Knit dresses offer comfy chic
On days when you don't feel like getting dressed up, a knit dress is a comfortable and easy choice. Knit dresses couldn't be easier to wear: they usually have no fastenings to contend with and instead simply slip on over your head. The nature of knit fabric means that it's got some stretch to it. This means that a knit dress is also very forgiving, making it the perfect choice for winter after you've overindulged on mince pies! It doesn't take much effort to make a dress look chic and well put-together – but you'll be just as comfortable as you would in your favourite pair of pyjamas.
How to look cool in winter
The first thing to think about when it comes knit dresses is the size of the yarn. A lightweight one will usually be quite slinky, and sit fairly close to your body. On the other hand, a dress made from bulky yarn will be very warm and cosy. These chunky styles often come with intricate cable patterns or oversized collars. As they are bulky, choose a dress that sits at your mid-thigh; this will keep you looking cute and flirty, and ensure that you don't lose your shape. Think about the colour, too. In winter, you'll usually want to steer clear of white and other light shades. Instead, look for deep, rich tones: forest green, mustard yellow, or deep purple are all excellent choices for knit or crochet dresses.
How to style your dresses
Knit dresses for women are very easy to style. For a simple but cute look, add a pair of thick, opaque tights and ankle boots. You can go for flats or heels, depending on how you feel more comfortable. Black tights are always a classic choice but, if you want to try something different, go for a fun, bright colour that complements your dress. You might want to add a belt to a lightweight dress, which will nip you in at the waist and ensure that you can still show off your figure. Be careful if you have a chunky knit dress, though, as belts can give you an odd silhouette. Many knit dresses have an interesting neckline, like a turtle neck or oversized collar. In this case, forget necklaces and go for big earrings to make a statement.