When it comes to knitwear, there’s almost never an instance where it’s out of style. As we lean into the cooler months, we start to discuss what fashion is appropriate for winter and what isn’t. One fashion piece that’s appropriate and seamless no matter the temperature is knitwear - choosing the correct knitwear style could take your winter's day look from a 0 to 100.
In this blog post, we break down the most popular (and practical) knitwear styles floating around the fashion cycle this season. Alongside discussing the most-seen knits, we also want to empower all bodies and offer styling options for knitwear that are both diverse and size inclusive.
We’ve collated the best knitwear styles and we’re going to offer ways you can style these looks to flatter & enhance your body type!
Here’s our four top picks of knitwear styles you’ll need this winter:
A piece that caters to all occasions and lifestyles, knit dresses are an all-rounder for the cooler seasons. (PS: They can usually be worn during summer too - essentially, they’re the perfect capsule wardrobe piece). Due to their refined construction and soft fabrication, plus size knit dresses offer a whole lot of comfort and versatility, not to mention complete ease of movement.
Having a knit dress in your winter repertoire usually means endless styling opportunities. A maxi knit dress pairs perfectly with a longline coat & ankle boot whilst a mini knit dress works amazingly with a shacket or blazer & some knee-high boots!
If you’re not a big fan of those two style options, we’ve got great news for you! Turn your attention to a midi knit dress, the answer to your knit dress worries. These are great because they’re suited with almost any height, falling between the knee and ankle in length - midi dresses allow room for more styling options when it comes to outerwear & shoes!
With a comfortable plus size knit top in your winter wardrobe, you’re bound to go places (literally!). A trusty knit top will always have your back and keep you warm whenever needed. Knit tops are great because they're usually made in plenty of different styles & cuts.
If you love to ensure that your neck stays warm all day & night long, turn to the classic turtleneck and channel your inner Andy Sachs. Just like Andy did in the 2000s movie, you’re given the option to have fun & play around with tones & layering.
Stylish & timeless are two words best to describe a stylish crew neck knit. The great thing about a crew neck is that it’ll never go out of style - a true mainstay in winter fashion. Throw on a crew neck knit top with your favourite skirt or tailored trousers, and you'll be ready to conquer the world with style and grace.
A piece that was once dubbed as “boring “and “unfashionable” knit cardigans have really stood their ground and earned their stripes in the main-stay fashion cycle.
Often presented in a practical button-down style, plus size cardigans can be dressed up or down no matter the season. If you’ve found yourself a style thick enough to keep you warm, you can definitely look at styling it alone with a cute pair of jeans and ankle boots! If you’re like me & love a little lightweight number, layer it over a turtleneck knit top for that cool off-duty vibe.
Another ideal style that works wonders, is the longline cardigan. A longline cardigan is incredibly cosy & versatile; Usually oversized in silhouette, you can wear this style over anything!
Knitted skirts embody style & confidence in the best way possible. Although a slightly unpopular choice for the cooler months, plus size knitted skirts combine practicality with classicality to deliver a staple winter wardrobe piece. Made for the days where you just don’t feel like dealing with the restrictions that sometimes comes with wearing pants - knitted skirts allow room for an extra layer of warmth throughout.
Style yours with a long sleeve top, a coat & sneakers for the perfect winter day outfit. If you’re heading to town and spending the night out, turn to a chic pair of knee-high or ankle boots to do the talking for you. Honestly knitted skirts work so well - you’ll be able to make an outfit out of plenty items in your wardrobe.
The beauty of knitwear is its versatility. It can be dressed up or down, allowing you to adapt your style to any setting. Whether you're heading to the office, meeting friends for brunch, or simply running errands, any style of knitwear can be your go-to option. Remember ladies; style has no size limit, fashion is subjective - it's what you make of it so make sure to have fun and enjoy yourself always.
Further reading: 15 Foods to keep you warm this winter.