They’re cozy, they’re casual, and they make you want to snuggle up. Not to mention, they look fabulous after 40!
If you don’t own a sweater dress, you need to get one. Sweater dresses are one of my favorite things to wear because they make you feel a little dressed up, but they’re super comfy too. Styling one is easy. Here are a few ideas for how to wear a sweater dress.
1. Pair it With Boots
Riding boots and sweater dresses go hand in hand to give you that classy, old money look. Ankle booties are more flirty and show off your legs. A boot or shoe with a platform or a stacked heel is heavier looking than a fine heel and complements earthy knits by adding balance.
2. Belt It
Sometimes a big chunky knit can be overpowering and make you look like a blob. If you have a waist and want to show it off, try cinching in your knit dress with a medium to wide belt. You can wear it right at the waist or on an angle just below. The chunkier the knit, the more substantial and wider the belt.
3. Try a Cowl Neck
Turtlenecks are popular, but they’re not always so flattering if you have a short neck. A cowl neck sweater dress elongates your neck and makes you look slim and elegant.
4. Dress it Up
Sweater dresses are versatile and can easily be dressed up. For example, here’s how to wear a sweater dress to work.
Start with a thinner, lighter, non- bulky sweater dress in a neutral color and wear it with your favorite fine jewelry, a good quality leather purse, and pumps or boots. Add a fitted suit jacket if you wish. This is a very appropriate business look. Save a heavy, chunky sweater dress for more casual occasions.
5. Wear Tights
Heavy knits call for heavy hose. Sweater dresses look great when you wear them with or opaque or semi-opaque tights. Black is the best color because it is very slimming color on your legs, and it makes a perfect backdrop for any other color or pattern.
If you like a touch of whimsy, try patterned tights with your sweater dress. You can choose anything from dotted to swirly, to striped. To learn more about the basics of wearing patterned tights, check out this post.
6. Wear a Sweater Dress with Leggings
Many sweater dresses are on the short side. So what do you do? Instead of tossing that dress to the curb, try adding a pair Ponte knit or leather leggings to your outfit. A sweater dress worn with leggings and a cute pair of flat shoes is a cute, modern cool girl look.
How do you wear your sweater dress? Please feel free to share.