I’ve mentioned before that sweaterdresses are my go-to for travel, but they’re also my favorite look for Casual Friday. With the right accessories and the right attitude, this comfortable look can be your new favorite look as well. But there are some things that you need to keep in mind when wearing a sweaterdress to work.
First off, the dress needs to be long enough. Just because your mini-dress is also knit, does not make it work appropriate, not even with two pairs of tights.
Secondly, you need a scarf. It just lifts the outfit from casual to casual chic.
Third, you also need to make sure your hair and makeup are tights. The casual sweaterdress looks infinitely more casual and less chic if you’ve got that “I stayed out too late last night” vibe going. I find that hair up in a slightly messy, but not dirty-Meredith Grey, updo is always a good choice with that much volume around the neck.
Lastly, tights are an ABSOLUTE necessity. I don’t want to see your pale, mid-winter knees ever, but especially not when wearing a sweaterdress. The tights (I wear two pair for maximum blackness) are an integral part of making this look work-appropriate.
There’s no reason why you can’t be comfortable on Casual Friday. And wearing a sweaterdress is as close as you can humanly come to wearing pajamas to work.