From One Cold Girl to Another, Here's How I Wear My Knitted Dress 4 Ways

Despite the fact that I love trying them on, I've never really been much of a dress wearer. Of course, there are a fair few frocks residing in my wardrobe, but in my mind, they require more mental effort than other staples, particularly in winter. Don't get me wrong—I love to throw on a dress for work (usually styled with knee-high boots and a roll-neck), as it always makes me feel more polished, but when it comes to the weekend, it's trousers and jeans all the way.

However, just as I had written off dresses for winter, I discovered the jumper dress—the '90s fave that has seen a renaissance this season thanks to brands such as Jacquemus, whose knitted Baya dress drew in the fashion crowd with its slinky silhouette and thigh-high slit. The high street has now followed suit, and there are plenty of affordable options around for those who want to sample the trend for themselves.

The best thing about this trend is that it offers practicality thanks to its warm, woollen texture. However, my advice would be to try on lots of different styles, as some fits will be more clingy than others and some lengths more flattering on certain body shapes.

I opted for this ASOS version, as I liked the rust colour and asymmetrical cut. It felt a little more elevated than your average jumper dress. The fabric was reasonably fitted (I'm wearing a size 8), but I did find that it clung to the widest parts of the body rather than staying snug at the waist, so I would recommend belting it.

I know that this can be a hard look to style, so I thought I'd show you four easy ways to wear a jumper dress using pieces that are probably already in your wardrobe. From clever layering to cool accessories, scroll down to see how I mixed it up.