By this point in the winter, we’ve long forgotten the glorious sensation of sunshine on bare legs. The idea of letting our skin see the light of day in a skirt is pretty alien and the dreary weather makes dresses feel like a distant dream. But what if there were a way to combine the freedom of a frock with the toasty properties of your favourite sweater? Reintroducing: the knitted dress.
Yes, the jumper dress is making a triumphant return this season, bringing back all the snuggly sensibilities we remember from winters past. Fusing the warmth of your old faithful rollneck with the ease of a stretchy dress, knitted frocks are the perfect option for those looking to add a bit of casual glamour to their winter wardrobes. And you’ll be happy to know that the designs go beyond all-black body-con iterations, with a number of neutral and slouchy fit options on offer.
The style evolution of the knitted dress is apparent on recent catwalks, with one of the most notable collections coming courtesy of Issey Miyake, who released a line of oversized knitted gowns with interconnecting scarves and sleeves. Similarly, Proenza Schouler debuted a number of asymmetric knit dresses for AW20 while Jil Sander kept things classic with chunky, fisherman knit-inspired frocks.
To take a look at the best new knitted dresses on the market right now, click through the slideshow ahead…