The Spring Dress Trend Everyone Should Try

It's not every day that we come across a trend that just works, but the knit maxi dress defies all odds. And lucky for us, it's about to take off this upcoming season.

A midi to maxi length sweater dress transforms to every wearer's body just flawlessly. And while the style itself is far from new, it's quickly gaining traction as the dress du jour. During last fashion week's spring/summer 2020 runways, a bevy of designers from Tibi to Self-Portrait released their own take on the silhouette. Striped designs definitely reigned supreme, but there are still plenty of solid-colored options for the more minimalist shoppers among us. So don't be afraid to jump on the bandwagon and test this trend out for yourself. Ahead, these nine ladies prove that this spring trend is one that everyone should try.


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Even the most straightforward, basic version of the trend manages to come off as ultra-chic. 


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From cityscape to the sand bar, this knit style proves it's the perfect wardrobe companion for any locale. If warm weather is on your horizon this spring, pick up one of the many fun sleeveless versions. 


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Anaa Saber gets creative, styling her ankle-skimming cardigan-esque dress with a rhinestone belt. 


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So chic with knee-high boots, as proven here by Miss Enocha (and her third-trimester baby bump).


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Striped knit dresses were a hit on the S/S 20 runways. Jump on the trend early with one of these colorful options below.


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A full-length skirt doesn't have to feel so conservative. A built-in side slit is an easy fix when you're looking to add a little dramatic flair. 


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As for other fun ways to differentiate your sweater dress, be on the lookout for styles with unique sleeve shapes or silhouettes.


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The only LBD we need from here on out. 


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There's not a single angle a sweaterdress doesn't photograph well from. 

Up next, there are dozens of spring 2020 trends, but these seven are the most wearable.

Contributing Editor

Ray Lowe is a contributing editor for Who What Wear. She's spent the last decade living in New York, but now that she professionally works from home, she's slowly been going back to her roots by splitting time between NYC and L.A. A year ago, she left a four-year stint as a fashion editor for Refinery29 to explore the freelance life. Nowadays, she does just about everything from penning online articles (for Who What Wear, Refinery29, Elle, Cosmo, and many more) to writing scripts, styling, and finding ways to fuse her love for both Disney and fashion. Her main beat is fashion (trends, emerging brands, affordable finds, you name it), but you may find her dropping in with a beauty story every now and then. As for her personal style, she'd best describe it as a balanced blend of basics and contemporary trends, often with a dash of Mickey Mouse thrown in for good measure. In her spare time, she can be found coddling my pets (a French bulldog and a rescue cat), curating travel itineraries for her friends, scrolling through Instagram for up-and-coming brands, and watching so-bad-they're-good films.