Why This Will be the Only Thing You'll Want to Wear This Season

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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.

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Tibi

Tibi
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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.

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H&M

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Sporty meets girly with this half-zip plum knit dress.

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Zara

Zara
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Striped ribbed cuffs add a kick of interest.

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Helmut Lang

Helmut Lang
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How to pull off cut-outs when you're so cold all the damn time: skinny skin-revealing slivers on each wrist.

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Zara

Zara
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Instantly harden this ivory number with black patent extras.

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Raey

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You = a lady in red in this dress.

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Mango

Mango
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A sweater dress with a twist (OK, it's more like a knot, but you get what we mean).

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Topshop

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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.

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Rag & Bone

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A fine knit version is perfect for layering.

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Le Kasha

Le Kasha
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Spun from soft cashmere, you can't blame us when you fall asleep at your desk.

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