Knit Dresses Are My Weakness—Here Are the 23 I’m Eyeing for Fall

While we may be sweltering in a heat wave right now, it doesn’t mean we can’t plan ahead for when that first bout of crisp, cool air comes blowing our way. And if there’s one item I’ll be wearing once the temps start to drop it’s a chic knit dress. Whether it’s a classic black knit mini dress paired with flat knee-high boots or a trending ribbed knit silhouette paired with sandals, the cozy piece is ideal for taking you into the new season in comfort and style. It’s easy to layer and ideal for when you want to feel comfortable yet put-together.

Knit dresses come runway-approved too. They were spotted in all styles and silhouettes on the F/W 2020 runways, and we’re already seeing chic iterations at our favorite retailers. So if you’re obsessed with knit dresses as much as me, scroll below as I bring you my absolute favorites on the market right now. There’s a little something to suit every taste and budget (pumpkin spice latte, optional).

Ribbed-knit dresses are going to be huge this season, as seen with cool features such as cut-outs and belts at Dion Lee.

At Dolce & Gabbana knit dresses came in all forms—from cozy and slouchy silhouettes (with matching accessories!) to sleek bodycon styles.

At Bottega Veneta, we saw long-sleeve knit midi dresses paired with luxe chain-link details.

Ganni proved that you can never go wrong with a classic black knit minidress. Pair it with lug-sole boots this fall.

An off-the-shoulder silhouette will take you from day to night in style.

At JW Anderson, we saw plunging necklines and ankle-grazing lengths creating a striking silhouette.

A beige knit dress is always super versatile.

This season look for knit dresses with modern details such as unique necklines or cool cutouts.

An open back lightens up a heavy knit.

Layer a vintage-inspired blouse underneath a cool cardigan dress and pair with lug-sole boots.

A ribbed-knit slip dress is so sophisticated. Just add layers once the temps start to cool.

I’m already planning all the ways I’ll be wearing this investment piece.

Opt for a polo-style collar for a retro touch.

We’re loving this modern wrap silhouette.

So sleek.

Unique necklines were seen all over the runways.

The stretch ribbed-knit fabric is comfy and chic.

How about a sage-green hue?

Pair with similar tonal hues for one sophisticated look.

Just add black knee-high boots.

Such a striking silhouette.

Add a chunky chain-link necklace to complete your fall look.


Up next, 12 fresh ways to wear your dresses with boots this fall.