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Even Nicole Kidman and Kim Kardashian are fans.
I may be a fashion editor, but that doesn’t mean I want to put hard work into everything I wear. Sometimes, I simply want to look cute while wearing a painless outfit that’s easy to piece together. My secret weapon for doing just that? Ribbed sweater dresses.
IMO, ribbed sweater dresses are one of the smartest clothing designs, especially when you opt for a midi-length gown. They’re uncomplicated yet chic due to their one-and-done nature, which makes them great for wearing to date night, brunch, and everything and between. Plus, celebrities are just as into the trend as I am. Nicole Kidman recently wore a Self-Portrait ribbed midi that’s since sold out, while Kim Kardashian has been donning the trend for what seems like ages.
Merokeety V-Neck Ribbed Midi Dress
Better yet, ribbed midi dresses give off a certain element of glamour that I’m all about. Take this Nordstrom long-sleeve dress, for example. The A-lign silhouette is classy while the waist-hugging middle adds shape and the wool-like material adds texture. Tie your hair into a twist-knot, throw on some red lipstick, and you’re good to go.
Nordstrom Rib Long-Sleeve Midi Sweater Dress
Body-contouring options, such as Open Edit’s style, achieve the same look with a slightly sexier appeal. The fitted silhouette lines your curves, though still offers a cozy finish. Details such as large buttons, a leg slit, and a round neckline only make it look like you tried that much harder without having to add any extra effort.
Open Edit Button Sweater Midi Dress
Fall is also one of the besttimes to dip your toe into the world of ribbed sweater dresses. Options like this Artfree Midi Dress are conveniently warm and offer midweight material, creating the perfect outfit to wear all season long. Though, dresses like this aren’t just constrained to autumn; once temperatures start to drop even further, add a pair of tights or a lightweight jacket. They’re great for layering or wearing as is.
Artfree Ribbed Knit Midi Dress
Speaking of styling, all you really need to make the outfit pop is a good pair of shoes. Complete the look with a pair of knee-high pointed-toe boots (my personal favorite combination), or reach for heeled loafers. If you plan on doing a lot of walking, sleek sneakers should do the trick, as well.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on a ribbed sweater dress, you’re not alone. Shop another editor-approved pick, below.
Anrabess Tie-Waist Midi Dress
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