Sunday, February 21, 2010

Don't Sweat It

While spring may not be too far away from now, winter is still very much in session. It's February and is still pretty cold outside in NY. I still need to bundle up when I go out to school or work. It's sometimes even necessary to dress warm when you're going to stay indoors as well. However, there's no reason you can't look cute and stay warm at the same time. Wearing a sweater dress is the perfect way to achieve this. Sweater dresses are great for the winter and happen be a big trend right now that has been spotted on various celebrities. They basically look like regular sweater tops, only longer (the actual length varies depending on the dress). These dresses are definitely a nice warmer alternative to the shirt dresses that I wrote about in the fall and they carry a more feminine feel to them. If you're interested, take a look at the sweater dresses I found online below.

Knit Sweater Crew Neck Dress, $65.00, shown in red/navy; also available in black, creme/navy, and heather grey, sizes XS -L, americanapparel.net


Cheetah Sweater Dress, $64.00, available in sizes M and L, applebottoms.com


Asymmetrical Embellished Inset Sweater Dress, $44.99, shown in mushroom; also available in black, sizes S and L, ardenb.com


Cable Knit Cold Shoulder Sweater Dress, $59.00, shown in kelly; also available in silver and black, sizes XS-M, ardenb.com


Variegated Stripe Open Back Sweater Dress, $50.00, available in sizes XS-L, ardenb.com


Cowl Belted Sweater Dress, $22.80, shown in blue; also available in black, sizes Medium and Large (blue not available in Large), forever21.com

Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Dress, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Military Sweater Dress, $34.00, shown in sage; also available in cream, sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Printed Bottom Sweater Dress, $22.80, available in sizes Small and Medium, forever21.com

Juliette Sweater Dress, $69.99, available in sizes XS and S, guess.com

Belted Colorblock Sweater Dress, $24.20, shown in teal; also available in red, sizes S-LG (red only available in MED), gojane.com

Belted V-Neck Sweater Dress, $24.20, shown in char; also available in black, sizes SM and MED (black only available in MED), gojane.com

Tie-Waist Cap Sleeve Sweater Dress, $19.60, shown in black; also available in grey, sizes SM-LG, gojane.com

Zipper Trim Sweater Dress, $21.30, shown in grey; also available in black and ivory, sizes SM-LG, gojane.com

Joplin Sweater Dress, $49.50, available in sizes Small-Large, lulus.com

Amanda Charles Long Sleeve Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater Dress, $53.74, available in sizes large and x-large, lordandtaylor.com


Great Plains 3/4 Sleeved V-Neck Sweater Dress, $49.54, shown in ruby; also available in black, grey, and emerald green, sizes x-small-x-large (black, grey, and emerald green not available in x-small, ruby not available in large or x-large), lordandtaylor.com

Morgan McFeeters Bell-Sleeve Tie-Waist Sweater Dress, $66.34, shown in teal; also available in black, sizes x-small-large (teal not available in x-small or small, black not available in large), lordandtaylor.com

Spense Turtleneck Sweater Dress, $40.54, shown in burgundy; also available in magenta, sizes x-small-x-large (magenta not available in x-small, small, and x-large), lordandtaylor.com

One Clothing Dress, Short Sleeve Braid Neck Sweater, $42.00, available in sizes S-L, macys.com

Belted Scrunch Sleeve Dress, $26.24, shown in burgundy; also available in black and hematite, sizes S-L (burgundy only available in L), mandee.com


Cowl Neck Sweater, $23.99, shown in black; also available in brown, burgundy, and grey, sizes M and L, mandee.com

Cowl Neck Sweater Dress, $10.50, shown in teal; also available in coffee, sizes S and M, mandee.com

Long Sleeve Belted Dress, $24.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com

Pleated V-Neck Knit Dress, $24.00, shown in purple; also available in black, sizes S and M, mandee.com


Screen Floral Colorblock Sweater Dress, $34.99, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com


Darling Deetz Dress, $59.99, available in sizes S and M, modcloth.com

Here's The Scoop Neck Dress, $69.99, available in sizes S-L, modcloth.com

Turtle Neck Sweater Dress, $19.99, available in sizes S and L, pinkice.com

Wool-Cashmere Sweater Dress, $64.00, shown in iris purple; also available in spanish tan heather and black, sizes medium and large (medium only available in spanish tan heather), ralphlauren.com


Derek Heart Seed Stitch Cowlneck Dress With Belt, $19.99, available in sizes Medium and Large, sears.com


Ikeddi Cable Turtleneck Sweather Dress, $14.99, shown in purple; also available in black and beige, sizes Medium-Extra large, sears.com

Ultra Flirt Argyle Sweater Dress, $14.99, shown in purple; also available in red, sizes Medium-Extra large (red only available in extra large), sears.com

Ultra Flirt Marled Sweater Dress, $19.99, shown in pink; also available in purple, black, and blue, sizes Medium-Extra large, sears.com

Wrapper Button Neck Sweater Dress w/Pockets, $19.99, available in sizes Medium-Extra large, sears.com


Cotton Rib Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweaterdress, $25.00, shown in camel; also available in medium heather grey, winter white, and black, sizes XS-XL, victoriassecret.com

Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweaterdress, $69.00, shown in heather grey; also available in bark heather and black, sizzes XS-XL, victoriassecret.com

Ruffle-Hem Sweaterdress, $59.00, shown in red chili heather; also available in delicate pink and black, sizes XS-XL, victoriassecret.com

Turtleneck Sweaterdress, $39.00, shown in stilletto red; also available in heather purple and black, sizes XS-M, victoriassecret.com

Stretch Cotton Rib Henley Sweaterdress, $39.99, shown in medium heather grey; also available in black, sizes XS-XL, victoriassecret.com

Stretch Cotton Ribbed Turtleneck Sweaterdress, $39.00, shown in cilantro; also available in winter white, medium heather grey, camel, bark heather, and black, sizes XS-XL, victoriassecret.com

XOXO Belted Sweater Dress, $24.15, available in sizes S-L, xoxo.com

XOXO Convertible Collar Sweater Dress, $24.15, available in sizes S and L, xoxo.com

XOXO Cowel Neck Sweater Dress, $29.40, shown in wine; also available in black, sizes S-L, xoxo.com

XOXO Dolman Cable Front Sweater Dress, $20.65, shown in red; also available in black and cream, sizes S-L, xoxo.com

XOXO Turtleneck Cable Front Belted Sweater Dress, $20.65, shown purple; also available in black and heather charcoal, sizes M and L, xoxo.com

To get a vintage vibe, wear a sweater dress with a cloche hat, a pair of lace tights, a bib necklace, a faux pearl bracelet, and some ballet flats. For the office, wear one of the turtleneck or cowl neck sweater dresses with a blazer and a pair of pumps. For the spring or summer pair a short sleeved or sleeveless sweater dress with some gladiator sandals, bangles, a floppy hat, and a flower ring. For a date or for hitting up clubs, wear a cold shoulder sweater dress with metallic leggings and a pair of over the knee boots. For a preppy school girl look, wear your sweater dress with a pair of plaid over the knee socks or argyle tights, some mary janes and a bow headband. For a cute winter look, pair a long sleeved sweater dress with some slouch boots and thick tights. If you have any more suggestions on how to wear a sweater dress, let me know.

6 comments:

Elaine said...

Perfect way to be comfy and chic!

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Tara said...

Yes, sweater dresses are a perfect way to be comfy, chic, and warm! :)

gleenn said...

Girl, you know what? I always love your finds. Out of these beauties, I found two most irrestible: the Cowl belted sweater dress and the Knit Sweater Crew Neck Dress. Love them!

Remy Ma said...

Hey Tara, I don't know why but how come u don't visit my blog anymore. Have I become boring

Kat said...

I love the military style one.

Tara said...

Gleenn: Thank you, Gleenn! I'm glad you liked this post. I like the dresses you mentioned too.

Remy Ma: Sorry about that. I've been really busy lately. I'll check out your blog in a bit.

Kat: Hi Kat! Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. I'm glad you liked the Military Sweater Dress.