This Anti-Trend Wardrobe Staple Has Remained in My Closet for Years


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Over the years, my closet has gone through dozens of clean-outs. I care a lot about each item of clothing that I own, so I've gone back and forth time and time again about every piece that I end up donating. Lately, I've been in limbo about items like puff-sleeve dresses that take up way too much space or the 17th pair of jeans I own that I really don't need. There are very few categories I can name that don't require this annual debate, but one of them that I can't neglect to mention is the sweaterdress. The high-quality sweaterdresses I've purchased have remained in my closet since my high school graduation. This timeless staple is worth its weight in gold.

With that in mind, as I prepare my wardrobe for colder weather, I know I can't go wrong by buying another sweaterdress. I've scoured the market, and I'm convinced these 29 dresses are the absolute best. So, happy shopping!

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.