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Cozy, comfy and chic — what’s not to love about the simple sweater dress? This season, designers served up the winter staple in myriad stylish ways, with arty color blocks, gemstone trims and even a dramatic, pillow-size turtleneck collar.

This story first appeared in the March 6, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Alexander McQueen dreamed up a breathtaking fairy-tale reverie for fall, one filled with princesses, Victorian Goth ballerinas and Indian maharajas. But while there was plenty of over-the-top extravagance, he offered some wonderful real clothes, too.