15 Cardigans For Dresses That Will Elevate Any Look (2024)


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Dresses and cardigans, they're a match made in fashion heaven. Especially when the chilly months roll in, and you're on a mission to keep warm without compromising style.

We did the dirty work to find the best cardigans for your dress that will keep you looking chic this season. From designer labels like Silk Laundry and Helsa Studio to more affordable brands like Abercrombie and Beginning Boutique we got you covered!! Lets get into it.

15 Cardigans For Dresses

1. Princess Polly Burke Jacket

Love this beige cardigan from Princess Polly. Pairs really nicely with a floral dress like this. Top it off with mini ugg dupes or cute strappy sandals for a more formal look!

women taking selfie weariing beige cardigan with floral dress
Princess Polly

2. Beginning Boutique Elsa Grey Rib Knit Bolero

This comes in a ton of different colors, so you can pair it with almost any dress you want. I'm here for the New Balance sneaker moment. If you're in need of sneakers for your petite figure, check out these sneakers for short women that will add the perfect height!

blonde women wearing white dress with grey cropped cardigan
Beginning Boutique

3. Free People Found My Friend Cardi Black

A cute, versatile piece for every season! You can pair this cardigan with a dress or with your favorite pair of black baggy jeans

women wearing black oversized cardigan with jeans


Cute and casual. This is from the kids section at Zara, but it will work! It runs large and a bunch of my friends have it and say it fits them perfectly. Looking for cute pajamas this holiday season? Check out these cute matching pajamas for you and your significant other.

beige knit cardigan women

5. Rumored ASPEN Button Front Top

Comes in three other colors. One customer said, “Literally the softest most perfect oversized slouchy cardigan!! can’t wait for the other colors to restock to buy. This is a must have staple for your closet!!”

women wearing brown slip dress with brown knit cardigan

6. Abercrombie Crew Pearl Top

Love the metallic jeans. One customer said, “I absolutely love this sweater! It’s the perfect shade of off white and is heavy enough for the fall temperature. This sweater is worth every single penny. I will be purchasing it in more colors. I’m 5’2 151lbs 34DD and purchased a small.”

women wearing cream cardigan with metallic jean

7. Amazon GRACE KARIN Women's Open Front Knit

This has over 6,000 reviews from Amazon!! Looks super lightweight and comfy. Comes in a ton of different colors and shades. It can pair with almost anything you wear - a dress, jeans, sweats, or a skirt! This would also pair nicely with stretch jeans!

pink cropped cardigan women

8. Free People Found My Friend Cardi Grey

This is the same cardigan as the third one on this list, but Free People offers so many more color options! This is also a best-seller with such amazing reviews!! This also pairs nicely with jeans, leggings, or even a mini skirt!

grey oversized cargidan women
Free People

9. Helsa Serena Cable Jacket

If you haven't heard of Helsa Studio - it's an emerging brand that has great quality timeless pieces for a reasonable price! Love this all grey moment. 

women wearing grey cable knit cardigan with grey top and short

10. LPA Magdala Knit Shrug

This is a best seller on Revolve and for good reason. One customer said, “This shrug is absolutely something different. Elegant with cozy look!!! It could turn my whole outfits look in much better way after I put it on.”

women wearing beige cropped shrug with jeans and crop top

11. Altar'd State Nevaeh Cable Knit Cropped Jacket

Pair this with a black mini dress and platform loafers with your favorite bag and designer sunglasses. Love all things designer? Check out these designer sunglasses that are perfect for small faces

women wearing mahogany cropped cardigan with printed midi skirt
Altar'd State

12. Ance Studios Knit Top

I am obsessed with this color! You can pair it with gold kitten heels and you're favorite mini bag. Top it off with a cute designer headband.

women wearing blue cardigan with blue dress

13. Abercrombie Easy Long-Length Top

Abercrombie is really coming in hot with their new Fall and Winter collection. This is a good cardigan for a mini dress since its longer. Pair it with a pair of mini uggs. If you're looking for a more affordable option, check out these mini ugg dupes

women wearing black mini skirt with white long cardigan

14. Reformation Justine Cotton Top

How does reformation always make the most simple designs look so good? This piece with a white or black mini dress and boots is chefs kiss. 

women wearing black and white striped cardigan with denim skirt

15. SILK LAUNDRY Tan Cropped Jacket

Elegant, timeless, and simple. It's giving old money vibes. A cardigan that will last in your closet for years to come. This is low stock, so grab it while you can! 

women wearing beige cropped shrug with black dress

Styling your Cardigan

There are so many ways to style your cardigan with your dress. 

If your dress is on the shorter side, go for a longer cardigan – it adds that comfy yet chic layer. But if your dress is long, throw on a cute cropped one or shrug for a cute Pinterest aesthetic look.

A neutral cardigan is your best friend; it teams up with almost any dress. But, if you'r a fan of color opt for a simple solid color dress..

Is it winter or Fall? Pair your cardigan and dress with a belt around your waist. It will instantly transform and elevate your look. 

As far as shoes, boots, heels, flats – you decide based on your dress style and the vibe of your day. And when it's chilly, put on some black pantyhose for a cute and cozy look!

For a casual, effortless look, drape your cardigan over your shoulders. It's that preppy touch that works so well. If you're not a fan of that, opt for an oversized cardigans for that cozy and slightly “cool girl” look. 

However you decide to style your cardigan, make sure it fits your own unique style and needs! I always say, comfort is priority. 


I hope you found a cardigan that complements your dresses perfectly. Don't forget to opt for a neutral one, so it's versatile enough to match most dresses in your wardrobe. If you enjoyed this, be sure to explore our collection of petite sweater dresses!

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