I've Had It With Frumpy Sweaters—36 Off-the-Shoulder Knits I'm Shopping Instead


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Confession time… I have a contentious relationship with sweaters. Yes, I'm aware that knitwear is an unspoken requirement for building a winter wardrobe, and there are some knitwear styles that I can't imagine living without—e.g., striped jumpers, turtlenecks, and cashmere knits. But to say that all sweaters are created equal would be a flat-out lie. If we're all honest, some can be, well, frumpy. When living in an ultra-cold climate (like New York City, Paris, or Copenhagen), the last thing you want is for your clothing to make you feel any worse than the weather. Sadly, oversize sweaters do just that. So what's a girl to do? Start by ditching the dowdy sweater silhouettes. 

Don't get it twisted. There's a time and place for oversize knits. If you're reading this story, you've likely fretted over how unflattering your knitwear looks for hours. Luckily, there's a solution—off-the-shoulder sweaters. As simple as it might sound, choosing this stylish silhouette over more "practical" styles can make a world of difference. Need proof? Ahead, you'll find a few examples of how fashion people wear this knitwear. Spoiler: They come in every form, from bodysuits to dresses. Plus, I've compiled the 36 best off-the-shoulder sweaters based on quality, versatility, relevance, and price point. If ever you needed the inspiration to finally say "Girl, bye" to your unflattering sweater, consider this is your sign. 


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Jasmine Fox-Suliaman

Jasmine Fox-Suliaman is a fashion editor living in New York City. What began as a hobby (blogging on Tumblr) transformed into a career dedicated to storytelling through various forms of digital media. She started her career at the print publication 303 Magazine, where she wrote stories, helped produce photo shoots, and planned Denver Fashion Week. After moving to Los Angeles, she worked as MyDomaine's social media editor until she was promoted to work across all of Clique's publications (MyDomaine, Byrdie, and Who What Wear) as the community manager. Over the past few years, Jasmine has worked on Who What Wear's editorial team, using her extensive background to champion rising BIPOC designers, weigh in on viral trends, and profile stars such as Janet Mock and Victoria Monét. She is especially interested in exploring how art, fashion, and pop culture intersect online and IRL.