While we may be sweltering in a heat wave right now, it doesn't mean we can't plan ahead for when that first bout of crisp, cool air comes blowing our way. And if there's one item I'll be wearing once the temps start to drop it's a chic knit dress. Whether it's a classic black knit mini dress paired with flat knee-high boots or a trending ribbed knit silhouette paired with sandals, the cozy piece is ideal for taking you into the new season in comfort and style. It's easy to layer and ideal for when you want to feel comfortable yet put-together.
Knit dresses come runway-approved too. They were spotted in all styles and silhouettes on the F/W 2020 runways, and we’re already seeing chic iterations at our favorite retailers. So if you’re obsessed with knit dresses as much as me, scroll below as I bring you my absolute favorites on the market right now. There's a little something to suit every taste and budget (pumpkin spice latte, optional).
Ribbed-knit dresses are going to be huge this season, as seen with cool features such as cut-outs and belts at Dion Lee.
H&M Merino Wool Dress ($99)
At Dolce & Gabbana knit dresses came in all forms—from cozy and slouchy silhouettes (with matching accessories!) to sleek bodycon styles.
ASOS Chunky Mini Dress With Roll Neck ($70)
At Bottega Veneta, we saw long-sleeve knit midi dresses paired with luxe chain-link details.
Bottega Veneta Chain-Embellished Knitted Midi Dress ($2590)
Ganni proved that you can never go wrong with a classic black knit minidress. Pair it with lug-sole boots this fall.
Eloquii Mini Turtleneck Sweater Dress ($100)
An off-the-shoulder silhouette will take you from day to night in style.
Lovers + Friends Off Shoulder Knit Dress ($158)
At JW Anderson, we saw plunging necklines and ankle-grazing lengths creating a striking silhouette.
JW Anderson Frilled-Hem Wool-Blend Maxi Dress ($1180)
A beige knit dress is always super versatile.
H&M Rib-Knit Dress ($35)
This season look for knit dresses with modern details such as unique necklines or cool cutouts.
Lovers + Friends Lovers + Friends Eron Knit Dress in Ivory ($175)
An open back lightens up a heavy knit.
Helmut Lang Helmut Lang Twist Dress in Black ($380)
Layer a vintage-inspired blouse underneath a cool cardigan dress and pair with lug-sole boots.
Eloquii Cardigan Sweater Dress ($109.95)
A ribbed-knit slip dress is so sophisticated. Just add layers once the temps start to cool.
Free People Free People Sweet as Honey Slip Dress in Black ($98)
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Loulou Studio Arborea Ribbed Wool Maxi Dress ($330)
I'm already planning all the ways I'll be wearing this investment piece.
ASOS Knitted Dress With Collar Detail in Brown ($48)
Opt for a polo-style collar for a retro touch.
Saylor Sasha Sweater Dress ($348)
We're loving this modern wrap silhouette.
The Line by K Anais Dress in Ivory ($245)
H&M Rib-Knit Dress ($70)
Unique necklines were seen all over the runways.
Mango Tailored Ribbed Dress ($55)
The stretch ribbed-knit fabric is comfy and chic.
Zara Long Knit Dress ($49.9)
How about a sage-green hue?
Eloquii Turtleneck Puff Sleeve Sweater Dress ($100)
Pair with similar tonal hues for one sophisticated look.
ASOS Knitted Wrap Midi Dress With Belt Detail ($56)
Just add black knee-high boots.
Dion Lee Shadow Cutout Ribbed Stretch-Knit Midi Dress ($790)
Such a striking silhouette.
L'Academie Nessa Sweater Dress in Cream ($158)
Add a chunky chain-link necklace to complete your fall look.
Line & Dot Calli Sweater Dress ($97)
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