4 Sweater Dresses for Fall — and How to Wear Them

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If you’re all about simple and chic, a sweater dress will be your best friend this season. Here are four affordable and classy sweater dresses that we are currently in love with — all priced $40 or less!

The Work-Ready Sweater Dress

Sweater dress from Old Navy with cowl neck

Cowl Neck Sweater Knit Cocoon Dress, $24, Old Navy

Two things we love about this sweater are the color and the length. The black-and-white speckled stripes are super vibrant and look great with a black shoe or black tights.

How to style it

You don’t need to accessorize this piece too much. The cowl neck will cover your neck, and the sleeves come all the way down to the wrists, giving you enough coverage to wear the dress on its own. The length and fit are flattering and work appropriate. For a conservative work atmosphere, pair with opaque black or gray tights.

For a Date with the Girls 

maroon sweater dress with o-ring belt

O-Ring Belted Sweater Dress by Nina Leonard, $39.99, Chadwicks

This maxi is perfect for your fall wardrobe. The burgundy color is rich and complements the included faux-leather belt perfectly. A shirttail hem at the bottom of the garment is a modern touch, while the long length keeps you warm and safe from exposing too much in a sharp wind.

How to style it

Pair with brown boots for a south-western sweetheart look. You could also wear a neutral-toned scarf with a sleek heel for a totally different feel.

Sweater Dresses as LBD 

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Black Sweater Dress, $32.99, Target

Who says your LBD can’t be a sweater? This piece has a feminine cut at the shoulder, plus a soft v-neckline and short-ish length. You could wear it as is for a shopping day, or easily dress it up for date night.

How to style it

Your favorite necklace will be showcased here if you pair this dress with a simple black shoe. Because this dress is a touch on the short side, avoid a heel that’s too high or too sleek; a simple ankle bootie will work well.

For Showing Off 

green, lace-up midi sweater dress

Lace Up Ribbed Knit Midi Sweater Dress, $29.95, Wet Seal

If you have warm fall weather, you will prefer a sweater dress that’s on the lighter side. This piece won’t keep you super warm, but it does have a fair amount of sex appeal, with the lace-up detail and form-fitting shape. And, at $29.95, it’s a bargain deal — especially because you can wear it year-round.

How to style it

If the weather’s right, you don’t need much more than a simple shoe and a pair of stud earrings to pair with this dress. When it’s cold outside, pair this dress with a denim or leather jacket.

What does your favorite sweater dress look like? Let us know below!