A knitted dress is not only a big hitter for winter, but also one of the easiest wardrobe staples to add to your repertoire. We’ve rounded up the best ones out there to wear now and for the months to come.
It always gets to this time of year when we stop and stare at our wardrobes. We of course aren’t ready to switch to summer threads and sandals yet, but the idea of thick jumpers and stomper boots for the foreseeable is getting a bit tiresome. And that’s why now is the perfect time to take on a hybrid wardrobe staple, one that is equal measure chic as it is cosy and one of the biggest trends across all seasons: the knitted dress.
Now, this isn’t knitted dresses as you have known them before. It’s not a jumper dress, or an elongated roll neck. No, this season’s knitted dress is more pared-back and all-in all easier to wear.
Commonly ribbed and sitting midi length, the neckline on the knitted dress varies from chic square neck to a classic V-neck. It’s fitted to the body but can flare out at the bottom and half and is anything but black.
The Jacqemus’ runway thigh-split knitted dress seen on Kylie Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski and Jeanne Damas is the OG knitted dress, and Zara’s summer hit of a vest-like version meant the popularity of the knitted dress has only risen. Take on the trend now with a pair of chunky boots and later in the year with sandals and a straw bag.
From neutral classics to bold styles, we’ve rounded up the best knitted dresses to see you through the season and beyond.
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& Other Stories dress
For those seeking fresh winter white, & Other Stories have got you covered with this simple but stylish knitted dress. Keep it tonal with box fresh trainers and a tailored tan coat.
Take on Zara’s pink knitted dress with layers of gold jewellery and knee-high boots for a laid-back luxe daytime look.
Yasmina Q dress
Sustainable label Yasmina Q has just launched an edit of loungewear and it’s as dreamy as we imagined. In zesty lime, oatmeal or dusty blue – pick your maxi dress and wear it forever.
With its slightly looser fit than the rest, H&M’s knitted dress has got chuck-on appeal. Team it over your trusty joggers and switch to sandals come spring.
Made in Bulgaria by local artisans, this dreamy dress made from organic materials ticks off so many mini trends in one package. This style is equal parts cosy and chic.
Lisa Yang dress
In a timeless, neutral hue, this sleek cashmere dress will keep you as cosy as it will looking cool. Keep it minimal for extra kudos.
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.
Karen Millen dress
The front splits, the open back and the bold print all adds to making this dress look premium. Dress it down with trainers and up with mules when it’s warmer.
A new wardrobe basic, this oversized shape will become part of your growing loungewear collection, too. Note: just add fluffy slippers.
Asos Curve dress
Get into an autumnal colour palette via Asos Curve’s burgundy knitted crew-neck dress. Team yours with chunky gold hoops and backless mules.
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.
Opening image: Yasmina Q
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