It is funny how clothes we used to wear when we were children are coming back big time in the fashion world. I remember when I was about ten, my mother bought sweater thread and hired a seamstress to make for us, by then we were girls’ only-little crochet sweater dresses.
I remember my sisters and I wearing our white and pink crochet sweater dresses which was the in fashion then and very much looking like quadruplet dolls. Here we are over twenty five years later; the sweater dresses are back in fashion.
One of the trendiest looks for cold weather this year is the ultra versatile sweater dress. This season’s sweater dress is both stylish and fun to wear and happens to look great on almost anyone. Plus, the sweater is super snug and comfortable on a cold day.
Oprah, Tyra Banks, Rihana have all been spotted wearing sweater dresses this season – this means that the little crochet sweater dress is back in a boom!
There are plenty of ways to wear sweater dresses stylishly. How you decide to do so depends on where you intend to go, and the type of activities you intend to do when there. The type of sweater dress you own will also be influential.
For a casual day lounging with friends you’ll want your sweater dress to be comfortable, attractive and easy to wear. A sweater crochet dress worn loose over soft leggings will bring creativity and style to your appearance. Adding jewellery is also a way of personalizing your look, and creating some interest to your outfit effortlessly.
Depending on where you work, a sweater dress can become an ideal addition to your working wardrobe. A stylish black sweater dress will look surprisingly professional, as well as being comfortable, and easy to jazz up if you need to go straight from the office on to a date.
When at work, combine your sweater dress with tasteful shoes with the same colour as your dress. Tights or leggings should also match, and a hint of colour can be added by the addition of subtle jewellery.
When wearing the same sweater dress in the evening, add a red belt for contrast, or a pretty diamante belt for sparkle. Your shoes can have higher heels than those worn for work, and should match your belt for maximum affect.
If you intend to wear a sweater dress when shopping, match it with some trendy, but sturdy boots. Cowboy boots, ankle boots, and fashionable Eskimo style boots, will also look great with a sweater dress.
Choosing to wear a dress with colour can give you a lift if you need extra energy. As the sweater dress comprises a large block of material, you can benefit by using its colour to your advantage. Red sweater dresses will help you to feel energized and warm on a cold day when you have lots of chores to complete. A green sweater dress can help you to feel more balanced and grounded.
If you like to wear a cosy sweater dress when out walking, a dress made out of chunky wool as opposed to a fine knit dress, can keep you feeling warm, while the dress itself allows you plenty of room for movement. A turtleneck sweater dress will help to keep your neck warm.
Adding a silk scarf tied the French way, slightly to the side of the neck, can add style and interest to your complete look, as can wearing a short jacket in contrasting denim material or velvet.
You can change the appearance of a sweater dress by altering your hairstyle to suit your chosen activity. A plain sweater dress worn with your hair styled into a bun can look sophisticated, while the very same dress worn with your hair down can look sexy and fun. A Baby doll sweater dress can be attractive and suitable to wear on a date.
Experiment wearing sweater dresses with different accessories you already have in your closet. Scarves with patterns will create a different effect to that of a plainer design. Thick belts will really show off your waist while wearing a sweater dress, whereas a thin chain belt draped across the hips at an angle will make you look more casual and relaxed.
Whichever way you choose to wear your sweater dress, you can be sure that it is a worthwhile purchase due to its versatility. The fact that sweater knit dresses keep on coming back into fashion will mean they never become outdated for long, if you have none – make sure you get one in your collection before end of this chilly season.