21 Casual Sweater Dresses You Can Dress Up Or Down!

Casual sweater dresses are a must for fall, winter and the holidays! Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 21 of the best sweater dresses that you can dress up or down with jewelry, shoes and accessories.

 

 

Like many of you, I have been living in casual wear for months now! Trust me, I don’t mind living in cozy clothing but lately, I have been shopping for items that I can dress up easily and effortlessly. A few weeks ago I was browsing Abercrombie searching for a few must haves for LTK Day when I stumbled on a few cute casual sweater dresses that I just had to have.

The thing I loved the most about them is that they can be dressed up or down easily and effortlessly. You can pair them just as easily with white Golden Goose sneakers as you can with ankle booties, combat boots or wedge sandals – if it’s still warm in where you live! They’re perfect for the pumpkin patch, brunch, church, date night, Thanksgiving, and the holiday season.

If you’re searching for a cute new casual sweater dress for fall and winter, you’re in luck! Today, I’m excited to share 21 dresses you’ll love and wear time and time again.

 

Casual neutral sweater dresses you’ll love

I love wearing neutrals during the fall and winter months! They’re so easy to accessorize with classic black or tan leather jackets, boots, and more. This fabulous funnel neck dress is under $80 and will be a staple in your wardrobe for years to come.

Topshop Funnel Neck Sweater Dress Oatmeal casual sweater dresses fall winter
Topshop Funnel Neck Dress Oatmeal

 

 

 

I can’t get enough of classic casual sweater dresses, especially this Vero Moda long sleeve dress! It comes in three different colors, and I want them all. This one will look great on its own, but will also look phenomenal with your favorite suede jacket and pumps or boots. How will you wear it?

Vero Moda Doffy Long Sleeve Sweater Dress Sepia Tint casual sweater dresses fall winter
Vero Moda Doffy Long Sleeve Sweater Dress Sepia Tint

 

 

 

This best selling mockneck dress is incredibly versatile! This is one you can wear to the office with pumps and a blazer, and a moto jacket after work for drinks. It’s also perfect for the weekend with sneakers. This dress comes in three different colors and is also available in regular, petite, and tall! As someone who is under 5’4″ this is a must! Most dresses I purchase that are supposed to be above the knee tend to hit right at the knee or midi length. It’s always a plus to find a dress that actually fits!

Abercrombie Mockneck Sweater Dress Marled Light Brown sweater dresses casual versatile
Abercrombie Mockneck Sweater Dress Marled Light Brown 

 

 

 

As a huge fan of everything cable knit (I also have a post dedicated to cable knit sweater dresses!) I am head over heels in love with this cable knit dress. It comes in two colors: white and dark green! They’re both perfect for winter and the charming holiday season. If you’re searching for the perfect dress to wear for family photos or for Christmas morning at your parents’ house, this is definitely it!

Abercrombie Long-Sleeve Mockneck Sweater Dress White casual sweater dresses
Abercrombie Long-Sleeve Mockneck Sweater Dress White

 

 

 

When it comes to casual sweater dresses, you can’t go wrong with this long sleeve turtleneck dress. I love that it comes in three colors: dark brown, dark grey, and light brown! It’s super affordable at under $70 and is one you’ll wear for years.

Abercrombie and Fitch Long-Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater Dress Light Brown casual sweater dresses women
Abercrombie and Fitch Long-Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater Dress Light Brown

 

 

Chic Sleeveless Sweater Dresses

This fabulous sleeveless ribbed dress is one you can wear throughout the year! You can wear it with slides, heeled sandals, and sneakers during the warm spring, summer, and early fall months. Come winter it will look great under your favorite distressed denim jacket, faux fur coat or a chic leather moto! The options are endless.

Abercrombie Midi Sweater Dress Cream sleeveless casual sweater dresses
Abercrombie Midi Sweater Dress Cream

 

 

 

Don’t you just love cowl neck dresses? I do too! They are gorgeous, chic, and classy! This sleeveless Show Me Your Mumu Fauna Dress is one you can wear with faux fur jackets, teddy bear coats or moto jackets.

Show Me Your Mumu Fauna Dress Cream casual sweater dresses cowl neck
Show Me Your Mumu Fauna Dress Cream

 

 

 

The thing I love the most about this sleeveless Macy midi length dress is that it can be worn throughout the year! You can pair it with flat sandals or slides during the spring and summer months. It’ll also look great with strappy heeled sandals for wedding season or date night! This beauty will be ideal for the holiday party season with an oversized coat! The options are endless.

cupcakes and cashmere Macy Dress Heather Grey casual sweater dresses women
cupcakes and cashmere Macy Dress Heather Grey

 

 

 

Cozy Sweatshirt Dresses You’ll Love

The pandemic started during the warm spring months here in California. I have yet to experience it during winter-like weather. I can’t wait to cozy up in warm clothing! One thing is for sure, this Socialite long sleeve sweatshirt dress is a must for chilly fall and winter days. It comes in grey, black, is only $45 (with free shipping!), and has pockets. Like many of you, I live for dresses with pockets! This cute dress will look great with this season’s hot trend: combat boots! You can also wear it with your favorite statement sneakers.

Socialite Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Minidress Grey casual sweater dresses
Socialite Long Sleeve Sweatshirt Minidress Grey

 

 

I can’t wait to curl up in this taupe sweater dress! It is perfect for relaxing in. You can wear it to run errands in, on vacation this winter or for family photos. It will look just as great with black ankle boots as it will white sneakers!

Lovers + Friends Noah Mini Dress Taupe sweater dresses sweatshirt
Lovers + Friends Noah Mini Dress Taupe

 

 

 

Trendy Casual Sweater Dresses With Statement Sleeves

It’s no secret statement sleeves are everything in the world of fashion, and have been for quite some time! Here are a few fabulous casual sweater dresses you’ll love with trendy sleeves you’ll adore. First on my list is this long sleeve blouson dress! It comes in three different colors: buckthorn brown, black and light grey melange. The best part is it is super affordable at just $65! You can dress it up or down easily and effortlessly with shoes, jewelry and accessories.

Vero Moda Simone Long Blouson Sleeve Sweater Dress Light Grey Melange casual sweater dresses fall winter
Vero Moda Simone Long Blouson Sleeve Sweater Dress Light Grey Melange

 

 

 

How fun is this Free People Emmaline dress? I love the blouson sleeves, detailing and fit and flare shape! It comes in two different colors and is selling out fast! Be sure to grab it while you can.

Free People Emmaline Long Sleeve Sweater Dress Evening Cream casual sweater dresses fall winter
Free People Emmaline Long Sleeve Sweater Dress Evening Cream

 

 

My love is strong for this ribbed bell sleeve dress! This popular shade of mustard yellow is perfect for fall and Thanksgiving! You can wear it to dinner with the family or out to lunch with a friend.

En Saison Ribbed Long Sleeve Sweater Dress Yellow Mustard casual sweater dresses bell sleeves statement sleeve
En Saison Ribbed Long Sleeve Sweater Dress Yellow Mustard

 

 

 

You can’t go wrong with puff sleeves, especially this sweater tunic dress in dark orange! It’s available in this lovely fall shade and in classic black! It looks great with athleisure-inspired sneakers and will look just as fab with your favorite pair of close toe or open toe mules.

Maeve Jade Sweater Tunic Dress Dark Orange puff sleeves casual sweater dresses
Maeve Jade Sweater Tunic Dress Dark Orange

 

 

 

Wayf is one of my favorite brands when it comes to trendy and affordable clothing! This chic Wayf Lola puff sleeve turtleneck dress in gray is on my winter wish list! I love that I can just throw it on with sneakers or boots and be out the door!

WAYF Lola Sweater Dress Heather Charcoal puff sleeves casual sweater dresses turtleneck
WAYF Lola Sweater Dress Heather Charcoal

 

 

 

Classic Little Black Sweater Dresses

I can’t get enough of this trendy puff sleeve dress! It’s available in light brown and in black, and in sizes regular, petite and tall. This beauty will look fabulous with knee-high boots, over the knee boots, slides, mules, and sneakers! This is one you can wear throughout the year. It is perfection.

Abercrombie and Fitch Long-Sleeve Mini Sweater Dress Black casual sweater dresses fall winter
Abercrombie and Fitch Long-Sleeve Mini Sweater Dress Black

 

 

 

Every woman needs a fabulous little black casual sweater dress that she can wear time and time again during the fall and winter months! This gorgeous flared sleeve ribbed turtleneck dress is stunning. I love how they paired it with snake print boots. It’ll also look amazing with square toe, and croc-embossed boots as well.

Lovers + Friends Taytay Sweater Dress Black Flared Sleeves turtleneck
Lovers + Friends Taytay Dress Black

 

 

 

The fit and flare silhouette has long been a favorite! It’s classy, chic, and always on-trend. In fact, this fit and flare dress is so trendy it’s nearly sold out. Don’t miss out on this gorgeousness before it sells out!

Abercrombie Fit & Flare Sweater Mini Dress Black casual sweater dresses
Abercrombie Fit & Flare Sweater Mini Dress Black

 

 

 

This chic mini dress looks as fabulous with a plaid shacket (shirt and jacket) as it does with a distressed denim jacket or cardigan!

Saturday/Sunday Carolyn Mini Sweater Dress Black casual sweater dresses women
Saturday/Sunday Carolyn Mini Dress Black

 

 

Must Have Charcoal Turtleneck Sweater Dresses

My love is strong for this Helena oversized turtleneck sweater! It is beyond fabulous and will pair well with every item in your closet. This piece is incredibly versatile and is one you will wear time and time again for autumns and winters to come.

Lovers + Friends Helena Oversized Sweater Charcoal casual sweater dresses
Lovers + Friends Helena Oversized Sweater Charcoal

 

 

 

If you love the look of the dress I featured above but searching for one under $50, you’re in luck! Daily Ritual is one of my favorite Amazon brands. I have bought countless items and featured them in my Amazon Shop. The clothing is well made, trendy, and budget-friendly. This Daily Ritual wool-blend dress is on my wish list. It’s available in many different colors, but as of right now most sizes are sold out. There are a few still available though! If this charcoal dress is on your list and available in your size grab it ASAP, as I’m not sure when it will be restocked!

Amazon Daily Ritual Women's Wool Blend Turtleneck Sweater Dress Charcoal Heather
Amazon Daily Ritual Women’s Wool Blend Turtleneck Dress Charcoal Heather

 

 

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