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Q&A: What to Wear with a Sweater Dress

Q:  I recently purchased a lined ivory sweater dress that hits just above the knee. It’s a really cute dress and I want to get as much out of it as I can and make it dress as versatile as possible. What you would suggest in order to dress it down or up?

Merino Wool Cable-Knit DressBy Colleen Geary, fashion stylist and image consultant

A: 
Here’s how you can dress the ivory sweater dress up and down:

Casual: For a cute day look, add a chunky knit sweater for extra texture and gold ballet flats, which add warmth to the ivory sweater dress.  

Playful:  Wear brightly colored tights with neutral colored flats and a little clutch.

Formal: For a formal look, pair the sweater dress with dramatic bronze Mary Jane high heels and simple jewelry: gold or bronze bangles will keep the look cohesive.

Pictured: Merino Wool Cable-Knit Dress | $128 at Banana Republic.

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Luxe Poncho

Gap Luxe Poncho Layer this cowl-necked poncho over a pair of skinny pants for a dramatic big-over-small look. 

Or just toss it on as a cover-up if you sit underneath an air vent at work.  Brr.

$78 at Gap.

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