I'm a Sucker for Designer Sweaters—33 Cozy Styles I'm Currently Smitten With


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In my past life, I had a tendency to get a bit excessive when shopping for sweaters upon the arrival of colder weather. It was as if I completely forgot that I'd stocked up on them just 365 days prior (not to mention 365 days before that). Of course, by opting for quantity over quality from the start, my knitwear budget was pretty much dried up early on, and I had no room to purchase any of the sweaters I really wanted—the ultra-luxurious ones that feel like butter as opposed to scratchy synthetics. Instead, I mostly bought fast-fashion alts that clearly didn't satisfy me in the long-term. 

For the sake of my wardrobe (among other things), I've since learned that less is more when it comes to clothes, sweaters especially. And now that I've experienced the draw of a top-tier cashmere knit from a brand like Khaite or The Row, I've transitioned into being a strict "one or two sweaters per year" type of shopper who only buys a knit if it's really good and will last me, well, forever with the right care. To help steer others toward the same conclusion, I decided to round up some of the absolute best designer sweaters on the market right now. I promise—once you've felt the good stuff, you'll never go back to prioritizing quantity over quality when it comes to knitwear. 

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.