Ask Belle: Affordable Sweater Dresses

Nov 3, 2015

Hi Belle,

Sweater dresses are my fall weekend clothing of choice.  I could use a few new ones in the rotation.  (Please help!)  My budget in is $175ish or less per dress.  Can’t want to see what you pick.

Sincerely, Kaiya

I love sweater dresses.  They are a great piece for casual work days or for weekend wear.  They are also a great choice for casual holiday parties and dinners.  Add a bit of jewelry, some cool boots, and you’re ready to go.  Here are the best pieces I found.

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Anthropologie Cowl-Neck Sweater Dress ($158, also in navy)

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Boucle Shift Dress ($98)

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Chevron Fit & Flare Dress ($118, four colors)

I also like this similarly styled dress in berry or black.

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Danny & Nicole Stripe Dress ($49)

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Colorblock A-Line Sweater Dress ($98)

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Petite Faux Leather Trim Sweater Dress ($89, also in misses)

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Ribbed Fit and Flare Sweater Dress ($89)

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  1. Wendy says:

    Can you advise what store the Chevron Fit and Flare dress is at? Your links are always blocked on my work pc. thanks

  2. Lindsay says:

    Athleta has a ton of awesome, comfortable sweater dresses. My wardrobe is basically Athleta sweater dresses in the winter, Athleta t-shirt dresses in the summer. Most dresses can be dressed up or down, too. They also do free returns if you order online, including off-season items on sale. I bought three sweater dresses on sale this summer for ~$100 total. It was great delayed gratification when it was finally cool enough to wear them.

  3. Samantha says:

    How would you style the red sweater dress? I bought one a few years ago and love it, but am at a loss for what shoes and tights to pair with it without looking like Mrs. Claus.

  4. C says:

    Any tips on keeping sweater dresses from clinging to your tights? I have an a-line one that I love, but it sticks to my tights and I have to fight an all day battle to stay appropriate!

  5. Missjenhend says:

    @c do you wear a full body slip under your dress? Also if you clip a safety pin on the hem of the slip there is less static.

  6. Monica says:

    Good reminder, I picked up a cheap Old Navy sweater dress last year, but decided I didn’t like it after a few wears. Just found a nice one at Nordstroms for this year. Hopefully it wears better.

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