For my birthday last year, instead of shopping for a new dress, I decided to dig deep into the archives of my own wardrobe. If you haven’t done this recently, I highly recommend it, as I found hidden gems that deserve to be noticed. One such gem is the H&M knitted midi dress I first wore six years ago at London Fashion Week. I remember styling it with a pair of striped mules and gold hoops, and if it isn’t broke, why fix it? So I wore this exact same outfit for my birthday dinner, and I love it as much now as I did back then. I’ve also realised I now own five knitted dresses, all of which I wear on heavy rotation across all seasons.
It's so versatile. There’s something about the timeless knit fabric that makes any dress style—from long-sleeved to racerback and cut-out—effortlessly chic, but one thing to keep consistent is the length. We all know the midi is universally flattering, and I'm not alone in backing the knitted midi dress as part of my love-forever capsule wardrobe.
Here I am wearing my six-year-old H&M knit dress. It also has a tie neck and low back, so it's 360-degree perfection.
This is the most joyful fruit-salad dress from Staud. Karina goes matchy-matchy with chunky pink platforms. The dream.
Sylvie wears a Peter Do cream dress and keeps it classic with gold hoops and black sandals. A go-to combo for minimalists.
Proving why the square neckline is back, Marianne's second-skin style is a winner all around.
So many fashion people wear the knit dress across all seasons, with minimalists and maximalists finding iterations to suit their styles. While there's no wrong time to buy a knit dress, I must say that right now, there are some of the best ones I've seen popping up in time for spring. And I'm particularly impressed with the high street: H&M (of course) has a whole host of designs, including a flower-print dream dress in the H&M+ section; M&S ticks off the collared-dress trend; and & Other Stories has a black floaty-sleeve style that you can throw on and go. Enjoy.
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