Popular back in the 90’s, the sweater dress is now enjoying a bit of a resurgence in popularity at the moment. Whether this is due to its practicality, ease of use, or the fact that it can cover a multitude of sins, we are loving the sweater dress so much that our favourite designers are filling up the catwalks with them. What we love most about sweater dresses is that they are simple and flattering and comfortable to wear, plus all you need to do is pull them over your head and voila! There’s your outfit! There’s something about autumn that makes us crave warm cosy knits, and by wearing sweater dresses, you can look gorgeous and keep toasty warm as well. Team with anything from jeans, skinny or bootcut, or try out the new trend of leather leggings in a contrasting colour. Or of course, you could get your legs out in those opaque tights you have hidden in the back of your drawers! Check out our favourite designer sweater dresses below:
The Row – Chadwell merino wool-blend sweater dress – £565
Laid-back looks should never compromise luxury, so slip into The Row’s navy ‘Chadwell’ sweater dress for a high-fashion approach to off-duty style. Crafted from an incredibly soft merino wool and cashmere blend, this piece is beautifully accentuated when paired with a graphic pop – we suggest choosing leopard-print loafers as the perfect match.
A.L.C. – Clea wool jacquard sweater dress – £310
Crafted from soft Japanese wool, A.L.C.’s black and olive jacquard sweater dress is a lesson in the label’s contemporary-cool aesthetic. The knitted chevron design lends this form-fitting piece an optical effect. Amp up the urban edge and accessorize yours with a stack of mixed-media bracelets and a studded shoulder bag.
Temperley London – Galatea cable-knit merino wool dress – £720
A favorite with the capital’s fashionistas, Temperley London’s merino wool sweater dress proves yet again why it’s the label on everyone’s lips. Finished with chunky cable-knit paneling and cut to the thigh, this rich dark-red piece is the perfect balance of cozy and chic. Opaque tights and ankle boots will make the ideal additions for day, while bare legs and pumps spell evening sophistication.
M Missoni – Zigzag crochet-knit sweater dress – £375
M Missoni’s signature zigzag crochet-knit sweater dress is a stylish way to embrace fall dressing. Amp up the luxe factor of this unmistakable piece with sleek thigh boots and glowing gold jewelry.
Marc by Marc Jacobs – Constructivist color-block cotton dress – £220
Boldly color-blocked in paint-box shades, Marc by Marc Jacobs’ cotton sweater dress will make an eye-catching addition to your capsule wardrobe. Wear this loose-fitting design with a neutral tote and ankle boots for casual coffee dates with friends.
McQ Alexander McQueen – Skull-intarsia mohair-blend sweater dress – £370
Emblazoned with the label’s signature skull motif, McQ Alexander McQueen’s black and off-white intarsia sweater dress is a statement knitwear style. Softened slightly by the tactile mohair-blend, this attention-grabbing design demands to be worn downtown with tough ankle boots and a leather satchel.