by Lindsay Law
You want to stay cozy during chilly seasons, and a stylish sweater dress is a chic way to look great while still keeping warm. With a simple knit sweater dress, classic turtleneck sweater dresses and other casual dresses, you'll be set for the fall, winter and even spring. Read on for the top five sweater dresses.
Mid-thigh. These short fall dresses are the perfect length for layering over opaque leggings or skinny jeans, because they allow you to show off trim legs. Wear mid-thigh casual dresses with cute ankle boots that match your jeans or leggings to make your legs look even longer. These fashion dresses are also complemented by belts slung low on the hips or at the natural waist.
Knee-length. For a look that is flattering on everyone, purchase sweater dresses that hit just above the knee or just below it. Tall riding boots look wonderful with winter dresses of this length, especially black fashion dresses, but you can also wear ankle boots or even peep-toe heels to elongate your legs. Don't just stick to boring knee-length winter dresses, either. You can easily spice things up with a wide corset belt and fun, chunky jewelry. Look for vintage dresses or vintage-inspired pieces you can wear with pearls for a classic look.
Turtleneck. To keep warm in the coldest weather, you'll want to try turtleneck sweater dresses. These classic fall dresses cover the neck and usually have long sleeves; they often hang to the knee or mid-calf. For a twist, you can look for a knit sweater dress that has short sleeves or cap sleeves and add cable-knit or patterned tights to add more texture. Vintage dresses with soft turtlenecks and long sleeves can also be dressed down with flats and colorful tights.
V-neck. Look for dresses with an unexpected neckline, such as a V-neck, for a more delicate outfit. Designer dresses made of smooth knit fabric with V-necks will allow you to show off pretty collarbones and add a simple necklace for elegance. V-neck designer dresses are also great options for curvier women, as they draw the eye upward toward the face.
Textured knit. If you want comfortable dresses that won't add bulk or be too heavy for a mild winter, purchase a sweater dress made of a flat knit fabric. Dresses made of cashmere will also give you a slim fit that's perfect for layering.
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