Best Knit Dresses
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The best knit dresses for a cosy winter

16 Nov 2023 | |By Hitanshi Kamdar

Warm, comfortable and chic, there’s nothing a knit dress can’t do

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If you’re mourning the loss of summer dress weather, you’re missing out on the abundant comfort of winter’s It-girl uniform – the knit dress. The best knit dresses are inherently chic and easy. They’re stretchy, cosy and endlessly versatile. The ease of wear means a knit dress looks put-together and polished despite minimal styling.

The genius of the best knit dresses lies in their drape. While clingy designs play into the trendy bodycon silhouette, loose and structured dresses still shape the waist before flaring out, creating a flattering silhouette. Then there’s also the fact that classic styles knit from wool and cashmere are great warm options. But that’s not to say silk, cotton and other synthetic fabrics can’t be knit into wonderful creations.

A knit dress is essentially a replacement for the little black dress come winter. Wear with fashion trainers and an easy jacket for a toned-down look to run errands or high-heeled boots and sparkling jewellery for a date night or party. There’s also a vast array of silhouettes and designs to pick from – classic cashmere and cable knit designs are universally beloved, but trendier silhouettes such as collared, cut-out and flared dresses are great options, too.

No matter your taste, there’s a knit dress for you and we’ve curated an edit of the best knit dresses to buy now and wear forever.

Toteme cable-knit cashmere dress

Toteme’s classic cable-knit dress is one you’ll never want to take off. Cut for a straight fit from pure cashmere, the snug black midi dress is perfect for everyday wear. The jumper dress can be styled under a blazer for work or with a denim jacket for weekend brunches.

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Lisa Yang Nette whipstitched ribbed cashmere maxi dress

Cocoon yourself in the cosy warmth of Lisa Yang’s Nette dress once and you’ll find yourself reaching for it again all season. The soft cashmere dress is rendered in a wintery white hue and finished with blue whipstitching along the cuffs and hem. Pair with a belt and knee-high winter boots or sneakers and a trench coat with equal ease.

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Jacquemus La Robe Sierra ribbed-knit dress

Dip into Jacquemus’ easy GenZ aesthetic with the brown La Robe Sierra dress. Cut for a knee-length fit, the body-hugging silhouette features long off-shoulder sleeves and logo-embellished straps that frame the chest. Pair with lashings of gold jewellery for a statement date-night look.

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Christopher John Rogers striped stretch-knit maxi dress

Christopher John Rogers’ cotton-blend knit maxi dress is the perfect work dress this winter. A collared polo neckline shirt dress, it is detailed with bold red, lemon yellow, teal and black stripes and cut to the ankle. The striking dress is perfect for the office and after-work drinks.

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Givenchy cut-out embellished dress

Givenchy’s stretch-knit is as trendy as it comes. The bodycon dress features a chest cut-out framed by shimmering beads and crystals. Perfectly festive, wear it with some statement earrings and sleek boots for a glittering look this season.

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Loewe ribbed-knit midi dress

Loewe’s knit take on a shirt dress makes for the easiest put-together look. Rendered in an electric blue shade, the bodycon dress features exaggerated cuffs and a smooth collar. Wear the midi dress buttoned up or layer with a jumper and leave a few buttons undone at the hem for a warm look that reveals a bit of skin.

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Chloé crochet-knit dress

Among one of Gabriela Hearst’s last creations at Chloé, this crochet-knit dress exemplifies her commitment to craft and elegantly feminine design language. Crochet-knit from linen, cashmere and silk yarns, the open weave of the dress is subtly skin-baring. A perfect winter party dress, wear it with layers and boots to keep warm while looking your best.

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Ulla Johnson Ambrosia off-the-shoulder pointelle-knit wool midi dress

Crafted from 100 per cent wool, Ulla Johnson’s Ambrosia dress encapsulates a flirty feminine spirit. Knit from pountelle-burgundy wool, the dress features an off-shoulder silhouette and an asymmetric ruffle hem. Straight off the label’s Fall ‘23 runway, wear this to your next Christmas party for a warm and alluring look.

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Courrèges ribbed knit midi dress

French label Courrèges continues to pay homage to its iconic ’60s era with retro pieces like this black ribbed knit midi dress. Cut for an hourglass fit, the high-neck dress is detailed with asymmetric button fastenings around the bodice and features a split hem. Pair with a micro bag and slicked-back hair for a model-off-duty vibe.

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PH5 Lochi wavy ribbed-knit maxi dress

Have a winter wedding to attend? Rock up in PH5’s Lochi dress to make a classy statement. The ribbed-knit navy dress is cut for a body-hugging fit, flared at the hem and sleeves, and detailed with bright pink faux fur trims. Wear the fun dress with strappy sandals and a crossbody bag to dance the night away.

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Ganni ribbed-knit dress

Knit from shimmery silver yarns, Ganni’s chic Scandi style infused with fun details shines bright in this dress. Scallop-edged sleeves pair with side slits for the ultimate going-out dress. Pair with some fun party flats for a decadent night out.

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Khaite Beth ribbed-knit dress

This Khaite Beth dress is the kind that’ll instantly add a sexy edge. Crafted in Italy, the black ribbed-knit dress features a sweetheart neckline and long sleeves. Wear with Chelsea boots to stomp around town or some elegant mules for a wedding.

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