It is finally wintertime! …OK, maybe not quite yet, but we can almost feel the breeze. Being in Los Angeles, there’s only a small window of opportunity to pull out your favorite sweater dress and rock your winter wardrobe.
Choosing the perfect sweater dress can be difficult at times, but it doesn’t have to be. These days, there are so many affordable options that you really don’t have room to go wrong.
Thank the heavens for the trendy midi. No more worrying about your lady bits showing or your leg-dimples making their presence known. A sweater dress that is also a midi is elegant, fun and can be flattering on most shapes. However, when rocking the midi, opt-out of pairing it with tall boots. Instead, if you’re a leggier gal, go with ankle booties. If you’re not a model strutting your stuff down the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway, go with a sexy pair of pointy pumps that will help elongate your legs/calves.
One of the most flattering neck shapes is a round neck. It works well for all hair lengths/styles, and all body types. Choosing a sweater dress with a mid-thigh length and round neck can make your look both casual and dressy. With this type of style, you can work your magic with accessories — like long strand or statement necklaces. Also, with a mid-thigh length, now you can bust out your favorite tall boots and even add leggings if you are battling East Coast winters. This look is one of the most versatile and can get you from work to out on the town.
A sweater dress doesn’t have to be tight-fighting. If you’re tired of showing off all your curves at once, opt for a flared skirt or even poncho-style dress. This look can be sweet and very trendy. If you’re soaking up the Los Angeles sun — er, winter — don’t suffocate in turtlenecks and long sleeves. Sleeveless sweater dresses are everywhere these days, so you can always opt for that. If you want to throw some edge into the mix, go with over-the-knee boots to complete the look. Because this look is usually with a shorter hemline, feel free to wear flat boots for a more casual feel.
Don’t forget about one of the biggest trends within the last two years — the two piece. If you’re not shy about showing a bit of midriff, a sweater dress that’s also a two piece can be a statement outfit for any occasion. Make sure the skirt half is a midi, or knee-length, and the top covers most of the girls, and you’ve got yourself a sexy, yet sophisticated, winter look. Pair this with booties, pumps or even strappy shoes and you will be good to go.
Now, LA, let’s sit and wait for winter to arrive.