Knit dresses

I love sweater dresses.  They are fun and versatile. They come in solids and patterns.  They can be layered.  They can be dressed up or down.  They can go from the the runway to the office to the store. Check out some of my favorites.

Below Proenza Schouler Black Ribbed Knit Sweater Dress:  It can be worn by itself, with a turtle neck, or with a collared shirt as shown.


Charcoal Gray Stelen Annex Sweater Dress In Coal paired with slacks for a completely different effect.


Add a collar and a contrasting hem for a yet another look as in Cynthia Steffe’s sweater dress…


In color blocked sleeves by Magaschoni Cashmere…


From Alexander Wang with zipper accents…


With stripes from Madison Los Angeles…


With Fairisle look from Blue Motion…


JOA Pink Mock Neck Sweater Dress paired with turtleneck.


In a burst of color in a super mini from V28…


For the maxi look as in Vogue…


With or without sleeves…

From Theory in Cashmere…


From Halston with a lace back…


I don’t know about you but all these dresses make me want to Go go get one.

chanel sweater dress vogue

Above black knit dress paired with turtleneck and Gogo boots. Chanel Black Knit Dress $1,165, boots $995, Vogue.

Feature photo: Christian Dior, Vogue Netherlands


4 comments on “Knit dresses

  1. Neda

    I am short and plump. It seems like a knit dress would only work if you are tall and slender. Any suggestions for what might work for us shorties?

    1. Shiva

      Actually, any shape can wear most types of clothing. You just want to pick clothing with details that are flattering. For example, you might find a fitted version of the knit dress more shape flattering as the looser models tend to add weight visually. Also keep the length on the shorter side. An above the the knee hem makes the legs look longer. Additionally, a color block style would be perfect here. Look at the Magaschoni dress above. It has a color block detail on the chest and arms. There are some dresses that scoop in with color blocks along the dress sides to visually draw in or augment the hour glass shape. Tip, if the side color blocks are a dark color the dress is more sliming. Dresses with a bit of spandex also are more form and shape flattering. Hope this helps!

  2. Annie

    So I have this totally cute sweater dress, but my mom syas I can’t wear it without tights. I love the dress, but I don’t want to ruin the look. What should I do?

    1. Shiva

      Well Annie, I am never one to come between a mother and child but perhaps a compromise could be either flesh color tights or tights the color of your dress that would elongate the dress look.