The One Sweater Trend That Always Looks Triple the Price


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Sweaters are a very practical purchase right now, all things considered. You can lounge in them, wear them to the store with your sweats and Uggs, and throw them over your shoulders when you want to look particularly stylish. While fall and winter bring out the best chunky knits in all of us, there is one sweater trend, in particular, that is not only seasonless (which is always a win) but somehow always looks way more expensive than it actually is. The sweater style I speak of is ribbed knits. 

Ribbed knits can take the form of anything from a cozy lounge pant to a fitted turtleneck. No matter how cheap the actual knit ends up being, this particular style always looks triple the price due to the striking texture the ribbing provides, and if you ask me, an outfit that only looks expensive is somehow more satisfying than one that cost you an arm and a leg. Ahead, I have rounded up the 25 best ribbed sweaters that prove my theory that this sweater trend looks pricey no matter how much you spent on it. 

This story was published at an earlier date and has since then been updated.

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Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.