One thing that most of us are prioritising when it comes to clothes in 2020 is comfort. No one knows what exactly winter has in store for us, but I have a hunch that knitted dresses are going to be the leading dress trend—particularly as many offices continue to extend working from home orders until the end of the year. Parisian designer Jacquemus made jumper dresses popular several years ago with its roll-neck maxis with thigh-high slits, and this season, formfitting knitted dresses are more popular than ever.

“The second most prevalent trend for autumn/winter 2020 was the focus on the female form, which saw the return of the bodycon dress,” Elizabeth von der Goltz, global buying director at Net-a-Porter told Who What Wear. “However, today’s version of body-con is more elegant.” Many designers used knitwear for their reimagined bodycon, such as Jil Sander and Proenza Schouler. Knitted dresses have already been popular over the summer months with the Instagram crowd—a clear indication that this dress trend is quickly gaining momentum. 

Keep scrolling for styling ideas, and then shop our edit of knitted dresses below.

Style Notes: The V-neckline on this figure-hugging dress is the perfect finishing touch.

Style Notes: You can’t go wrong with a knitted dress in neutral beige. Just add a chain necklace and you’re good to go.

Style Notes: Summer’s favourite pastel green hue is here to stay, and looks fab with tan brown. 

Style Notes: This layered knitted dress and bra hybrid is from the king of knitted dresses, Jacquemus.

Style Notes: When it comes to comfort, you can’t beat a knitted dress with long sleeves and a roll-neck. 

Style Notes: Grece shows that a knitted dress can be sexy with her backless formfitting dress.

Style Notes: We love Karina’s ribbed dress with long sleeves and a high neck.

Style Notes: Monikh’s long-sleeved knit dress is from Baserange. It’s a WWW favourite. 

Because we know you’ll want a closer look at this Baserange dress.

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn/winter 2020.

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