In the United States, a Jersey dress is generally an item of lightweight knitted clothing, usually with short sleeves, usually knotted at the back, like a cardigan, but without the zipper, unlike a sweater. It’s usually fairly close-fitting like a sweater, but hand knitted unlike the sweaters, and sometimes even with a thinner yarn than the knitted sweaters. It usually has a V-neck, like a sweater, with buttoning down the outside of the neck to secure it. The top is usually a light material with frills or zippers.
These dresses are available in a variety of different styles and colors, from short sleeved, long sleeve, plaids, with stripes, floral prints and stripes. Some of them can be a little too formal for everyday use. For an everyday look for a casual day, a short sleeved Jersey dress is fine. For an evening date with your girlfriend, or for just going out on the town, you might consider a longer length. It’s always good to be safe, so if you’re a little more adventurous, you could try one that’s a little longer than your normal jeans.
The material from which a Jersey dress is knitted is typically cotton. The reason for this is to keep the dress warm and to keep it light, and to keep it from getting too hot in the summertime. The fabric may be light, like wool, or it may be made with other fabrics, like silk or cashmere. The more materials used, the less expensive the jersey dress will probably be. These dresses are available in many different styles, colors and designs. Whatever you decide, the choice is yours.