8 Ways to Wear a Sweater Dress
Winter is not a reason to look plain. It is a perfect time for a sweater dress to come out of the closet. Sweater or knitted dresses are versatile and fit anyone. Just take into consideration your body shape when choosing your own sweater dress. You can wear it in many different ways, hence you can get a new look every day just pairing it with different accessories or styling it in a new manner. Our selection of hot sweater dresses and 8 ways of wearing them will help you stay warm, comfortable and trendy this season.
With a trench.
Pairing a simple sweater dress with a classy trench coat will bring your whole image onto a new level of sophistication and French chic, and a pair of rubber boots will add some playful character to the whole outfit. This is a great way to spice up a plain dress without extra accessories and decorations, and to avoid looking too casual (which is the risk with sweater dresses). And do not forget to put on a smile!
With a belt.
One of the sweater dress weaknesses is that it might look shapeless and if you do not take care of your midriff, it might stand out a bit more than you’d wish. A brilliant way to fix that and to add more shape to your favorite dress is to simply belt it. Pippa Middleton masters the look and a thin leather belt matching her suede boots miraculously turns the previously shapeless item into a statement piece.
With high boots.
When it is cold outside, put on a sweater dress with a pair of ultra high boots to stay all protected and comfortable. Unlike pairing high boots with a simple mini, this outfit does not look vulgar, as the knitted dress has a serious wintery look about it. Follow Miranda Kerr style for a hip edgy style.
When a knitted dress is bit shorter than you would afford wearing it just as it is, pair it with leggings. Or do it no matter what the length of the sweater dress is. Mixing your sweater dress with leggings, jeggings, or your favorite skinny jeans will transform it into a warm tunic, thus creating a completely new look for you. Fearne Cotton pairs her ornamental dress with trendy leather leggings and looks just fabulous! If your sweater dress is plain, then a pair of colorful bottoms will make your outfit stand out.
With over the knee socks.
Oh, this look is just so cozy, that you immediately want to cuddle in a comfortable chair with your favorite book and cup of hot tea. Pairing an oversized sweater dress with a pair of warm comfortable and up-to-the-minute over the knee socks is the ultimate winter look, which tells you that winter is here with its holiday spirit and fun activities. This casual look will keep you not only stay warm and comfortable, but also look sexy and appealing, just like Zoe Saldana does.
With a different fabric underneath.
This is a great mode to make a plain sweater dress look more interesting and distinct. Pair it with a different fabric peaking from underneath, it might be denim, lace, silk, or anything else that differs in its structure and texture, and you will achieve a romantic feminine look. Feel free to add some accessories to the outfit to get a more party look, or follow Natalie Portman image, which is plain but self-sufficient at the same time.
A sweater dress becomes attention grabbing when there are extra layers added to it. A coat, a scarf, a collar shirt peaking from underneath- anything works here. Use solid colors to avoid looking like a bright bird and you will look artsy and trendy. Having mixed and matched her sweater dress with a structured coat and a pair of thick tights, Blake Lively achieves business-casual look.
With statement accesssories.
Olsen twins mixed their sweater dresses with so many details and accessories, that one can hardly notice any dresses out there. This look is slightly exaggerated for a daily use, but you get the idea. Adding long earrings, a chic necklace and sequined details will add glam to your look and will make you ready to party! Designer sunglasses and statement jewelry will transform an ordinary knitted dress into a piece of art and an haute-couture item.
These inspirational looks will help you wear your sweater dress over and over again and still look different and cool. Decide for yourself what type of statement you want to create today, and use our tips to look your best in a sweater dress.
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