You know that sweater dresses are popular every winter and red ones are big this holiday season. Two of my favorite bloggers are also styling a red sweater dress and it’s fun to see their versions. Check out Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge, and Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish to see how they are dressing for the holidays! Red, anyone?
I’m a big fan of the sweater dress. You may remember my black sweater dress in the post Easy to Style Sweater Dress with Sneakers and Boots. You basically just throw one on and add shoes! Of course, the accessories make all the difference. Depending on what you wear with a sweater dress, you can wear one almost anywhere. And in colder weather, you can be both stylish and warm as well as casual or dressy.
The Red Sweater Dress Outfit
A ruffled neckline and pointelle detail lend a touch of romance to this flared sweater dress. The mock neck is cute and provides warmth. It’s perfect for that last-minute holiday party. And you can wear it all winter long. Best of all, it’s still available and on sale!
For this post, I’ve styled the dress with three different types of shoes. This illustrates how easy it is to wear this type of dress and to show you how much just a change of shoes changes the look. Easy peasy, right?
With Neutral Boots
There’s a lot of discussion (well, in the fashion world!) debating black versus neutral shoes. The lighter neutral shades are very popular and said to lengthen the leg and to let the eye focus elsewhere on the outfit. All good points to consider!
Here I’m showing you the dress with tan mid-calf boots and a griege bag. (Here is a similar shoulder bag in a goldtone.)
Knee-high Boots and Dress
Knee boots have made a comeback this season so pull yours out! Winter is coming (it’s already snowing in many places!) and these boots look great over skinny jeans and with leggings as well as with a dress or skirt. The boots shown here are old riding-style boots by Kenneth Cole Reaction and a similar riding boot is still available.
In keeping with the more casual feel of the boots and dress, a buffalo plaid scarf in black and red makes a nice statement. This inexpensive plaid scarf is an easy way to add a quick detail to any outfit.
Black Chunky Heels
For a dressier look, heels always do the job. And black pumps are a classic and give the red dress an upscale look. Of course, you could always wear a red sweater dress with nude pumps if that is your preference. Both would work nicely.
I’ve linked a similar black pump for you to check out–you can wear these almost year-round. If it’s really cold, of course, a pair of opaque black tights or even patterned ones would look super!
What’s your verdict? Do you prefer a black shoe with the dress–or neutral-colored shoes?
If you are in the market for a sweater dress, give this one a look. It’s soft, the flared shape is forgiving, and red is a dynamite color on a cold winter day. It’s also perfect for the holidays, and you can still pick one up. Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, and a cute red sweater dress makes a lovely outfit for dinner with your special someone.