Sweater dresses are cute and feminine. They never run out of style and because of their knit material, they are flattering on women of any body shape and any age.
What should you wear with sweater dresses? Here’s the 25 best outfit ideas for your sweater dress to ensure you look elegant and classy every time you step out in them.
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Wear with a Boucle Coat
Boucle coats are one of the best layering pieces to wear with flare jeans, as it’s warm and stylish.
In terms of the length, coats and sweater dresses that both come in mid-length can absolutely be a flattering pair! The matching or slightly different lengths can help bring visual continuity to your entire frame for a nice, balanced look.
Sweater dresses tend to have a more casual and cozy vibe, so combining them with a mid-length coat often creates an elevated and sophisticated look that makes your ensemble look more suitable for dressier occasions. Just by layering the coat over your dress, you can also transition easily from daytime to nighttime looks.
Wear with a Leather Coat
Just look at how edgy this look is! Many would often think that sweater dresses are just too simple and monotonous when worn by themselves, but when you style them with the right pieces, you can absolutely create a chic look just like this one.
Leather and knit are very different in terms of texture and vibe, which makes them look more interesting when worn together! In addition to this, a leather coat inherently carries an edgy and rebellious look, so when paired with the soft look of a sweater dress, it easily elevates the look to a whole new level!
Wear with a Long Cardigan
So earlier, we talked about contrasting textures, right? While there’s beauty in contrasting textures, the matching coziness of a knitted long cardigan and sweater dress can also easily be your go-to outfit, especially on colder days!
In just a glance, you can already tell how cozy and effortlessly stylish this look is! A knitted long cardigan gives you that nice extra layer of warmth, making the sweater dress more suitable for the cooler weather.
If you’re looking for something very casual, wear a pair of white trainers for this cute and warm ensemble!
Wear with White Trainers
There’s no way a girl shouldn’t own at least one pair of white trainers – it’s simply an unwritten style rule! This wardrobe looks great with pretty much anything, including the star of this post – the cozy sweater dress!
We all know how relaxed sweater dresses are, and since white trainers give off the same vibe, the two just meld together seamlessly to form a lowkey fashion statement. Also, white sneakers are very versatile so whatever the color and style of your sweater dress is, I’m sure they’ll look just as great!
Wear with a Trench Coat
The style fusion of a trench coat and sweater dress oozes with the city girl vibe! The structured silhouette of the coat elevates the very relaxed look of the sweater dress, therefore flawlessly complementing each other thanks to the way they subtly contrast each other.
The coat also features a belt that brings the waist into a flattering cinch, to accentuate the waistline. This is especially beneficial if you’re wearing a sweater dress that doesn’t have much structure or is too thick/chunky, as the belt prevents you from looking shapeless.
Wear this style pairing with boots and it’s all set! This is an ensemble perfect for the transitioning weather, specifically during the fall season.
Wear with Knee-high Boots
Don’t you just love how simply fashionable this ensemble looks? There’s no need for excessive accessorizing or layering – just wear your favorite sweater dress and slip into a pair of knee-high boots and you’re already up for flaunting a chic set!
Knee-high boots can work with different dress lengths, but in this look that we have right here, you can see how flattering they are with the shorter length of the sweater dress. It creates a more proportionate look by giving your frame more depth and dimension.
Wear with Loafers
Now if you want something you can just easily slip into without compromising comfort, then a pair of loafers is the quick answer for you! Loafers aren’t just comfortable and timelessly stylish, but are also quite visually elongating, especially if you opt for the right color.
Neutral, skin-tone colors are universally flattering, but they can be especially helpful for ladies like me who are petite. By closely matching the color of the shoes to your skin tone, you are maintaining the visual continuity between the legs and the footwear and therefore extending the perceived length of your legs.
Not only that, skin-tone colors are also very easy to pair with sweater dresses – whatever shade they are in!
Wear with Leopard Booties
Leopard booties are a statement piece that can instantly elevate even the most plain sweater dress.
An accessory as simple as a pair of sunglasses can totally amp up your style! A cozy, plain-colored sweater dress allows you to freely accessorize for it can act as a style canvas.
In this look, something as simple and casual as a white cashmere sweater dress can look more interesting and dimensional when worn with sophisticated sunglasses, a luxurious leather bag, and printed booties.
Wear with a Collared Shirt Dress
This preppy ensemble right here is totally a fashion favorite! Sweater dresses aren’t always the easiest to layer, but if you play with your proportions and textures right, you can come up with something as contemporary and stylish as this one.
Shirt dresses usually come in thinner fabrics, as opposed to the thicker fabric material of sweater dresses. With this said, layering your sweater dress over a shirt dress won’t affect your visual weight as it won’t create any extra bulk.
Also, don’t you just love how the collar of the shirt dress adds depth to your outfit? It nicely neutralizes the plainness of your sweater dress and also adds an interesting detail to your neckline.
Wear with a Statement Necklace
Sweater dresses usually come in plain colors and designs. This is why many people often think that they are just too “boring” to look at and don’t really bring much interest to your look.
While that’s not entirely true (because their plainness has its own distinct charm, too!), there are so many ways for you to work around this. As I said, think of your dress as a style canvas! It makes a great backdrop for your statement necklaces and you can freely wear them without any worries of overdoing your look.
Wear with Leggings
Leggings work like magic with sweater dresses and I have to say that this is a style pairing you should never miss, especially during the colder months. Of course, one of the main reasons why leggings work so well with sweater dresses is the fact that they add more warmth and comfort, but apart from this, they’re also great for those who’d like to showcase their leg shape.
In addition to this, leggings also come in many different styles, lengths, and materials, so this allows you to customize your look according to your personal preference. Whether you choose classic black leggings, edgy leather ones, or patterned options, you can absolutely adapt your style to the occasion.
Wear with Bright-colored Pumps
It’s nice to stay safe with universally flattering neutral colors, but if you’d like to break free from them to inject a bit more life into your look, nothing should stop you from wearing brighter colors! In this look, the model opted for a monochromatic look by wearing her teal sweater dress with a matching vibrant pair of pumps.
Wear with Platform Sneakers
Sneakers are definitely stylish and youthful, so wearing them won’t be that difficult to pull off. But if you’d like to give your usual pair of sneakers a unique twist, more and more fashion brands are embracing platform styles for that extra elevation!
The added height it gives can help elongate your frame as well. Not only that, but platforms provide a consistent heel thickness, so it’s much easier to walk in them!
Wear with Pointed-toe Heels
Slip into those pointed-toe heels and strut your stuff with your cozy sweater dress! This combination is a nice mix of a laid-back style with a dash of sass – all thanks to the sophisticated look of pointed-toe heels.
The elongated silhouette of pointed heels will give your legs that extra oomph to them look longer and your whole look more put together.
Wear with Combat Boots
The rugged and rebellious look of combat boots gorgeously makes up for the simplicity of your sweater dress. I mean, just look at this ensemble right here where the dainty pink color of the dress stood out more because of the sleek pair of combat boots!
This look can be casual or semi-formal, depending on how you’ll accessorize the outfit.
Wear with Black Ankle Boots
Black ankle boots are quite timeless and you can definitely wear them on a number of different occasions, that’s for sure! To give more edge to your sweater dress, go give this style of boots a try.
Well, black is a color that can go with anything! But if you’d like to stick to a classy and figure-flattering look, go monochromatic and wear them with a black sweater dress.
Wear with Wide Brim Hat
Sporting a wide-brim hat with your sweater dress not only adds a touch of glamour but also brings forth very flattering style elements. Whether you’re trying to beat the summer heat or just want to add a hint of drama to your style, this can absolutely look stylish with the sweater dress of your choice.
Moreover, the style of the hat frames your face by drawing attention upward to accentuate your facial features.
Wear with Animal Print Boots
Incorporating prints into your look can be a very fun and interesting way to add visual interest to your plain sweater dresses. One of my personal favorites? Animal prints!
I know how animal prints tend to look overpowering sometimes, but that is if you mix them with other printed pieces. This is what makes them perfect for plain sweater dresses because they balance out each other very well.
Wear with Suede Boots
The sophisticated aesthetic of suede boots helps visually elevate the laid-back vibe of sweater dresses. In addition to that, they are also very comfortable and practical, which enhances the functionality of the sweater dress and boot combination, most particularly during colder seasons.
Wear with a Denim Jacket
How gorgeous is this denim ensemble?! Looking at this denim jacket and sweater dress pairing, you can easily spot how the contrasting textures complement each other to create a more dimensional ensemble.
Apart from the texture, the way that the denim jacket and dress came from the same color palette made the look more cohesive.
Wear with a Belt
Sweater dresses usually come in fabrics that are either chunky or shapeless. Due to their soft nature, they don’t carry much structure and therefore pose a tendency of not giving your feminine contours a snug hug.
To address this, just go for a belt! Wearing a belt that’s not too thick nor too thin, can help accentuate your waist definition for a curvier look.
Wear with a Moto Jacket
Moto jackets are just pure style magic! By wearing it over your sweater dress, you instantly create a fashion statement without the hassle of incorporating too many accessories!
Other than that, you can easily achieve a more balanced look as the structured and tailored silhouette of the moto jacket complements the relaxed fit of a sweater dress.
Wear with a Statement Scarf
I can already feel warm just by looking at this outfit combo! Wearing a knitted scarf with your sweater dress creates a stylish and functional ensemble that enhances the overall aesthetic of your look.
For the colder seasons, you’ll surely love the soft, tactile quality of the knitted scarf that complements the warmth of the sweater dress.
Wear with a Beige Long Coat
Layering a beige coat over your sweater dress can immediately make your outfit look more stylish, in addition to adding warmth.
Did you notice how the wide lapels act as a statement piece in this outfit pairing? The design and scale of the lapels draw attention to the neckline and add a touch of flair to the sweater dress.
These particular features allow you to make a stylish impact without overwhelming the simplicity of your sweater dress.
Wear with Metallic Pumps
Metallic shoes can bring glamor to your sweater dress, and they can make you look chic even in the most basic sweater dress.
The open-toe design is a strategic and subtle way to create a visual extension of the legs for that beautiful illusion of longer and slimmer limbs. This elongating effect enhances your overall silhouette when paired with the cozy nature of a sweater dress.
Also, the openness of this footwear style makes it very versatile in a way that they are suitable for different occasions and seasons.