How to Pick the Perfect Sweater Dress Worth Adding to Your Wardrobe

The coziness of a sweater can’t be beat. It’s like wearing a warm hug all day. Now imagine being enveloped in that same feeling from head to toe, or, in this case, from neck to hemline. The sweater dress serves multiple purposes—not the least of which is being so darn comfortable. If you’re looking to add another version of this wardrobe staple to your closet, here’s a little advice.

Decide how warm you want to feel.

Sweaters designed to be extra-large no matter who’s wearing it can feel like you’re snuggled up in your own little cocoon, and sometimes that’s exactly what you need. This dress does just that, with the soft, draping turtleneck offering more coverage. Pair it with knee-high boots and tights, or leggings and jeans to wear as a tunic.

Ask yourself: Do you want the dress to go from day to night?

Multipurpose dresses are kind of the best. This cable-knit sweater dress has the ability to transform from a more casual daytime look to an easy evening ensemble by mixing up your jewelry and swapping boots or flats for heels

Choose whether you want a classic cut or an updated style.

Traditional sweater dresses come in an A-line silhouette, but designers have been breaking this mold, creating new takes on the iconic look. For example, this dress from R.Vivimos features lantern sleeves and a tie closure, giving it a distinct style all its own. It’s the little accents that can add oomph to an otherwise standard dress.