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Sweater dresses offer a cozy winter wear alternative that can be dressed up for an evening on the town or down for a day curled up on the couch. While sweater dresses can be worn with different shoe styles, boots are a natural choice, providing the warmth you need in cold weather. Experiment with silhouettes, accessories and color to add texture and interest to your sweater dress outfits.
Chic and Casual
Dress down your sweater dress for weekend wear or casual Fridays at the office. Pair a basic sweater dress with biker-style boots and a classic denim jacket. Low, chunky heels will keep you comfortable if you're on your feet. Match your boots and tights for a longer, leaner look, or go bare-legged in warmer weather.
Polished and Professional
Take a fine gauge sweater dress to the office or a meeting with the right boots and accessories. Opt for a short, heeled bootie or a classic-heeled dress boot with your sweater dress. Keep your tights or hosiery simple and neutral. Top your dress with a favorite blazer, or belt it with a leather belt that matches your boots. Limit your accessories if your dress is rich or brightly colored, or add color to a neutral sweater dress with bright jewelry.
All Bundled Up
Pile on the layers with your sweater dress for the chilliest days. Wear tights or leggings topped with knee socks or legwarmers. Patterned socks can add a touch of color, or you can opt for bright and colorful tights. Add chunky lace-up or warm winter boots to keep your toes toasty. Cover up with a bulky, warm cardigan.
Fine-gauge sweater dresses, particularly in merino wool or cashmere and in black or another dark hue, are great picks for going to a cocktail party or fine restaurant. Replace opaque tights with sheer hosiery, and skip the tall boots in favor of a peep-toe bootie with a high heel. Add sparkly accessories and a soft wrap or beaded cardigan to finish your look.