How to style a cowl neck dress

Sometimes it’s the little details in a dress that separate the big from the big. One nifty detail that can dramatically change the look of a dress is the design of the neckline. Turtleneck dresses and cowl neck dresses are some examples with a beautifully designed neckline. In the blog post, I will specifically address the cowl neck dresses. To give you more ideas on how to style, I have compiled a list of the best cowl neck dress outfit ideas and I am going to share it with you now.

Purple satin dress with cowl neckline


To start the list, I’ll show you a dress that you can wear to a prom or a cocktail party. It is a knee length purple satin dress with a cowl neckline. Pair it with white open heels to complete the outfit with elegance. You can also add an extra stylish touch by wearing a silver necklace with a statement choker.

White satin slip dress with a cowl neckline

White satin bodycon dress with cowl neckline

Here’s another dress perfect for a cocktail party. It is a white satin slip dress with a cowl neckline. As you can see from the picture, some cowl neck dresses like this one can be worn very sexy. The cowl neckline can be easily folded down, making the dress look almost like a deep V-neck dress. To complete this outfit, you can wear silver open toe heels to add an elegant touch.

White Cowl Neck Long Sleeve Bodycon Dress

White Cowl Neck Long Sleeve Bodycon Dress

If you are looking for a low profile dress to wear to work, this is a white bodycon dress with long sleeves and a cowl neckline. You can simply wear it with black heels to complete a simple outfit. There is nothing crazy about this design. It’s just a balanced and good looking business casual outfit.

Pink Cowl Neck Sheath Knee Length Dress

knee length dress with pink hooded neck sheath

Sometimes, even with very typical and understated cuts, a dress’s color can make you stand out from the crowd. This pink cowl neck dress is a good example of that. Wear it with silver heels and an open toe strap to complete the outfit with elegance.

Burgundy long sleeve velvet cowl neck dress

Burgundy long sleeve velvet cowl neck dress

If you have a sophisticated personality, there’s a good chance you can pull off a dress like this burgundy velvet cowl dress. Just pair the dress with silver heels and you are ready for a cocktail party or even a formal event.

Gray cowl neck sweater dress

Gray Cowl Neck Sweater Dress

Up to this point I have only shown you a few minimal outfits which are just the dress and heels. Now let’s explore some chic outfits that incorporate more layers and colors. For example, wear a gray cowl neck sweater dress and gray suede knee high boots. Note that there is a pair of knee high white socks that add an extra nice layer. Wear a boho style long necklace to add a classy touch to the overall look.

Gray sweater dress with suede knee high boots

gray sweater dress suede knee high boots

Easy to the previous outfit, but this time the outfit is simpler and has fewer layers. This would be a nice and casual outfit for a casual Friday. You can simply wear a gray sweater dress with brown suede knee high boots. Opt for a brown leather handbag to add a stylish finishing touch to your outfit.

White cowl neck knit sweater dress

White Cowl Neck Knit Sweater Dress

Here’s a super chic street outfit that’s perfect for socializing and meeting friends. Wear a white cowl neck knit sweater dress with gray stockings and black leather mid-calf boots. The white knitted hat is the icing on the cake. This is such an adorable outfit that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Gray Cowl Neck Cable Knit Sweater Dress

Gray Cowl Neck Knit Sweater Dress

For a totally feminine look, you can wear a gray knit sweater dress. Imagine this dress without a hooded neckline. The dress would not have looked as ladylike as it does now. You can combine the dress with black stockings and black suede boots to give the outfit an extra feminine feel.

White knit sweater dress with knee high leather boots

white knit sweater dress leather knee high boots

This outfit also includes a knitted sweater dress. But this time it’s a white cowl neck sweater dress and black leather knee high boots to create a classy look. This is a good demonstration of how shoe selection can make a big difference.

Gray sweater dress with black leggings

gray sweater dress black leggings

For a super casual look, you can wear a gray cowl neck sweater dress. Pair it with black leggings and black leather boots to complete this casual and stylish outfit.

Gray Cowl Neck Fit and Flare Dress

gray cowl neck flared dress

For a feminine and slightly sophisticated look, wear this gray cowl neck midi dress with flare. For work, the best choice of shoes is a pair of black heels with an open toe strap. This outfit is meant to look a little serious as it is designed for work. You can add a subtle silver necklace to add an elegant touch to the outfit.

White skater dress with spaghetti straps

white skater dress with spaghetti straps

Here’s a dress that will really make you stand out from the crowd at a cocktail party. It’s a white skater dress with a hooded neck and spaghetti straps. Although it doesn’t have a deep V-neckline or backless cut, the way this outfit is so slim and short makes it an extremely sexy dress. You can pair the dress with nude sandals to add an extra uniqueness to the outfit.

Black bodycon dress with a silk choker scarf

black, figure-hugging silk neck scarf

This is a stylish black cowl neck bodycon dress. You can easily pair it with silver open toe heels. Wear a silk choker scarf that goes perfectly with the dress for an elegant touch. For more outfit ideas for similar scarves, check out our blog post on styling silk choker scarves.

After adding some beautiful cowl neck dresses to the list, I hope you find it useful. You can definitely up your outfit game by mimicking some of the outfits and then twisting them a bit here and there to make the ideas your own.

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