Winter is in full swing. For most of us, that means putting our dresses in the back of the closet and opting for warmer, sometimes less fun outfits. If you’re anything like us, you find that your winter outfits may get repetitive: another day, another sweater over jeans and boots look. But what if we told you that there is a way for you to rock your favorite summer dresses in the winter? It may sound crazy, but hear us out. The sweater over dress look has been everywhere this winter, and we are here for it!

For many, the sweater over dress look is new. To help you get started with your looks, we have created a style guide for you! Now you can stun in your dresses this winter with a handful of choices!

Using a belt

Recently, using a belt to style your sweater over dress look has been everywhere. How does it work? Well, after putting on a dress, you put a belt around your waist. You then put a sweater over and fold the bottom inside by tucking it into the belt. The result is a super chic look. In contrast, if you were to fold your sweater on top, it would accentuate your waist.

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Knit Sweater over a Short Dress


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For this look, you can take your favorite knit sweater along with a sundress of complementing colors. The result is this super cute and simple look. You can dress it up (or down!) depending on shoes and accessories. And if you think this look isn’t suitable for the cold, that’s where you’re wrong. You can throw on a pair of skin-colored fleece leggings together with a pair of sheer tights on top, and you’ll be warm all day long.

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Chunky Sweater over Long Dress

This look is the most suitable for the colder temperatures where you may have to layer. Start with a camisole or long sleeve undershirt. From there, you can go for a pair of fleece leggings (no one will see under your long dress)! Then throw on your favorite long dress with your coziest chunky sweater on top, and you’ve got a high fashion look that will keep you warm all day long.

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Sweater Under Dress

Okay, so for our last look, we’re going to stray from the “sweater over dress” look for a second. This look is perfect for anyone who lives somewhere warmer, maybe with cold mornings and nights and neutral temperatures midday. You can take any sundress and layer a sweater or even a turtle neck underneath for a chic and warm look. If you’re looking for a little more warmth, you can even throw on a pair of biker shorts or tights. The best part is that depending on accessories and shoes, this look can be dressed up or down to fit almost any occasion!

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