When the temperatures plummet, warmth and coziness quickly jump to the top of the list of daily dressing priorities. And year after year, the knitted dress stands out as one of the simplest ways to tick off both the style and comfort boxes. Consider the knitted dress you loyal cold weather dressing friend—it’ll keep you warm even in the chilliest winds, and can be used as the basis for so many looks, transforming before your eyes with just a few clever styling tricks.
This season, high-street brands and designers alike have outdone themselves in creating an impressively wide variety of knitted dresses, so that you’re sure to find a style that will integrate seamlessly into your winter wardrobe. From the roll-neck mini to the supremely elegant, floor-sweeping maxi, there’s a dress to suit every mood and occasion.
The good news doesn’t stop there. Some of our favourite tastemakers have provided brilliant outfit inspiration, using accessories to transform an easy, throw-on dress into an effortlessly refined look. Their Instagrams prove that trainers and a leather jacket can keep things casual, but adding a long wool coat, a chunky necklace and on-trend knee-high boots will create the perfect evening outfit.
I’ve done some digging to break down a few of the best looks I’ve seen—and plan on recreating this winter—and the most tempting knitted dresses available now. Here’s what I found.