Markdown Mondays: The Sweater Dress
Dresses are some of my favorite clothing pieces to wear – year-long. Each dress presents an outfit opportunity in itself – all you need are some accessories, and maybe a blazer or jacket for added warmth. Most dresses are tailored to be perfectly proportioned – so you never have to worry about your torso looking too long or your legs looking too short. Most also have built-in waist definition – which helps you to look most like the desirably-balanced figure 8.
In the summer, throwing on a dress is easy and seems like a no-brainer, but I hear from my clients all the time that they stay away from wearing dresses after the August heat calms down. Typically, it’s because they’re not sure what to wear them with in the winter, but most importantly, it’s because they only think of dresses in the context of summer.
Today’s #MarkdownMondays brings you 5 dresses that can work after Labor Day and all the way through the cold winter months. They’re the hybrid of your favorite item for winter (sweater) and the versatile, feminine silhouette of a dress.
Check out the options below – there is everything from a preppy & bright pleated dress from Urban Outfitters, to a classy and polished coral sheath from REISS. My personal styling tip is to get some colored tights to wear with them – my favorite ones are from HUE – that will add a burst of brightness to any winter outfit.
Enjoy – and happy styling! All shopping details below.
P.S. What’s your favorite winter dress? Drop me a comment to let me know!
1. Merino Sweater Dress $135.50 (was $178.00)
Swingy A-line dress from JCrew’s signature merino wool that takes color beautifully
It’s everything you love about your favorite sweater, now in dress form
Falls below knee, 45 1/4″ from high point of shoulder (based off size 6)
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2.V-Neck Sweater Dress $89.40 (was $149.00)
By Ann Taylor
Ribbed cuffs and hem
37.5″ from shoulder to hem
Fiber: 20% Baby Alpaca, 20% Merino Wool, 60% Nylon
Dry clean only
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3.REISS Kadriana Sheer Stripe Knitted Dress Jeans $270.00 (was $360.00)
Round neckline, three-quarter sleeves, sheer stripes at yoke
Body-con silhouette, pullover style
Viscose/nylon/elastane; contrast: viscose/nylon/polyester
Web ID: 1524514
Get this item from Bloomingdales!
4.Cooperative Grace Swingy Sweater Dress $49.00 (was $69.00)
By Urban Outfitters
Product Sku: 35849363
Color Code: 072
Classic sweater dress from vintage-inspired brand Cooperative
Cozy ribbed knit featuring a stretch-fit bodice, long short sleeves
Accordian-pleated swingy mini skirt
Content + Care: Rayon, nylon
Measurements taken from size Medium: Chest: 41″; Length: 34″
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5.Cowled Sweater Dress by Sparrow $99.95 (was $158.00)
Wool, nylon, acrylic sweaterknit
Style No. 4130318475055
Dimensions: Regular falls 37″ from shoulder; Petite falls 36″ from shoulder
Get this item from Anthropologie!
Note: I’m not affiliated with any of the stores, just a fan 🙂