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Elegant Plus Fashion Trend Report
Sweater Dressing
October 25, 2015

Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Sweater Dresses

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Please be advised that these trends tend to sell out.  All selections are available in full size ranges at time of posting, at the price listed. 
Merchants retain the right to adjust pricing at any time.
Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site.

 

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MONROE & MAIN
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MACY'S
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NORDSTROM
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ULLA POPKEN
 Maxi Sweater Dress, Size S- 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cowl Sweater Dress,  Calvin Klein, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Crochet Shift, Plus-Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Princess Seam Shift Dress, Size 12 - 26W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
$64.95 $149.50 $78.00 $79.95
Maxi Dress
Size S - 3X
Calvin Klein
Cowl Sweater Dress
Size XL - 3X
Crochet Shift
Size 1X - 3X
Princess Seam Shift
Size 12 - 26W
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When the weather turns cooler, it's especially satisfying to snuggle into cozy knits.  This year sweater dresses are trending with looks ranging from classic to trendy.  Premium knits in natural fibers such as cotton and wool are available at higher, designer price points, while easy wash-and-wear fibers are available for a variety of budgets.

 As versatile as they are warm, many styles are appropriate for more casual wear in addition to many office environments.  As Thanksgiving preparations begin, one of these dresses in your closet will take the worry out what to wear when getting together with friends and family to celebrate.

 

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NORTH STYLE
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LORD & TAYLOR
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SAHALIE
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SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
Contrast Trim Knit Dress, Size S- XXL | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Ralph Lauren, Bold Checked Sweater Dress, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Mixed Folk Pattern Knit Sweater Dress, Size S- 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Merino Wool Tunic Layering Dress, Eileen Fisher, Size 1X - 3X | Elegant Plus Editor's Pick
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$69.95 $169.00 $89.00 $268.00
Contrast Knit Dress
Size S - XXL
Ralph Lauren
Bold Checked Sweater Dress
Size 1X - 3X
Mixed Folk Pattern
Knit Dress
Size S - 3X
Eileen Fisher
Merino Wool
Tunic Layering Dress
Size 1X - 3X
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Hem lengths are available from just above the knee to easy-to-wear midi and maxi styles.  While many styles skim curves, these heavy knits are extremely forgiving and comfortable.  More body conscious silhouettes popular this year are sheath and tunic styles, while cute fit-and-flare looks include skater dresses and knit pleating. Cowl necklines are extremely popular, while those in scoop or v-necks are frequently combined with infinity scarves.

 

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BLAIR
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TORRID
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COLDWATER CREEK
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WILLOW RIDGE
Paisley Print Sweater Dress, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Sweater Knit Skater Dress, Size XL - 6X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Cowl Neck Sweater Dress, Size S- 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Soft Sweater Dress, Size S - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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$56.99 $58.50 $134.95 $139.00
Paisley Print Sweater Dress
Size S- 3X
Sweater Knit Skater Dress
Size XL - 6X
Cowl Neck Dress
Size S - 3X
Soft Sweater Dress
Size S - 3X
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Several of this year's trends are converging in sweater dresses.  In addition to folkloric patterning and traditional knit patterns, plaids and winter florals are available.  Color blocking and knit contrast details are also in fashion play.

Color palettes range from rich, deep berry tones in purples and wine to subtle neutrals such as charcoal grey, camel, and black.   Trendier curvy fashionistas are also punching up looks in bolder harvest hues such as pumpkin spice, vibrant autumn yellows, red, and gold, and teal green.

 

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ELOQUII
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FOREVER 21
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LANE BRYANT
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BON TON
Ribbed Knit Maxi, Size XS - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Midi Sweater Dress, Size 14 - 28W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Pleated Skater Dress, Size 1X - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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$139.90 $24.90 $99.95 $128.00
Ribbed Tie Waist Dress
Size 14 - 24W
Marled Ribbed Knit Maxi
Size XS - 3X
Midi Dress
Size 14 - 28W
Calvin Klein
Pleated Dress
Size 1X - 3X
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Tunic and shift styles are frequently layered over leggings as a popular alternative to tights.  Tall, leather dress and cowgirl boots work well with both midi and shorter skater looks with interesting details such as embroidery, tooling, and foiled prints adding visual flare.   Trendy booties including colored suede chukkas, caged styles, and suede sweater cuff looks are also popular this year, and work well with casual dress styles.

 

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ASHRO
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ASHLEY STEWART
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AVENUE

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Striped Sweater Dress, Size S- 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Plum  Color Block Sweater Dress, Size 14 - 32W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
$235.00 $89.95 $59.50 $69.00
Joan Vass
Sand Stitch Pocket Shift
Size 1X - 3X
Striped Sweater Dress
Size S - 3X
Oversized Cowl Dress
Size 12 - 26W
Color Block Dress
Size 14 - 32W
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All Editor's Picks and plus-size clothing featured are hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our
extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships.

 

 

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