The great thing about the sweater dress is that you can wear it however you prefer, with whatever you want, and whenever you like, in endless textures, patterns and styles, and in countless colours. You can accessorise freely, and on cold days you can use it as a base for cosy layers. So there are lots of cool ways to work this look for winter 2015.
Embrace the slouchy variety for its easy-to-wear qualities, with style choices that include split skirts, turtle necks and sculpted sleeves. Cinch the waist with a clunky belt to give it some shape, slip on some stilettos for added class, and match the chunkiness with an oversized bag.
For a different vibe, stay with a loose fit, but ditch the thick knit in favour of a more sheer consistency, and team it with a blazer or a faux fur coat. Offset any tendency to over-smooth matters with opaque or patterned tights, and perhaps layer it further with over-the-knee socks.
Team a mini length with thigh-high boots and top with a fedora, or wear with shorts. Pull on leather trousers as an alternative, like Olivia Palermo (check out the leopard spot shoes!). Layer with a jacket or cardigan and scarf, or copy the animal print mini that Claudia Schiffer rocked with black tights and ankle boots.
Vary textures with squares, diamond or rib. Drag a sheepskin flying jacket over an Aran-style knit, or combine a cable jumper with a pencil skirt for the working day. Bring in some bright contrasting colours, and introduce shape by way of a faux leather belt. Search out patterns, whether it’s zigzag, geometric, or whatever. Throw a boyfriend blazer over a Breton-type hooped sweater dress, and accessorise with an animal print scarf.
If you’re going for a slinky fitted number, add a figure-hugging narrow belt, and complete with a fuzzy vest and skinny jeans, or leather pants. A pre-bump Blake Lively married her pale grey sweater dress with a tan bomber to stunning effect. Go dressy for evening in an off-the-shoulder affair with a pair of statement earrings, a shiny clutch and killer heels.
Cover angora with a leather jacket and over-the-knee socks. Contrast textures with different thicknesses of knits, or with other fabrics such as skin or metallic. We think you’ve got the picture by now, and we’ll be looking out for you on the streets!
The featured photo is of Kim Le wearing a red sweater dress from Old Navy
Mercedes Gonzalez is wearing a crocheted whiter sweater dress, paired with thigh high brown suede boots and a pair of retro shades. This look can be worn with or without tights for two weather appropriate styles!
Pam Hetlinger has created a super cute fall style in a knitted sweater dress and a pair of thigh high suede boots. The subtle tone differences in colour between these two items allows for a simplistic yet relaxed look; and this style is perfect for everyday wear.
Dress: Nordstrom, Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Chloé.
Arielle Nachami couldn’t look sleeker, in this all black outfit consisting of a knitted sweater dress, thigh high boots, and a matching leather bag. All you need now is a pair of shades to complete this fabulous style.
Dress: Saks Fifth Avenue, Boots: Neiman Marcus.
Turtleneck sweater dresses are always a winner. Wear a cream dress with leather boots to simulate Federica L.’s look.
Sweater Dress: H & M, Boots: Zara, Bag: Amenapih, Watch: Daniel Wellington, Collier: And Other Stories.
Zina Charkoplia absolutely smashes this gorgeous midi sweater dress.
Dress: Celine, Boots: Acne, Sunglasses: Celine, Bag: Saint Laurent.
Stephanie Sterjovski wears a grey turtle neck sweater dress with black over the knee boots.
Sweater Dress: River Island c/o, Boots: Sam Edelman.
Deniz Selin wears a little black (sweater) dress with edgy ankle boots and chic shades.
Dress: Private Cartel, Bag: Vince Camuto.
Kat Tanita looks uber cute in a grey V neck sweater dress and a cream trench coat.
Dress: Calypso St Barth, Boots: M. Gemi, Coat: Burberry.
Sweater dress and boots: Larisa Costea is wearing a navy sweater dress from Sheinside
Magda is wearing a grey knit sweater dress from Tally Weijl
Sara Escudero is wearing a softhearted mohair knitted sweater dress in grey from Chicwish
Wendy Nguyen is wearing a pale grey sweater dress from Glamorous
Sweater Dress Trend: Anna Belle Clarenburg is wearing a blue sweater dress from Asos
Adriana Gastélum is wearing an olive sweater dress from Six Kisses
Sweater Dress Trend: Carmen Hamilton is wearing a grey sweater dress from Asos
Ingrid Holm is wearing a sweater dress from Lindex, bag from Givenchy and the shoes are from Bianco by Camilla Pihl
Doina Ciobanu is wearing a charcoal sweater dress from Zara, and the over the knee boots are from Reiss
Sweater Dress Trend: Negin Mirsalehi is wearing a brushed mohair sweater dress from Asos