Historically, I’ve tended to avoid sweater dresses because I often found they added bulk to my frame, but this season has some spectacular, flattering pieces on offer. At the tippy top of my current shopping list is this Staud bustier dress. You can get a similar bustier look for less with this (under $100). I would style either of these with suede tall boots, but it would look equally chic with suede mules (look for less with these), clogs (look for less with these), or — for my more fashion-forward ladies — lug sole boots (look for less with these).
MANGO TURTLENECK DRESS // HART HAGERTY MAMA NECKLACE // ALEXANDRE BIRMAN LUG-SOLE BOOTS // STAUD DRESS // HUNTER BLAKE EARRINGS // MARC JACOBS BAG // & OTHER STORIES OLIVE GREEN DRESS // MANGO KNIT DRESS // ALEXANDRE BIRMAN TALL BOOTS (ON SALE!) // AMAZON MULES // ANN TAYLOR DRESS // GUCCI BARRETTE // SANDRO DRESS // GAP HEADBAND // CROC LOAFERS // ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN TURTLENECK DRESS // SWEETHEART-NECKLINE ALEMAIS // PAM MUNSON LADY BAG // CROC-EFFECT WATCH (UNDER $100)
A few other sweater dresses I love:
LADYLIKE SHOSHANNA (ADORE THE SILHOUETTE)
THIS GRAY RIBBED MIDI (BUMP-FRIENDLY!)
THIS CE FINN (THE SLEEVES!)
BODEN (ESP LOVE IN THE OATMEAL COLOR)
SEZANE MAGIC (LOVE THE BUTTONS AT SHOULDER)
SPLASHY LINE & DOT (A BIG STATEMENT AT A GREAT PRICE)
COTTON AND CASHMERE SKIRT (!)
P.S. A close friend replied privately to this post with some thought-provoking feedback: “Have you considered that you were being respectful and considerate of your child by letting her play? That does conflict with respect to the person you’ll be late for. But sometimes it is a balance. What if you were late because you were respectful to yourself — you were upset by something and needed to collect yourself?”
P.P.S. Ignore the morbid tone of this query, but what would be your last meal?