How to wear a black sweater dress

Thank goodness spring is here even though the weather does not feel like it yet. The other day I was so cold I was shivering when I walked out the door, but I digress. When the weather is cool but not freezing, sweater dresses are your best friend. They are super cozy, comfortable and can be styled up or down. I took this simple black sweater dress from drab to fab by using a few accessories.

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How to wear a black sweater dress : 3 tips

  1. Wear a belt – A belt is by far the best way to transform a sweater dress from simple to chic. Belts are  a great way to accentuate your shape as they emphasize there narrowest part of your figure. Since sweater dresses are usually loose fitting a belt is the key.
  2. Gold accessories – Black goes with most styles of accessories but if you want to look chic and elegant I find gold against black to be a great choice. Wear your gold watch with a couple gold bracelets, earrings and some fab sunglasses.
  3. Wear a brown or earth tone pashmina – to go with the black and gold theme brown is the best color pashmina to go with this look. I prefer a pashmina to a wool scarf for this outfit as wool on wool can be a bit too much. The different textures add another nice element to the look.

You can see how I styled a black Maxi sweater dress here

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  1. That is a really pretty dress. I love sweater dresses because they can be causal and dressy!

  2. Love black sweater dresses. Adding a belt and some fun necklaces are always the way to go. Flats or heels both work. Drop a pretty sweater around the neck.

  3. You wear that sweater dress well! It’s such a classic piece and fun to style – I don’t actually have one in black, I need to get on that!

  4. A good black sweater dress is such a versatile piece. I love it with the coat and the scarf the most!

  5. Wow, this dress looks fantastic on you. I could never get away with wearing it, I am too short and wide. It’s just not my style, but i love it on you.

  6. Your style is effortless and classic. This is a great combo! I can’t wear sweater dresses due to my body type, but I love them on others!

  7. I love wearing dresses with a belt! I agree it is the easiest way to make a dress more chic. So cute!

  8. I love this outfit! A Black sweater dress is a staple in my wardrobe too, because it is so versatile. Just accessorize, choose a nice coat, and shoes for the right occasion. I love the way you wore yours too. The leggings and the scarf definitely enhanced the chic and fashionable look.

  9. This outfit looks great! I like that it is stylish but still looks comfy, I can wear something like this running errands or out to dinner.

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