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How to Wear the Prettiest Winter Combo: Slip Dresses and Sweaters



Fall and Winter dressing brings about some serious conundrums: as much as you want to stay cute and stylish, you still need to focus on beating the chill – and because we at Fab are all about combining fashion and function, we’ve come up with a chic, feminine way to look pretty, put-together, and fabulously cozy at the same time. So say hello to your new Winter staples: a slinky slip dress and chunky knit sweater, perfect for pairing with a hat, boots, and a giant mug of hot cocoa. The look was shown on the Fall runways at Rachel Comey (seen at far left), Altuzarra, and Alexander Wang, and calls to mind a sleek vintage-inspired vibe. Ready to slip into something sexy? Click through to see five ways to wear slip dresses and cozy sweaters this season.

For evening…
Wear your slip + sweater combo out for evening by adding a pair of strappy colorblock sandals. This racerback frock has the perfect amount of subtle sex appeal.

6331881543:Yahoo:photoMalene Birger Isia Beauty Alpaca Cardigan ($404), 3.1 Phillip Lim Racerback Slip Dress ($195), KORS Michael Kors Lizzie Platform Sandals ($250)

This is an easy look that incorporates a neutral color palette, but still makes a sexy statement. Accessorize with a simple pendant chain.

6331881577:Yahoo:photoLoeffler Randall Nadia Platform Bootie ($395), BaubleBar Teardrop Pendant ($38), Topshop Boutique Silk Midi Slip ($150), Rag & Bone Fenway Cardigan ($325)

Shop Knitwear for Winter 2011

For the office…
This look can easily be worn to the office, and you can up the warmth factor in a snap by adding a pair of thick knit tights and a snood. Get a pop of color with a bright saddle bag.

6331881599:Yahoo:photoMadewell Trellis Pleat Slipdress ($100, originally $155), By Malene Birger Didra Chunky Knit Cardigan ($395), ASOS Leather Twist Lock Saddle Bag ($27), Boutique 9 Nexxie Booties ($100)

A floaty slip dress in a shorter cut leaves more leeway for a pair of tall, slightly rugged riding boots. Add an olive-hued belted cardigan for a cozy yet feminine vibe.

6331881635:Yahoo:photoVince Belted Wool Cardigan ($325), Free People Dancer Slip ($98), Dolce Vita Georgia Riding Boots ($289), House of Harlow 1960 Antler Cuff ($225)

Brighten up…
Brighten up your cold-weather cool with a bold slip dress in a vibrant red hue. Layer up with a neutral mesh sweater so your color peeks through – then add a pair of wedge ankle booties and a floppy, ’60s-style wool hat.


Wayne Asymmetrical Hem Slip Dress ($450), Forever 21 Wool Floppy Hat ($18), Inhabit Chunky Wool-Blend Sweater ($410), Jessica Simpson Collection Esteen Wedges ($139)

Will you be rocking the slip and sweater combo this fall?
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