20 H&M Sweaters That Truly Look Designer

I was recently working on a story about the best H&M shoes to buy right now, and I was actually overwhelmed by how many beautiful sweaters I came across. I knew that H&M excelled in the knitwear department during the colder months, but the retailer has really outdone itself this year.

Between the cozy alpaca and cashmere options, chic cardigans, balloon-sleeve knits, and printed sweaters, there's so much to choose from, both classic and trend-forward. But it was my ultimate goal to find the sweaters that looked the most expensive, which wasn't hard to do. I came across a plethora of knitwear options that could easily pass as designer and that no one would believe are actually fast fashion. Ready to see the proof?

Keep scrolling to shop 20 H&M sweaters that yours truly recommends if you want a designer look.


The coordinating belt adds a luxe touch.

So… you'll probably wear this one a lot.

You might want to buy this one in camel too.

I just added this polo-cardigan hybrid to my cart.

While this has plenty of color, the multicolored yarn makes it appear to be neutral from far away.

Ribbed knits always look more expensive than they are.

Brights, Pastels, and Prints

The cheapest, chicest way to get in on the herringbone trend.

This model looks happy because she knows her affordable sweater is amazing.

The perfect lightweight sweater to ease into fall with.

For some reason, chenille always looks pricey to me.

This muted tiger print is so sophisticated.

Statement Sleeves

The puffed sleeves combined with the nipped-in waist are just so good.

Snag this while the hot-pink trend is still going strong.

Zoom into this chunky knit to see why it looks ultra expensive.

Layering this over a printed turtleneck is a genius idea.

Premium Fabrics

This might be over $100, but it has longevity in spades.

The back of this is such a showstopper.

This beauty is already selling out, so get on it.

Step one: Think about how often you'll wear this. Step two: Add to cart.