Panic Over! The cotton-knit sweater dress has landed like a fashion angel in our midst. Just when least expected, along comes a piece of clothing that makes a winter. Dress it up for glamour, dress it down for comfortable daywear. Unlike it’s bobbly wool-mix sisters, it is light and soft on the skin, perfect for layering and can be worn on any occasion, even the ones where you expect to eat quite a lot. That’s right, you are going to live in this dress.
The Look is young but not overtly trendy, smart without being boring and feminine without being tarty. A winner in other words. Good for a hot date, a Bonfire Night party and even a business meeting, not to mention Sunday lunch with your new boyfriends’s parents or lunch with a friend.
A Dress for All Legs… Most dresses seem to demand reasonable legs. Not this one. Alright, you may have knobbly knees, but you can still wear this dress with jeans underneath and the taller you are the better they will look. Most of us have the opposite problem, wanting to add height. Well dresses are the answer. Any dress of one colour will perform an optical illusion by removing the horizontal divides of mix and match separates. And of all the shapes most flattering to a woman’s legs, the gently flaring skirt has it.
The Options Not only does this dress suit every figure, it’s versatility is remarkable. An ideal partner for the winter boots, it can also be worn with stilettos, flats, wellies, ankle boots. Here is where the fun really begins. Wear it with jeans instead of a jumper or sweater, providing much needed warmth and cheer on Bonfire Night. Or take it on a hot date with stilettos, shawl and lovely piece of costume jewellery. On a casual-smart occasion such as a business lunch, you could pair it with the short sexy version of the leather jacket, and since the dress is warm this look can carry on through autumn.