When it comes to uncovering the
Most Wanted items for fall, there’s a particularly iconic image that comes to mind: Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally wearing twin fisherman sweaters circa 1989. Knitwear embodies all that’s good about autumn: foliage tones, in-between temps, and stylish yet warm ‘fits. But which cozy fall sweaters are actually worth investing in?
Normally, this is where we’d say:
That’s where we come in! Except that, in the case of this article, this is only partially true. While we’ve rounded up 13 covetable styles, from timeless cashmere sweaters to snuggly oversized knits, we have to credit the impassioned shoppers who left detailed reviews for helping us curate this list. It’s thanks to their honest accounts and love for everything from chunky knits to ribbed turtlenecks that we were able to unearth some of the cutest fall sweaters on the internet. Now, you’ll be able to frolic through autumn in a garment that’s guaranteed to please.
Scroll ahead to discover the best fall sweaters for women. And remember to bookmark this page, as we’ll continue to add new silhouettes throughout the season.
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Maeve The Arlowe Bell-Sleeve Sweater
The Best Chic Fall Sweater The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 90 reviews on Anthropologie.com
Elevate your heaping collection of knits with one that’ll stand out from the rest. Maeve has created a style that merges fall 2023’s popular red shade into a chic striped sweater with bell sleeves. The top adds the perfect amount of dramatic flair.
“Bell sleeves add elegance to this comfortable, semi-fitted sweater. The material feels lovely against the skin. Any color works well, whether it’s for the office or going out,” writes a reviewer.
Shop Maeve At Anthropologie Maeve The Arlowe Bell-Sleeve Sweater, $, available at Anthropologie
Free People Easy Street Tunic
The Best Oversized Fall Sweater
The Hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars; 450 reviews on FreePeople.com
Cozy up in one of Free People’s best-selling oversized sweaters. The relaxed fit is ideal for errand days, midday pick-me-ups at your local cafe, dog walks, or lounging by the fire with a book in hand.
“I wear this sweater at home when I’m cold or out on the town. I took it as an investment piece two years ago and now I’m going to buy a few more,” exclaims a reviewer. “Anytime I don’t know what to wear I just put this on and the outfit seems perfect. I feel confident, comfortable and cute.”
Shop Free People Free People Easy Street Tunic, $, available at Free People
Jenni Kayne Cashmere Fisherman Sweater
The Best Luxury Fall Sweater
The Hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars; 1,134 reviews on JenniKayne.com
If you’re in the market to invest in the one sweater that rules all fall sweaters, then Jenni Kayne’s legendary Cashmere Fisherman Sweater should be at the top of your list.
Jenni Kayne’s lush knits are soft to the touch, and the boxy fisherman sweater is one you’ll never want to take off.
“I love the cashmere fisherman sweater. This is my [fourth]one and I keep adding different colors to my wardrobe! I can’t get enough of these beautiful sweaters,” raves a reviewer.
Shop Jenni Kayne Jenni Kayne Cashmere Fisherman Sweater, $, available at Jenni Kayne
Alex Mill Button-Back Crewneck Sweater
The Best Two-In-One Fall Sweater
The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars; 179 reviews on AlexMill.com
Get the best of both worlds with Alex Mill’s Button-Back Crewneck Sweater that can double as a cardigan and sweater. Whether this is your first purchase from the brand or second, we can guarantee you’ll be back for more of the fabulous knits.
“This is my first purchase from Alex Mill. I love that you get two styles in one with this purchase, and the cardigan shirt is totally having a moment. The yarn is thick and feels like a quality piece I will have for years to come, maybe even decades,” raves a reviewer. “I’m 5’3″, hourglass shape, 150 pounds, and usually wear a size medium, but after ordering my usual size, I decided to size up so that I can pair this sweater with leggings and still have that oversized look that covers my tush.”
Shop Alex Mill Alex Mill Button-Back Crewneck Sweater In Stripe, $, available at Alex Mill
Pact Classic Fine Knit Crew Sweater
The Best Sustainable Fall Sweater
The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars; 369 reviews on Wearpact.com
This 100% organic cotton sweater is ultra-lightweight and breathable, making it an ideal transitional piece as the temperatures begin to drop.
“Pact’s Classic Fine Knit is such an awesome sweater! I’m trying to get rid of the stuff in my closet that is more disposable and replace it with something that will last longer and is made sustainably. Right out of the bag, you can tell that this product is well-made,” exclaims a reviewer. “I ordered a size up, and I’m really glad I did. It gave me the comfortable, slouchy look I was going for. The sweater pairs well with all sorts of jeans, from skinny to baggy styles.”
Shop Pact PACT Classic Fine Knit Crew Sweater, $, available at PACT
Everlane The Alpaca Crew
The Best Pill-Resistant Fall Sweater
The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars; 2,775 reviews on Everlane.com
Since Everlane’s first-ever alpaca sweater was released, it’s been a cult favorite. The lightweight ribbed knit is warm yet airy and plush. And, according to the sustainable retailer’s site, this style is less prickly than other alpaca sweaters and doesn’t pill.
“It’s super soft! I saw this in-store and I had to have it,” writes a reviewer. “This sweater does shed, however it doesn’t itch, unlike most alpaca sweaters. The knit is comfy and oversized, especially since I’m plus size.”
Shop Everlane Everlane The Alpaca Crew, $, available at Everlane
J.Crew Sequin Sweater-Polo
The Best Stylish Fall Sweater
The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 12 reviews on JCrew.com
Get ready to dazzle in a fun sweater-polo for fall events and upcoming holiday gatherings. J.Crew has a polished V-neck knit that’ll have all your friends asking where you got it. The sweater is crafted from light-reflecting sequin yarn to add that party-like shimmer and a collar for a luxe vintage look.
“I love the sparkles and cream beige color of this sequin sweater! The sweater is a nice cotton blend knit. (Medium weight, not thin.) It is cropped and fits a bit loose. I am 5”4, 34C, 27 waist, 130 lbs. , pear shape, and the regular size XS fits me perfectly,” writes a reviewer. “I don’t like my tops too baggy or too fitted. The bottom of the sweater hits just below my hip bone. The sequins do feel a bit scratchy on my skin, so if you are sensitive, you will definitely need to wear a long-sleeved top underneath.”
Shop J.Crew J.Crew Sequin Sweater-Polo, $, available at J.Crew
Madewell Conway Pullover
The Best Slouchy Fall Sweater
The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars; 13 reviews on Madewell.com
Madewell’s sale section is chock-full of sweaters, and one of our favorites is the slouchy Conway Pullover. It’s the knit you’ll gravitate to for its timeless, carefree aesthetic and lovely fall shade.
“I am usually a medium in Madewell sweaters and actually sized up to a large in this one. Unlike most of Madewells sweaters, this one has roomy sleeves that create an effortless, “I thrifted this from the men’s section” vibes. I’m absolutely obsessed with the cozy oversized slouchy look this sweater has,” a reviewer exclaims. “Cuffing the sleeves and tucking the front make for a perfect fall fit. I have it in both the purple-y blue color (which comes off as a soft lavender to me) and the blocky white and blue stripe. This sweater sold out fast, and I hope Madewell takes the hint and makes more like it.”
Shop Madewell Madewell Conway Pullover, $, available at Madewell
Quince 100% Organic Cotton Boyfriend Crew
The Best Overall Fall Sweater
The Hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars; 1,944 reviews on Quince.com It’s no wonder our senior affiliate partnerships manager adores this budget-friendly crewneck. You can’t beat the price. Plus, the slouchy knit has all the subtle details you’ll need. The sweater has ribbed touches on the cuff and hem to an oversized and cropped silhouette. Not to mention, the styling capabilities are endless. Pair it underneath a wool coat with jeans or on top of a button-down with sleek trousers for a preppy take — the choice is yours.
“Somebody help me, because I can’t stop buying these sweaters. They just look good with everything, and the high-low cut makes it easy to tuck in with anything high-waisted. I’m 5’5, 126 lbs., and athletically built, and my usual small is perfect,” raves a reviewer.
Shop Quince Quince 100% Organic Cotton Boyfriend Crew, $, available at Quince
Lululemon Merino Wool-Blend Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater
The Best Turtleneck Sweater
The Hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars; 207 reviews on Lululemon.com
Lululemon’s ribbed turtleneck is steadily raking in reviews for its cozy, soft lightweight feel. Whether you’re lounging around the house or out and about running errands, this relaxed-fit — slightly cropped — sweater in a fall-esque Cayenne hue is designed to go wherever you go (or don’t go).
“I saw this and immediately thought how cozy it would be and could be perfect for casual and work. Indeed, it is so comfy and feels durable (I haven’t washed it yet, but it says machine wash),” shares a reviewer. “The fit is perfect, as it hits right at my 5’6″ waist. It is also the perfect looseness that feels comfy, and I can wear it out or tuck in, and both work! Fell in love immediately.”
Shop Lululemon Lululemon Merino Wool-Blend Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater, $, available at Lululemon
Tuckernuck Gray Peacock Sweater
4.5 out of 5 stars; 56 reviews on Tuckernuck.com The Best Soft Cable Knit Sweater The Hype:
Look graceful for special fall outings in a light cable knit sweater from Tuckernuck. The dove-gray hue and detailing exude a graceful flair that brings all the stylish touches you might need.
“I love this sweater — the subtle details and how cozy it is. Note that it does flare out in the bottom a bit. The style is not meant to be tight around the waist or hips, which is a total plus for me as I like how it’s so freeing. A+ totally would buy it again,” shares a reviewer.
Shop Tuckernuck Tuckernuck Gray Peacock Sweater, $, available at Tuckernuck
Naadam The Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater
The Best Affordable Cashmere Sweater
The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars; 772 reviews on Naadam.com
Throw away the idea that you must break the bank to afford an ultra-soft cashmere sweater. Now, for $75, you can dabble in silky, gorgeously hued sweaters in the covetable fabric.
“These are hands down the best cashmere sweaters I have owned! Cashmere can get expensive, and with expensive clothing comes overly pricey upkeep as well (which I am not that good at),” shares a reviewer. “However, these sweaters from Naadam are the PERFECT sweaters for someone like me. They’re soft, cozy, minimal, great quality, AMAZING price, and low upkeep!”
Shop Naadam Naadam The Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater, $, available at Naadam
L.L.Bean Classic Crewneck Sweater
The Best Lightweight Fall Sweater
The Hype: 4.4 out of 5 stars; 2,932 reviews on LLBean.com
Take your pick of L.L.Bean’s rainbow-hued cashmere sweaters or collect them all. The slightly fitted designs are crafted from Mongolian two-ply cashmere for a lightweight staple you’ll wear throughout the year.
“This is a nice, lightweight cashmere sweater. I purchased the pink color. I normally wear a medium, and that’s what I ordered,” writes a reviewer. “I’m pear-shaped, and this is fitted but not tight. I could wear a thin turtleneck under it. It’s incredibly soft! I am very pleased with this sweater.”
Shop L.L.Bean L.L. Bean Classic Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $, available at L.L. Bean
H&M Rib-Knit Sweater
The Best Under-$30 Sweater
The Hype: 4.4 out of 5 stars; 272 reviews on HM.com
What’s better than a loose sweater that’s also under $30? In the words of Miranda Priestly, “That’s all.”
“The PERFECT sweater. I bought two colors and I am obsessed,” writes a reviewer. “It’s definitely a looser fitting sweater in its true size, but I sized up one to be sure it’s oversized and I’m glad I did! It can easily be dressed up or down and still look effortlessly put together!”
Shop H&M H&M Rib-Knit Sweater, $, available at H&M
L.L.Bean Cotton Ragg Sweater, Funnelneck Pullover Fair Isle
The Best Funnelneck Sweater
The Hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars; 933 reviews on LLBean.com
This classic Fair Isle design and lightweight cotton ragg wool make this sweater a breathable and festive option for any holiday occasion.
“I fell in love with this sweater in this color immediately. Had to have it. It did not disappoint,” raves a reviewer. “The colors are soft and blend with my other LL Bean separates. The sweater is lovely. Fits perfectly and feels great.”
Shop L.L.Bean L.L. Bean Cotton Ragg Sweater, Funnelneck Pullover Fair Isle, $, available at L.L. Bean
Alex Mill Button-Back Crewneck Sweater
The Best Two-In-One Sweater
The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars; 146 reviews on AlexMill.com
Pro tip: This chunky cotton knit features back buttons, which means it can
also be worn like a cardigan.
“Nice weight. This sweater has a great feel,” writes a reviewer. “The buttons and sleeve give some extra interest that makes the perhaps bulky feel of a sweater with this nice weight still feminine.”
Shop Alex Mill Alex Mill Button-Back Crewneck Sweater, $, available at Alex Mill
Lunya Cozy Cotton Silk Pocket Henley
The Best WFH Zoom Sweater
The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 97 reviews on Lunya.com
This oversize henley is the perfect blend of simple and sophisticated for WFH video calls
and effortless autumn attire.
“Even over Zoom, I got a compliment on this sweater. That’s just how beautiful it is,” shares a reviewer. “The weight of the sweater makes it drape beautifully, it’s warm without being un-breathable, and oh so cozy. It’s my new fave.”
Shop Lunya Lunya Cozy Cotton Silk Pocket Henley, $, available at Lunya
Quince Mongolian Shrunken Cashmere Sweatshirt
The Best Sweatshirt Sweater
The Hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars; 1,101 reviews on Quince.com
This reviewer-, reader-, AND editor-favorite sweater features a subtle sweatshirt design that, when paired with its elegant 100%-Mongolian cashmere fabric, achieves an effortlessly cool aesthetic.
“Truly an incredible sweater, so comfy, cute, and cozy. I cannot recommend it enough. It looks fantastic while also being the softest thing I own,” exclaims a reviewer. “I imagine this will become a closet staple this fall and winter! As far as sizing goes, it fits quite true to size. If you’re thinking about purchasing this sweater, this is your sign to do it. I promise you won’t regret it!”
Shop Quince Quince Mongolian Shrunken Cashmere Sweatshirt, $, available at Quince
Maeve Carys Mock-Neck Sweater
The Best Mock-Neck Sweater
The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 179 reviews on Anthropologie.com
At first, you might think it’s just another timeless striped sweater. However, this mock neck comes in a splendor of nine solid and print options.
“This sweater is so luxurious but also cozy. The quality is top notch too,” shares a reviewer. “It has a boxy oversized fit, which I love! I’ve worn it multiple times since purchasing and have gotten compliments every time.”
Shop Maeve At Anthropologie Maeve Carys Mock-Neck Sweater, $, available at Anthropologie
1.State Ribbed Balloon Sleeve Sweater
The Best Subtle Sweater
The Hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars; 105 reviews on Nordstrom.com This cotton-blend sweater is right on trend with its dramatic balloon sleeves but is classic enough to stay in style for many seasons to come.
“This sweater pleasantly surprised me. It fits perfectly with just a subtle balloon arm effect, not overwhelming,” shares a reviewer. “It’s a good length that I can either tuck in or leave out and still look great. The material is soft, comfortable, and has a flattering v-neck that’s not deep.” Shop 1.State At Nordstrom 1.State Ribbed Balloon Sleeve Cotton Blend Sweater, $, available at Nordstrom
Eloquii Mock Neck Windowpane Plaid Sweater
The Best Plaid Sweater
The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars; 105 reviews on Eloquii.com
Stun in an elevated yet laid-back matching plaid set for fall errands. The mock neck sweater is cozy and the wide sleeves add a chic touch.
“I saw this sweater outfit on Good Morning America and had to have it,” shares a reviewer. “I really wanted the pants to match, but at the time it was out of stock. The quality is great, it’s soft, comfortable and the style is stunning.”
Shop Eloquii Eloquii Mock Neck Windowpane Plaid Sweater, $, available at Eloquii
Sh*t That I Knit The Scotia Sweater
The Best Cross-Seasonal Sweater
The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 24 reviews on shitthatiknit.com
Handcrafted in Peru by working moms earning fair wages, Sh*t That I Knit’s 100% sustainably sourced Pima cotton sweater is reviewer-approved as the perfect cross-seasonal sweater — it’s slouchy yet chic and lightweight yet cozy.
“I love all things STIK but this sweater exceeded my expectations! It’s so soft and beautifully constructed! I wore it with a dress on a cool night, still cute, and then jeans for a casual look — both worked really well,” exclaims a reviewer. “The navy is the best blue and goes with all your favorite white/coral/marigold accents. I went with a medium, and I love the sleeve length and hem length so much, I don’t regret sizing down.”
Shop Sh*t That I Knit Sh*t That I Knit The Scotia Sweater, $, available at Sh*t That I Knit
A New Day Collared Polo Ribbed Pullover Sweater
The Best Collared Polo Sweater
The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 24 reviews on Target.com
This classic collared polo option comes in four colorways, features a ribbed texture, and can take you from day to night seamlessly.
“I have very sensitive skin in the winter and this sweater doesn’t make me itchy at all,” writes a reviewer. “The material is surprisingly soft and has a nice weight to it. I’ve seen some reviews about how it is too cropped but I disagree. At 5’3” and 115lbs, the XS is perfect on me. I also tried on the small but it was too big and boxy so I stuck with my usual size of XS. I definitely recommend this!”
Shop A New Day At Target A New Day Collared Polo Ribbed Pullover Sweater, $, available at Target
J.Crew Cashmere Classic-Fit Crewneck Sweater
The Best Crewneck Sweater
The Hype: 4 out of 5 stars; 179 reviews on JCrew.com
Taste the rainbow with the upgraded version of J.Crew’s cashmere sweater. It comes in 24 shades, ranging from radiant yellow gold to your timeless black. The relaxed-fit knit is sure to be a new favorite amongst J.Crew enthusiasts.
“As advertised, this year’s cashmere crewneck fits differently. I like it,” writes a reviewer. “I hate to describe it as ‘boxy’ because so many see that as a negative, but that slightly squared-off silhouette lets the body drape nicely. No clinging around the middle or at the hip.”
Shop J.Crew J.Crew Cashmere Classic-Fit Crewneck Sweater, $, available at J.Crew
Aritzia Seek Sweater
The Best Fashionable Cable-Knit Sweater
The Hype: 4 out of 5 stars; 14 reviews on Aritzia.com
Who doesn’t love a cable knit sweater? Now, imagine it with stylish shoulder pads and a crew neckline.
“This sweater is absolutely beautiful. The material is thick and cozy, and the shoulder pads add shape without being overwhelming,” raves a reviewer. “I would also suggest sizing down — I usually wear a medium or large at Aritzia, and the small is almost too big for me.”
Shop Aritzia Babaton Seek Sweater, $, available at Aritzia
Ingrid & Isabel Cowl Neck Maternity Sweater
The Best Maternity Sweater
The Hype: 4.1 out of 5 stars; 18 reviews on Nordstrom.com
This roomy cowl neck is equal parts cozy and breathable, and it will absolutely be a winter weather staple for casual days or dressed-up evenings.
“Would recommend this sweater. Nice thick material and very soft and cozy. You can put a thin shirt underneath if you want the extra layers, but not necessary.” Writes a reviewer. “Sizing runs large. My usual size is S/M, so I ordered a M in this sweater to leave room for the bump to grow.”
Shop Ingrid & Isabel At Nordstrom Ingrid & Isabel Cowl Neck Maternity Sweater, $, available at Nordstom
Free People Easy Street Tunic
The Best Slouchy Sweater
The Hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars; 370 reviews on FreePeople.com
This ribbed mock-neck pullover features a longer tunic length and side vents for the easiest, breeziest sweater you can find.
“BUY IT NOW: I hardly write reviews unless I truly LOVE a product and just want the world to love it too,” raves a reviewer. “I highly recommend this sweater. I already own it in three colors, and I’m about to buy my fourth to prep for the fall and winter. It’s thick and keeps you warm.”
Shop Free People Free People Easy Street Tunic, $, available at Free People
Kirundo Loose Pullover Turtleneck Sweater
The Best Maternity Sweater
The Hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars; 5,586 reviews on Amazon.com
A #1 best seller on Amazon for maternity sweaters, this striped knitted turtleneck with buttons on the shoulders is a great staple for those expecting as it gets colder.
“I actually can’t stop looking at myself in the mirror. It’s a sweater that’s eye-catching,” writes a reviewer. “Others have asked where I bought it. It washes great and does not shrink. Fits as expected. If they come in other colors, I will buy it again. Trust me, you will love it!”
Shop Kirundo At Amazon Kirundo Loose Pullover Turtleneck Sweater, $, available at Amazon
Amazon Oversized Chunky Knitted Sweater
The Best Amazon Sweater
The Hype: 4.2 out of 5 stars; 20,330 reviews on Amazon
A #1 best seller on Amazon, this chunky knitted number is beloved by reviewers for its slouchy fit, super-soft feel, and lightweight yet warm construction. Oh, they also call it a “compliment magnet.”
“To say I am obsessed is an understatement!!! Everywhere I go, I get compliments on this sweater,” writes a reviewer. “It’s so soft and is not too thick, so it’s perfect for warmer places because I can get that fall feeling without sweating. It’s so beautiful and looks more expensive in person than it is that it makes me want to order all the colors.” Shop ZESICA At Amazon Zesica Oversized Chunky Knitted Sweater, $, available at Amazon
Lululemon Ribbed Funnel Neck Pullover
The Athleisure Sweater
The Hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars, 11 reviews on Lululemon
Whether you’re lounging around the house or out and about running errands, this relaxed-fit pullover is designed to go wherever you go (or don’t go). Its high neck helps to keep you warm while its textured-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside construction helps to keep you comfy.
What They’re Saying: “This pullover paired with the pants is my new go-to athleisure look! Perfect timing for the Fall and Winter months. I love the way the fabric moves and the feel on the skin. I can wear it in several different settings too!” — Libbynicholaou, Lululemon reviewer
Shop Lululemon Lululemon Ribbed Funnel Neck Pullover, $, available at Lululemon
Universal Thread Elbow Sleeve Crewneck Pullover Sweater
The Best Puff Sleeve Sweater
The Hype: 4 out of 5 stars; 33 reviews on Target.com
cottagecore vibes with this breathable cotton-blend puff sleeve sweater. There’s a fall-themed option in caramel hues and a jazzy, multicolor version — all with contrasting borders at the neckline, hem, and cuffs.
“I ABSOLUTELY love this sweater (and the other color). It’s perfect for all seasons, especially autumn,” writes a reviewer. “It’s also a great transition piece. They’re great as a French tuck, or to wear over a dress (and even a belt).”
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J. Crew Cashmere Pullover Sweater
The Zip-Up Sweater This half-zip cashmere pullover is the perfect blend of simple and sophisticated for effortless autumn attire.
The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars, 3 reviews on J.Crew
What They’re Saying: “This cashmere is stunning, soft, thick, and will be great for fall, winter, and transitional spring. The gold zipper is also regal looking and not cheap, which I can appreciate… You cannot go wrong with this item and it will be a classic for years to come!” — AlexforJCrew, J. Crew reviewer Shop J.Crew J. Crew Cashmere Half-Zip Pullover Sweater, $, available at J. Crew
J.Crew Cropped Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
The Cropped Sweater
For a break from your selection of fall-ready baggy sweaters, consider this bold cropped (but still cozy!) number.
Everlane The Oversized Alpaca Crew
The Pill-Resistant Sweater Everlane’s first-ever alpaca sweater is as warm as your favorite winter knit but with a plush, airy feel. Plus, according to the sustainable retailer’s site, this style is less prickly and doesn’t pill.
The Hype: 4.62 out of 5 stars, 2380 reviews on Everlane
What They’re Saying: “Super soft!! I saw this in-store and I had to have it as I love the blue colorway. This sweater does shed however it doesn’t itch, unlike most alpaca sweaters. Super comfy and oversized especially since I’m plus size.” — J Marina, Everlane reviewer Shop Everlane Everlane The Oversized Alpaca Crew, $, available at Everlane
Lulus Colorblock Sweater
The Two-Tone Sweater Because two pretty hues are better than one!
The Hype: 4.4 out of 5 stars, 108 reviews on Lulus
What They’re Saying: “OBSESSED: I absolutely loved this sweater! Very soft material and the colorblock make it unique, received many compliments on this one!” — Sarah B., Lulus reviewer Shop Lulus Lulus Colorblock Sweater, $, available at Lulus
Athleta Hanover V-Neck Sweater
The Plus-Size Sweater Athleta’s top-rated Hanover sweater comes in four different colorways and sizes ranging from XXS-3X. Why do reviewers love it so? Well, aside from being machine washable, one stan describes it as being “comfortable and roomy without being baggy and covers just enough.”
The Hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars, 333 reviews on Athleta
What They’re Saying: “I love this sweater. Its shape. Perfect. it’s length. Perfect. The V Neck, not too deep, Perfect. AND MACHINE WASHABLE. This could be the world’s most perfect sweater. I told my girlfriends to get it and I am about to order another one.” — Donna P., Athleta reviewer Shop Athleta Athleta Hanover V-Neck Sweater, $, available at Athleta
Basics On Hand Chunky Cardigan
The Chunky Knit Sweater Etsy is teeming with chunky, funky, hand-knit cardigans, and this colorful, oversized option is sure to turn heads.
The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars, 4 reviews on Etsy
What They’re Saying: “Absolutely amazing service and quality. The team made me my own custom long-length cardigan with my own choice of colors. LOVE. Will definitely order again in the future.” — Margarite, Etsy reviewer Shop Etsy BasicsonHand Knit Chunky Cardigan, $, available at Etsy
Naadam Gingham Cashmere Sweater
The Luxuriously Soft Sweater An unbelievably soft, 100% Mongolian cashmere sweater featuring a gorgeous gingham print? Yes, please!
The Hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars, 6 reviews on Naadam
What They’re Saying: “This sweater is heavenly soft and cute, to boot! It fits well and the color is just as represented on the website. I have purchased many sweaters from Naadam and have not been disappointed yet.” — Judy N., Naadam reviewer Shop Naadam Naadam Cashmere Gingham Cashmere Sweater, $, available at Naadam
Uniqlo Extra Fine Merino Turtleneck Sweater
The Turtleneck Sweater For a classic silhouette in a dark, neutral shade, look no further than this best-selling Uniqlo style.
The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars, 20 reviews on Uniqlo
What They’re Saying: “SO COMFY AND COZY! I now own six of these turtlenecks in different colors so I guess you can tell how much I love them. They are perfect for travel because they take up very little room in my suitcase and layer really well.” — Deb, Uniqlo reviewer Shop Uniqlo Uniqlo Extra Fine Merino Turtleneck Sweater, $, available at Uniqlo
Urban Outfitters Cleo Mock Neck Sweater
The Cropped Sweater For a break from your selection of fall-ready baggy sweaters, consider this bold cropped (but still cozy!) number.
The Hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars, 9 reviews on Urban Outfitters
What They’re Saying: “I absolutely love this sweater. It is so cozy and perfect for fall coming up. Will definitely… order in white or orange soon!” — abigail10221, Urban Outfitters reviewer Shop Urban Outfitters UO Cleo Mock Neck Sweater, $, available at Urban Outffiters
Halogen Crewneck Cashmere Sweater
The Best Value Sweater Every closet needs a pure cashmere crewneck that is as sophisticated as it is soft, with endless styling potential throughout the season.
The Hype: 4.2 out of 5 stars, 240 reviews on Norstrom Rack
What They’re Saying: “A Wardrobe Workhorse: I love this sweater so much that I also have it in black and camel. It is true to size and looks great! The quality is excellent and I wear them several times each week with a variety of bottoms. Great value.” — IdahoK1965, Nordstrom Rack reviewer Shop Nordstrom Rack Halogen ® Crewneck Cashmere Sweater, $, available at Nordstrom Rack
Jenni Kayne Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan
The Luxury Sweater If you’re in the market to invest in the one fall sweater to rule all fall sweaters, then Jenni Kayne’s legendary Cashmere Cocoon Cardi should probably be on your list. Although pricey, the best-selling style comes recommended by 97% of reviewers for being well worth the $$$ in quality, fit, and luxurious feel. Offered in seven wear-with-anything colors in sizes ranging from XXS-3X, the 100% cashmere cardigan features an oversized slouchy-but-sexy fit that some reviewers caution to run on the bigger side — so, be sure to size down if you like a snugger cocoon.
The Hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars, 119 reviews on Jenni Kayne
What They’re Saying: “I am trying not to use this sweater as my pajamas because it is so soft and cozy. The sweater is a great piece to be worn over a dress in the office or over jeans everywhere else. The construction and design are sophisticated and fall on your frame really well. I get compliments on the sweater all the time.” — Elizabeth B., Jenni Kayne reviewer Shop Jenni Kayne Jenni Kayne Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan, $, available at Jenni Kayne
H&M Knit Sweater
The Under-$30 Sweater There’s lots to love about this sage green sweater and its relaxed fit — especially its $25 price tag.
The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars, 29 reviews on H&M
What They’re Saying: “first off, ITS RECYCLED BY OVER 50% and the quality is stretchy warm and so comfy… i got a small for a loose fit[,] im a c cup and it’s perfect. highly recommend..” — Anonymous, H&M reviewer
Shop H&M H&M Knit Sweater, $, available at H&M
Anthropologie Hearts Mock Neck Sweater
The Sweet Sweater With its puffy sleeves and dainty heart motif, this sweater has all the fixings to become the most adorable addition to your fall wardrobe.
The Hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars, 4 reviews on Anthropologie
What They’re Saying: “This is such an adorable sweater. I think the slightly puffy and shorter sleeves are cute. The hearts make it even cuter.” — Linda T., Anthropologie reviewer
Shop Anthropologie Anthropologie Hearts Mock Neck Sweater, $, available at Anthropologie
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