Knitted maxi dresses are the snuggly fashion trend to know

11 knitted maxi dresses that are in equal measure cosy and cool

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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.  

Knitted maxi dresses were big news at Stockholm Fashion Week
Knitted maxi dresses were big news at Stockholm Fashion Week

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

    Whistles collar midi knit dress
    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.

    Shop Whistles collar midi knit dress, £139

  • H&M knitted merino wool dress

    H&M knitted merino wool dress
    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. 

    Shop H&M knitted merino wool dress, £79.99

  • Free People Trixie maxi sweater dress

    Free People Trixie maxi sweater dress
    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.

    Shop Free People Trixie maxi sweater dress, £88

  • Monki oversized knit dress

    Monki oversized knit dress
    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. 

    Shop Monki oversized knit dress, £40

  • Asos Design Curve knitted dress

    Asos Design Curve knitted dress
    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.

    Shop Asos Design Curve knitted dress, £28

  • & Other Stories pointelle knit midi dress

    & Other Stories pointelle knit midi dress
    & 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. 

    Shop & Other Stories pointelle knit midi dress, £95

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