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60 Essential and Best Sweaterdresses for Cozy-Chic Style

60 Essential and Best Sweaterdresses for Cozy-Chic Style

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Few items combine that scrumptious cozy feeling with a put-together look better than one of the best sweaterdresses. Like the airy fabrics and shoulder-baring cuts of summer, there’s an inherent effortlessness to knit dresses that are highly covetable in the fall and winter months. But beyond the ease of wear, sweaterdresses pack a lot of versatility, whether styled for relaxed moments at home with comfortable sneakers or dialed up with heels and jewelry for work, an event, or date night.

The vast range of silhouettes and designs on offer play into the sweaterdress’s universal appeal, from the classics like cashmere crewnecks, chunky turtlenecks, and basic black to of-the-moment styles like ribbed polos, belted midis, and minimal maxis à la the ’90s and ’00s. No matter your taste, there’s a tone and pattern for you. Scroll on to discover the 10 best sweaterdresses to fill your cold-weather wardrobe with stylish options for every taste.


While you may be stocked on festive LBDs, the little black sweaterdress is another wardrobe staple. There are casual crewnecks you can toss on with sneakers and boots or more detailed versions fit for an event.

Brock Collection Tahani cable-knit cashmere-blend midi-dress

Amur Triana rib-knit midi-dress

Frame shirred-sleeve sweaterdress

Universal Standard Eco everyday sweaterdress

A.L.C. Otto half-zip sweaterdress

Round Necklines

From classic crewnecks to lower scoops, sweaterdresses with round necklines are elegant and easy to wear for any occasion. Solid tones are by far the most versatile for dressing up or down, while patterns, like a bold variegated stripe, make a statement no matter the venue.

Chloé striped recycled cashmere-blend maxidress

Nordstrom Signature long-sleeve cashmere sweaterdress

Zara wool-and-alpaca blend knit dress

Loulou Studio Larga ribbed wool-cashmere maxidress

Rachel Comey Carrera rib-knit midi-dress


While sweaterdresses are, indeed, cozy, some cuts lack the definition to define your shape. That’s where belted styles come into play to cinch your waist while feeling plenty comfortable, effortlessly too.

Victoria Beckham wool-blend sweaterdress

Gap softest turtleneck sweaterdress

Raey recycled-cashmere blend belted crew-neck dress

Nicholas Adeline cotton-wool sweater dress

The Group by Babaton henley sweater dress

Theory wool-cashmere maxidress


Though it takes inspiration from the ’70s, the ribbed polo dress is one of the season’s must-try sweaterdresses. Variations range from ultra-fitted to loose and fit and flared—take your pick and finish with a sleek pair of boots.

Brandon Maxwell cable-knit wool midi-dress

Vince rib-knit midi-dress

Nanushka Flora fluffy knit dress

Acne Studios rib-knit polo midi-dress

Madewell polo sweaterdress

Johanna Ortiz Vieja Juventud knit midi-dress

High Necks

On the chilliest days, a high-neck sweaterdress will keep you stylishly warm, be it a heavyweight cable knit with a turtleneck or a midweight mock neck with a minimalist bent.

Caroline Constas cable-knit cotton-blend sweaterdress

Nanushka oversized jumper

Lauren Manoogian cashmere-blend turtleneck maxidress

Mango striped jersey dress

Naadam wool-cashmere cable-knit turtleneck tunic

The Row Doroteo cashmere maxidress


Like the other cardigan in your closet, a sweaterdress in the classic silhouette packs a lot of punch. Wear it fully buttoned as a dress with everything from tall boots to sneakers. Or style it open as a top layer over a T-shirt and jeans.

Staud Shoko two-tone ribbed stretch-knit cardigan

Petar Petrov Erica ribbed silk cardigan dress

Alexander McQueen corset wool-and-cashmere cardigan dress

Rag & Bone Donegal long-sleeve wool-blend sweaterdress

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Avianna sweater midi-dress

Hint of Skin

Cutouts à la the ’90s and aughts continue to dominate on the trend circuit. For an elevated, cool-weather take befitting an evening event, look to sweaterdresses flaunting a subtle flash of skin, like off-the-shoulder and single-sleeve designs. It’s all about the unexpectedly chic reveal.

Khaite the Matilda off-the-shoulder dress

Bottega Veneta cutout rib-knit midi-dress

Monse off-the-shoulder turtleneck sweaterdress

Zara asymmetric knit dress

Ronny Kobo Adaire long-sleeve shrug and sleeveless midi sweaterdress

3.1 Phillip Lim cutout ribbed wool-blend midi dress


The mini needn’t feel out of place in cool weather—an above-the-knee knit is the ultimate fall and winter take on the short skirt.

Cult Gaia Sophie alpaca wool knit dress

Marissa Webb Blake turtleneck mini sweaterdress

Saint Laurent cashmere turtleneck sweaterdress

Intermix Mia puff-sleeve mini sweaterdress


Look to midi-sweaterdresses for instant sophistication. Distinctive details add even more interest, like a balloon-sleeve ribbed knit, sweetheart neckline, or asymmetric cashmere wrap.

Altuzarra Louisa rib-knit midi-dress

Zimmermann cashmere-blend sweaterdress

Jonathan Simkhai Skyla loungewear knit wrap dress

Staud Carnation rib-knit midi-dress

Co seamed cashmere sweaterdress

Saylor Evielou feather-trimmed sweaterdress


A maxi is the ultimate sweaterdress for shielding yourself from the cold—style yours with lug-sole boots for a utilitarian offset. Or go the elegant route with heels and polished jewelry.

Totême ribbed wool maxidress

Cult Gaia Lydia asymmetric knit dress

Markarian Poesie Hearts sweaterdress

Ann Demeulemeester alpaca, wool, and cashmere sweaterdress

Anna Quan Rosaline knitted dress

Frankie Shop Gestuz Rian long sweaterdress