Today, instead of talking about one specific item like what I usually would do, I am going to talk about a combination that can make you look cozy, approachable and lovely. This magical combination is to wear a dress with a cardigan. I don’t really know what is happening between a dress and a cardigan but they just seem to have some interesting chemistry going on when put together. Dress plus cardigan equals looking lovely. That’s a raw formula that I would love to suggest. To help you better apply this formula, I have collected some of the best dress-with-cardigan outfit ideas for you. Let’s check them out now.
Black Midi Collar Shift Dress with Lime Green Cardigan
What you are about to see are some cozy and lovely outfit ideas that are very easy to pull off. To get started, I am going to show you one that involves a black midi shift dress that comes with a white collar design. The dress already looks so nice by itself. Adding a lime green cardigan makes it look even better. Pair them with green ballet heels to complete the outfit.
Lime Green Cardigan with Black and White Polka Dot Chiffon Swing Dress
Here is a lovely and vintage outfit that you can wear to the office a business casual outfit. To form this look, you can wear a black and white polka dot chiffon mini swing dress with a lime green cardigan. Wear black stockings and a pair of brown leather loafers to complete this refreshing look.
Black and White Tribal Printed Mini Dress with Long Cardigan
To look more ladylike, you may want to wear this two-layered black and white tribal printed mini dress that comes with a black lace inner layer that shoes at the hem and the neckline. Wear a black long cardigan over the dress to look lean and tall. For the shoes, wear grey leather ankle boots to add some extra style.
White Cable Knit Sweater Cardigan with Black Mini Belted Dress
To make yourself look lean and tall, you may want to try a belted dress which can make your waistline look more obvious. For example, you can wear this black mini belted dress. Pair it with white sweater cardigan and stockings. For the shoes, wear a pair of brown leather ankle boots to look more stylish.
Black and White Floral Printed Mini Dress with Grey Long Cardigan
To look breezy and refreshing, you can wear a black and white floral printed mini chiffon dress and layer a long grey sweater cardigan over it. Pair them with a black leather purse and a pair of black leather pointed toe heels to look more elegant and professional.
Lime Green Belted Mini Sweater Dress with Black Cardigan
Now, let’s take a look at an interesting knit-on-knit outfit. To form this outfit, you can wear a lime green belted sweater dress and layer a black knit sweater cardigan over it. Wear a crepe linen scarf to look more chic. Complete the outfit with black stockings and brown leather oxford shoes to look ladylike.
Pale Yellow Fit and Flare Mini Dress with Short Burgundy Cardigan
To look girly and approachable, a pale yellow fit and flare mini chiffon dress is a great choice. Wearing it simply with white sneakers and nothing else is nice simple way to style it. Alternatively, you can pair the dress with short deep red cardigan and brown ballet flats to look more ladylike.
Longline Crepe Cardigan & Black Shift Mini Dress
Another way to look lean and tall is to use a narrow belt to wrap around both the cardigan and the dress. For example, you can wear a black mini shift dress with a long crepe knit cardigan. Wrap a black narrow leather belt around both pieces. Complete the outfit with black ankle strap open toe heels.
Grey and White Floral Mini Swing Dress with Ivory Cardigan
This is a very casual and cozy look that is perfect for a beach casual hangout. To form this look, you can wear a grey and white floral printed mini chiffon swing dress with an ivory cardigan layered over it. For the shoes, you can simply nude sandals to look more refreshing.
Belted Floral Mini Dress with Scarf & Leggings
For a more sophisticated and stylish layered outfit, you can start with a belted black and white floral printed mini dress. Pair the dress with a grey cardigan and a light grey knit scarf. For the rest of the outfit, wear black leggings and black suede ankle boots to complete the look.
White Turtleneck Sweater Dress with Grey Long Cardigan
To look lovely and approachable, try to use the white and grey color combination. For example, you can wear a white turtleneck mini sweater dress with a grey longline knit cardigan. Pair them with black stockings and a pair of grey suede knee high boots to look feminine and beautiful.
White Mini Shift Dress with Grey Ribbed Sweater Cardigan
To achieve this outfit that has a slight boho style in it, you can wear a white mini long sleeve shift dress with a grey long ribbed knit sweater cardigan. Pair them with brown leather knee high boots. Wear some boho style necklaces to look more stylish.
Black Maxi Cardigan with Striped Mini Shift Dress
The black and white striped t shirt is such an iconic and beautiful item. Here is a nice variation in the striped shift mini dress. Pair it with a black maxi cardigan. Wear white sneakers to complete the outfit casually and stylishly.
Grey Long Cardigan with Black and White Tribal Printed Mini Shift Dress
To achieve a breezy and smart looking business casual outfit, you can wear a black and white tribal printed mini dress to start with. Layer a grey longline cardigan over the dress to look cozy and stylish. For the shoes, wear a pair of grey suede ankle boots to complete the outfit with extra style.
Here are some really nice ways to style a dress with a cardigan. Most importantly, these outfits look nice and they are meanwhile very easy to pull off. Give them a try and expand your outfit game even further.