Our love of dresses is well documented. From the frocks that flatter every shape to the high street's hottest styles, we probably dedicate more article space to them than anything else. Why? Because they make life (read: getting ready in the morning) so much easier—just pop one on and go.
With the plummeting temperatures, we're turning our attention to jumper dresses. Once upon a time, they were shapeless and scruffy-looking, but autumn/winter 2021 has seen the off-duty staple receive a serious gloss-over. So it's not a case of should we be wearing them but how should we be wearing them now?
From timeless hues to versions that make your summer staples last even longer, we're taking cues from these seven impeccably turned-out women on how to style a jumper dress now. Keep scrolling, and you too will be tempted to join the jumper-dress club.
1. Brown Roll-Neck + Beige Boots
Style Notes: Brown knitted dresses are everywhere right now, but this classic look stands out from the crowd thanks to its clever twist on tonal dressing. We're adding these boots to our Christmas wish list stat.
2. Printed Midi + Classic Accessories
Style Notes: Selecting a jumper dress that includes a print or pattern is an instant way to ensure your outfit feels unique. Pair alongside understated wardrobe staples such as black ankle boots and beige outerwear to emulate this timeless look that Camille Charrière created.
3. Mini Knitted Dress + Knee-High Boots
Style Notes: A mini-length jumper dress might not be the most practical item in your closet once the temperatures drop. Though, styling the piece alongside knee-high boots à la Jeanne Damas will ensure you stay warm.
4. Knit Dress + Pleated Skirt
Style Notes: One guaranteed way to refresh your existing wardrobe staples is to experiment with layers. Take style inspiration from Ada Oguntodu and try layering a shorter jumper dress over a maxi skirt to create an entirely new look.
Style Notes: While a jumper dress in plain black is an undeniable classic, follow Alice Zielasko's cue to update the look by opting for an item with an interesting structure or unexpected cutout.
6. Beige Midi + Black Boots
Style Notes: Neutral tones make perfect wardrobe staples, and as The Style Idealist proves, beige jumper dresses will be on high rotation this winter. Pair alongside ankle boots, heels or flats and finish with your favourite coat for a simple seasonal outfit formula.
Style Notes: Sometimes you can't go wrong with the basics, and ASOS Lotte proves this point perfectly with her knitted roll-neck, hoops and sneakers. Warm, chic and oh so cosy, it's a winning combo.