While you may be tempted to wear only comfy joggers and oversized sweatshirts during the cold days of winter, there are certain occasions where you absolutely must gussy yourself up. No need to risk getting a chill. Enter the cozy and chic sweater dress — the ultimate trifecta of cute, comfortable and warm. A-list celebs such as Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian have been spotted in multiple variations of the trend, and we expect to see sweater dresses everywhere this season. From chunky minis to sleek fitted turtleneck options and flared midis, we've found 9 winners that deserve a spot in your fall wardrobe.
The ribbed knit dress is made from an incredibly soft material (a mix of viscose, nylon and poly) and features a flattering faux-wrap silhouette that will hug your body without feeling clingy or restrictive. The slits up the sides show off your legs, while the long sleeves and midi silhouette keep it modest. It's available in 20 gorgeous colors, so choosing a favorite may be difficult.
The turtleneck will keep you warm, while the slouchy fit will ensure you stay comfy-cozy all season. The style hits mid-thigh and it can be easily dressed up or down with the right accessories, making it the perfect look to wear just about anywhere.
Made from a soft and stretchy eco-friendly fabric (with acrylic and silk thrown in for good measure), the adorable long-sleeve beauty features a flattering, figure-hugging silhouette, and hits below the knee — making it appropriate for just about every environment, from work to the weekend. It comes in both black and green and ranges in size from XXS to XXL.
This thick knit sweater dress is made from a blend of wool and cashmere — so you know it is both ultrawarm and soft. The fit-and-flare silhouette will look good on all shapes and sizes, plus it’s not super-fitted so you won’t feel constricted while wearing it. Choose between three autumnal shades: oatmeal, black and garnet.
You can easily jazz up this mini V-neck number with a pair of tights and knee-high boots or keep things casual and layer it over a pair of leggings. Shoppers are obsessed with how soft and comfortable it is. Plus, they love that it’s size-inclusive, XS to 4XL.
One of Banana Republic’s bestselling dresses, this polo-collared mini is the epitome of preppy chic. Made with a warm wool-blend material, the stylish frock cinches at the waist and flares below to flatter your shape. The ribbing along the hem and cuffs adds texture and interest.
For a casual look, check out this honeycomb knit dress by Cupshe. The cute mini has balloon sleeves and a flattering V-neck, and hits mid-thigh. We love the sage green color — it's neutral without being a snooze.
For a dressier event, we recommend this fiery style. The figure-hugging silhouette and open neckline show off *you* and add a touch of flirtiness. And remember: bright red and holiday parties go hand in hand.
If you want to rock a dress that looks like a literal oversized sweater, this is the option for you. With a chunky cable-knit fabric and loose-fitting sleeves, this snuggly piece is ideal for the upcoming chilly months. Wear it with some cute tights or comfy leggings for the ultimate cozy look.