14 Cozy Sweater Dress Styles For Winter 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - December 11, 2023

In case you missed it, knit dresses are making a major comeback this season. Seemingly every major fashion designer included the trend in their winter collection. But unlike the lumpy, unflattering sweater dress styles of the past, this season's must-haves boast sexy cut-outs, bold prints, and curve-accentuating body-con silhouettes that are impossible not to love.

No matter the weather, these cute sweater dresses will keep you warm and cozy in style. Styled with trendy pieces like white boots, printed tights, and moto jackets, they make a surprisingly versatile addition to any woman's wardrobe.

The 14 Best Sweater Dresses for Your Winter Wardrobe

Ted Baker Ruched Sleeve Sweater Dress

Add a feminine touch to your fall and winter wardrobe with this Ruched Sleeve Sweater Dress from Ted Baker. The cream-colored fabric is incredibly soft and cozy, thanks to a blend of viscose, wool, cotton, and cashmere. Bold blouson sleeves and wide banded cuffs add a dramatic draped effect to the otherwise simple silhouette. While it looks great with tights and ankle boots, its mini-length makes it the perfect sweater dress to pair with knee-high or thigh-high boots.

RtA Jady Knit Dress and Shrug Set

RtA's Jady Set combines two of the season's biggest trends: matching sets and knit tank dresses. The stylish two-piece set includes a rib-knit midi dress and super-cropped turtleneck sweater that can be worn together or styled separately to maximize your outfit options. It's sleek, sophisticated, and surprisingly versatile. Plus, its soft 100% cotton fabric won't pill or wear out like some wool and cashmere fabrics will. Try pairing the tank dress with a denim jacket and the removable shrug with a white tee and jeans for two easy casual outfits.

Farm Rio Palms Sweater Dress

The search is over! Stand out from the sea of boring sweater dresses in this statement-making Palms Sweater Dress from Farm Rio. Its quirky palm leaf print draws inspiration from flora and fauna found throughout the Brazilian label's home country. Bright colors and bold prints help liven up any dull winter day. A high neckline ruffled bottom hem, and subtle bishop sleeves bring a fashion-forward, feminine flair. The maximalist sweater dress comes in both standard and petite sizes to ensure the perfect fit.

Paige Raundi Sweater Dress

Look cute and stay cozy in this Raundi Sweater Dress from Paige. It's knit from an itch-free wool-nylon blend that'll keep you nice and warm no matter the weather. The midi-length skirt and foldover turtleneck are balanced perfectly by a shoulder cut-out and side seam slits. A removable waist tie lets you cinch the relaxed silhouette in for a more flattering fit. The grey sweater dress looks particularly chic paired with tall black boots and a statement bag.

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Avianna Sweater Dress

This stylish Avianna Sweater Dress from Derek Lam 10 Crosby puts a fashion-forward spin on your go-to cardigan. The button-front midi dress can be buttoned to show off as much or as little skin as you like. It's knit from a lightweight, stretchy cotton blend that won't cause you to overheat. Thanks to a curve-hugging, body-con silhouette, it's a breeze to layer under blazers and jackets.

Free People Emmaline Mini Dress

It's no secret that Free People makes some of the best sweaters dresses out there. The boho label is known for its use of cozy fabrics and vintage-inspired details. This stylish Emmaline Mini Dress boasts a square neckline, back cut-out, and subtle puff sleeves that feel sweet and timeless. A drawstring waistband and carefully placed cable knit detailing provide both added shape and added style. Throw on a choker necklace and your favorite heels, and you are all set. The cute sweater dress comes in six colors, ranging from basic black and white to eye-catching cherry red.

Staud Shoko Two-Tone Cardigan Dress

You're guaranteed to turn heads in this Shoko Two-Tone Cardigan Dress from Staud. The statement-making sweater dress boasts a two-tone split design that's hot pink on one side and cherry red on the other. Metallic threading throughout brings a subtle shimmer that's effortlessly chic. To balance out the bold color palette, the midi dress features a simple v-neck, long sleeves, and a cardigan-style button front closure.

Lovers and Friends Keeney Sweater Dress

Lovers and Friends' Keeney Sweater Dress adds a grungy feel to your cold-weather wardrobe. Its wool-blend, rib-knit fabric is distressed to perfection along the hem, sleeves, and sides. The navy, body-con sweater dress features a foldover turtleneck, long sleeves, and a leg-baring midi length. Thanks to its fitted silhouette, it layers well under all your favorite winter coats and jackets.

Joslin Open-Back Knit Maxi Dress

This Gram-worthy Open-Back Knit Maxi Dress by Joslin offers the perfect balance of comfort and style. The gorgeous maxi dress features a statement-making open back, side slits, and keyhole neckline for an unexpected touch of sexiness. Cable-knit detailing down the sleeves adds the perfect finishing touch to the sand-colored linen blend. Consider it the perfect sweater dress for a mid-winter date night.

LPA Long-Sleeve Sweater Dress

It's no secret that good basics can be hard to come by. So if you're struggling to find a basic sweater dress without all the cut-outs and ruffles and statement sleeves, try this Long-Sleeve Sweater Dress from LPA. The minimalist midi dress is cut from lightweight rib-knit fabric in a curve-skimming silhouette that flatters every body size. A side seam slit, attached waist tie, and thumb cut-outs add just the right amount of interest to the otherwise simple style.

Vince Ribbed V-Neck Dress

No matter where you're headed, you're guaranteed to look chic in this Ribbed V-Neck Dress from Vince. The elegant midi dress boasts a deep v-neck, subtle bishop sleeves, and a fitted silhouette that flatters your curves. For maximum coziness, it's knit from a blend of warm wool and super-soft cashmere. Under a blazer, it's the perfect sweater dress for the office. And under a cute leather jacket, it's the perfect sweater dress for date night too.

Nicholas Anastasia Off-the-Shoulder Sweater Dress

Go bold in this Anastasia Off-the-Shoulder Sweater Dress from Nicholas. Its clean lines and vibrant color palette— two signatures of the Aussie-based fashion brand—look effortlessly chic for any occasion. The statement-making midi dress is spun from heavyweight intarsia knit fabric with a striking houndstooth print. The body-con silhouette features a side slit and off-the-shoulder neckline with its long sleeve that shows just the right amount of skin for a cold winter day.

Cult Gaia Serita Knit Dress

Headed on a mid-winter getaway? The best-selling Serita Knit Dress from Cult Gaia is the perfect sweater dress to pack. All five color options— sand, cream, black, begonia red, and Jaipur pink— are equally vacation-worthy. Its daring waist cut-outs and plunging neckline add a dose of sexiness to the sleek maxi dress. The mid-weight knit fabric is stitched from an easy-going cotton blend that works any time of year.

AS by DF Lovesong Sweater Dress

While many sweater dresses are too heavy for fall and spring weather, this Lovesong Sweater Dress from AS by DF works for any season. Instead of wool or acrylic, its lightweight rib-knit fabric is made from a blend of cotton, polyester, and linen. A high neckline and feminine puff sleeves with thick cuffs add shape to the comfy shift silhouette. The marled blush pink color looks gorgeous on every skin tone.

About the author

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.