Fashion People Wear Sweater-Vests All the Time—Here Are the Best Styles


(Image credit: @anna__laplaca; Pictured: Who What Wear Collection Knox Sweater-Vest ($115))

If a fashion person were to list off a range of their current go-to pieces, there’s a strong chance the sweater-vest would rank pretty high up there. Over the last few seasons, we’ve seen this "grandpa” trend evolve into a forward wardrobe staple. It’s honestly easy to understand the appeal of knit vests and why the style crowd continues to turn to them. For one, wearing a vest either on its own or layered over a top or blouse brings a directional feel to a look. That ideal pick also has a cute, quirky vibe that’s desirable for many.

Given the trending nature, there’s a huge range of top-notch silhouettes out there to choose from. There are options like this pick from Who What Wear Collection that features an of-the-moment cut in a pretty neutral hue. On the flip side, there are gorgeous styles in colorful prints and patterns. Below, you’ll uncover our favorite sweater-vests of the moment if you want to add a fresh pick into your rotation.

Cable-Knit/Herringbone Vests

Oversize Vests

Printed/Colorful Vests

Buttoned Vests

Next, check out more trending pieces to shop.

Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.