Sweater Dresses? Hectic Mornings Solved!

Sweater Dresses - Hectic Mornings SolvedSometimes, I just don’t have the energy to come up with an exciting outfit for work. I’m running late. Or I need to stop on the way to the office. Sometimes, both! Those are the days when I reach for one of my favorite, easy sweater dresses.

Of course, sweater dressing is nothing new. However, this year’s crop is more body conscious (and flattering!) than the baggy, often shapeless garments of years past. And, since wearing COVID-era WFH sweatpants to the office is simply not an option, an oh-so-comfy sweater dress feels like the next best thing!

According to a recent issue of Harper’s BAZAAR, “Just like a chic matching knitwear set, the best knit dresses look nothing like loungewear. Yet each one feels even more relaxed than your go-to sweatpants… enjoy the chicest form of comfort dressing, for fashion month and beyond.”

Here are my top three picks in a variety of price ranges that will add some instant style to your week. Add one simple accessory, fab footwear, and you’re ready to go.

The Calvin Klein Ribbed-Knit Belted Sweater Dress, shown here in red, is great addition to any wardrobe and is also available in classic black, malachite, aubergine and ochre. Available at Macy’s. Retail $129.00

With lovely detailing, the Taylor Side-Tie Sweater Dress in neutral Heather Oak is a go-anywhere piece (easily goes right from office to evening). $99.00 at Macy’s.

Finally, the Alcina Cardigan Dress from Alice and Olivia showcases one of my favorite trends in sweater dressing – an oversized cardigan dress! According to the September 2021 edition of Vogue, “Knitted cardigan dresses, button-up sweater dresses, maxi cardi dresses, however you call it, the cardigan/dress hybrid is the ultimate fall weather staple. Ideal for sweater weather, these garments offer just enough warmth for a crisp autumn day while remaining lightweight and breathable, unlike a bulky winter coat. Plus, designers are offering the must-have item in a myriad of iterations.”  This one is available at Bloomingdales. Retail $395.00.

Cozy, practical, pretty, easy, stylish… guess what I’ll be wearing to the office today?

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Susan Said… WHAT?! is your guide to a life filled with style. From must-have fashion and accessories, to gorgeous gardens and gardening tips, stunning interiors and DIY projects, plus the latest ideas for parties, weddings, and events of all kinds. Susan Conforte McNeill is an author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com.

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    Great article, Susan and right up my alley 🙂 Just imagine the cardigan dress with an eye-popping belt, or just any of the choices with statement jewelry, and you get not just a dressed-in-10-seconds option but choices for days 🙂

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