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Holiday Weekend Open Thread

A woman wearing a rust-brown sweater dress

A woman wearing a rust-brown sweater dress

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Happy almost Thanksgiving!

I love sweater dresses. I live in upstate New York, so I only mean the ones that actually, you know, keep you warm, i.e., not those with no sleeves, a very low V-neck, cutouts, and so on. Specifically, I love crewneck, knee-length, belted styles, like this affordable sweater dress from Caslon.

I prefer the rust (a perfect autumn color!) to the black, though the styling certainly doesn’t do it any favors in the first image — a multicolored fleecy zip jacket?! I like the chunky knit, which isn’t TOO textured. The belt is removable, but since the belt loops are not, it’s kind of a moot point (or a moo point if you’re a Friends fan).

Yes, the dress only has 3.5 out of 5.0 stars so far, but what’s bringing it down is the one-star review that laments that the dress arrived wrinkled. And anyway, it’s machine washable.

This dress is $69 at Nordstrom and available in sizes XXS–XXL.

Looking for other sizes? Here’s a plus-size option from Arula and a maternity sweater dress from Gap.

And now, let’s look at something gorgeous — this (much pricier) sweater dress from Isabel Marant. LOOK AT IT. I’ve never seen a cable pattern anything like this one, and I think it’s striking and beautiful. This dress is $1,650 at Nordstrom.

P.S. Stay tuned for our roundup of Black Friday sales!

Workwear sales of note for 11.21.23

  • Nordstrom – Black Friday deals have started! 1,800+ sale items!
  • Anine Bing – Sale! Many blazers down around $250
  • Ann Taylor 50% off everything (early access for StyleRewards members & cardholders; ends 11/21); 40% off entire purchase and 50% off 1 full-price item) (both end 11/21)
  • Another Tomorrow – Friends & Family: 25% off plus complimentary shipping and returns; archive sale 50% off
  • Anthropologie – Black Friday VIP Preview (free signup); extra 40% off sale items
  • Athleta – Whisper Jacket now $99; special prices on winter favorites;
  • Banana Republic – 40% off your purchase, including cashmere; up to 40% off sale styles (both end 11/25)
  • Banana Republic Factory – 60% off everything & extra 20% off purchase (ends 11/21)
  • ba&sh – Up to 40% off fall/winter styles
  • Bergdorf Goodman – Fall sale up to 40% off
  • Bloomingdale’s – 25% off select items (clothing, fine jewelry, shoes, handbags, home, and more); Loyallists get a $25 reward for every $100 spent on select items
  • Brooks Brothers – 30% off 3 + 3+ dress shirts 30% off & free shipping
  • Club Monaco – 40% off your purchase
  • Cole Haan – Up to 50% off almost everything (ends 11/25)
  • Design Within Reach – “Best Sale Ever”: 25% off Herman Miller, Knoll, HAY, Muuto, DWR Collection; 20% off everything else (readers love the Herman Miller Aeron and Sayl for office chairs)
  • Etsy – Participating shops up to 60% off
  • Evereve – Up to 70% off clearance
  • Everlane – Up to 50% off almost everything; up to 50% off markdowns
  • Express – 50% off everything; all dresses $25+; all suits $149
  • The Fold – Up to 25% off everything
  • Her Room – Up to 50% off 1000s of items
  • Hill House – Annual Sale: 30% off everything
  • Hugo Boss – Private sale if you sign up for texts or emails: up to 40% off women’s (no Black Friday deals yet)
  • J.Crew – Up to 50% off almost everything; up to 50% off suiting & chinos; up to 40% off cashmere; extra 50% off sale styles
  • J.Crew Factory 50-70% off entire site; extra 60% off clearance; 60-70% off many styles
  • J.McLaughlin – Fall Sale: up to 40% off
  • Journelle – Up to 75% off sitewide; 20% off everything; 25% off $250+
  • Karen Millen – Up to 70% off everything; extra 15% off everything
  • Kule – Up to 40% off
  • L’Agence – 25% off select styles and sale
  • La Ligne – Mercigiving sale, 50% off select stripes and seasonal essentials; all sales final
  • LK Bennett – 30% off everything; all bags & accessories half price (ends 11/21)
  • Loft – 50% off your purchase, including new arrivals
  • Lo & Sons – Up to 70% off
  • Madewell – 40% off your purchase
  • Ministry of Supply – 25% off sitewide with code
  • M.M.LaFleur – 25% off sitewide with code
  • Rag & Bone – 25% off everything
  • Shopbop – 5,800 items new to sale; Black Friday event starts 11/21
  • Summersalt – 30% off sitewide
  • Steelcase – Up to 20% off sitewide (readers love the Leap and the Gesture for office chairs)
  • Stuart Weitzman – Extra 25% off full-price and sale styles with code
  • Talbots – 40% off sweaters, shoes & accessories; 30% off dresses & skirts; extra 50% off markdowns — readers love this cashmere boatneck and this cashmere cardigan, as well as their sweater blazers in general
  • Theory – 25% off sitewide
  • Tory Burch – 30% off $250+
  • Ulta – Up to 50% off Black Friday deals; new deals added; 50% off must-haves from beautyblender, Urban Decay, Lancôme, and more; $3.50 of $15 qualifying purchase; select mascaras $12 (Note: You may have to “wait in line” to shop!)
  • Uniqlo – Limited time deals starting at $14.90 (ends 11/23)
  • Universal Standard – All outerwear 30-50% off
  • White House Black Market – Up to 60% off; 30% off entire purchase for WHBM Rewards members only
  • Zappos – Early Black Friday sale! Save BIG on footwear, clothing, bags and more. Daily Deals 50% off

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