All the Stylish Sweater Dresses to Cozy Up in This Season

A sweater dress is an autumnal classic.

All the Stylish Sweater Dresses to Cozy Up in This Season
Elsa Hosk is seen wearing a brown knit sweater dress and black and silver belt with a brown bag outside the Michael Kors show
It’s sweater dress season. Getty Images

Sweater weather has finally arrived, which means it’s time to get all your favorite knits out of storage. There’s nothing wrong with a sweater and jeans (a timeless autumnal staple outfit!), but don’t forget about the cozy yet polished appeal of the sweater dress, because yes, it’s time to stow away those playful summer looks, but thanks to the sweater dress, you don’t have to bid adieu to frocks until next year.

Not only are sweater dresses ideal for transitional weather, but you can also wear them into the cooler months—just add a thick pair of tights and boots. A sweater dress is an outfit by itself, taking all the stress out of selecting coordinating separates and accessories, but you can still make the look your own, whether you want to dress it up with a heeled shoe and elegant coat, or go for a more casual vibe with sneakers or combat boots.

Sweater dresses come in countless silhouettes, materials and colors; it’s all about finding the style that works for you, whether you’re looking for a sumptuous cashmere turtleneck, a slinky body-skimming maxi, a preppy A-line number or even one with very on-trend cutouts. No matter how you prefer to style your sweater dress, you’ll find that it’s a fall and winter staple that you’ll turn to time and time again, for so many different occasions. Below, shop the best sweater dresses of the season.

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  • Ralph Lauren.

    Polo Ralph Lauren Cable Long Sleeve Wool & Cashmere Sweater Dress

    This perfectly preppy luxe cable knit dress has a flirty fit-and-flare silhouette; pair it with your favorite riding boots for a classic daytime-to-nighttime look.

    $479, Shop Now
  • Vince.

    Vince Space Dye Print Dress

    Add a pop of color to your cold weather wardrobe with this fuzzy alpaca-wool ankle-length crewneck long-sleeve sweater dress.

    $226, Shop Now
  • woman wearing grey turtleneck sweater dress

    Reformation Odelia Cashmere Midi Dress

    A sumptuous cashmere sleeveless sweater dress is always chic, but the turtleneck and slim fit really take this frock above and beyond.

    $348, Shop Now
  • Rails Mila Dress

    Rails Mila Dress

    This elegant yet cozy wool-blend sweater dress has a removable belt and size slits, for a versatile look you can dress up or down.

    $268, Shop Now
  • Brochu Walker The Looker Layered V-Neck Dress
    Brochu Walker.

    Brochu Walker The Looker Layered V-Neck Dress

    This chic long-sleeve sweater dress is sure to be an immediate fall wardrobe staple. The attached shirt-style underlayer features a crisp collar at the neck and detail at the hem, with a cozy cashmere v-neck sweater for an academia-inspired look.

    $428, Shop Now
  • Charlie Holiday.

    Charlie Holiday Kiara Mini Dress

    A sparkly metallic long-sleeve knit mini, complete with bell sleeves and subtle back cutouts, is the answer to all your holiday dressing woes.

    $101.15, Shop Now
  • Staud Shoko Rib-Knit Striped Sweaterdress

    Staud Shoko Rib-Knit Striped Sweaterdress

    Embrace fall colors and the colorblock trend in this button-down midi sweater dress.

    $195, Shop Now
  • turtleneck sweater dress
    Favorite Daughter.

    Favorite Daughter The St. James Dress

    The oversized silhouette and chunky turtleneck offset the length of this comfy mini sweater dress, which would look adorable with over-the-knee boots.

    $348, Shop Now
  • Ba&sh.

    Ba&sh Medee Dress

    You can’t go wrong with a classic black turtleneck oversized sweater dress; you can dress it up for a night out with heeled boots and a leather jacket, or pair it with tights and knee-high boots.

    $395, Shop Now
  • Simon Miller.

    Simon Miller Espen Espen Off-The-Shoulder Sweater Dress

    A unique neckline is a fun way to spice up the usual sweater dress aesthetic, like with this shoulder-baring hot pink knit dress.

    $91.44, Shop Now
  • strapless knit dress

    Naadam FormFit Tube Dress

    Sweater dresses don’t have to be ultra heavy, and yes, they can, indeed, be date night ensembles. Just look at this strapless ribbed knit sweater dress, made of a combination of cotton, naia and cashmere, with a fitted, almost bodycon silhouette. You can also pair it with a matching cardigan.

    $150, Shop Now
  • Ribbed Funnel-Neck Midi Dress
    Good American.

    Good American Good American Ribbed Funnel-Neck Midi Dress

    Keep it simple in this sleek black sweater dress, with a mock neck and ribbed texture.

    $139, Shop Now
  • Quince.

    Quince Mongolian Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Dress

    This oatmeal-colored turtleneck dress is simple and sophisticated.

    $99.90, Shop Now
  • woman wearing long black tank sweater dress

    Retrofête Kylie Bandage Knit Dress

    The minimalist aesthetic of this spaghetti-strap maxi sweater dress makes it super versatile, with endless outfit ideas.

    $395, Shop Now
  • woman wearing yellow cardigan dress

    Ser.o.ya Florence Sweater Dress

    For a casual and bright option, look no further than this bold yellow cardigan-style button-down mini. You can wear it on its own or pair it with leggings, if you’re so inclined.

    $278, Shop Now
All the Stylish Sweater Dresses to Cozy Up in This Season