One thing that most of us are prioritising when it comes to clothes in 2020 is comfort. No one knows what exactly autumn has in store for us, but I have a hunch that knitted dresses are going to be the leading dress trend—particularly as many offices continue to extend working from home orders until the end of the year. Parisian designer Jacquemus made jumper dresses popular several years ago with its roll-neck maxis with thigh-high slits, and this season, formfitting knitted dresses are more popular than ever.
"The second most prevalent trend for autumn/winter 2020 was the focus on the female form, which saw the return of the bodycon dress," Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director at Net-a-Porter told Who What Wear. "However, today's version of body-con is more elegant.” Many designers used knitwear for their reimagined bodycon, such as Jil Sander and Proenza Schouler. Knitted dresses have already been popular over the summer months with the Instagram crowd—a clear indication that this dress trend is quickly gaining momentum.
Keep scrolling for styling ideas, and then shop our edit of knitted dresses below.
Style Notes: This beige knitted Zara dress looks amazing in summer with flip-flops and raffia accessories, but we'd also wear it in autumn over a long-sleeve T-shirt or roll-neck.
Style Notes: This layered knitted dress and bra hybrid is from the king of knitted dresses, Jacquemus.
Style Notes: Knitted dresses are popular choices for maternity dressing, and we love Pernille's ankle skimming maxi dress.
Style Notes: For warmer months, we love a knitted tank top–style dress in neutral hues.
Style Notes: When it comes to comfort, you can't beat a knitted dress with long sleeves and a roll-neck.
Style Notes: Grece shows that a knitted dress can be sexy with her backless formfitting dress.
Style Notes: We love Karina's ribbed dress with long sleeves and a high neck.
Style Notes: Alexis shows that when it comes to throw-on dresses, you can't beat an oversize knitted maxi.
Style Notes: Monikh's long-sleeved knit dress is from Baserange. It's a WWW favourite.
Because we know you'll want a closer look at this Baserange dress.
Shop Knitted Dresses
Peter Do Knitted Maxi Dress (£1165)
COS Backless Knitted Dress (£79)
Jil Sander Asymmetric Ribbed Wool-Blend Midi Dress (£1375)
& Other Stories Fitted Cut Out Midi Rib Dress (£75)
Arket Knitted Strap Dress (£79)
JW Anderson Tie-Front Wool Midi Dress (£495)
COS Knitted Paper Dress (£135)
Bottega Veneta Wool Wrap Cardigan (£810)
Nanushka Canaan Taupe Ribbed-Knit Midi Dress (£305)
Jacquemus Scoop-Back Knitted Velvet-Cloqué Dress (£500)
A.P.C. Alma Roll-Neck Merino-Wool Knitted Dress (£270)
Matteau The Square Knit Scoop-Back Maxi Dress (£350)
Zara Strappy Knit Midi Dress (£26)
Totême Midi Dress (£280)
Rick Owens Ribbed Dress (£230)
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