Sweater dresses are what I consider to be a great staple fall wardrobe piece for your closet. They’re basically like a warm hug in clothing form because they’re cozy, comfortable and easy to style. I also love that you can dress them up or down and wear them for multiple occasions. I’m sharing a fall sweater dress roundup to help you choose the perfect one for your personal style.
Fall Sweater Dress Roundup
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This collage has a few of my favorite sweater dresses, featuring both dressy and casual options for a variety of occasions. This season, we’re seeing a lot of knit bodycon dresses.
This is a dressier sweater dress that I featured in my most recent Express try-on haul. It’s a great option to wear for bridal events in the cooler months or for a dinner date. The sweetheart neckline gives the dress a feminine look and wearing a great pair of Spanx underneath.
Anything with pleats always catches my eye, and this is one of my favorite pleated sweater dresses right now. It also has long sleeves making it the perfect dress to carry you from fall to winter. To style it a different way, try layering a sweater over the top and put a skinny belt around your natural waistline. Then tuck the sweater into the belt and pull the sweater out a bit.
Easy-to-Style Sweater Dresses
Sweater dresses are a no-fuss clothing item. They don’t require much thought for styling, and they’re wearable on their own without having to layer or style other pieces with it. Casual sweater dresses are perfect to wear to run errands, fall parties and out to lunch with friends. You can pair them with sneakers, mules, booties, boots – you name it. Just add some shoes and simple jewelry, and you’re good to go.
What makes sweater dresses casual or dressy is the silhouette of the dress and the type of detailing. This sweater dress was a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale find, and love the tie-waist detail. It gives a more structured look and love the buttons at the top, giving the overall dress a more casual look and feel. I paired it with these darling Western-inspired boots. Complete the look with a felt hat.
Most sweater dresses are also bump-friendly because of the stretchy material they’re generally made of. So you don’t necessarily have to buy a “maternity” dress to wear a sweater dress. Just size up one if you’re further along and need a little extra room.
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Midi Sweater Dresses
This season so far, I’ve had really good luck with finding figure-flattering sweater midi dresses. This dress was a favorite find from my recent Amazon capsule wardrobe try-on haul. It lays nicely at the hips, and features a ribbing pattern throughout. I don’t say obsessed very often, but I know I’ll reach for this so often.
This bodycon dress was another Nordstrom Anniversary Sale find, and you all went wild for this. I don’t wear black too often, but maybe I should after you showed your love for this little number. It’s actually a very similar silhouette to the cream Amazon dress above. It has just the right amount of compression, yet feels very comfortable and easy to move in.
This sweater dress has a more forgiving fit. To accentuate the waistline, I added two skinny belts for contrast and texture. I prefer to wear knee-high boots with midi dresses for a more streamlined look. It’s the perfect casual dress to wear out to lunch, a baby shower or even Thanksgiving.
Dress Up a Sweater Dress
Whether you’re headed to work or going out for the night, sweater dresses are a great option for both. Take this sweater dress in the above picture, for example. Simply add a boyfriend blazer and pumps for the perfect workwear look. Or for a dinner out with friends, add a longline cardigan and these Western boots again. Done and done!
For more dressier sweater dress options, check out the round up below to wear to fall and winter weddings, holiday parties and other special occasions.
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Do you have a sweater dress in your closet? Let me know in the comments below!