The cold snap has officially kicked in so what better time to shop our edit of this season's cosiest jumper dresses?
As the nights start drawing in and the temperatures begin to drop, our wardrobes are in need of warm, versatile clothes that don’t skimp on style. And while we can always depend on our trusty jeans, jumpers and the like, we need more staples to fill our rails and provide us with effortless outfits; enter jumper dresses.
Let’s consider the jumper dress, then. Why do we love it so? Well, for starters it’s a sartorial mash-up of two of our favourite friends; a cosy winter knit and a knock-out frock. Not only that, it was basically made to be worn with winter boots, which, if you’re anything like us you’ll be wearing almost every day of the season.
Let’s linger on that thought for a minute. Dresses which fall above the knee are perfect for pairing with thigh-high boots; team with black opaque days for chilly days and, if you’re brave enough, go bare legged for an after-dark alternative. If you’re more of an ankle boot kind of girl, opt for ribbed tights in grey or black- pointed boots will elongate your silhouette.
If you’re looking for a longer hemline, there are plenty of midi options out there. Go for a slouchy shape and wear with knee-high boots and fringed accessories to tap into the 70s trend, or rock a bodycon style with stacked platforms for a night-out look. Yep, these beauties aren’t just for daytime, they can work wonders for after-dark, too.
Jumper dresses aren’t just for wearing on their own; they can also work as a key tool for layering. Channel Valentino’s AW15 catwalk and work a slouchy sweater over a long skirt with heeled boots. Or, try over a crisp white shirt with patent brogues and tights for an instant workwear update.
As always, the high street has come up trumps with an array of jumper dresses to choose from, offering something for everyone and at every budget to boot.
Browse our gallery to find your perfect match. Whichever way you wear yours, rest assured that your everyday dressing will be made a whole lot easier thanks to the wonder buy that is a jumper dress.