Q&A: What to Wear with a Sweater Dress

November 6th, 2007

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

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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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sandy  |  December 17th, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    I bought a silver, dressy, knit dress. It sits above the knee, and has an empire waist that ties in the back. I want to know what leg and foot wear is best to wear with it to give it a classy, sophisticated look.

  • 2. Danielle  |  January 11th, 2010 at 5:30 am

    I have a light brown knit sweater dress that hits mid thigh. It looks great with dark brown leggings and tall UGGS. :)

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