When it comes to uncovering the Most Wanted items for fall, there’s a particularly iconic image that comes to mind: Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally wearing twin fisherman sweaters circa 1989. Knitwear embodies all that’s good about autumn: foliage tones, in-between temps, and stylish yet warm ‘fits. But which cozy fall sweaters are actually worth investing in?
Normally, this is where we’d say: That’s where we come in! Except that, in the case of this article, this is only partially true. While we’ve rounded up 13 covetable styles, from timeless cashmere sweaters to snuggly oversized knits, we have to credit the impassioned shoppers who left detailed reviews for helping us curate this list. It’s thanks to their honest accounts and love for everything from chunky knits to ribbed turtlenecks that we were able to unearth some of the cutest fall sweaters on the internet. Now, you’ll be able to frolic through autumn in a garment that’s guaranteed to please.
Scroll ahead to discover the best fall sweaters for women. And remember to bookmark this page, as we’ll continue to add new silhouettes throughout the season.
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The Best Chic Fall Sweater
The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars; 90 reviews on Anthropologie.com
Elevate your heaping collection of knits with one that’ll stand out from the rest. Maeve has created a style that merges fall 2023’s popular red shade into a chic striped sweater with bell sleeves. The top adds the perfect amount of dramatic flair.
“Bell sleeves add elegance to this comfortable, semi-fitted sweater. The material feels lovely against the skin. Any color works well, whether it’s for the office or going out,” writes a reviewer.
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Maeve The Arlowe Bell-Sleeve Sweater, $, available at AnthropologieFree People Easy Street Tunic
The Best Oversized Fall Sweater
The Hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars; 450 reviews on FreePeople.com
Cozy up in one of Free People’s best-selling oversized sweaters. The relaxed fit is ideal for errand days, midday pick-me-ups at your local cafe, dog walks, or lounging by the fire with a book in hand.
“I wear this sweater at home when I’m cold or out on the town. I took it as an investment piece two years ago …read more