Cozy sweater dresses are more popular than ever, and it’s hardly a surprise. They’re soft, stretchy, comfy, and relaxed – so perfect for our casual 40+ lifestyle!
This season, you’ll find many new styles designed to slip on and go. But if you are looking for more of a styled look, I have some ideas.
Here are 5 fabulous ways to style a sweater Dress for fall that you may not have thought of.
1. Add a Belt and Booties
Whether sweater Dresses are fine or chunky, they often don’t have much of a waist. If you find your sweater dress makes your figure look a little boxy, then try adding a belt. A modern-looking belt with a stylish buckle will help whittle your waist and add some pizzazz to your look.
The chunkier the knit, the wider and more substantial a belt you can have. Wrap it snuggly around your waist, or wear a wider belt looser at your waist on an angle downward towards one hip.
Elegant suede booties with their velvety texture look fabulous with sweater dresses. Find a pair that covers your ankles. A pointy toe is always very chic, too.
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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 that takes a simple sweater dress from average to awesome. A sleek sweater dress captures the boho feel of a faux fur vest.
One big change in sweater dresses I’ve noticed in the last couple of years is that hemlines are longer. Maxi knit sweater dresses are the norm and look sophisticated with tall leather or suede boots.
A long swath of solid color is rich and slimming but sometimes also plain. So, for all you gals who want to inject a bit more life, a gorgeous scarf is the perfect accessory.
Patterns and prints add personality and are the ideal way to express the true you. I love the artsy, modern feel of this green one I’m sharing and how it adds so much energy to this look.
Have you ever found a sweater dress you wanted to buy but decided against because it was too short? Instead, why not simply add a pair of black leggings?
A sweater dress worn with leggings will turn your sweater dress into a long top, creating a hip and modern look. Add some tall booties, even over the knee, and maybe a cozy scarf, and rock that sweater dress!
5. Layer with a Jacket or Shacket
Blazers, Denim jackets, jackets, Leather Moto jackets, and shackets. You name it, and it can go over a sweater dress. Layering is a lovely way to add depth and interest to a plain sweater dress. For a really fun look, throw on a pair of cowboy booties, too, and you’ll be right on trend!