Colder days and nights are no reason to ditch your dresses. You can still get tons of wear out of your favorite one piece, as long as the material is proper. That’s where the sweater dress comes in. The heavier fabric makes it perfect for a cold day when you want something other than basic trousers or jeans. These dresses work for the office, a night out, or a lazy weekend. You can wear it a million ways, and we’ve picked five that are under $75.
For the Casual Woman:
Wool Blend Knit Dress ($25, hm.com)
On days when all you want to do is lounge around and be comfortable, do it in style. With any oversized top, you want to keep the proportions in check with a fitted bottom. In this case, neutral tights will do the trick. Keep it simple with flat boots and a chunky necklace or high heel boots for after hours.
For the Classic Style:
Simply Vera Vera Wang Fit and Flare sweater dress ($41, kohls.com)
Offices tend to be a bit chilly, but you’ll stay warm and look hot in this A-line dress that’s certain to be a work wear staple. The fit and flare style hugs at the waist and slightly flares out, which compliments all figures. Cable knit details at the shoulder and hem make this anything but a boring LBD.
For the Trendy:
Space Dye Bodycon Raglan Dress ($50, topshop.com)
It’s got the look of a sweatshirt, but the body skimming appeal of a mini dress. You really can’t go wrong when styling this number. For a retro ’90s feel, the marbled hue looks great with a moto or military jacket and studded boots. But the contrasting sleeves are right on point with what’s trending now.
For the Sex Kitten:
Printed Knit Dress ($68, missselfridge.com)
Keep it saucy for a night out with your honey or the girls. The bodycon style (not to mention the black and yellow print!) is sure to turn heads. Step in to your favorite patent pumps and throw on a crossbody bag for an effortlessly chic style.
For the Curvy Gal:
Faux Wrap Sweaterdress ($35, kohls.com)
Though a wrap dress compliments women of all sizes, this one in particular is perfect for women sizes 10 and up. Side ruching camouflages the midsection, and the V-neck compliments ladies with full breasts. The clean gray palette means you can really have fun with accessories, including a statement necklace, structured bag and printed stilettos.
—Patrice J. Williams
Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and on-air style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She has appeared on the Today Show, Nate Berkus Show and WE tv where she dishes on fashionable solutions for those who want to look their best without blowing their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow Patrice on Twitter and Instagram for daily fashion updates.