Best Sweater Dresses To Live In All Fall and Winter.

The Best Sweater Dresses to Live in All Fall and Winter

We live our best lives in sweater dresses. They’re the ideal go-to for a cozy travel uniform with leggings, and they're just as brilliant for work days with opaque tights and heeled booties. The caveat is that shopping for a sweater dress can be frustrating (it's up there with shopping for jeans and bathing suits). The reason is that the fit often falls into one of two categories: oversized and sack-like or clingy and unforgiving. But once you find a sweater dress that suits your shape, it’ll be the fall/winter wardrobe staple that you won't know how you lived without. Here are 14 fabulous sweater dress finds, plus outfit ideas for how to wear them and foolproof boot picks.

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Best Sweater Dresses


Best Sweater Dress Overall

Everlane The Cashmere Turtleneck Dress.

Everlane The Cashmere Turtleneck Dress

This high turtleneck sweater dress from Everlane comes in four fantastic neutrals—black, heather gray, olive green, and charcoal donegal. The relaxed fit through the body makes it a versatile piece that can be dressed it up with heels or worn more casually with a pair of wide-leg pants. It also has a great price point considering it’s 100% cashmere. 

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Best Oversized Sweater Dress

Colorblock Sweater Dress MADEWELL.

Madewell Colorblock Sweater Dress

Madewell’s easy-to-wear sweater dress is slightly oversized, but it has a straight cut that makes it just fitted enough. With smart color-blocking—black on the skirt and arms, gray at the top, and beige on the cuffs—a ribbed crew neck, and drop sleeves, it looks just as good with jeans as with tights and oxfords.   

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Best Funnel-Neck Sweater Dress


AllSaints Ridley Dress

Done in a wool and cashmere blend, this sweater dress from AllSaints hits all the right notes for high design: a funnel neckline, dolman sleeves, and a well-cut silhouette. The fitted skirt balances out the slouchy top and the contrasting ribbing adds to the effect. Wear it with a leather belt for an extra level of detail, and finish it off with combat or stiletto boots.  

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Best Short-Sleeved Sweater Dress

L'AGENCE Koller Sweater Dress.

L’Agence Koller Sweater Dress

A short-sleeved sweater dress is always stylish—especially when it’s this knit midi from L’Agence with sleeves that hit a few inches above the elbow. For a night out, break out a pair of metallic heels or booties. The piece even works for errands—we’re envisioning it with an oversized sherpa-lined trucker and sneakers like classic Stan Smiths.  

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Best Cable-Knit Sweater Dress

MICHAEL Michael Kors Cable-Knit Mini Sweater Dress.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Cable-Knit Mini Sweater Dress

You’re sure to turn heads in this red, chunky-knit sweater dress by Michael Kors. Its cable-knit design, midi length, and figure-flattering silhouette elevates it enough to look polished in the office (we’re thinking holiday party)—and it gets bonus points for being machine-washable, thanks to its nylon, wool, and cotton blend. 

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Best Maxi Sweater Dress

Zipper Neck Long Sleeve Ribbed Maxi Sweater Dress ALEXANDER WANG.

Alexander Wang Zipper Neck Ribbed Maxi Sweater Dress

Bring the drama to an evening event, but make it warm and cozy. This floor-length sweater gown by Alexander Wang has a zipper neckline that gives it the perfect bit of edge. Do right by the dress and rock it with the highest heels you’ve got. 

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Best Plus-Size Sweater Dress

ASOS DESIGN Curve eco knitted mini dress in ripple.

Asos Curve Eco Knitted Mini Dress

A vertical tone-on-tone stripe runs down this beautiful dark-red sweater for an elongating effect. Anything goes for footwear, but our first choice is a pair of platform oxfords. Feel as good buying it as you do wearing it—the dress is made with recycled polyester, and costs about the price of a fancy cocktail. 

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Best Bodycon Sweater Dress

Express Negin Mirsalehi Fitted Tiger Print Midi Sweater Dress.

Express Fitted Tiger Print Midi Sweater Dress

Sad to say goodbye to the leopard-print midi you wore all summer and fall? Trade it in for this and you’ll be warm and stylish. (A patterned bodycon dress can be more slimming than a solid one because it gives the eye more to focus on.) Add a mini crossbody with gold hardware or a pair of gold hoop earrings. Oh, and this dress roars for sky-high boots


Best Off-the-Shoulder Knitted Dress

Dreamin Sweater Dress Tularosa brand: Tularosa.

Tularosa Dreamin Sweater Dress

The casual oatmeal knit keeps this off-the-shoulder sweater dress from being too over-the-top. It’s more of a daytime look, so pair it with suede knee-high boots or skinny jeans. It can easily transition to evening with the right accessories, such a dangly earrings and a bag with amped-up hardware. 

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Best Sweater Dress from Target

Women's V-Neck Long Sleeve Sweater Dress - A New Day.

A New Day V-Neck Long Sleeve Sweater Dress

Target’s V-neck sweater dress comes in four fallish colors, and fans say it’s soft and stretchy for a comfortable fit. It’s a smart and versatile layering piece, too. To dress it up, add a collared shirt underneath and a blazer on top. Oxfords, loafers, or classic black ballet flats are your best bet for shoes.  

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Best Sweater Dress on Amazon

Dearlove Women's Long Sleeve Crew Neck Slim Knit Sweater Bodycon Midi Dress.

Dearlove Knit Sweater Bodycon Midi Dress

This thick, cable-cord sweater dress comes in a range of seven great neutrals and gets high marks for working well on curvy figures. The nylon and rayon blend has a hint of spandex, so it’ll keep its shape and won’t look stretched out by the end of the day. It also helps it hold up to multiple washings. 

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Best Sweater Dress from Walmart

White Mark Women's Destiny Sweater Dress.

White Mark Destiny Sweater Dress

For a simple bodycon sweater dress under $40, look no further than this ribbed V-neck at Walmart. It’s an ideal day-to-night piece if paired it with a long, boxy blazer. Wear it with comfy flats during the day and change into strappy heels for after-dark plans.

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Best Sweater Dress from Asos

Native Youth high neck sweater dress in contrast stripe knit.

Native Youth High Neck Sweater Dress

This runway-ready sweater dress has 70s vibes, with wide-cut sleeves, bold stripes, and an earthy color combo. For shoes and accessories, think suede boots with a block heel and big gold hoops. 

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Best Sweater Dress with Pockets

Forever21 Pocket Sweater Dress.

Forever 21 Pocket Sweater Dress

Of all our sweater dress picks, this marled mock-neck dress gets the most cozy points. It’s the one you’ll want to wear for everything from long flights (the patch pockets are great for keeping your lip balm close by) to Netflix binges to lively nights out with a pair of tall black slouchy boots. Fans suggest ordering up. 

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