How to Add Sweater Dresses to Your Winter Wardrobe
Sweater dresses are soft and feminine and a great touch to any winter wardrobe. They are also typically clingy and formfitting, so they add a hint of sexiness when worn. Because you don’t want to overdo it with sweater dresses and want to wear those that are flattering to you, consider a few quick tips on how to add these pieces to your winter wardrobe the right way.
First, because sweater dresses are so clingy, you want to consider your undergarments. You need items that will smooth out your frame as sweater dresses are very unforgiving and leave little to the imagination. If your bras are too tight under a loose blouse, no one may notice, but when worn under a sweater dress you’ll have unsightly bulges and rolls that will be very unattractive. You may want to consider shaping undergarments for under your sweater dress, including panties with a front panel to smooth your tummy and t-shirt style bras with larger straps to keep everything in place smoothly.
Next, shop for sweater dresses that work for your style and your figure. A traditional wrap dress may be flattering for a woman with a very thin frame, but if you’re extra curvy, this may make you look heavyset. There are some looser cuts of sweater dresses that are designed to hang over your frame, and some which have a vertical knit to them which resembles stripes. This can help to slim you down.
It’s also good to consider when and how you wear your sweater dresses. Because they’re very feminine they may not be the best choice for a professional office, but a long and loose dress over leggings can be a great choice for a night on the town or a fun date. You can also wear a long, oversized sweater over jeans for a fun look during winter.
There are also many styles of sweater dresses and you want to shop around for what’s comfortable. One with a high, slim neck may be uncomfortable for all-day wear, but one with a long and loose turtleneck can be a better choice. A deep V-neck can also ensure you don’t feel too constricted with your sweater dress.
It’s also important to think about a soft color for your sweater dress, since a bright and bold color in a dress can be too much of that color. Think of feminine shades like light purple or pink, or a soft taupe. These are great colors for winter and can help to keep your outfits from becoming drab and dull and boring. Add some fun accessories to your sweater dresses like a wide belt or chunky jewelry and you’ll have an outfit that’s a perfect choice for the winter season.