Update Your Look With a Chic Sweater Dress

by R. Carnavale | October 15th, 2014 | Current Trends, Women's Fashion
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dresses (400x400)When it comes to casual clothing, whether you’re dressing for work or a night on the town, it’s all about sweater dresses in black, gray, jewel tone and neutral colors. Sweater dresses have come a long way since the Mary Tyler Moore turtleneck cable-knit styles of the 1970s. Today’s look features a looser fit, shorter hemlines, V-neck or round necklines, and the polyester or cotton/polyester fabrics are machine washable and oh, so comfortable. The prices are very affordable, which means you’ll likely be able to spring for more than one sweater dress; and given the wide range of styles and colors available, why shouldn’t you?

Macy’s NY Collection features an acrylic long-sleeve belted sweater dress that comes in four colors (black, purple, red and true blue). The hemline hits at the thigh, the belt is removable and the V-neck pullover sheath silhouette lends itself to accessorizing up or down. The dress is available in sizes extra small through extra large and it costs $39.99 (sale price; the regular price is $60).

Here’s a pretty lightweight sweater dress with a ballerina neckline. The dress comes in black and dark gray heather. The sizes are small through 2XL and it retails for $48 at Bella + Canvas.

Forever 21 has a casual fit and flare sweater dress in a royal blue textured stripe pattern. The dress features a round neckline, shirred waist and is 33 inches from shoulder to hem (size Small). This fabulous dress is available in sizes small through large and it sells for $25.99 (sale price; $34.80 is the regular price).

Candie’s® ribbed bodice sweater dress in black of tango red features a stretchy skater style, ribbed detailing and a pleated skirt. The fabric is an easy-care double-knit and the dress comes in extra small through extra large sizes. The retail price is $33.99 (sale price; the regular price is $58).

Dillard’s has a fantastic collection of sweater dresses, including this Calvin Klein stick-print sweater dress in sizes small through extra large. The rayon/polyester sheath silhouette has a round neckline, cap sleeves, belted waist, back zipper. The dress is 37-inches long and retails for $70.80.

This black and white Calvin Klein geo-print sweater dress features a geometric & stripe print, round neckline, sleeveless silhouette and sells for $70.80.

Designer Gabby Skye’s grid-patterned fit & flare sweater dress in black and tan is made from a soft cotton and acrylic blend, has a flared skirt, is available in sizes small through extra large and retails for $58.80.

Nordstrom’s has an excellent collection of sweater dresses, like this cotton-blend knit geo jacquard long sleeve sweater dress in a red and blue mod geo print. The dress is 34 inches long (size Medium), comes in sizes small through large and retails for $69.

Designer Gabby Sky’s sensational horizontal striped sweater dress in black and gray has a ribbed neck, cuffs and hem. The dress features a scoop neck, bracelet-length sleeves and is 40 inches long (size Medium). The sweater dress is made from a cotton/acrylic blend, is available in sizes extra small through extra large, and retails for $58.80.

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