Sweater dresses are one of those hybrid trends that provide the style you want in your daily look, with the comfort you rarely achieve outside of your bed at home. Think of sweater dresses as the closest you can get to wearing a Snuggie in public.
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While some sweater dresses are bulky and give you extra space all around (so you can eat a big Thanksgiving meal!), other sweater dresses are more tailored.
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In the cold Fall/Winter weather, sweater dresses look great when worn with stockings.
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So when is the best occasion to wear sweater dresses? Well, if you’re living on the East Coast, sweater dresses are probably a staple in your wardrobe. Weather you’re heading to class, to work, or out to happy hour sweater dresses solve your problem of wanting to look dressy while staying warm!
If you’re on the West Coast where nine out of ten people live in jeans, a sweater dress is a great way for you to show off your femininity in a dress while keeping your general vibe still “casual and cool.”
You can go as crazy as you want with a sweater dress. Sometimes a crazy pattern is the way to go because you’re certainly not gonna turn any heads with your safely tucked away cleavage!
Sweater dresses beg for our creativity. Combine a layered look sweater dress with a pair of stockings and pumps, and you’ve got a killer look for the office.
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It’s important to exercise one caution when buying sweater dresses. It’s one thing to dress comfy, but it’s another thing to surround yourself in so much fabric that it would take an entire army to find your body.
Sweater dresses can be notoriously “boxy” and take away all the natural shape you have to offer, like that dreidel costume your parents made you wear as a kid.
Despite what people say, a sweater dress can be very sexy, especially if you wear it with a pair of thigh high boots.
Sweater dresses can even show some skin!
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If you’re not convinced of the magic of a sweater dress by now, you’ve obviously never experienced snow. Or you’re a man.
Either way, there are so many sweater dresses to shop, if you weren’t a fan before, you should be one now!