A Classy Sweater Dress for Fall

And just like that, it’s Monday again! I’m moving a little slowly today, for some reason, but I’m excited to finally share a fall dress with you.

This may be the only dress of this series at the rate I’m going, so if you’re a dress person, soak it all in!

I just haven’t seen a lot of dresses I like this year, but I’m a sucker for a good sweater dress.

This one is on the more conservative, dressy side. It’s perfect for church or work or a business dinner out… is anyone doing those right now?

I found this dress at Talbots, and it’s currently 30% off as part of their Customer Appreciation Event.

It’s very good quality and remarkably flattering. Whereas some sweater dresses can be too clingy or too bulky or too short, this one is none of those things.

It has a sheath silhouette, with a nice shape through the waist area, but it’s not body-con or clingy at all, and it falls right above the knee on my 5’5″ frame.

While the silhouette is classic, the blouson sleeves give it a modern update, and the v-neckline is universally flattering. I also love the buttons on the cuffs and scalloped edges on the cuffs.

To keep it classy and elevated, I paired this black sweater dress with my snake print pumps.

These are the Sam Edelman Hazel, and I have them in multiple colors. They have such a gorgeous silhouette, and they’re about as comfortable as a 4″ pump gets.

Best of all, these pumps are currently marked down to $73.50 from $140! They also qualify for the Bloomingdale’s gift card offer.

This dress also comes in petite, plus, and plus petite sizes, so there’s a wide range available. And they have it in black, navy, grey, and a gorgeous shade of red they call Rich Russet.

I ordered the black I’m wearing here in a Misses Small, and I ordered the Rich Russet in a Petite Small to compare. I absolutely LOVE the Rich Russet color and wanted to style it for this post, but the petite cut didn’t fit me right. The sleeves were definitely too short, and the overall length was a little off as well.

The black is lovely, of course, but the Rich Russet is so unusual, I think I will have to order that one while it’s on sale.

I definitely wanted some silver in my jewelry since the buttons on the sleeves are silver, and I felt like the simplicity of the dress called for a statement piece.

This necklace fills the neckline without being overwhelming, and I also wore silvertone hammered hoops and carried a black leather foldover clutch.

Shop the Post:

sweater dress // snake print pumps // foldover clutch // earrings // necklace

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the fall look she’s styling today!

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photos: Alison Cornell