Princess Diana's Favorite Sweater Is Just As Elite In 2023—19 I Know She'd Love

While browsing through fall new arrivals, I couldn't help but notice a few sporty sweaters that look incredibly familiar. Then it hit me: None other than Princess Diana had the style in her stellar sweater collection. Varsity sweaters are certainly nothing new but with sports like Tennis and Pickleball being fashion's favorite sports right now, I'm not surprised the prep-adjacent trend is being spotted all over the market. Plus, after all the elegant looks from Wimbledon, I'm anticipating more people incorporating preppier knitwear into their 2023 fall wardrobe.

From a $13 option at H&M to a $960 Wales Bonner sweater at the top of my wishlist, I've rounded up the best varsity sweaters money can buy right now. When you come across a royalty-approved trend at an under-$100 price point, you have to give it a look. But also, if there's anything that Princess Diana's style has taught us it's that the pieces she wore will never be quite out of style. So if you're willing to splurge on the pricier ones below, I support it. Keep scrolling to find your sweater pick for the season.


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The late, great Princess Diana was photographed on a school run in 1992 wearing a varsity cable-knit sweater with jeans and ballet flats. 

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Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.