6 Easy Ways to Wear a Sweater Dress

They’re cozy, they’re casual and they make you want to snuggle up. Not to mention they look fabulous after 40!

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If you don’t own a sweater dress, you need to get one. They’re one of my favorite things to wear because they make you feel a little dressed up, but they’re super comfy too. Styling a sweater dress is easy. Here are a few ideas.sweater dresses

  1. Belt It

Sometimes a big chunky knit can be overpowering and make you look like a blob, so 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.

2. 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 chunky knits by adding balance. Fine boots with skinny little heels are too delicate for earthy knits.

3. Try a  Cowl Neck

Turtlenecks are popular but are not always so flattering if you have a short neck. A cowlneck sweaterdress elongates your neck and makes you look slim and elegant.



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4. Wear a Sweater Dress with 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.

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5. Dress it Up

Sweater dresses are versatile and can easily be dressed up. To get more of an elegant look, buy a thinner, lighter, more fitted sweaterdress and wear with your favorite fine jewelry. This type of look could be worn to work, even if you work in a more traditional office.



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6. Throw Over a Pair of Leggings

Many sweater dresses are on the short side.  So what do you do? Instead of tossing that dress to the curb, try wearing your sweater dress with leggings.

A pair of Ponte knit or leather leggings may be all you need. Leggings give you coverage like opaque tights, but they are edgier. A sweater dress worn with leggings and a cute pair of flat shoes is a cute, modern cool girl look.


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