A good capsule wardrobe couldn’t really call itself such without a handful of staples that you reach for year after year, and a key piece that has undisputed status in this category is the knitted dress. With colder temperatures on the horizon, the cosy style is undoubtedly one of the most versatile and effortlessly chic styles to have in your autumn arsenal. Thankfully, both the high street and top designers tend to release classic and contemporary takes on this coveted style the moment summer is over, meaning that whatever your aesthetic, you’re sure to find a dress that suits.
One of the reasons knitted dresses are so popular is the fact that they can be styled in so many different ways. Mini or midi versions can look polished with help from this season’s trending knee-high boot, while autumn’s other popular shoe style, the ballet flat, gives a little Parisian flare to a slouchy, oversized silhouette. This season, you’ll also see plenty of maxi versions, which pair equally well with a sharp blazer and with a long tailored coat.
The versatility of the knitted dress also makes it a great option for day-to-night wear. Swap sneakers for strappy heels, add a chunky necklace or hoops and you’ve got an easy yet striking evening look that will hold up against the autumn chill.
Interested in adding a knitted dress to your wardrobe? Keep scrolling to shop my edit of some of the best knitted dresses available now, for all budgets. Plus, see how some of my favourite influencers wear the trend.