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'Tis the season for sweater dresses

Why you should wear it: Sweater dresses were spotted on the Fall 2015 runways, with minimalist styles at Celine and colourful, cartoon-printed ones at Moschino.

With the ongoing monsoon season, higher-than-usual rainfall and frigid air-conditioned offices, it is finally cool enough to wear the sweater dress.

How you should wear it: For casual days, wear one with a turtleneck and long sleeves that you can snuggle up in. Pair it with sneakers.

For the office and more formal occasions, choose slim-fitting styles in plain colours and wear them with a pair of heeled boots.

There are many styles of sweater dresses to suit all body shapes, from waisted styles to roomier and flowy cuts.

Dress up with statement earrings or bracelets and rings if accessorising, so that you will still look on trend and stylish.


Here are The Straits Times' picks:

1. Maroon dress with polyester and spandex outer layer and cotton terry inner layer, $179, from 5cm

The thick material of this dress will keep you warm and, best of all, it has pockets.

2. Green striped sweater dress $79.90, from H&M

The mock turtleneck on this dress will help frame your face. Pull your hair back and wear with earrings to highlight a slim face shape.

3. Double-layered dress, $59.90, from Zara

The layered look and loose fit of this dress flatters most figures.

4. Striped organic cotton long- sleeved dress, $59, from Muji

You can never go wrong with classic stripes. Pair this with sneakers for a preppy look.

5. Grey wool flannel dress with pleated skirt detail, $250, from Cos

This versatile dress can be worn for work and play and looks great with sneakers or wedge sandals.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 17, 2015, with the headline ''Tis the season for sweater dresses'. Print Edition | Subscribe