This Trendy Top Is the Trifecta: Ageless, Versatile, and Expensive-Looking


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Ribbed knitwear, as opposed to any other kind of knitwear, will almost always look expensive. Whether you spend $10 or $100 on a ribbed piece, the texture will have the same luxurious quality. And ribbing makes any top—be it a standard ribbed tee, a little cardigan, or a ribbed turtleneck—appear more elevated than the non-textured versions next to it.

While ribbing is nothing new, it's been popping up more and more recently (especially in previously uncharted territories), which has led me to this realization. We've shared how ribbed knitwear is a growing loungewear trend that's well suited to our new WFH lifestyle, but right now, I'd like to highlight ribbed tops, specifically, for their versatility, elevated nature, and forward vibe.

To show you what I mean, I'm shopping all of the best ribbed tops on the market right now—23, to be exact. I'm also sharing my favorite styling ideas so you can get on board with this growing trend while it's taking off.


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Pictured: Who What Wear Collection Anneliese Herringbone Top ($135)


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Pictured: Rumours NYC Button-Down Top ($65)


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Pictured: A.L.C. Eleanor Ribbed Cardigan ($219)


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Pictured: Wolford Carol Striped Bodysuit ($377)


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Pictured: Aya Muse Olbia Ribbed Knit Top ($260)


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Pictured: Who What Wear Collection Anneliese Herringbone Top ($135)

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.