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11+ Chic Ways To Wear Sweater Dress Of Different Styles


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Sweater dresses are my favorite for fall and winter because they are really easy to wear because its just one piece and it looks chic and feminine as well as casual and edgy unlike summer dresses that can only have one look. In this post I am sharing some easy ways you can style different styles of sweater dresses for fall and winter. 

While sweater dresses are easy to put together, you can really elevate it with a little bit of styling. That is what this post is all about. 

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How To Wear Short Sweater Dress

This is one of the most worn sweater dress style. Whether you can find a puff sleeve one or just simple long sleeve. These style of sweaters are mostly thicker knit material so you feel warmer in them. I also love to wear this style of sweater dresses because they definitely look sportier and are perfect for everyday chic casual wear. 

But if you have straight figure they can make you look boxy as well. So pick a layering piece that will add some structure to the dress and in turn will create a shape for you. You can also add a belt to the dress, but make sure that its not a thin one because that can make you look bulky. Check out the post where I am sharing how you can pick and style belts with your outfit.

Here are some easy ways to style them

Fleece Tights + Tall Boots + Matching Coat

For a classy winter ready outfit, simply add fleece lined tights with your short sweater dress. This will keep you warm and cozy. Add a matching or similar tone knee high boots to elongate your legs. 

And add a matching coat to create a monochromatic outfit that looks sophisticated and classy. 

You can wear this look to work, or any dinner places with confidence.

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White Structured Coat + White Leather Sneakers

This outfit is awesome for running errands, and by wearing a super long coat, I eliminated the need for wearing tights or longer socks. This is also a great way to distract the eyes from looking at the boxiness of this aline dress.

If you are looking for a casual laidback look with a sweater dress, this is an easy way to create that. With the white structured coat, your outfit will look put together. And the white leather sneakers are stylish and comfortable.

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Plaid Bomber Jacket + Patterned Tights + Ankle Boots

This outfit is perfect for the holidays where I simply added some red tone accessories and a jacket to bring in the holiday style and you can wear this to any holiday gathering. I picked pattern tights which makes the simple sweater a bit more interesting.

You can swap the red ankle boots with black knee high boots, but for a festive look, they are perfect. 

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Sleeveless Coat + Belt + Knee High Boots

If you have a chunky or puff sleeve sweater dress, this is a functional yet chi way to style them. Pick a sleeveless coat that is longer than the dress. This will elongate your legs and make the outfit elegant as well. 

Pairing lighter tone knee high boots will make the outfit expensive. That is why white boots do the trick every time. If you feel like you are looking bulky in the thick sweater, you can add a belt to create a waist definition.

Pink Sweater dress with Sleeveless Coat Outfit

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How To Wear Midi Sweater Dress

A midi length sweater dress is another really common style that is way more comfortable to wear because of the comfortable length. You will also find a lot of options for this style, but try to stick to a simple style because you want the dress to be versatile. 

I also like to experiment with colors when I am choosing this particular style of sweater dress. because you can easily layer it on make them look like skirts as well. If you have a business casual dress code then this style of sweater dress would be perfect for you. 

You can layer it with another sweater or blazers and create a sophisticated and cozy outfit for work. And the options of belting these styles of dresses are also more because you just have more fabric in the dress length to play with. 

Below are some of my favorite styles with midi sweater dresses.

Cable Knit Sweater + Ankle Boots

In this outfit I am layering the sweater dress with a cable knit sweater in a contrasting color. This not only makes the look cozier, but interesting as well. because of the simple design of the sweater dress, it might feel a bit boring, but if you layer it with something which has more pattern and style, the outfit looks fresh and more put together.

This is an easy way you can wear sweater over a dress and stay cozier. The ankle boots complete this winter look, but you can also wear knee high boots with this look.

If the weather is not too cold, this is a great way to style your basic sweater dress.

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Fuchsia Coat + Belt + Ankle Boots

Want a festive or party outfit with sweater dress but don’t know how to dress it up, this outfit is perfect for you. Simply pick a black sweater dress and add a contrasting belt. 

Layer with your favorite bright colored coat to create a festive outfit. This way you stay cozy and comfortable as well. You can wear ankle boots or tall boots depending on where you are going and what’s the weather like.

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Tweed Blazer + Black Ankle Boots

The yellow sweater dress is my favorite and I have shared another outfit with it as well. This look would be great for work where I have added a tweed blazer that also feels really comfortable and adds some pattern without and color contrast. And tweed blazer always looks classy and sophisticated because of the fabric.

I paired this look with black ankle boots with narrow heels to create a more feminine look. Adding a belt is optional, but in this case it creates a waist definition adds more structure to the over all look.

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Black Leather Jacket + Cashmere Scarf + Black Ankle Boots

This outfit is great for everyday casual wear as well as some dining out where you do not want to dress up a lot but want to look nice.

Winter and leather jackets are the best combination and in this look, I also added ankle boots which match the leather jacket with hardware details. This creates an effortless edgy look that makes this simple sweater dress stand out.

A black leather jacket will add an additional warmth to this outfit and the cashmere scarf makes the look sophisticated.

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Puffer Vest + Lug Sole Boots

It’s raining and you are wondering whether you can wear your sweater dress. Ofcourse you can! Pick a sweater midi dress and layer on a puffer vest in faux leather material. This will be water proof and will showcase the pretty dress you are wearing. 

Pick lug sole ankle boots for the waterproof footwear that are anti slip and look good too. You just need to pick heeled ones. 

And the great part is that you can also wear this outfit when its not raining.

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How To Wear Cardigan Sweater Dress

This style of sweater dress looks the most stylish and put together. The button details add a personality to the simple sweater dress and the V neck style looks flattering on any body type. And the great part about this is that even though its midi length, it just looks so chic and stylish. And its by far my favorite kind of midi dress for my straight figure.

With the buttons, the sweater dress involuntarily creates a waist definition, something that I really look for specially when I have a rectangular body shape. Also, with the different styles of buttons, you can really create chic and stylish looks. You can layer them on sweaters and transform the dress into skirt. Pair it will open front cardigans which will not make the dress look too casual because it already has buttons.

Moreover, the V neck line creates an illusion of a thinner waistline. This is the reason these styles of cardigan dresses sell out the fastest. If this is your first time trying these styles of cardigan dress, then go for basic colors like black, white, tan or navy. This way you get more wear out of the dress and get used to the button styling as well. 


Coatigan + Belt + Ankle Boots

This look is perfect for working from home or lounging at home but also a look you can easily style when you are going out. The contrasting button details makes it really easy to put together.

Here I used to layer a contrasting coatigan, but you can also wear a cardigan. If you pick a contrasting color, it just adds some depth to the look since everything else is monochrome.

I also chose a black belt but with the gold hardware detail, it elevates the outfit without drawing a lot of attention.

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Camel Coat + Belt + Knee High Boots

This outfit is monochromatic without being too catchy catchy. The tan knee high boots match the camel coat. And adding a brown tone thin belt completes this feminine neutral chic look.

This way you will stay completely covered and cozy but at the same time with the contrasting footwear, you still create some personality to the simple cardigan dress. I decided not to add some hardware details in the belt so that it does not make the whole look busier with too many things happening to it.

Another great workwear outfit where you will look his and sophisticated.

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Camel Coat + Belt + Knee High Boots

This is an all black outfit that does not look too intense thanks to the contrasting button detail on this sweater dress.

With the contrasting belt and the contrasting bag, the outfit has some pop of color other than black. But this outfit combination is a great way to elongate yourself. If you have a petite frame, a midi dress usually looks way too much because, it covers your entire frame, but going all black in dress elongates your limbs because visually it all looks seamless. This is a great trick I use whenever I want to look taller.

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