How To Wear A Sweater Dress


It was chilly yesterday morning when I was taking the dog out. It’s starting to get cold at night. I’m thinking, now, of trying to stay warm in the cooler weather. No other year have sweater dresses interested me as much as they are this fall. I thought I would share my enthusiasm. (You will never find me posting something that I don’t absolutely adore.) And, to be honest, I’m actually in the market for a few myself.

Sweater dresses are perfect for boy shapes, but you can fit them on other body types, too. This particular one is perfect for you boy shaped ladies because it adds bulk in the right places and you can cinch it in at the waist with a skinny belt. (It’s also not bad for you pear shaped ladies, because of the thick neckline and the square shoulders.)

If you want to go perfect for pear, I love this mod, vintage sweater dress. Sadly, it’s already sold, but you can really see with this dress how the cut and colors really bring the attention upward. You want to create the illusion that there is more going on near the top than there is going on at the bottom.

Remember, it’s all about creating the perfect balance with you pears and columns!

Speaking of you bigger on top gals, how cute is this vintage sweater dress. The bottom flares out and the brown and floral pattern brings all the attention away from the bust. It’s just darling, don’t you think?

Also, this one is sold, but it’s about the idea and shape to give you tips, not the dress shown.

Apple ladies, when you’re looking for a sweater dress pick either a very flattering(small) pattern or a solid color to camouflage the tummy. I really like this dress for an apple. It will camouflage your tummy with a thick black waist. The horizontal pattern on the skirt, and the way it has a slight flare to it, really adds to the hips. And the lines going up and away from the bust bring the attention up. Not to mention the smooth knit that won’t add any bulk in unwanted places!

(If you wanted to, you could even add a skinny orange belt on the highest part of the black to give you more of a waist-line.)

Last but not least, my hourglass shaped women! This dress is really simple and easy to wear.

I would take off the belt and wear it with some really comfortable shoes – maybe something simple like Keds. Or you could replace this belt with one that has some color and throw on some leggings with heels.

Either way, it’s going to look great on you.

That’s all for this week’s “How To Wear”. If you can think of a fall staple for next weeks column, leave it in the comments!


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