23 best women’s sweaters of 2022: Cardigans, cashmere, pullovers, more

Let’s talk about how women’s winter sweaters are the new blazers.

Serving as a fine piece of loungewear, a go-to for weekend brunches and a staple to pair with work pants, a quality sweater is one of the most practical articles of clothing to stack in your closet.

From Lulu’s turtlenecks and M.M.LaFleur cashmere sweaters, to ASTR the Label’s knits and The Loft’s petite finds, I’ve garnered quite the cute and cozy collection.

That said, a chunky or striped sweater doesn’t have to break the bank. You can find a wealth of options on Amazon, along with Zaful, for affordable, warm fabrics you’ll want to wear all winter long.

Ahead, find the 22 best women’s winter sweaters we cherry-picked just for you, catering to every style, color and budget. Plus, we included sizing options and if our top picks come in other colors to make online shopping a snap.

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Women’s Cardigan Sweaters

1. Qualfort 100% Cotton Cardigan Sweater, $31, original price: $70

  • Size options: S-3XL

For that luxe, oversized look, the Qualfort 100% Cotton Cardigan Sweater is your best bet. Not only is it less than $35 on Amazon right now, but it comes in virtually every color you can think of (with the cutest button detailing, too!)

2. Abercrombie Classic Short Cardigan, $60, original price: $70

  • Size options: XXS-XL

We have yet to find something from Abercrombie we’re not obsessed with. Swoon-worthy as ever, the brand’s Classic Short Cardigan is here to stay for fall — especially in that on-trend mauve color. Paired with the perfect leather pants ($94), and you’re golden.

3. Aerie Chenille Cardigan, $37, original price: $50

  • Size options: XXS-XXL

The Aerie Chenille Cardigan is meant to stay with you at all times, much ado for its breathable waffle make and versatile design. Choose from any neutral color you fancy, especially if you’re looking to wear it with your best jeans.

4. By Anthropologie Knit Cardigan, $140

  • Size options: One Size

We found the only dark cardigan you’ll need for fall (and every fall after, thanks to its quality material). Anthropologie’s signature Knit Cardigan is less than $150 and the perfect splurge if you love to layer. When paired with a crisp white tee, you’ll feel your best.

5. ba&sh Baylor Cardigan, $295

  • Size options: XS-L

Indulge in the ba&sh Baylor Cardigan. Designer-chic and luxurious to the touch, its gold button detailing is they key to our heart. With a flattering bodysuit and a mini skirt, you’ll be ready to go apple picking and off to a dinner date in style.

Women’s Pullover Sweaters

1. Carhartt Force Relaxed Lightweight Pullover, $55

  • Size options: XS-XXL

Get cozy for fall in this super comfortable Carhartt pullover sweater. Choose from four fun colors such as Lavender Heather, Slate Green, and more. No matter which one you go with, you’ll be wrapped up in bliss all season long.

2. G by Giuliana Crochet Knit Colorblock Sweater, $40

  • Size options: XXS-3XL

Much to our delight, HSN has a wonderful colorblock sweater that’s less than $50! It’s asymmetrical pattern and cozy fit is comparable to many designer options we’ve seen — but for less. Plus, it comes in other colors to choose from if you have enough neutrals in your closet.

3. Topshop Knitted Crewneck Sweater, $60

  • Size options: XS-XL

Loving lilac? Then you’ll adore Topshop’s Knitted Crewneck Sweater. It’s the perfect girly-girl piece to add to your fall fashion collection, especially if you’re on the hunt for a warm pullover to pair with your finest pair of work pants. Oh, and we love the chunky texture.

4. 1.STATE Bubble Sleeve Sweater, $69

  • Size options: XXS-XXL

Bubble sleeves are so in, to the point where we jumped up and down upon seeing the 1.STATE Bubble Sleeve Sweater for less than $75 at Bloomingdale’s. We can’t contain our excitement for this posh pink hue and its simplistic yet stylish cut.

5. Francesca’s Polly Chenille Crop Sweater, $39, original price: $56

  • Size options: S-XL

Speaking of cut, how about a cropped sweater? The Francesca’s Polly Chenille Crop Sweater is one of our favorites on this list, namely for its 90s-style charm and flattering fit. It also comes in ivory should you want to add that hue to your cart as well.

6. Free People Uptown Stripe Pullover, $148

Free People
  • Size options: XS-XL

Oh, Free People — how we love you. Its fall collection is one we’re mesmerized by, and that includes its Uptown Stripe Pullover. Just shy of $150, it has everything we’re looking for: stripes, flouncy sleeves and a fresh, warm fabric.

Women’s Cashmere Sweaters

1. Quince Mongolian Cashmere Crewneck Sweater, $50, original price: $120

  • Size options: XS-XL

As one of the best cashmere sweaters we rounded up, Quince serves all the colors for only $50. Seriously, go add one of each to your cart before they’re gone (in all the lovely colors).

2. M.M.LaFleur The Arbus Cashmere Sweater, $345

  • Size options: XXS-XL

M.M.LaFleur knows how to cashmere. I have two of the brand’s Arbus Cashmere Sweaters stocked in my closet for holiday dinners, cozy date nights out and back-to-office treks. And, they’re so dreamy.


3. Everlane Re-Cashmere Oversized Stroopwafel Turtleneck, $195

  • Size options: XXS-XL

For a preppy and polished take on cashmere, consider Everlane’s Re-Cashmere Oversized Stroopwafel Turtleneck. Our favorite is this neutral color but, because it’s such a staple, it comes in other neutral tones for you to choose from.

4. J.Crew Cashmere Classic-Fit Crewneck Sweater, $128

  • Size options: XXS-XXXL

Ah, J.Crew. The mother of classic fashion. Pick up its bestselling cashmere crewneck in this gorgeous periwinkle shade, along with a palette of others, for just under $130.

5. Frame Colorblock Cashmere-Wool Sweater, $225, original price: $428

Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Size options: XXS-XL

On an unbeatable sale at Saks Fifth Avenue right now, the Frame Colorblock Cashmere-Wool Sweater is one we’re talking about. Its on-trend colorblock sweater goes with any color pants or shoes imaginable (black? tan? white?) and we think it’s especially great for work or school. For less than $250, it’s an investment-worthy grab.

Women’s Sweaters on Amazon

1. ZCSIA Wrap Sweater, $30

  • Size options: S-XL

Even if it’s winter, wrap tops are still in. Pick up this one from Amazon in all the colors your closet is wishing for, especially if you love wrap-style tops and fresh, fun colors.

2. Kirundo Split-Checked Sweater, $39

  • Size options: S-XL

Plaid will never go out of style, and this split-checked sweater has one of the coziest, relaxed fits we found. Not to mention, it’s a quality option for less than $40.

3. MeroKeety Waffle Knit Sweater, $29

  • Size options: S-XXL

Black, black baby. Pick up this well-textured waffle knit sweater for a dark-toned natural to add to your winter fashion pile. Plus, it comes in a variety of other shades.

4. Ribbed Knit Collar Jumper, $36

  • Size options: S-XL

OK, we’re heart eyes for Amazon’s newest sweater arrival, the Ribbed Knit Collar Jumper. It answers all our Pinterest hopes and dreams and looks incredible with denim jeans and gold jewelry.

5. Zesica Colorblock Pullover Sweater, $20

  • Size options: S-XXL

Blair Waldorf, is that you? We’re all about this Amazon pullover with the academia-leaning stripe detailing. Uniquely, this green and ivory knit is a vivid yet neutral blend that’s fun to style.

Women’s Christmas Sweaters

1. Boohoo Gingerbread Christmas Sweater, $18, original price: $45

  • Size options: S-XL

Keep things classic with a red and Gingerman design. For less than $20 at Boohoo, the sweater comes in pink, too — also with a sweet candy cane print.

2. Simplee Christmas Bird & Geo Pattern Raglan Sleeve Sweater, $17

  • Size options: S-L

SHEIN has been taking TikTok by storm, and this chic holiday-printed sweater is the perfect compliment to this subtly sexy off-the-shoulder style. Not only that, but this $20 buy will be one you’ll want to wear all season long.

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