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Cosy and cool autumn fashion has never looked better thanks to fashion’s love-in with knitted dresses.
The weather is changing, and so our wardrobes, which act in direct correlation of the changing climes, must change too.
But aside from the inevitable avalanche of swaddling knits and cosy cardigans that are destined to make their way into our virtual shopping baskets, in turn, winding up in our wardrobes, there’s a new knitted BNOC staking its claim for our autumn line-ups.
Meet the knitted dress, which, according to Liane Wiggins, the head of womenswear buying at Matches Fashion, is one of the e-tailer’s highest-growing categories across its dress offering this year. Only a few days into what is officially classed as autumn and sales of knitted dresses have already spiked by 220% compared to this time last year, with woven frocks from the likes of Bottega Veneta, Joos Tricot and Khaite proving the most popular.
The ubiquity of knitted dresses in fashion circles is indeed predictable; after all, having spent last winter (and year in general, to be honest) trapped in the quagmire of elasticated waistbands, this year, the world of fashion is committing to the same levels of comfort without the lack of prowess.
All that’s needed to take a knitted maxi dress out for a spin is an en vogue pair of stomper boots (either short or tall; pick your poison), an It bag and there you have it: a day-to-night dress which requires minimal effort, but commands maximum attention. Job done.
Whistles collar midi knit dress
Available in both oatmeal and earthy khaki, Whistles’ new-season knit dress is a fall fashion go-to. Pair with chunky boots and an oversized blazer for optimal style points.
Zimmermann ribbed knitted dress
On the smart side of casual, Zimmermann’s latté knitted dress is an ideal piece to slip into your workwear wardrobe. Pair with knee high leather boots and chunky gold hoops for an elegant take on evening dressing.
H&M knitted merino wool dress
With a dad jumper-style zipped neck and a cool ribbed texture, H&M’s super soft merino woolen dress is a style stand-out worth investing in.
Yasmina Q dress
Earth-first label Yasmina Q’s edit of knitted maxi dresses struggle to stay in stock for good reason. Opt for either the zesty lime colourway, the oatmeal or dusty blue.
Totême grey ribbed maxi dress
Pair Totême’s grey-toned maxi with boots for winter and swap them out for chunky sandals come spring; the perfect all-year dress.
LouLou Studio Larga ribbed knitted maxi dress
The fashion set’s favourite for good reason, LouLou Studio’s coffee-coloured cashmere maxi is perfect for looking stylish on blustery days.
Solace London Mirabelle chunky-knit maxi dress
In a punchy tangerine tone, Solace London’s body-conscious maxi is perfect for elevating the knitted dress and taking it to the next level.
Arket high-neck knitted dress
If you want to sway towards the chunky jumper dress, look to this Arket style for a fresh update. Team yours with delicate gold earrings for a polished look.
Free People Trixie maxi sweater dress
Dress this timeless scoop-necked maxi down with trainers and up with mules when it’s warmer; the ultimate seasonless style perennial.
Monki oversized knit dress
A new wardrobe basic, this oversized shape will become part of your growing loungewear collection, too. Note: just add fluffy slippers.
Asos Design Curve knitted dress
Perfect for throwing on and going in all weathers, this V-neck black knitted dress simply needs to be thrown on with trainers and a tote for a seriously stylish daytime ensemble.
& Other Stories pointelle knit midi dress
Layer this Hush dress over a cashmere roll neck knit with a cosy teddy coat and trainers. It’s a fail-safe formula for winter.
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