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Personally, I think the hardest part about colder seasons is having to slip out of my warm, plush bed in the mornings and exposing myself to the not-so-gentle temps. I mean, unless you have your heat on blast (which I hate—gotta have it not too cold/not too warm, ya know?) What brings me some relief is knowing that after my steamy hot shower, I will immediately be engulfed in one of my cozy looks, courtesy of my top-tier fall/winter closet.
The piece I reach for the most is the good ol' sweater dress. It's reliable, chic, and easy. I'm a one-and-done kind of girl when it comes to my clothes and I'm trying to hook you up so you can be this season, too. If you wanna become an effortless dresser, rack up on these picks. A closet full of fab sweater dresses (think shift styles, the fit-and-flare, body-cons, and slouchy silhouettes) is literally the key you need to make it through chilly weather. Here are 21 of the chicest online.
Our top picks for the best sweater dress in 2023:
So what sweater dress aesthetic are you into? Turtleneck vibes? Off-the-shoulder moments? Sleeveless or backless? Whatever mood you're in, I'm positive you'll find comfort in any one of these selects comin' right up!
Kenny Long Sleeve Knit Dress - Chocolate
It's a brisk evening, you've got a fire going (or maybe the fireplace video up on YouTube, LOL), and you've just poured yourself a glass of wine. Entering your closet, you push aside a couple hangers to hunt down what you'll be wearing to see a special someone that night. You breathe a sigh of relief when you find this gem. Yup, you might as well get it now.
Rave Review: "I bought this dress for a fall wedding, and it is so beautiful on. The material is super thick which is perfect."
We love a colorblock moment, don't we? Especially, if there's a thigh slit incorporated!
The Cozy-Stretch Sleeveless Midi Dress
Idk about you, but sometimes my arms need to breathe. Shout out to this sleeveless dress that'll bring some relief, lol.
Aurora Fur Trim Knit Mini Dress - Black
It's giving goth-Mariah Carey Christmas and I'm here for it.
Galina Knit Off Shoulder Maxi Oversized Dress
Pair this gorge, oversized maxi with velvet brown boots for the ultimate fall, winter, and spring vibe.
Deliah Mini Dress - Cable Knit Sweater Dress in Cream
How cute would you look in this cable knit sweater dress, an oversized blazer, and OTK boots? SO CUTE, if you ask me.
Rave Review: "Soft thick material, really nice quality. True to size."
Cutout Knit Mini Dress
Quick—make a split decision. Pick this dress. PS: There are more colors!
Merino Wool-Blend Knit Dress
This option comes in gray and black but you and I both know you need more color in your closet. Go with this spicy pick! Seriously, the shade is called "cayenne."
Jamie Sweater Dress
If this isn't chic, idk what is. The creamy white, the contrast black lines, the gold buttons!
With a pretty neckline and price (!!) like this, why would you even hesitate including this knit in your "going out" collection? It also comes in green, red, and beige, BTW.
Rave Review: "I like this dress a lot. The fit is beautiful and makes me feel like a million bucks. I sized down for a more curve hugging look and I’m glad I did. It worked out perfectly."
Eire Open-back Cable-Knit Midi Dress
If this brick color isn't attention-grabbing enough, wait til you see what happens after you've walked by.
Mongolian Cashmere Sleeveless Midi Sweater Dress
Okay, reviewers are saying that this cashmere beaut makes you feel like you're wearing NOTHING. Yes, nada. Zilch. Nothing. That's all I need to know to add to cart myself!
Rave Review: "It's so incredibly comfortable that I would wear it every day. My favorite thing bought from Quince so far. I also got the scarf in camel too and it goes so well."
Claire Knit Maxi
I call this floor-length design a sultry princess moment.
The Cozy Stretch Turtleneck Dress
Everyone needs a cozy turtleneck dress in their arsenal. Got yours, yet?
Rave Review: "This is my go-to winter outfit! It's comfortable, stretchy, but also chic and cozy. I wore this all winter…I sized down and got an M instead of an L."
Elsie Knit Button Detail Maxi Bodycon Dress
Ooooh, def picking out this to wear for girls' night. That red is a head turner, for sure.
Rosie Sweater Dress
Guys, I really love this fit-and-flare bb and I may just need to wear it to work with my fave suede boots.
Iridescent Leopards Cut Out Knit Mini Dress
Maximalists, here is your dream sweater dress! It's bright, it's bold, it's what you neeeed.
Breland Cashblend Sweater Dress
Keep it cute and simple with this waist-tie sweater dress, bb. But size up!
Rave Review: "Very nice dress and the material is like a dream!"
An ombre stripe pattern will keep the good vibes alive when it's cold and dreary outside, in case ya didn't know!
Angelle Sweater Dress in Cream
TBH, I feel like you have to wear this bestselling fringe pick with some cowboy boots. Like, you have to.
Adley Maxi Dress
This is a sweater dress like no other. Not only is it pretty, but it's lightweight, transparent, and is made of loose metallic knit if you're into shinin' lowkey!
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