The Top 5 Celebrity Sweater Dresses (And How To Get Them!)

From left: Chanel Iman, Anna Paquin, Nicole Richie, Natalie Portman, and Katy Perry.
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As temperatures drop, we're seeing a rise in the number of celebs wrapping themselves in funky, chunky knit sweater dresses. And, it makes sense — the look is both rugged and refined at the same time, plus a sweater dress is one of the most versatile pieces you'll ever own. Here are the looks we're getting cozy with this winter. Which is your favorite?

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DRESSED UP AND SPARKLY: Model Chanel Iman belted an oversize, short-sleeve sweater dress for the opening of the Chanel SoHo Boutique on Sept. 9 in New York City. For an extra pop of color, she slung a bright red bag over her shoulder. To get the look, try this Grace Elements Sweater Dress ($159, macys.com).

ROCK AND ROLL: Anna Paquin gave us edge at Spike TV's Scream 2010 event on Oct. 16 in a flouncy knit dress, which she paired with black pumps and two cuff bracelets. Look tough and stuff in Apart Studded Sweater Dress ($128, apartstyle.com).

SOFT AND STRUCTURED: At a book signing on Oct. 6, Nicole Richie wore a military green turtleneck sweater dress with black tights and high-heel booties. We love the Dolman-esque pointy shoulder pads! Slip on this Merona Collection Merino Wool Turtleneck Sweater Dress ($47.99, target.com) for a similar look.

LIGHT AND LAYERED: It looks like Natalie Portman got creative with a thin, gray knit dress, by pulling it over a flouncy white minidress. Keep things simple in this Marc by Marc Jacobs Pattie Sweater Dress ($248, saksfifthavenue.com).

CASUAL AND CHIC: Katy Perry's gray knit sweater dress, accented with tan leather shoulder and arm details, is the perfect throw-it-on-and-go getup. This AKA New York Medallion Crew Sweater ($160, shoplesnouvelles.com) is similar, and perfect for weekend wear. Just pair it with some leggings and you're all set.