by Staff Writer
Are you looking for something new to wear? Have you tried a sweater dress? It's a preppy-meets-sexy look, and because of its length and warmth, the sweater dress is a versatile piece that you can wear many different ways simply by changing the way you style it. Once you find a sweater dress that you like, you'll love it even more when you can wear it different ways.
Wear the dress alone. You can always wear a sweater dress with just a great pair of shoes and a necklace. Heels look smart, or opt for boots and add tights if the weather is especially cold.
Layer it over leggings. Thanks to the soft, thick fabric of sweater dresses, they look great over opaque leggings. Metallic or shiny leggings can add a funky look to your dress as well. Finish the look with ankle boots that match your leggings for a slimming effect.
Treat the dress as a top. If your dress is shorter than knee-length, you can wear it like a tunic over fitted jeans. Skinny jeans look best, since you want to balance a voluminous sweater with slender legs. Pair it with either flats or ankle boots.
Add a belt. Consider wearing a belt around your waist. A skinny belt would add just a touch of color, while corset and double-buckle belts will give you an hourglass figure.
Add layers over it. A scarf can add a final touch to a sweater dress; knot it at your neck or drape it around your shoulders. A structured jacket plays well with the fluid movement of a sweater dress; try a cropped leather jacket if you're dressing up or a denim jacket if you're going for a casual look.