There’s an accompanying wardrobe item to help you tread intrepidly into this season of peace on earth and goodwill to all men. It’s the sweater dress. Warm, flexible and, when chosen wisely, the perfect party-season partner, a fine-knit one-piece is the style equivalent of dipping your toe into Christmas.
While a cocktail dress can feel a bit much for a Monday in the office, the sweater dress fits in perfectly, and will continue to do so post-5pm when you’re sinking champagne somewhere far more exotic. It’s also wholly adaptable. When a low-key look is your wish, your jumper dress of choice will work beautifully with a pair of hiking boots and an oversized blazer. And when it’s time to jazz things up, a jersey dress is a fine companion for a pair of velvet kitten heels and the party bag of your choice.
In keeping with our determination to make considered wardrobe choices and buy clothes which live on longer than your Christmas tree, this is a look that’s unlikely to date anytime soon.Timeless shapes — think long-sleeve, shirt-style or anything with an oversized collar — will continue to appeal season after season. It’s also worth investing in quality.