Warm and Stylish Affordable Sweater Dresses

by Donella Crigger | January 27th, 2014 | Bargains of the Week

dresses (400x400)You don’t have to forgo dresses just because the snow is piling up outside. Sweater dresses are a great addition to any wardrobe for providing warmth with a touch of femininity during the cold winter months. Because many of us are still recovering from our Christmas shopping bills, we’ve listed four affordable sweater dresses in a range of sizes and styles. You’ll also find helpful tips for wearing sweater dresses below.

Plus-Size Retro Striped Sweater Dress

The Plus-Size Retro Striped Sweater Dress from Forever 21 rings in at just $24.80. The dress is a knee-length black dress with cream stripes. The neckline is round, so it can be paired nicely with an oxford blouse underneath. Although the dress by itself is best suited for an hourglass shape because of the stripes, other body types can balance it out with accessories, a blazer or slimming leggings. The dress comes in sizes XL – 3X.

Cowl Neck Belted Sweater Dress

Dress Barn’s Cowl Neck Belted Sweater Dress is only $21.00 and comes in a beautiful shade of purple. It’s already paired with a black faux-leather belt, but this is removable if you prefer a different look. Because of the ¾ sleeve style and the thin material, the dress may need to be paired with a blazer or leggings for extra warmth. Online, it is available in small, large and extra-large. Additional sizes may be available in your local store.

Plus Size Half Sleeve Cowlneck Sweater Dress

Available in both black and Pewter Heather in 2X or 3X, this Plus Size Half Sleeve Cowlneck Sweater Dress from Land’s End is on sale for $40.99 (regularly $145). The dress employs rib knitting to create an empire waist, and the same rib knit is used on the sleeves, the cowl and at the bottom of the dress. It is made of 100% merino wool, so it’s both soft and incredibly warm. Reviews are overall positive, but the dress may appear shapeless on some figures and is better suited for taller women if you want an above-the-knee look. To fix the problem with shapelessness, pair the dress with a wide belt. If the dress is a bit too long, it will be virtually unnoticeable with a great pair of boots.

Knit Dress

This Knit Dress from H&M is the ultimate bargain at $15. That’s good news for you because it comes in several different colors: mustard yellow, dark blue, natural white, dark gray and burgundy. The dress is out of stock in some sizes online, but you may be able to find your size in stores where it comes in extra-small to extra-large. Unlike the other dresses, this one is machine washable, making it perfect for regular wear.

For additional ways to dress up a sweater dress, try wearing a printed scarf with a long pendant necklace underneath. Lots of accessories and the right shoes can make an ordinary sweater dress look amazing. Don’t be afraid of layering with these dresses!






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