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Kristen Bell’s Sweater Dress Is The Cozy Piece Your Closet Is Missing


As cliché as it may sound, sweater weather is officially upon us — and it's OK if you're actually excited about it. That's because sweaters are a ride-or-die staple in any wardrobe — whether you opt for oversized knits or form-fitting turtlenecks, sweaters can take you from work to happy hour, all while feeling your coziest self. And if you're looking for more of a reason to get excited about cold-weather season, just take a look at Kristen Bell's sweater dress. Spoiler alert: It's the ideal middle ground between comfort and style (and you're about to add it to your cart).

Bell was photographed while out in New York City on Wed. wearing a houndstooth, mini sweater dress with a thick, contrasting turtleneck. The actor was dressed for an appearance on The View, where she promoted the new season of her TV show, The Good Place. Bell collaborated with her longtime stylist Nicole Chavez (whose client roster also includes Katie Lowes and Rachel Bilson) to achieve the look.

Bell paired her comfy piece (which is actually an oversized sweater by Vika Gazinskaya) with suede, thigh-high boots by Stella Luna. To finish the look, Bell accessorized with a structured Danse Lente bag in the perfect white-and-orange hue.

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Bell, who shares two children with her equally famous husband Dax Shepard, showed just how easy and practical it is to be warm, cozy, and fashionable all at the same time. While not everyone can turn a regular sweater in to a dress by throwing on some thigh-high boots, there are plenty of longer sweater dresses on the market this season.

Whether you're on the hunt for a mini dress like Bell's to pair with tights and trendy cowboy boots, or an ankle-grazing, fitted maxi to wear to a company party or dinner date, there's a sweater dress out there with your name on it.

Ahead, shop some The Zoe Report's favorite versatile sweater dresses to help you stay cozy in style all season long.

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High-Neck Houndstooth Cotton-Blend Sweater


Vika Gazinskaya

Even if you choose to go the pants route, this sweater will look equally as chic. If you're heading out to an event that requires a slightly more formal ensemble, pair the houndstooth sweater with black trousers and sleek loafers.

On A Boat Sweater Dress


Free People

This classic, cable-knit sweater dress is made for the unpredictable weather that seems virtually unavoidable this time of year. If it's still a little warm out, wear it with your favorite pair of combat boots.

Cut Out V Back Sweater Dress



You've probably heard of a little black dress, but what about a little sweater dress? This is the staple your fall wardrobe has been searching for since last year. Plus, it features a subtle, chic cutout in the back.

Ribbed And Crochet-Knit Mini Dress


See By Chloé

Like clockwork, maroon, burgundy, and plum always appear when fall hits. Complete the autumn vibe by wearing it with deep, brown boots and a leopard-print clutch.

Hannah Turtleneck Sweater



Lovers of the midi length dress, rejoice! This long-line sweater is complete with brightly colored, on-trend stripes, a turtleneck cut, and a small slit in the back.

Ribbed Sweater Dress



A simple, light-gray sweater dress is made for those days when you feel like you have nothing to wear. This piece looks great with any pair of shoes imaginable — boots, heels, mules, loafers, or even sneakers.