Fashion Clothing Why This Will be the Only Thing You'll Want to Wear This Season By Andrea Cheng Andrea Cheng Andrea Cheng is a New York-based writer and editor who covers all things fashion, celebrity style, beauty, and trends. She was previously the Digital Fashion News Editor at InStyle. InStyle's editorial guidelines and Callie Turner Updated on November 8, 2016 @ 06:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Christian Vierig/Getty You guys, a sweater dress is essentially a Snuggie that you can wear in public. We know—life-changing, right? We'll let that sink in for a sec. The beauty of the sweater dress is that you don't need to choose between comfort and looking somewhat presentable. Now, you can bring that cozy, bundled-up, "I'm too content-slash-lazy to move" feeling to every aspect in your life, even non-couch-related activities. Yes, you can have it all. As the cold-weather version of your summer maxi, a ground-grazing knit offers head-to-toe coverage (aka protection from the elements), which serves as a loophole to wearing a dress in the winter sans tights. And, best of all, it's a key layering tool. Treat it as a base under a slip to achieve one of this season's biggest runway pairing, pull over a sweater for doubled-up insulation (and to fake a sweater-skirt look), or layer a button-down underneath for instant workwear vibes. Below, 10 sweater dresses you're going to want to live in all season long. 01 of 10 Tibi Courtesy Buy Now The most versatile sweater ever. Let's count the ways: 1) Leave it open and treat it as a cardigan, 2) As a cardi-dress, buttoned all the way down, 3) As a top, buttoned halfway, with wide-leg pants, 4) Wear it backwards as a ribbed knit LBD. 02 of 10 H&M Courtesy Buy Now Sporty meets girly with this half-zip plum knit dress. 03 of 10 Zara Courtesy Buy Now Striped ribbed cuffs add a kick of interest. 04 of 10 Helmut Lang Courtesy Buy Now How to pull off cut-outs when you're so cold all the damn time: skinny skin-revealing slivers on each wrist. 05 of 10 Zara Courtesy Buy Now Instantly harden this ivory number with black patent extras. 06 of 10 Raey Courtesy Buy Now You = a lady in red in this dress. 07 of 10 Mango Courtesy Buy Now A sweater dress with a twist (OK, it's more like a knot, but you get what we mean). 08 of 10 Topshop Courtesy Buy Now Deliberately slouchy and outsized, this looks like a boyfriend's shirt—but stretched out so you don't have to stress about a too-short length. 09 of 10 Rag & Bone Courtesy Buy Now A fine knit version is perfect for layering. 10 of 10 Le Kasha Courtesy Buy Now Spun from soft cashmere, you can't blame us when you fall asleep at your desk.