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How to Style Knit Dresses

June 2, 2021

Go Knit Or Go Home!

I think I’m addicted …

I’ve always been a bit crazy about knit dresses because they’re:

A. Cosy

B. Flattering

C. Versatile

But be that as it may I’m not quite sure why I’ve suddenly been picking up so many?! 🥰

Anyway, I’ve been loving on them big time and so here’s a post about styling them in a couple of different ways.

The pic on the left was last week during a bit of a cold snap and we headed off to see a musical duet ..

Clearly, these pics demonstrate option C, which is the versatility of such dresses – the pic on the right was for a mild autumn day in the early 20’s C and the one on the left was a chilly 13°C and yet both times this gorgeous green dress hit the mark!

Here it shows the dress to be option B of flattering – even though I was a bit chunkier in the pic on the right, the dress hugs in all the right places and the little rolls here and there can be nicely forgotten…

There’s no doubt that this little dress covers the option A aspect of being cosy, as well as flattering and versatile, especially with a textured vest, warm tights and sturdy boots.

Making The Most Of Your Knit Dresses

Same dress but seriously how different does it look??? Read on to hear about the where’s and whyfors.

Stop buying things and only styling them the same way with the same accessories! Stop it now!

Instead, look at any given item and try different colours together and different additional pieces, such as scarves, shoes, tights, bags, necklaces, vests, belts and gloves, (not to mention my fun hair extensions while I grow mine out, because life’s too short to wait for long hair!) … the list goes on!!

PLAY WITH YOUR CLOTHES! MAKE THEM WORK FOR YOU! Here on the bottle green dress I felt the split was too high so I added some safety pins for a sexy, edgy, punky look.
The back of this bottle green dress is so sexy and Saturday night! Unfortunately, I didn’t get a shot of the back of the cream dress.

Mixing It Up!

Don’t be afraid to mix things up a bit!

It’s only fashion and if you don’t like the result or feel wrong in the outfit you can always take it off and change to something else.

You can see that I have paired the wide chocolate belt and leopard scarf with the cream dress and the green dress.

I’ve opted for a vintage bag and some soft suedette boots and the scarf has been tied around the head, which gives the cream knit dress a boho vibe, whereas the scarf around the neck and high heeled green suede shoes transport the green dress into an elegant look.

I wore this bottle green dress for a bit of sexy Saturday night vibes so the green shoes were paired instead with sheer green hose and I kept the accessories to a minimum except for the longer hair – fun times!

DANGER: Ensure that you get the right fit with your knit dress and that you invest in some shapewear! Too often I have bought too large (as the cream one shows, which I then had to try to shrink). You want the dress to hug your shape. I must admit that I should’ve worn my shapewear in the pics in the green dress without the tights – a case in point, for sure!

Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web and let me know what you think of knit dresses and don’t forget you can pop over to my @donnadoesdresses on Instagram

Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • tom
    June 2, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Been keeping to your Knitting.

    • donnadoesdresses
      June 7, 2021 at 10:23 pm

      Hehehe! Gotta have skills in these trying times! Hope things are good with you over there and good to hear from you! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Susan
    June 2, 2021 at 6:54 am

    What lovely figure hugging dresses you have, they really show off your figure especially with those wide belts. Such a complete stylish outfit with that beautiful full length leather coat, I’ll have to get mine out again when the weather cools. Thank you for posting.

    • donnadoesdresses
      June 7, 2021 at 10:24 pm

      You are far too kind and I thank you for your generous comments! The weather has been good again but it’s about to get very chilly later this week – so drag out that coat!! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

    June 2, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    The rich royal blue hue is so regal!

    • donnadoesdresses
      June 7, 2021 at 10:25 pm

      Oh thank you, Monika, you’re always so kind! Hope you have a great new week! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Liz Clayton
    June 3, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Va va voom!

    • donnadoesdresses
      June 7, 2021 at 10:26 pm

      Hehehe!! You only live once! Thank you for your fun comment! 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  • Autumn Zenith
    June 14, 2021 at 8:34 am

    Stellar tips!!! While I don’t personally gravitate towards wearing knit frocks myself, the wisdom and practical advice housed in these ideas are a cinch to apply to many other types of dresses as well. Thank you very much for sharing them with us, my uber stylish friend!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

    • donnadoesdresses
      June 20, 2021 at 10:22 pm

      That’s very true dear Autumn – maybe you may try one in the future, who knows?

      I always live to hear from you and send my best regards to you and Tony for this solstice!


  • Vanity And Me Style
    June 19, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Funny that. The cream one is my favourite. Along with the wrap style. I wear shapewear and a full petticoat under mine. That really does skim over the lumps. Trust me! xx

    • donnadoesdresses
      June 20, 2021 at 10:24 pm

      Hehehe! Yes, I know – just really couldn’t be bothered the day I wore this but you’re absolutely right!

      Cream is definitely favourite colour for you, dear Laurie and it’s chic and elegant as are you!

      Thank you for your comment!



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