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Staying warm doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style. There are lots of ways to keep cozy without spending most of the winter in a pair of flannel pajamas. One of our favorite stay-warm-in-style secrets is the sweater dress. It’s sleek, chic, but most importantly – it’s warm. Pairing a cute sweater dress with knit tights and boots is one of the easiest ways to look great while staying warm this winter. We rounded up six styles we can’t wait to wear.
Go glam and show off your sparkly side in this eye-catching sweater dress featuring all-over shimmer (Urban Outfitters, $59). This fun and flirty piece would be perfect for a holiday party paired with tights, lace-up boots and a cute cocktail ring. We particularly like the fitted silhouette and flattering scoop neck of this sweater dress that's ready for the holidays.
Stay cozy and turn heads when you wear this sleek Rag & Bone sweater dress featuring a V-neck and V- back (shopbop.com, $325). Though it may look simple in cut and design, this black wool and cashmere blend sweater dress can stand alone, with minimal accessories. Sassy and sophisticated, it makes a versatile addition to your winter wardrobe.
Go bold this season with a brightly-hued turquoise sweater dress (tobi.com, $42). Adding some vibrant colors to your winter wardrobe is a great way to perk up your look as the days turn cold and gray. Because the color is the main focus of this piece, all you need to complete the look is a great pair of wedge boots and a bag in a neutral shade.
Chic cowl neck
Mix function and high fashion in this cozy Maggie London cowl neck sweater dress (Nordstrom, $88) featuring soft ombré stripes in a combination of gray, taupe and light blue. The form-fitting piece would work equally well over leggings or chunky knit tights, paired with a sturdy but stylish pair of boots.
Say yes to stripes
Stripes are a style mainstay for a reason. We saw them in spring, they stayed all summer and they're showing no signs of losing their fashion footing. Say yes to stripes in this elegant Armor Lux merino wool crewneck sweater dress (Barneys, $260) in gray with red stripes. Sophisticated enough for the office, this look can easily transition to after work dinner or drinks with the addition of heels and a statement accessory.
That's a wrap
We were immediately drawn to this sweater version of Diane von Furstenberg's iconic wrap dress (dvf.com, $345). We love the rich crimson hue covered in tiny black polka dots (another must-try winter trend), timeless design and flattering silhouette of this sexy sweater dress. Pair with high heeled boots and gold or silver accessories to complete the look.