The Little Knit Dress – My Favorite

I’ve owned many little knit dresses for women over the years for one simple reason – They’re easy. What I mean is, they’re comfy, casual. You can dress them up or down, wear them anywhere and look cute just by changing a few accessories.

Brown knit sweater dress

Brown knit sweater dress

If you’ve been dying to try one or just get a fresh take on how to wear the knit dress you already own, here are some ideas.

Style Recipe # 1 – Knit Dress+ Scarf

You cannot go wrong pairing a cute knit sweater dress like this one with a pair of flat leather boots and a cozy scarf. I’d also suggest some dark tights. Wearing a knit dress with nylons won’t cut it.

You need a leg covering that is heavier to balance the weight of the knit. A dark, opaque pair of tights will do that. You might also add a long pendant necklace to wear with your  scarf. It would look great peeking out from the scarf and gives the outfit some depth and personality.

Cable knit sweater dress  with Shirt

Cable knit sweater dress with Shirt


Style Recipe # 2 – Knit Dress +  White Shirt

Long sleeve knit dress with Vest

Long sleeve knit dress with Vest

Sweater knit dresses are great for running around in or for casual business environments. This look would be great for the office. Simply combine a V- or round neck sweater dress with a crisp white shirt for modern office look. Brights are in, and this touch of color at your neckline and your waist takes this outfit from  conservative to cool.

 Style Recipe # 3 – Knit Dress + Faux Fur Vest

If you like more of a bohemian feel then this is a great way to get it. Take a simple knit dress and add a faux fur vest pair and hip booties. Don’t forget to add a touch of color in the way of accessories to keep you from looking too washed out.

Other ways to wear a knit dress for women?

  • with a long cascading sweater
  • alone with a thick belt that falls at an angle below the waist towards one hip
  • with a leather jacket

How do you wear your knit dress? Comment below.

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  1. Tam morey says:

    Its a bit like conscious stream of thought; finding your site and all the great tips you offer. Can you tell me where u got the great brown knit dress? I really love it and would like one too! Many thanks.

  2. My question is how to wear clothes, knit dresses, when you have a large bust and are short waisted

    • Hi Brenda, If you have a large bust you will want to make sure your bra is supportive and minimizes. A v-neck style would be your best bet as well. The white dress JoJami is wearing comes from BCBG and would work well on your body type.

  3. I love the idea of a little knit dress but I strongly suggest you accessorize. Accessorize Accessorize Assessorize!