it over tights and head out the door. Of course, when that becomes a little too predictable, the best part of a wardrobe basic is its ability to be transformed — as proof, I'm layering up, paring down, and remixing a classic sweater dress five new ways.
This cold-weather staple can be tricky to style. The first step is finding the right sweater dress; the most important thing is fit — you don’t want it to be too tight and clingy! I chose a black version from Tegan as the canvas for all of my outfits. Look below to see how you can style your sweater dress for work, the weekend, and even a night out.
Knit for Night
Make your sweater dress evening-ready with a slick pair of leather bottoms and a white button-down to add charm. Slip on a pendant necklace and metallic heels to further the pretty polish.
Dressed Down Luxe
A pared down sweater dress is the perfect contrast to a pair of deep red skinny pants and statement accessories. Add on the luxe with a standout, printed smoking slipper, and color-block clutch.
Citizens of Humanity
Put a geometric top underneath, cuff up the sleeves, add tights and a suede bootie with moto detailing. Then top off your look with a color-block satchel for office chic.
Pulled Together Casual
Give your sweater dress a sophisticated twist with luxe winter add ons- a fur vest, leather riding boots, and rich leather tote in hunter green.
Give your sweater dress the boho-cool treatment by slipping into a pair of dark denim skinnies underneath. It's both a flattering play on proportions and a cozy way to layer up in the colder months, especially with a pair of suede booties and animal print scarf to finish it off.