The knitted dress has really become the unsung hero of our wardrobes over the past few years, which is unsurprising, really, when you think about it. They’re cosy and comfortable but also chic; they look relaxed paired with trainers and chunky sandals in spring and can look really smart when paired with ankle or knee-high boots. They’re also really flattering on most body types, hugging curves in all the right places. It’s obvious why they’ve become the perfect easy choice for everything from office days to date nights and weekend walks, and you’ll always find at least one of the Who What Wear team wearing one at any given time.
Because the jumper-dress trend has stood the test of time and proven popular for many seasons now, there are so many iterations out there to choose from if you’re looking to invest in one or build up your collection. Yes, there are a number of designers doing them really well (think Christopher Esber and Chloé), but luckily for us, this is one of those trends the high street has absolutely nailed too.
In particular, H&M has knocked its knitted-dress offering out of the park. We know the high-street retailer is always impressive at producing premium-looking basics, but trust us when we say its rib-knit dresses are next-level good. Almost all of the ones on site have five-star reviews (or at least over four) with recurring comments about great quality and fit, and so we thought it was only right we collated the very best in an easy-to-shop edit below. There are figure-hugging stretch options, looser tunic versions, midi and maxi lengths—all in a spectrum of classic, wearable neutral shades. Keep scrolling to shop.
Shop H&M Rib-Knit Dresses