While some people wait with bated breath for pumpkin spice season to return, this time of year, I am always counting down the days (and the thermostat) for the moment when it’s cool enough to pull out my fall staples like my leather jacket and knits. In particular, as soon as I feel the first hint of a chill in the air, I begin thinking about the best sweater dresses for any (read: every) occasion.
In no particular order, some of my favorite styles include mini, midi, maxi, ones that pair well with tights, cowl neck, turtleneck, mock neck, and slightly saucy cut out. The obsession with the cozy, transitional weather wardrobe staple is two fold—sweater dresses combine the comfort and ease of your college campus uniform of an oversized sweatshirt and leggings, while making you feel put together enough for work, dates, running errands, or just general adulting that can’t happen from the coziness of your own couch.
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Its midi length and mock neck make this sweater dress ideal for the cooler days ahead. The lightweight jersey fabric won’t leave you sweating, but the long sleeves will still keep you warm.
Perfect to pair with boots and even machine washable, this midi dress screams “transitional weather” in the best way possible. The brown shade is right on trend, while the bell sleeves elevate the look, making it versatile enough for day to night wear.
Craving casual? This fleece-lined number from fall-fave brand, UGG, is cozy on the inside and sleek on the outside. The shorter length makes it perfect to wear on its own or to pair with leggings or tights.
Not to be left out, sustainable brand, Pact’s sweater dress—which comes in four fall colors—features the stylish cable knit of your favorite sweater, and uses certified organic cotton that consumes very little water in comparison to conventional counterpart.
Heading out to dinner or for a night on the town? This oh-so flattering dress is soft, long, and will pair well with heels or boots. Pro tip: dress it down with a pair of white sneaks during the day. The fitted waistband elevates the look by adding shape and dimension.
J.Crew knows knits, and its full-length sweater dress should be your new favorite travel companion since the lightweight, ribbed fabric is wrinkle-free and easy to pack in a pinch.
With 13 different colorblock options, this sweater dress is a closet staple. The V-neck and button front are stylish, while the front slit allows for easy movement.
Love the classics? This cream, round neck, pullover sweater dress is a tried and true silhouette that can be accessorized with a fun scarf or chunky necklace for a personal touch.
What’s more cozy (and luxurious) than a cashmere, cowl-neck dress? The answer is nothing. You’ll get so much use out of the where everywhere iteration that it’s worth the investment.
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