How to Wear a Sweater Dress – Outfit Ideas

January 24, 2020

I recently got this amazing sweater dress at Old Navy which is a new look and linked below. I love it so much because it’s not too short!!! Sweater dresses are so great for the winter. Today I wanted to share some tips on how to wear a sweater dress as well as multiple outfit ideas for sweater dress.

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Sweater Dress Outfit Ideas

Besides my full new look, I am rounding up some previous outfits to share some inspiration for you. Depending on your sweater dress and whether or not it has a built in waist, it can be nice to add some interest to your look.

  1. Wear a scarf over your dress like I am doing with my new grey dress.
  2. Belt it to give a waist! Two examples shown of this. Leopard sweater dress outfit info here.
  3. Pair with a long, structured blazer. Pregnant in this one. 😉
  4. Add a vest. I have shown a sweater vest, but a faux fur is adorable as well!
  5. Wear tights and ankle boots. Extra points if you do polka dot like I am showing.
  6. Layer a fun coat and accessories.
  7. Pair with over the knee or tall boots – this is my favorite as evidenced by the photos.
  8. If your dress feels a little short like mine below, pair tights or leggings underneath. See full post and outfit details here.
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Previous Outfit Ideas

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leopard sweater dress
dress and long blazer

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  • Reply Jessica January 29, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    These are super cute dear, especially the last two!

    Jessica |

  • Reply Gemma January 27, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Absolutely love the styling here. The scarf over the dress looks amazing!
    Gemma x

  • Reply cate January 26, 2020 at 3:59 am

    So many great ideas! Definitely in love with the scarf option! (:

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style | Photography + Blogging

  • Reply Julia January 25, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    I love sweater dresses and you look fabulous in all these looks.
    Thanks for sharing these great styling tips!
    Julia x

  • Reply The Fashion Folks January 25, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Love sweater dresses, they’re so cozy! So many great tips in this article, love the idea of pairing them with OTK boots! Xx

  • Reply Laura Bambrick January 24, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    These are all such great tips! I just love that glam look with your polka dot tights!

  • Reply Jill January 24, 2020 at 7:58 am

    I love the look of sweater dresses belted! All of these outfits are so pretty!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Reply Rachelle January 24, 2020 at 7:16 am

    all these looks are so cute and feminine, love them.


  • Reply Andrea Nine January 24, 2020 at 5:09 am

    I love a good sweater dress and you wear them so sweetly! Have the best weekend Beautiful!

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