The cold weather does not look to be leaving anytime soon, so what better time to shop our edit of this season's coolest jumper dresses?
As we are still in the middle of Feb and the temperatures are still a mixed bag of mild, cold and freezing, 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 ‘drobes 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 fave friends; a cosy winter knit and a standout frock. Not only that, it was basically made to be worn with anything including sneakers and chelsea 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 flat thigh-high boots; team with black opaque or denier for chilly days and, if you’re brave enough, go bare legged with fishnet pop socks and converse or even consider an after-dark alternative. If you’re more of an ankle boot kind of girl, opt for patterned or coloured fishnet tights or black- pointed boots will elongate your silhouette.
If you’re looking for a longer hemline, there are plenty of midi and maxi options out there. Go for a slouchy shape and wear with flat loafer mules and metallic accessories to tap into the sports luxe trend, or double up over a long chiffon dress, leather trousers and heels, for a night-out look (the dress-over-trouser trend totally covered) . 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 basic for layering. Work a slouchy sweater over a t-shirt and tiered mesh skirt with military heeled boots for the punk effect . Or, try over a long striped shirt dress, belted with patent brogues and tights for an instant workwear update.
As always, the high street has come up trumps again with an array of jumper dresses to choose from, offering something for everyone and at every budget to boot. There’s also a lot going on over on our Black Friday dresses and Black Friday clothing deals pages, if you’re looking for a couple of steals.
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.