The Key Detail I Look For in All My Knitted Dresses

Since the start of October, I’ve been wearing a handful of items on rotation. Admittedly, one of them is a pair of joggers, which I think is justified after neglecting them over the summer. Another? Knitted dresses—specifically long-sleeve knitted dresses.

As a dress person who’s prone to feeling the cold, I’m excited at the prospect of being able to wear my favourite garment without having to sacrifice warmth. Knitted dresses are so easy to style, and I like wearing mine with knee-high boots and camel coats for immediate polish. That said, on days when the sofa proves too tempting, knitted dresses also double as elevated loungewear (an option I don’t mind answering the door in, either). Win-win.

While I already have a couple hanging in my wardrobe, with winter rapidly approaching, I’ve decided to treat myself to a new knitted dress or two, prioritising those with long sleeves to maximize cosiness. Handily, there are so many impressive styles to choose from.

In case you, too, are on the hunt for the perfect long-sleeve knitted dress, I’ve whipped up an edit of my favourite knitted frocks for you below. Yes, there are 27 of them, but what can I say? Brands have outdone themselves on the dress front this year. Scroll below to see long-sleeve knitted dresses (in every shape and shade imaginable) in all their wintry glory. All you need to do is add your go-to boots, and you’re all set.


Could the neckline on this dress be any cuter? 

I’ve had my eye on this dress for weeks. 

Just think how great this dress will look with tan suede. 

The perfect after-dark knit dress. 

A-line shapes are hard to come by in knitted dresses. 

The deep blue shade will really make rust tones pop. 

Who said your long-sleeve knitted dresses had to have long hemlines? 

The gold buttons on this knitted dress make it feel so premium. 

Another Jacquemus design I can’t stop thinking about. 

I have a fuller bust, and I always gravitate towards this neckline. 

Can’t settle on one colour? Wear both! 

The black version of this dress has already sold out—click now! 

Add cable-knit textures, and I’m completely sold. 

The tie belt will give you the most flattering shape. 

The polo collar makes this mini really stand out. 

The ultimate cold-weather throw-on. 

There’s so much to love about this knitted midi. 

From my new shopping obsession, eBay Brand Outlet. 

Ombré knitwear is a new trend this season, but one I’m very much enjoying. 

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