Personal Shopper: Professional but Cute Sweater Dresses for Amanda

Amanda wrote: "Hi guys! I've got a major conference coming up in early January. It's a big, three-day event where I'll not only meet new contacts and big names in my field, but also see lots of old friends, so it's a mixed bag of fun and professional elements. I'm thinking of buying these boots, probably in black, and I would adore having a sweaterdress to go with them. It would need to be professional *enough* (I'm 5'9", so sometimes hems that are slightly mini on others are extremely mini on me), but should also be cute as heck so I make a good impression overall. I'm a big fan of cowl necks, though this isn't a requirement, and I'd love if it were a silver-gray, black, or any deep jewel tone. I'm not too fond of cheap, ribbed sweater material - that thin stuff that screams 'cheap fabric'."

Hi Amanda! I tried to avoid the cheap knits by only picking sweater dresses that have some natural fiber in them. Hope you like them!

1 - DKNY Jeans Tunic Long Sleeve Scoopneck Cable Knit Sweater Dress ($79)
2 - Changing Seasons Dress ($88)
3 - The Limited Sash Tie Sweater Dress ($85)
4 - Tahari by Arthur S. Levine Cowl Neck Sweater Dress ($85)
5 - Ann Taylor LOFT Shawl Collar Sweater Dress ($98) Also available in black!
6 - Tulle Clothing All the Sweater Dress ($75)

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mitchy-dino.jpgMitchy here: I'd be happy to never put on another pair of pants. What this means for you is that I love all kinds of dress shopping - especially cute patterned dresses and party dresses. I also love colorful apparel and jewelry as well as vintage-styled home decor. Other things I don't usually put on resumes: expert cat wrangler, road tripper, and connoisseur of bad movies.



Posted on 12.15.11 at 11:10 AM

I've been looking everywhere for sweaters like this, and they ALL are cowl neck. Can we do a post with some others?


Posted on 12.15.11 at 11:44 AM

Banana Republic had some cute sweater dresses on sale (various necklines) and I got a basic black one for work (scoop neck, no cowl) from Old Navy, of all places - easy to dress it up with jewellery and a skinny belt for the office!


Posted on 12.15.11 at 8:51 PM

Mitchy, thanks so much!! I've just bought the LOFT shawl-collar dress in plum. The color is really beautiful. And to top it off, the dress was 40% off today! Thanks so much for helping me out :)

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