How to Style a Cute Knit Sweater Dress

I’ve owned many cute knit sweater dresses over the years for one simple reason – They’re easy and comfy to wear. All you need to do is add a few accessories, and you can totally switch up your look. Here are a few popular ideas to help style a cute knit sweater dress. fall-capsule-sweater-dress-2

1. Tie on a Scarf

A solid-colored dark knit sweater dress creates a slimming shape. Add a pretty scarf for texture and color and a shot of interest. Top off the look with booties in the same color as your dress and some accessories that pick up on the other colors in the scarf, and you have a sophisticated take on a cozy sweater dress.

2.   Slip on a Faux Fur Vest

Many women naturally think to pair a fuzzy faux fur vest with a cute top or blouse and a pair of jeans, but have you ever thought of pairing one with a sweater dress. It’s a natural combination and one that takes a simple sweater dress from average to awesome. A sleek sweater dress with a lace-up front works well to capture the boho feel of a faux fur vest. Cute short suede booties and a bag with a touch of fringe are in keeping with the free spirit vibe.



3. Pull-on Some Leggings

Some sweater dresses lend themselves to leggings, especially when streamlined like a tunic and on the short side. You get a modern, cool-girl look by pairing black leggings and peep-toe booties with this cowl neck knit dress. A faux croc bag adds some earthy texture.


Sweaterdress - Tan with Black Belt

4. Belt It!

Here’s another style tunic sweater dress that can be worn as is or with leggings. For a totally different look, try belting it!


Maroon Off the Shoulder Sweater Dress

5. Accessorize with Glam Jewelry

Off-the-shoulder sweater dresses have become popular lately, and to take full advantage of this look, don’t forget to add some glam jewelry. Dangle earrings draw attention up and complement the bare shoulder feature.


6. Pair With Riding Boots

Riding boots are traditional and sophisticated, so it’s no wonder they go so well with something as simple, cozy, and sleek as a fine knit sweater dress. A plaid scarf completes the old English vibe.

Sweaterdress - Striped short Sleeves

7. Wear Ankle Booties

Some of you have asked if you can wear booties with a sweater dress, and the answer is yes. In fact, it looks quite modern! You can wear a bare leg at the start of the season go for a semi-opaque or opaque stocking once the cold weather arrives. Other ways to wear a knit dress?

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

Take a look at these other sweater dress styling ideas! How do you wear your sweater, knit dress? Comment below.

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6 thoughts on “How to Style a Cute Knit Sweater Dress

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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