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16 Winter-Ready Chic White Sweater Dresses 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - January 17, 2023

Few color choices feel chicer this time of year than classic winter white. Fashioned from the softest materials in the most flattering cuts, a white sweater dress can elevate your winter fashion and make you look low-key sexy, tall, and lean.

Shopping for a cozy yet stylish and flattering white sweater dress can be a stressful task. To help you shop, we have rounded up these 16 white sweater dresses for women that are as cute, flattering, and cozy. Slip on a pair of tall boots or thermal tights for added warmth that doesn't compromise on style.

16 Winter White Sweater Dress Styles for Your Wardrobe

01

Out of 16

Theory Wool-Blend Cable-Knit Mini Dress

Sexy Knit Mini Dress

Theory Wool-Blend Cable-Knit Mini Dress

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Crafted from a cozy wool-cashmere blend, this Cable-Knit Mini Dress from Theory is ideal for cold winter days. Its flattering A-line silhouette is tailored at the waist and relaxed through the chest and hips, accentuating your curves instead of clinging to them. A rolled mock-neck, long sleeves, and an all-over cable-knit design marry sophistication with versatility and warmth.

Material

90% wool, 10% cashmere

Care

Dry clean

02

Out of 16

Altuzarra Quincy Cable-Knit Maxi Dress

Lend a Lived In Feel

Altuzarra Quincy Cable-Knit Maxi Dress

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Go grungy in this Altuzarra Quincy Cable-Knit Maxi Dress. Distressed hems and intricate cable-knit details lend a lived-in, vintage feel to its versatile cut. Woven from an ivory-colored, itch-free wool blend, it's got the staying power of a true heirloom piece. Add thermal tights and lug-sole boots, and you're ready for whatever the weather forecast throws your way.

Material

Wool, nylon, viscose

Care

Dry clean

03

Out of 16

One Grey Day Mara Cut-Out Dress

Sexy Cutout

One Grey Day Mara Cut-Out Dress

Source: Revolve

This seductive Mara Cut-Out Dress is a sophisticated way to show off your figure. The body-con sweater dress features front cutouts with button-loop closures and a midi-length hem with side slits. It's intended to be worn bra-free, so add a pair of stick-on cups or pasties to your cart while you're at it. The slinky, stretch-knit fabric is thick enough that you won't see a nude-colored set underneath.

Material

43% nylon, 19% polyamide, 16% polyester, 13% acrylic, 7% wool, 2% spandex

Care

Hand wash

04

Out of 16

Camila Coehlo Alora Keyhole Dress

Show Off Your Figure

Camila Coehlo Alora Keyhole Dress

Source: Revolve

Camila Coehlo's Alora Keyhole Dress breaks the stigma that women's sweater dresses are matronly and unflattering. The knit mini dress features a dramatic open back and tasteful cutouts at the chest and waist. A simple turtleneck and long-sleeve length balance out the sexy silhouette and provide a touch of added warmth. Style it with a leather jacket and knee-high boots for an easy night-out look.

Material

45% rayon, 40% nylon, 15% polyester

Care

Hand wash

05

Out of 16

Enza Costa Cashmere Wrap Dress

Cozy Wrap Dress

Enza Costa Cashmere Wrap Dress

Source: Revolve

This Enza Costa Cashmere Wrap Dress feels like you're wearing one big hug. The minimalist wrap dress is made in the USA from a slinky Tencel-cashmere blend that's as comfortable as your favorite robe. A detachable waist tie and thumb holes define your shape and add a sophisticated finishing touch.

Material

89% tencel, 7% cashmere, 4% lycra

Care

Hand wash

06

Out of 16

Polo Ralph Lauren Cabled Cashmere-Blend Sweater Dress

Classic Preppy Sweater Dress

Polo Ralph Lauren Cabled Cashmere-Blend Sweater Dress

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

Polo Ralph Lauren's quintessentially preppy Cabled Cashmere-Blend Sweater Dress offers a grown-up take on the schoolgirl trend. The polo-inspired spread collar and three-button placket pair perfectly with the academic, all-over cable-knit pattern. Its cozy wool-cashmere blend feels oh-so-soft against your skin.

Material

Wool, cashmere

Care

Machine wash

07

Out of 16

MILLY Criss-Cross Halter Fringe-Trim Dress

fun and flirty fringe trim dress

MILLY Criss-Cross Halter Fringe-Trim Dress

Source: Bloomingdales

This MILLY Criss-Cross Halter Fringe-Trim Dress was made for twirling. The body-con mini dress features a twisted halter neckline and variegated ribbing throughout that trails into calf-length fringe trim. While it's lightweight enough to pack for a tropical mid-winter getaway, it looks greatly layered over a fitted black turtleneck for a chic, cold-weather-friendly look.

Material

Viscose, polyester, rayon

Care

Dry clean

08

Out of 16

Sandro Ellis Crochet Trim Midi Dress

A Timeless Midi Dress

Sandro Ellis Crochet Trim Midi Dress

Source: Bloomingdales

For Bloomingdale's 150th anniversary, Sandro reimagined their favorite knit pieces for an exclusive collection. The limited-edition Ellis Crochet Trim Midi Dress features ruffled cuffs, crochet trim, four faux welt pockets, and the French label's signature gold-tone buttons. Its cardigan-inspired can be worn buttoned-up as a chic sweater dress or unbuttoned as an unexpected layering piece

Material

Upper main fabric: 51% viscose, 46% polyamide, 3% elastane

lower main fabric: 80% viscose, 20% polyamide

banded trim: 70% viscose, 30% polyamide

pocket trim: 62% viscose, 38% polyamide

Care

Hand wash or dry clean

09

Out of 16

Rodebjer Jared Midi Dress

A Minimalist Dream

Rodebjer Jared Midi Dress

Source: OliveLA

Worried you won't be able to keep a white sweater dress clean? Try this minimalist Jared Midi Dress from Rodebjer instead. The luxurious cream color makes a practical alternative to crisp white (especially since the viscose-polyester blend is machine-washable). Its slim sheath fit, stretchy rib-knit fabric, and elongated neckline flatter your curves with refined flair.

Material

70% viscose, 30% polyester

Care

Machine wash

10

Out of 16

Splendid London Ribbed Sweater Dress

Effortless Chic

Splendid London Ribbed Sweater Dress white

Source: Bloomingdales

Effortless and easy-going, this London Ribbed Sweater Dress from Splendid makes for endless styling options. It's relaxed through the body with a removable waist sash, and a thigh-high side slit to show off your curves. A crew neck and long fitted sleeves allow for easy layering under blazers, jean jackets, leather motos, and other outerwear essentials.

Material

49% viscose, 29% polyester, 18% nylon, 4% elastane

Care

Machine wash

11

Out of 16

Autumn Cashmere Rib Dress with Cuff Neckline

Sexy Off Shoulder

Autumn Cashmere Rib Dress with Cuff Neckline

Source: Revolve

Swaddle yourself in softness and style in this Autumn Cashmere Cuff Neckline Rib Dress. The sexy white sweater dress features a body-con fit with an ankle-length hemline, fitted long sleeves, and a dramatic fold-over neckline that accentuates your collarbones just so. Knit from a stretchy viscose-lycra blend, it's lightweight and comfortable without being too see-through. Consider it your new favorite date-night dress.

Material

60% viscose, 20% lycra, 20% poly

Care

Hand wash

12

Out of 16

Maje Rullya Turtleneck Side-Slit Midi Dress

A Winter Basic

Maje Rullya Turtleneck Side-Slit Midi Dress

Source: Bloomingdales

Maje's Rullya Turtleneck Side-Slit Midi Dress is the ultimate winter basic. It's knit from a cozy wool blend with a slight turtleneck, elbow-length sleeves, and a slim fit that falls effortlessly to your mid-calf. Tonal lace-up ties along the side add a decorative touch without sacrificing its distinctly minimalist feel.

Material

41% wool, 41% acrylic, 16% polyamide, 2% elastane

lace: 50% acrylic, 50% wool

Care

Hand wash

13

Out of 16

rag & bone Renee Patterned Knit Midi Dress

Year-Round Midi Dress

Rag & Bone Renee Patterned Knit Midi Dress

Source: Saks Fifth Avenue

An openwork crochet pattern, side slit, and a plunging v-neck bring a laid-back sexiness to this Renee Patterned Knit Midi Dress from rag & bone. A detachable slip lining allows for more versatile styling, while a mid-weight cotton blend allows for year-round use. It's the perfect sweater dress to pack for a holiday getaway.

Material

86% cotton, 14% polyamide

Care

Dry clean

14

Out of 16

Ted Baker Malorri Knit Midi Dress

A Classic Turtleneck Midi Dress

Ted Baker Malorri Knit Midi Dress

Source: Bloomingdales

This sophisticated Malorri Knit Midi Dress makes an excellent addition to any woman's work wardrobe during the colder months. Its curve-skimming silhouette features a turtleneck, long sleeves, and a midi-length hem designed to hit right at your mid-calf. Leave your blazer behind to show off the stitch details along the shoulders.

Material

33% viscose, 20% nylon, 20% wool, 19% cotton, 5% cashmere

Care

Hand wash or dry clean

15

Out of 16

Cult Gaia Naunet Knit Dress

Bring On Some Drama

Cult Gaia Naunet Knit Dress

Source: FWRD

This Naunet Knit Dress from Cult Gaia sure brings some drama and style to your winter wardrobe. A transitional weather dream, the Naunet Knit Dress is an asymmetrical heavy ribbed knit dress that will keep you warm. The exposed left shoulder is echoed by a high slit up the right leg that allows you to show some skin instead of hiding under a heavy sweater. Hitting at the mid-calf, the waist features a flattering tilted knit pattern and side zipper to create a cinched effect.

Material

100% mercerized gassed long-staple cotton

Care

Hand wash

16

Out of 16

Polo Ralph Lauren Rib-Knit Wool Mockneck Sweater Dress

A Modern Sweater Dress

Polo Ralph Lauren Rib-Knit Wool Mockneck Sweater Dress

Source: Neiman Marcus

This Rib-Knit Wool Mockneck Sweater Dress from Polo Ralph Lauren is a modern interpretation of the sweater dress. The rib-knit dress is made with breathable merino wool for a fluid drape and relaxed fit that will keep you warm and cozy in the cold weather. It's designed with a rolled mock neck collar, dolman sleeves, and slits at each side of the hem. It can be worn as a dress or as a layer with pants underneath.

Material

Merino wool

Care

Hand wash


About the author

Emily Konatella

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.

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