It wasn't until I bought a Nanushka jumper dress last year that I realised how incredibly chic they were. I don't know what was putting me off. Maybe I was just buying ones that were too thin or didn't fit my body type. I was hesitant about trying what in my mind was a formfitting garment. But lo and behold, my mind has changed. Especially when I realised that jumper dresses are the chic winter dress that French women love to wear.
Last year, Jacquemus released a think knit dress that the French style set loved and wore on repeat. It was only then that I did a little digging and noticed that French women have been wearing them for ages. Women like Francoise Hardy, Charlotte Rampling, and Jane Birkin have worn knit jumper dresses iconically through the 1970s, cementing them as forever elegant fashion pieces.
They are effortless (a very French quality) as they are basically an all in one-step outfit, and they keep you warm. They work for day or night, and they come in many shapes and styles. They're very easy to toss on and run out the door, so, really, what's not to love?
Keep scrolling to see how French women wear jumper dresses now and shop my edit of the best ones to invest and wear season after season.