Dressing in the shoulder seasons can be a challenge — which is why the best women’s cardigans are must-have wardrobe staples. These sweaters add a light layer of warmth to a top or dress, helping you stay comfortable when it’s not quite cold enough for a full jacket. Plus, you can wear them year-round in offices with over-active AC systems, cold airplanes, or on cool evenings. Since women’s cardigans come in so many styles, fabrics, and shapes, it’s important to pick the one that’s right for your personality and your existing clothing. To jump-start the shopping process, we’ve gathered ten gorgeous cardigans to help you find a fit for every ensemble.
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1. Cowear Women’s Casual Cardigan
Simple and casual, this women’s cardigan from Cowear is a great everyday option. The long hem offers a bit of extra coverage, so you can bend and sit down without exposing skin. Wear it over low-slung jeans, or layer it over a short skirt to play with lengths. Crafted from soft polyester/cotton material, this cardigan drapes easily over your clothes and stretches comfortably as you move. Close the snap-front for a professional look, or wear them open for a more relaxed look. With a variety of colors and sizes to choose from, it’s easy to find the right fit.
2. Traleubie Women’s Chunky Cardigan
If you prefer a more relaxed style, this Traleubie cardigan fits the bill. Constructed from chunky knit fabric, this boho cardigan is loose and ultra-warm. The boyfriend fit drapes comfortably over thicker clothing, so you can layer it over a long-sleeve shirt on cold days. With its long hem, this sweater is a great fit over leggings or longer dresses; it also looks great with jeans and a tight-fitting shirt. The open-front design doesn’t fasten, so it always falls beautifully.
3. BB&KK Lightweight Summer Cardigan
Add just the right touch of warmth in the summer months with this kimono-style cardigan from BB&KK. Constructed with lightweight cotton/polyester fabric, this sweater is breathable enough for early evenings and breezy days. The oversized design and blouson fit falls easily around any body type, and the shorter sleeves look lovely paired with tank tops or T-shirts. Available in a range of colors, this cardigan is easy to match with your existing wardrobe staples. It’s ultra-casual, so you can wear it easily with jean shorts or laid-back sundresses.
4. QegarTop Women’s Leopard Printed Cardigan
Express your funky style in this women’s printed cardigan from QegarTop. The bold leopard pattern instantly jazzes up a pair of jeans or a solid-colored dress, and the long hem keeps you looking tasteful in tight leggings. Made from polyester/Spandex fabric, this affordable cardigan is lightweight and stretchy for comfortable all-day wear. It’s machine washable for convenience and features a button-up front for flexible styling. We love the range of color options, which enable you to find the most flattering shade for your skin tone.
5. Sidefeel Women Hooded Knit Cardigan
This Sidefeel sweater blends the comfort of a hoodie with the slightly more dressy style of a cardigan. The result is both comfortable and cute — the perfect option for a weekend or Casual Fridays at work. Crafted from knit material and lined with soft fabric, this sweater can double as a light jacket on cool fall days. The cable-knit accents and toggle closures add a classic twist, and the lined hood flips up to keep the cool wind off of your ears. Rely on the stand collar to protect your neck from the elements.
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6. MEROKEETY Women’s Snap Knit Cardigan
Stay warm when the weather cools off in this MEROKEETY cardigan. With its long hem, this sweater looks great with leggings or skinny jeans; or, wear it over a short dress for a funky look. The snap-down front looks fun and classic, and the soft cotton/Spandex fabric feels ultra-comfortable over a light shirt. The long sleeves keep you warm, and the ribbed cuffs prevent cool air from reaching your wrists and arms. With its smooth fabric, this cardigan moves effortlessly from the office to the weekend.
7. POGTMM Women’s Casual Lightweight Cardigan
If you’re looking for a cardigan for work or church, this POGTMM model is a beautiful option. It features an open-front design, so you can slip it over a dress or pair it with a blouse and slacks. The clean lines look sleek and professional, and the long sleeves help you stay comfortable in an air-conditioned office. Sewn from viscose and Spandex fabric, this cardigan drapes gently over your curves for a flattering look. The super-soft material feels gentle on your skin, and the long hem creates a discreet look.
8. FLORIA Women’s Crew Neck Cardigan
Create classic outfits with this preppy cardigan from FLORIA. With its crew neck, ribbed hem, and full-front button placket, this cardigan suits a traditional wardrobe. The slim fit flatters your shape, and the tight-fitting cuffs create a polished look. Choose from a wide variety of solid colors to match virtually everything in your closet. The viscose blend material stretches easily as you move throughout your day, and the light weight adds just a hint of warmth for fall or spring days. Wear this cardigan open, or button it up for a pulled-together ensemble.
9. Imily Bela Batwing Oversized Cardigan Sweater
Loose and flowy, this Imily Bela cardigan is perfect for women with a relaxed sense of style. The cable-knit material is ultra-warm, and the oversized design slouches around your torso to hide problem areas with ease. With its batwing sleeves, this sweater gives you plenty of room to move. The wide shawl collar drapes beautifully over blouses and tank tops without bunching or pulling, making this a versatile addition to your casual wardrobe.
10. Lands’ End Women’s Cardigan
If you have a sleek, classic style, it’s hard to go wrong with this women’s cardigan from Lands’ End. The long sleeves and full-length button front are simple, stylish, and easy to wear with everything in your closet. We love the low-profile hem, which sits close to your frame and defines your shape without adding unnecessary bulk. With its crew neckline, this sweater looks attractive worn alone or layered.
A cardigan is the ultimate versatile clothing piece — wear it alone, over a camisole, or layer it over a dress for extra warmth. By adding the best women’s cardigans to your wardrobe, you can design outfits for any season of the year.
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By BCR Staff