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    36 Gorgeous And Warm Sweater Dresses For People Who Just Really Hate Pants

    The no-pants revolution begins now.

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    1. A soft ribbed turtleneck dress so you'll feel up to your neck in gratitude when you spend all day looking polished *without* dress pants.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress fits PERFECTLY. I am always skeptical with Amazon clothing purchases. This dress is an extremely soft (almost cashmere-feeling) sweater material. It hugs my curves so nicely! It's snug, but definitely not tight." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 14 colors).

    2. A collared knit dress to stay just as cozy as you were when wrapped in your blanket burrito. Leaving the house is 100% less scary when you have this.

    ModCloth

    Promising review: "I never write reviews, but I received more compliments on this dress than any I have ever worn! The combination of the color and the Peter Pan collar is so unique that people who I would never think even noticed clothing were commenting on it! I feel so confident when I wear it!" —Shmuggs

    Get it from ModCloth for $59 (available in sizes XXS–4X and two colors and patterns).

    3. A thick velvety dress with a chic waist tie that'll ~pull you together~ in a minute flat whenever you're in a mid-morning crisis. Pull this over head. Fini.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the material of this dress, as it is rare to get something so durable at this price and on Amazon. It's very classy. It's perfect for fall and winter formal events with some tights! It keeps you warm! Rolling the sleeves up looks great too if you do get a little too warm." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.55+ (available in sizes S–XL and four colors).

    4. A cashmere crewneck dress, because this'll snuggle you all darn day without letting you so much as shiver. Can sweats do this? NO.

    J. Crew

    Promising review: "I love that this dress has long sleeves and can be worn with boots for everyday wear. It's also super cozy for the winter!" —BRG123

    Get it from J.Crew for $138+ (originally $198; available in sizes XXS–XXL and six colors).

    5. An oversized wool-like turtleneck dress with POCKETS for making even winter winds shake with fear. I'd like to see snow pants keep us this warm.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is by far one of my favorite Amazon clothing purchases. The sweater material itself is soft and thick, and the quality of the design is great. Pair this with over-the-knee boots and you have a great fall/winter look. After wearing this out for one night, I received a handful of compliments. I highly recommend this dress." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    6. A ribbed, tie-front midi dress so your outfit meets you in the *middle* when you have to get ready for work, but can't bear to put on slacks. This + tights = win, win.

    Asos

    Get it from Asos for $51 (available in sizes 12–28).

    7. A Nine West off-the-shoulder chenille dress, because this'll help you ~shrug off~ any fears of spending your whole week in bothersome denim. NEVER. AGAIN.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful dress with soft, stretchy fabric. It looks as great as pictured." —Tanya C.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.97+ (available in sizes S–XL and three colors).

    8. A zebra-print cowl neck dress to keep your outfits unbeatably comfy *and* trendy. I don't blame you if you need the tissues.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I receive compliments each time I wear this dress. I bought the ivory and black plaid. The fabric is like a nice sweater fabric. It's super comfortable. I love it. It seems very reasonably priced to me." —DallasGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in sizes S–3XL and nine styles).

    9. A rib-knit, calf-length dress with a subtle slit that'll help you win Best Dressed at the office without ever even thinking about wearing a suit.

    HM

    Get it from H&M for $34.99 (available in sizes XS–XL).

    10. A wool grid-patterned turtleneck dress, because this'll feel like a big hug after a terrible week of wearing pants. This is here to comfort you.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress was everything I could hope for. The fit is perfect and it looks like it cost more than it did. You will not be disappointed." —MomOf2Gr8Kids

    Get it from Amazon for $46.90+ (available in sizes XS/S–XL/XXL).

    11. A roll-neck sweater dress for feeling impossibly comfy from the neck down, despite any *chilling* weather forecasts. This and thick tights > weak denim.

    Boohoo

    Get it from Boohoo for $15 (originally $30; available in sizes 12–20 and three colors).

    12. A ribbed-knit tank dress so you can layer this over anything from your favorite T-shirt to sweater. Aka you'll think of a million combinations and never have to resort to boring tops again.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love the way this fits and feels. The material is very soft and warm. It's perfect for fall/winter with a T-shirt underneath, leggings, and boots. I like it so much I'm ordering another in a different color." —amkm

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in sizes S–XL and five colors).

    13. An oversized knitted dress to ~soften~ the blow of facing freezing winter mornings. You'll barely notice the transition between this and your fleece pajamas.

    Topshop

    Get it from Topshop for $75 (available in sizes XS–L).

    14. A knit midi dress that'll call it a wrap on ever dealing with disappointing bottoms again. Why dwell on the past when you can win style AND comfort?

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this sweater dress. It fits perfectly. It's so soft and has a lot of stretch to it. It's well-made and the lilac color is so vibrant and gorgeous." —Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 10 colors).

    15. A cold shoulder skater dress, because this'll be an absolute hero for anyone who can't bare to look at their black jeans any longer. This doesn't come with a cape, but you get the picture.

    Torrid

    Promising review: "This looks great and is comfortable! It's breathable, but still keeps me warm." —DirtyBirdy

    Get it from Torrid for $52.43 (originally $74.90; available in sizes M–6X).

    16. A simple turtleneck dress for relying on a basic that won't ever go out of style. It's you two against the world now. Feel free to toss all pants out the window.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was an awesome price for a super comfortable dress. The fabric is similar to the turtlenecks and tees from J.Crew and Banana Republic. It's breathable, and great for layering. If you wear opaque tights or leggings, the fabric proves to be a great weight for all year long. Also, I like how the turtleneck itself has just the right amount of stretch." —EW

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 colors).

    17. A cozy yarn dress so you'll start showing up to work in something other than your onesie. I support it, but people are beginning to talk.

    Madewell

    Promising review: "The fabric is fantastic! It's soft and sturdy enough to skim comfortably right over all of my curves. It's easily dressed up or down with accessories. This is the great quality I expect of one of my new favorite brands." —CSwisher

    Get it from Madewell for $79.99 (originally $118; available in sizes S–3X).

    18. A belted knit dress to finally discover a new one-and-done option whenever you go out at night. Can it be? A snug night look? Control your emotions.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love, love, love this dress! I got a medium and it fits perfectly. The material is great quality. It is thick enough to be a winter dress, but could be worn in any season. The belt is great, it helps create a waistline and breaks up the all-black dress." —Gregory Glaze

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 colors).

    19. A buttoned mock-neck dress that'll quickly become an option you'll never ~flake~ on, especially the moment you realize how great life is when you don't want to rip your outfit off the minute you get home.

    Forever 21

    Get it from Forever 21 for $35 (available in sizes 1X–3X).

    20. A buttoned scoop neck tunic, because this'll make sure you have a reliable staple that's perfect over the only bottoms we'll tolerate: leggings.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wasn't expecting too much from this since my two previous clothing purchases were a bit of a letdown. But not this! It fits perfectly and is soft and thick. There's no need for a cami under this! I want to buy one in every color! I wore it to work today and it was super comfortable." —Randall McCormick

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 14 styles).

    21. A faux shearling sweater dress for keeping the teddy trend ALIVE without ever having to deal with restrictive jeans. It doesn't get much better than this.

    Nasty Gal

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $25 (originally $50; available in sizes 0–10 and two colors).

    22. A buttoned asymmetrical dress so you can depend on this to stick by your side no matter how cold the night gets. Did your leather leggings ever do this? I DON'T THINK SO.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is great. It's made of a nice, heavy material. It fits like a dream. I ordered this in a 3X and it’s perfect." —Cill

    Get it from Amazon for $21.75 (available in sizes 1X–4X and three colors).

    23. A cinched, balloon-sleeved dress to convince everyone to take your side once they catch on to your trendy upgrade.

    Target

    Get it from Target for $27.29 (originally $41.99; available in sizes 1X–4X and two patterns).

    24. A soft bodycon midi dress that'll make sure you don't feel ~ruffled~ every time you need to look extra polished at work.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly my new favorite sweater dress! It looks exactly as pictured and is well-made. It's not too thick so you can wear it when it's still a bit warm outside, but it is thick enough to not need a slip underneath. Overall, this is a great dress!" —Sparkle_Princess

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and nine colors).

    25. A sweater midi dress, because this'll help you make it clear to all your bottoms that they're on thin ice. In fact, you may just wear this all week. And that is totally fine.

    Free People

    Promising review: "The cutest, coziest dress ever!! Like stated, it is overall oversized but still TTS. It hangs perfectly and is easy to dress up or down. FP, please add more colors!!!!" —findingeden

    Get it from Free People for $98 (available in sizes XS–L and three colors).

    26. A cashmere-like midi dress for wearing outfits that say "I'm a professional" even if most of your bottoms are buried somewhere under your bed with the rest of your forgotten things.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this dress. It's a very well-made dress and incredibly comfortable to wear!" —Lighthouse

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 23 colors and styles, in short and long sleeves).

    27. A textured A-line dress so you always look like an impeccable adult, despite your lack of pinstripe trousers. I think the battle is clearly won.

    Lane Bryant

    Promising review: "Perfect fit — runs true to size. It has comfortable, soft, material. Rich color — even prettier in person. This dress is definitely going to be my new cold weather go-to." —prettierpeaches

    Get it from Lane Bryant for $79.95 (available in sizes 10/12–26/28, petite, and two colors).

    28. A leopard-print sweater dress to wear 100 different ways: with tights, leggings, or even Those Who Must Not Be Named. Only when you're feeling desperate.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This sweater dress is definitely worth the money. It's warm, comfortable, and high quality. It's perfect for super cold winters. It is also very thick. The color and pattern are great, too." —Samadrita Kuiti

    Get it from Amazon for $17.89+ (available in sizes S–XL and five colors and patterns).

    29. A colorblock turtleneck dress that'll look impossibly chic no matter what you pair this with — OTK boots? Check. Sneakers? Lovely. Slippers? Why not.

    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "I love the fit and color; it’s comfy and stylish. It's a wonderful dress that I’d highly recommend." —FashionZoe

    Get it from Anthropologie for $178 (available in sizes XS–XL and in petite).

    30. A fit-and-flare sweater knit dress, because this'll tell the world you tried this morning, when really this was the easiest thing to throw on after hitting snooze 12 times.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This dress is amazing. The material, color, and stitching are all on point. It looks way more expensive than it was. This is my fourth dress from this company. I'm very impressed by this brand." —Fashion girl

    Get it from Amazon for $32.49+ (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors).

    31. A rib-knit sweater midi for proving you can still dress casually, even when ditching your usual jeans. I can hear your sigh of relief from here.

    AdditionElle

    Promising review: "I love how this fits and it's definitely a cute piece. The material is soft and very cozy!" —MJ

    Get it from AdditionElle for $19.99 (originally $39.99; available in sizes 0X–4X and two colors).

    32. A layered tunic dress with trendy elbow patches so you can depend on this to work well into spring while it's still cold. Meaning: you never have to go back to high-waisted jeans again.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is now my favorite dress. It was a perfect fit. The sweater material is really soft. The sleeve patches are micro suede and the pattern pieces are soft flannel. The dress is a to-die-for combination of comfort, chicness, and coziness! I want one in ever color!" —Christen

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes S–XXL and three colors).

    33. An oversized, slouchy knit dress to reach the epitome of comfort seven days a week — yes, you will end up living in this. I don't make the rules.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This product is very comfortable and soft. It is a very nice material and I would definitely recommend." —SMankin

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (originally $59; available in sizes XS–XL and two colors).

    34. A wrap maxi dress that'll help you look promotion-ready without ever even THINKING about dealing with uncomfortable trousers. Goodbye forever.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This dress is so great that I purchased it in five more colors after I wore it out. Everyone complimented me all night long. It's comfortable, simple, classic, and sexy. Strongly recommend. A steal at this price!" —Chicago Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.98+ (available in sizes S–XL, two lengths, and eight colors and patterns).

    35. A turtleneck sweater dress, because this'll give you the ultimate feeling of luxury every time you wear this. I'd like to see your jeans mimic a cozy blanket.

    Nordstrom

    Promising review: "I had this dress in my shopping cart for months and finally bit the bullet and bought it. I love it so much, I just ordered the olive!! The oat is gorgeous and this piece is super versatile.... it can be worn with anything. It's SUPER cozy, like wearing your favorite blanket!" —lesliedylan

    Get it from Nordstrom for $45 (originally $75; available in sizes XS–XL and four colors).

    36. An oversized pullover dress with POCKETS for switching between wearing alone or over leggings every other day. I hope people are prepared to never see you in anything else again.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is really oversized and warm. I love how heavy and warm it is. Perfect for a cool fall day or winter time." —Jenna

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 12 colors and patterns).

    When people try to tell us we "have to get dressed" and that pants "aren't so bad":

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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