3 Perfect Sweater Dresses and How to Wear Them

Monday, December 12, 2011

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Sweater dresses are a great idea for the colder seasons because they will keep you warm during the colder days, and can be a great choice for work-appropriate attire. After awhile, wearing the same pants to work makes me feel so robotic, but wearing sweater dresses to work has given me the thrill I need to break the monotony of deciding what to wear to work during the winter months.

Try pairing stockings with some sweater dresses for work. But, if this kind of ensemble is not appropriate for your workplace, then try wearing your sweater dress on a weekend with the girls and try pairing it with some thick stockings and bold bracelets. You can also get creative by wearing sweater dresses with funkier leggings or tights, which can spice up your appearance for a holiday party or a b-day dinner. If you ever get like me and stare at your random stockings and leggings and wonder when to wear them, then this is your chance to experiment and pair them with simple sweater dresses.

I love this first showcase piece. It's a simple Style & Co sweater dress that is stylish and will keep you warm. It's not the most fashion-forward, so it will rely on you to do the styling. Pair it with large dangling earrings and a bright accent piece. This sweater dress is easy to wash and easy to take on a mini trip because it's conveniently wrinkle proof and ready to wear when you are.

Style&co. Three Quarter Sleeve Marled Knit Sweater Dress

→ Buy the Style&co. Three Quarter Sleeve Marled Knit Sweater Dress, $35.99 (was $49.00), at macys.com.

This next runner up is a straightforward cashmere red dress that's conservative enough for you to wear at work. I love the photo of the dress because its paired with sexy knee high boots, which proves this dress's versatility because you can easily transform this everyday classy dress to a vixen dress with a pair of patent boots and some red lip gloss.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Cashmere Sweater Dress

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Cashmere Sweater Dress, $388.00, at bcbg.com.

If you have the figure of a Goddess, then you deserve to show it off even when you're wearing a sweater dress. Bebe, as usual, has a sex kitten sweater dress that won't let you down. This sexy black dress looks conservative in front because of its thick material that hugs every curve, but once you walk away, no one will miss the gorgeous lace cut out on the back. I adore this dress and I can't wait 'til my friends get a hold of this number and prance all over the room looking goddess-like. If you are super curvy, I would pass on this dress unless you have an excellent bra to hold the girls up.

Bebe Lace Cutout Sweater Dress

→ Buy the Bebe Lace Cutout Sweater Dress, currently on backorder, at bebe.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.