Finds on a Dime: Sparing the Cost of the Sweater Dress

January 15, 2009 • Fashion


Rachel Yeomans for Second City Style Magazine

This winter I have one fashion goal: STAY WARM.

In achieving this goal, I have donned (almost daily) leggings,
boots, and long-sleeved dresses. An addition, an item I would love to
add to my warm winter wear is the sweater dress. What could possibly be

Unfortunately, the hunt for a sweater dress is a bit more challenging than I at first assumed. First of all, the sweater dress is just like any dress in that it needs to fit and flatter
— perhaps this task is twice as hard for the sweater dress considering
it boasts somewhat more bulbous amounts of material. And when I would
find an amazing sweater dress that would fit in the most flattering
way, it would cost as much as my apartment rent. Therefore I went on a hunt for a flattering and affordable addition to every woman’s winter wardrobe.

Here are some of the fantastic options I came across to cuddle up in style during the cold months ahead:

1. James Perse Cashmere Blend Sweater Dress Sale: $275

2. Iisli Katherine Merino Wool Dress Sale: $178

3. Juicy Couture Cashmere Sweater Dress Sale: $189

4. J Design History Shadow Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Dress Sale: $111.99

5. Karoo Grey Seamed Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater Dress Sale: $98.99

6. Whitley Kros Hickson Sweater Dress Sale: $98.99

Now after these purchases — all of which total the regular price of some of the other items I have come across — I can safely say that I will not only be warm this winter, but also the next and the next…

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