How to Style a Sweater Dress

Fashion’s greatest gift to women is the sweater dress. Made with soft fabrics and cool winter colors in an oversized shape, sweater dresses are flattering, warm and probably the most comfortable thing you’ve worn in months. But they do have one problem: without the right accessories, you run the risk of looking like you went out and forgot your pants! Follow our tips to make sure you style your sweater dress right.

Wear Leggings Underneath
Start with a simple sweater dress in any color, like this sandy pink cashmere dress from Neiman Marcus. Then, add a pair of your favorite leggings underneath, which will keep you warmer in the office and about town. We love these lamb leather leggings that offer a perfect contrast to a cozy sweater.
Pair With Booties
Skip the tall boots and heels and wear short booties instead, like these gorgeous brown block heel booties with side cutouts from Nordstrom. These would look stylish with any type of sweater dress; however, a midi-length dress would draw special attention to your feet. This navy blue, mock-neck midi-dress is perfect, as it hits below your knees and features small slits up each leg, drawing attention to your bottom half.
Layer With a Denim Jacket
Adding a fitted denim jacket over your chunky dress instantly makes your outfit seem more put together. Put on your favorite sweater dress first, like this beautiful black one from Francesca’s,  and then slip on your jacket. This denim jacket is fitted and contains a beautiful display of embroidery across the shoulder blades that adds a special finishing touch. 
Add a Belt
Transform your large sweater into a curvy dress simply by adding a belt! Start with a neutral colored dress, like this heather gray one from Ann Taylor and finish with a bold or patterned belt. This gold-and-black sparkly leopard-print belt will leave you feeling as fierce as you look!

Leave a Comment

Sign Up for our ENews Weekly!

Features • Business • Arts • Entertainment • Dining
Nightlife • Travel • Real Estate • Beauty & Image

Thank you! You've successfully subscribed to Addison Magazine's ENews Weekly!

Pin It on Pinterest