11 knitted dresses that are in equal measure chic and cosy

A knitted dress is not only a big hitter for winter, but also one of the easiest wardrobe staples to add to your repertoire. We’ve rounded up the best ones out there to wear now and for the months to come. 

It always gets to this time of year when we stop and stare at our wardrobes. We of course aren’t ready to switch to summer threads and sandals yet, but the idea of thick jumpers and stomper boots for the foreseeable is getting a bit tiresome. And that’s why now is the perfect time to take on a hybrid wardrobe staple, one that is equal measure chic as it is cosy and one of the biggest trends across all seasons: the knitted dress. 

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Now, this isn’t knitted dresses as you have known them before. It’s not a jumper dress, or an elongated roll neck. No, this season’s knitted dress is more pared-back and all-in all easier to wear. 

Commonly ribbed and sitting midi length, the neckline on the knitted dress varies from chic square neck to a classic V-neck. It’s fitted to the body but can flare out at the bottom and half and is anything but black.

The Jacqemus’ runway thigh-split knitted dress seen on Kylie Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski and Jeanne Damas is the OG knitted dress, and Zara’s summer hit of a vest-like version meant the popularity of the knitted dress has only risen. Take on the trend now with a pair of chunky boots and later in the year with sandals and a straw bag. 

From neutral classics to bold styles, we’ve rounded up the best knitted dresses to see you through the season and beyond.      

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  • & Other Stories dress

    Best knitted dresses: & Other Stories

    For those seeking fresh winter white, & Other Stories have got you covered with this simple but stylish knitted dress. Keep it tonal with box fresh trainers and a tailored tan coat. 

    Shop belted rib midi dress at & Other Stories, £95


  • Zara dress

    Best knitted dresses: Zara

    Take on Zara’s pink knitted dress with layers of gold jewellery and knee-high boots for a laid-back luxe daytime look. 

    Shop knitted dress at Zara, £19.99


  • Yasmina Q dress

    Best knitted dresses: Yasmina Q

    Sustainable label Yasmina Q has just launched an edit of loungewear and it’s as dreamy as we imagined. In zesty lime, oatmeal or dusty blue – pick your maxi dress and wear it forever. 

    Shop Fleur knitted dress at Yasmina Q, £596


  • H&M dress

    Best knitted dresses: H&M

    With its slightly looser fit than the rest, H&M’s knitted dress has got chuck-on appeal. Team it over your trusty joggers and switch to sandals come spring. 

    Shop rib-knit dress at H&M, £24.99


  • Bogdar dress

    Bogdar dress

    Made in Bulgaria by local artisans, this dreamy dress made from organic materials ticks off so many mini trends in one package. This style is equal parts cosy and chic. 

    Shop Mia organic cotton-cashmere maxi dress at Bogdar, £345


  • Lisa Yang dress

    Best knitted dresses: Lisa Yang

    In a timeless, neutral hue, this sleek cashmere dress will keep you as cosy as it will looking cool. Keep it minimal for extra kudos. 

    Shop Lisa Yang Anais cashmere maxi dress at Matches, £365


  • Arket dress

    Best knitted dresses: Arket

    If you want to sway towards the chunky jumper dress, look to this Arket style for a fresh update. Team yours with delicate gold earrings for a polished look. 

    Shop high-neck knitted dress at Arket, £79


  • Karen Millen dress

    Best knitted dresses: Karen Millen

    The front splits, the open back and the bold print all adds to making this dress look premium. Dress it down with trainers and up with mules when it’s warmer. 

    Shop Ottoman knit dress at Karen Millen, £189


  • Monki dress

    Best knitted dresses: Monki

    A new wardrobe basic, this oversized shape will become part of your growing loungewear collection, too. Note: just add fluffy slippers. 

    Shop oversized long knit dress at Monki, £40


  • Asos Curve dress

    Best knitted dresses: Asos Curve

    Get into an autumnal colour palette via Asos Curve’s burgundy knitted crew-neck dress. Team yours with chunky gold hoops and backless mules.

    Shop Asos Curve crew neck ribbed dress at Asos, £19.60 previously £28)


  • Hush

    Best knitted dresses: Hush

    Layer this Hush dress over a cashmere roll neck knit with a cosy teddy coat and trainers. It’s a fail-safe formula for winter. 

    Shop Azra dress at Hush, £50 (previously £79)


Opening image: Yasmina Q

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