Knit dresses are wonderful for fall because they are ideal for layering. It's difficult to be a hit in a knit because, as I realized at the age of 15 when my mother bought me my first St. John suit, it clings to absolutely everything -and left me looking like ten pounds of potatoes stuffed into a five pound sack. I apply the same philosophy regarding men to wearing knits: if it is too clingy say goodbye! That being said there are some tricks to finding a knit with the right fit. Number one, go to your seamstress and have her block it for you. Blocking will give you more room and allow the dress to fall at the right places and give you shape. Number two, body-con knits look best in solid, darker colors. Avoid bright patterns, believe me it's for the best. For a splash of color throw on a silk scarf and you're ready to go.
Dress: Piazza Sempione
Pearl bracelet and necklace: Nieman Marcus
Glasses: Oliver Peoples