The knitted dress has really become the unsung hero of our wardrobes over the past few years, which is unsurprising, really, when you think about it. They’re cosy and comfortable but also chic; they look relaxed paired with trainers and chunky sandals in transitional months and really smart when paired with ankle or knee-high boots in autumn and winter. They’re also really flattering on most body types, hugging curves in all the right places. It’s obvious why they’ve become the perfect easy outfit choice and you’ll likely find at least one of the Who What Wear team wearing one at any given time.
Because the knitted dresses trend has stood the test of time and proven popular for many seasons now, there are so many iterations out there to choose from if you’re looking to invest in one or build up your collection. Yes, there are a number of designers doing them really well (think Christopher Esber and Chloé), but luckily for us, this is one of those trends the high street has absolutely nailed too.
In particular, H&M has knocked its knitted-dress offering out of the park. We know the high-street retailer is always impressive at producing expensive-looking basics, but trust us when we say its rib-knit dresses are next-level good. Almost all of the ones on site have five-star reviews with recurring comments about great quality and fit, and so we thought it was only right we collated the very best in an easy-to-shop edit below. There are figure-hugging stretch options, looser tunic versions, midi and maxi lengths—all in a spectrum of classic, wearable neutral shades. Keep scrolling to shop.
Wear this turtleneck style with boots or trainers.
Style this with a shearling jacket with a chic winter look that will work on the coldest of days.
A knitted dress, with knee-highs and a tailored coat? Perfection.
One of the brand’s best-sellers.
Wear it exactly as above.
This v-neck style will work hard for you all year round.
What a colour!
From the brand’s premium range comes this gorgeous fluted sleeve style.
Chocolate brown is going to be everywhere this autumn/winter.
The perfect look for a wintery office day.
How comfy does this one look?
I always think navy looks so expensive.
Such a gorgeous colour.
A knitted bandeau? SO chic.
I just know I’ll get so much wear out of this.
One-shoulder details are going to be big news this season.