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The 17 Best Women’s Sweaters on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four- to five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. We’ve covered cold-weather essentials like infrared heaters, as well as women’s parkas and gloves and slippers. Today, we’ve diving deep into the best women’s sweaters that you can buy on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best cable-knit crew-neck sweater

DRESSIS Women’s Long Sleeve Round Neck Cable Knit Sweater

“I usually don’t write reviews, but this sweater deserved one. I usually wear a small but after reading the reviews I sized up to the medium, and it fits perfectly. I ordered the mustard, and it is true to color. I loved this sweater and price so much that I just ordered the navy blue, black, gray, burgundy and caramel color! Can’t wait to get them.”

Best V-neck sweater

JENNIE LIU Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Long Sleeve Pullover V Neck Sweater

“This is a great sweater: not too heavy, not to light. It can be used for layering, but I use it by itself and it keeps me warm. The fit is true to size, it doesn’t curl up at the bottom, and when putting my hand underneath it I cannot see it, which is important to me. I detest thin clothing that shows through your skin and garments underneath. This doesn’t. I’m ordering different colors if they are available.”

Best oversized sweater

Pink Queen Women’s Loose Oversize Turtleneck Wool Long Pullover

“Look, autumn is an amazing season in Minnesota. However, the slam of chill … mornings is not something my body is a fan of. I ordered this in a Medium (roughly a US 8/10 for clothes). I pulled it straight out of the Amazon package and left for work, and all day I was like, ‘This is so comfortable.’ It’s loose enough that it doesn’t grab anything, but my butt and bust will show their curves a bit as it’s not swimmingly loose like the display picture. It may not be the most ‘photo friendly’ … but it pairs great with leggings and a tall boot, and the cowl isn’t so huge that a fluff scarf can go over for a pop of flare.”

Best chunky sweater

v28 Women’s Korean Design Turtle Cowl Neck Ribbed Cable Knit Long Sweater Jumper

“This sweater is exactly as described and pictured. All cotton, chunky collar, cabled front and back … I ordered the large, which fit me just a little loosely, which is exactly what I wanted. It leaves enough room to fit at least two layers underneath (which is what i usually wear in the winter) but not so big that I have to squeeze into my coat. I got the forest green color, which is very well represented by the online picture. I initially hesitated to order this, because it just sounded too good to be true. I’m SO glad I took the risk. Can’t wait to order other colors.”

Best turtleneck sweater

CIELO Women’s Soft Stretch Mock Turtle Neck Pullover Knit Sweater

“I am quite the content buyer. I purchased the black with buttons in size small, although normally I wear an extra-small … Generally, I prefer sweaters that are not cropped, and this surprising fell exactly where I wanted it to, slightly past my hips. The material is buttery soft and silky. I will be purchasing more of these in the future.”

Best long turtleneck sweater

PrettyGuide Women’s Long Sweater Turtleneck

“Delighted. I took a gamble on this sweater: Y’all know how those unknown Amazon brands can be. … I could not be happier with the product I received. It is soft, slightly stretchy, long, true to color, and just lovely. I am 5’8”, with a long torso, and this sweater covers my bottom. It’s perfect for leggings and skinny jeans. It’s a nice, mid-weight knit, with a slight sheen characteristic of viscose. I could not be happier with my purchase.”

Best cable-knit turtleneck sweater

v28 Women Polo Neck Knit Stretchable Long Sleeve Slim Sweater

“I have the light pink, the plum, the green, and the khaki colors of this sweater. I love them all. I was surprised by the good quality of them. They’re thick and warm enough without being stifling. I like the longer length because I hate short sweaters that leave your midriff chilly if your extending your arms. They cover my behind, which I also like. They’re beautiful material and very soft. They fit really well and don’t bunch or sag in the wrong places. They look like they’ll hold up a few years also if you take care of them. Some sweaters only last one season but I think these will last a few.”

Best off-the-shoulder sweater

iGENJUN Women’s Dolman Sleeve Off The Shoulder Sweater

“This is pretty much the exact same sweater as a more expensive brand that I already own except the one I already owned was $120. I couldn’t be happier with this at $25. It is big but that is how it is styled. I would recommend going down at least one size, but you could go down two sizes if you want it to be more fitted … It is extremely comfortable and I can hardly tell the difference between this one and the more expensive brand.”

Best cardigan

BIADANI Women Button Down Long Sleeve Crewneck Soft Knit Cardigan

“Excellent cardigan. Nice medium weight, perfect for year-round wear. I ordered the navy blue and the color is a deep rich navy. The quality is much better than I expected for the price. I like it better than my trusty J.Crew and Ann Taylor cardigans.”

Best long cardigan

NENONA Women’s V-Neck Button Down Knitwear

“It’s not often that I find clothes on Amazon that I love, but I love this cardigan. I wear it with flats, I wear it with my brown tall boots, even wear it with my work slacks. It is nice quality, not super-thin like I’ve gotten before, and nice thicker banding on the arms and bottom. It also is a nice length and fits my long ‘monkey’ arms. I am a little over five-foot-ten and wear about a 14/16 now. I bought the extra-large, and it fits great.”

Best open cardigan

TownCat Women’s Loose Casual Open Front Breathable Cardigans with Pocket

“I purchased this sweater to have a light wrap for inside restaurants, theaters and anywhere where it is chilly. It is exactly what I wanted, looks nice, and the material is super soft.”

Best long open cardigan

GRACE KARIN Essential Solid Open Front Long Knitted Cardigan Sweater

This sweater (which I have in both black and navy) is a GREAT sweater at a great price. I bought these sweaters for a trip to Europe and the Middle East where I would be facing varying climates. I did not want to spend a lot on them because I knew they would face heavy wear during the trip. This sweater was perfect as it kept me warm in cold or windy weather and cool in hot weather. It wore very well despite the ardors of travel and held it shape despite being balled up and tied around my waist at times. It did not pull, snag, or pill. I washed this sweater when I got home because it had been on many hikes in dusty places, and I hung it up to dry. It came out as good as new — one of the great travel items that can go into the washing machine! Two of the things I particularly like about the style of this sweater: that the sleeves are designed to be rolled at the cuff (in case you have shorter arms or longer arms, you can adjust length), and that the bottom of the sweater comes in a little bit instead of flaring out as many sweaters do today. This give the sweater a little dressier, more finished look.”

Best cropped cardigan

FLORIA Women’s Solid Button Down 3/4 Sleeve Cropped Bolero Cardigan

“I LOVE this cropped cardigan. I use a lot of ’50s swing dresses and love wearing the cropped cardigans with them. This one is so soft and stretchy (I ordered a size up thinking it would be too small, and it’s true to size with a lot of stretch). I had originally purchased the pink one for a bridesmaid dress and was so pleased that I purchased the black one and will be getting whatever other color I need in the future. Highly recommended.”

Best wrap sweater

Splendid Women’s Thermal Wrap Hooded Cardigan Sweater

“This thing is cozy, and it is stylish. Do I wear it everyday? No, but I want to. It’s the most luxurious casual hooded drape-y thermal thing I have ever owned. I feel like an adult in it: a stylish, warm adult. It’s so warm! I love it so much. Oh, and it’s durable! I have washed it a lot, and it’s still black and in its original shape. Buy one, you will love it.”

Best sweater hoodie

Sidefeel Women Hooded Knit Cardigans

“Stop searching — This is THE one! Love this. I researched for a lined, button and zip-up sweater for a week and finally decided on this one, and it was worth it. I must have looked at at least 100 different [ones], reading reviews, but this one had the best … This one easily zips up and buttons over my curves and comes over my wrists. Beautiful, warm, good quality. Worth way more than what I paid. Order this in your size and you will love it.”

Best cardigan poncho

Cardigan Poncho Cape

“I’m so happy with my purchase. I was looking for something elegant and warm I could wear to a friend’s wedding early autumn. This wrap fits the bill. It’s made out of a semi-synthetic material that super soft and feels silky, yet has enough texture that it’s not slipping off my shoulders. It’s also very warm. It’s not like a wool sweater, but it’s warm enough that I can go outside in 60 degree weather wearing the wrap with a T-shirt and be pretty comfortable.”

Best zip-up sweater

Irish Merino Wool Ladies Hooded Aran Zip Sweater Coat

“Beautiful sweater, arrived all the way from Ireland. It does run large. I purchased an extra small and it still has a roomy fit. I am five-foot-six, 130 pounds with a small frame. Usually an extra small would be tight, but this sweater is meant to have some room for layering. I use it as a jacket on cooler days. I wear it with leggings since it is long enough to provide coverage for my bum. Love it and can’t wait to pull it out again for this fall season. The quality of the wool is top notch and is very well made. I purchased another one for my mom for Christmas. She loves it.”

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The Best Women’s Sweaters, According to Amazon Reviewers