A sweater dress, also known as a jumper in British English, is any short piece of clothing, usually with short sleeves, usually made of crocheted or knitted material, which covers only the upper portion of the torso. When sleeveless, usually the article of clothing is described as a sweater vest or jumper vest. The term sweater dress may be used to refer to a vest with only a few buttons or to describe any short, cap sleeve-style sweater with buttons. One example of a sweater dress is a buttoned-up V-neck sweater dress made in acrylic and cotton. Other examples of this type of dress include cardigans, pullovers, mock turtlenecks and other styles of long sleeve clothing.
There are several common characteristics of sweater dresses. They cover the torso more than they skim over it; they tend to fall down around the hips and thighs, either all the way to the knees or just above the knee; and they are worn with leggings, either with or without a belt. Some of these outfits can be quite elaborate, featuring elaborate zippers and trimmings on the outside of the garment. Some of them are quite simple, consisting simply of a shrug or a neckline with a slightly flared skirt. Whichever style you choose, keep these outfit ideas in mind:
These sweaters are perfect for almost any occasion, as long as you don’t plan to wear them to something really bare. A sweater dress can be dressed up or down, depending on what you’re wearing underneath. For example, you can use it to replace your regular jeans when you have to go to the office but your pants are already taking up space in your closet, or you can put it on with your regular jeans when you’ve got company coming over. Also, a sweater dress can be dressed up even with just a pair of jeans, turning an understated outfit into something spectacular. These dresses are very versatile, allowing you to get the look you want whether or not the temperature drops.
Unlike the preceding two options, you can find these varieties of clothing in a wide variety of styles. You can find boot-cut designs that look flattering under skirts, or you can find long, floor-length designs that will look great with either short or long skirts. You can also find them with scoop necks, halter tops, or scoopeless designs. Finding a sweater dress with the right style of hemline to suit your body type is also easy, as long as you know how to properly accessorize.
When looking for a suitable sweater dress, you need to consider whether you need a jacket, sweater dress, or turtleneck dresses. For example, a sweater dress can be worn with almost any type of top, including tube dresses, turtlenecks, and even tank tops. If you choose to wear a jacket, then make sure that it compliments the sweater dress, otherwise it will just distract from its overall effect. For example, if you have a plunging neckline on your sweater dress, wearing a strapless bra would be a mistake. On the other hand, wearing long, post shared boots with a tight fitting top would be disastrous.
This kind of sweater dresses are best worn with a pair of high quality, yet affordable men’s shoes. You’ll want to choose shoes that match the rest of your ensemble, as well as the color of your sweater dress. A long, straight leg look goes best with black or white footwear, while other colors go well with brown, gray, or pewter colored shoes. Of course, if you don’t have much money, you don’t have to worry about sacrificing fashion. Just splurge on a few pairs of black leather boots. They will be your staples for many seasons to come.