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20 Sweater Vest Styles For Women to Sport This Season 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - December 18, 2021

Seemingly overnight, the humble sweater vest went from being frumpy and unfashionable to being one of the hottest fashion trends of the season.

But unlike the school uniform vests you wore as a kid, today's sweater vests are stylish, sophisticated, and surprisingly flattering. Thanks to their sleeveless— and often oversized— silhouette, they're incredibly versatile too. Layer them under jackets to keep from overheating, over turtlenecks and button-ups, or solo on a warm spring day.

So to help you find the perfect one for your wardrobe, we've rounded up twenty of the most stylish sweater vests for women of the season. From cropped turtlenecks to cozy cashmere to chunky cable knits, there's a vest for every shape, size, and personal taste.

These 20 Stylish Sweater Vests Make a Worthy Addition to Any Wardrobe

House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Giana Cable Knit Sweater Vest

Few sweater vests feel chicer than this Giana Cable Knit Sweater Vest from the House of Harlow 1960 X Revolve collab. The sleeveless turtleneck sweater is knit from a midweight acrylic-nylon knit with a touch of wool for added warmth. A thick banded hem accentuates your natural shape and makes it easy to tuck your top into jeans, trousers, and skirts. The mixed cable knit pattern and muscle tee-style open sides add interest while maintaining a minimalist feel.

Scotch & Soda Side-Tie Rib-Knit Sweater Vest

If you're someone who prioritizes versatility when shopping, add this Side-Tie Rib-Knit Sweater Vest from Scotch & Soda to your cart. Its open sides with knit ties create a more versatile silhouette for easy layering. A chunky rib-knit texture and turtleneck ensure the piece has major staying power in your wardrobe. No matter what you choose to layer it over, you're sure to look and feel exceptionally cozy wearing it this winter.

Baum Und Pferdgarten Casey Zip-Up Sweater Vest

For a cozy take on the sweater vest trend, try the Casey Zip-Up Sweater Vest from Baum Und Pferdgarten. Its loose, oversized silhouette makes for an incredibly comfortable fit that's ideal for layering. A full-length front zip closure means it can be worn open or closed to maximize versatility. The safari-inspired patch pockets add contrast to the thick, rib-knit wool blend. Trust us when we say, once you put it on, you'll never want to take it off!

H&M Jacquard-Knit Argyle Sweater Vest

You're guaranteed to be at the top of the class in this Jacquard-Knit Argyle Sweater Vest from H&M. The timeless v-neck and diamond-shaped argyle print brings a touch of schoolgirl sweetness to your look. Its slightly cropped fit and fuzzy acrylic-blend yarn make it easy to layer and incredibly comfortable to wear. While it can be styled in countless different ways, you can never go wrong throwing it on over a classic white button-up and jeans. Perfect for wearing both fall and winter.

Rebecca Taylor Bauble Merino Wool Sweater Vest

Can't stop watching cottagecore fashion Tik-Tok videos? Add this Bauble Merino Wool Sweater Vest from Rebecca Taylor to your cart. It looks straight out of a high-end vintage shop. The artsy baubles, scalloped edges, and decorative front closures feel fun and feminine. Thanks to a blend of merino wool, cotton, and nylon, it's incredibly soft and warm without ever feeling itchy. Paired with a turtleneck and trousers or a fitted rib-knit dress, it's romantic, refined, and ready for an appearance on your social media feed.

Tibi Oversized Distressed Wool Sweater Vest

Add an edgy feel to your winter wardrobe with this Oversized Distressed Wool Sweater Vest from Tibi. Grungy distressing along the v-neckline and bottom hem adds a lived-in look to the luxe wool yarn. A slouchy, oversize fit makes for easy layering over tees, turtlenecks, button-downs, and midi dresses. Thanks to the classic black color, it can be paired with anything and everything inside your closet.

& Other Stories Adelina Sweater Vest

No matter how you style this Adelina Sweater Vest from & Other Stories, you're guaranteed to look chic. The boxy-fit sweater vest boasts a polo-inspired collar, rib-knit trim, and an all-over black-and-white jacquard print. Its cotton, linen, and wool-blend fabric feature a touch of metalized fibers for a subtle sheen. While it looks sumptuously cozy solo, it's exceptionally stylish layered over a simple black turtleneck or long sleeve tee.

3.1 Phillip Lim Sleeveless Fisherman Sweater

This Sleeveless Fisherman Sweater from 3.1 Phillip Lim puts a modern spin on a classic style. A chunky ribbed cowl neck and mixed knit stitches throughout have the feel of a classic fisherman sweater. An asymmetrical hemline and crossover front brings a contemporary touch to balance out the old-school style. It's knit from a mix of wool and alpaca yarn for added warmth without any itch. Consider it the perfect addition to your sweater drawer.

Suboo Angela Knit Vest

This Angela Knit Vest from Suboo can be worn anywhere, any time of year, thanks to its warm weather-friendly fabric and sleeveless silhouette. It's knit in India from lightweight, breathable 100% cotton yarn with cable knit and pointelle details for added interest. A v-neck and ribbed trim keep a timeless feel. Style it over a collared shirt, under a denim jacket, or solo with your favorite jean shorts. Or pair it with the coordinating Suboo Knit Shorts for the ultimate loungewear look.

Acne Studios Koris Intarsia Sunset Sweater Vest

Acne Studios' Koris Intarsia Sunset Sweater Vest is a wearable work of art. The sweater vest is intricately knit with a sunset-inspired intarsia print on the front. To balance out the artsy details, it's knit with 100% wool yarn, a versatile v-neck, and classic rib trim. Style it with a midi skirt and blazer for work and a pair of distressed jeans and sneakers on the weekend.

LouLou Studio Toretta Oversized Wool Tank

This sophisticated Toretta Oversized Wool Tank from LouLou Studio makes a worthy addition to any autumn-winter wardrobe. The versatile cream tank is cable-knit from a blend of ivory-colored wool and cashmere yarns. An oversized silhouette with a classic v-neckline and thick rib trims brings the look and feel of a traditional sweater. You can style it with everything from distressed jeans to work slacks to midi skirts and dresses.

Brunello Cucinelli Cable-Knit Cropped Sweater Vest

If there's one winter basic worth splurging on, it's this Cable-Knit Cropped Sweater Vest from Brunello Cucinelli. Like all the namesake label's sophisticated knitwear, it's crafted in Italy with artisanal attention to detail. A sleeveless crew neckline and a slightly cropped fit make it an ideal choice for layering under blazers and jackets. It's made with a cozy blend of wool and mohair yarn to keep you warm without overheating. The 'Seashell Laminato' cream color flatters every skin tone and pairs well with any color palette.

Gestuz Talli Sweater Vest

For minimalists, there's this sophisticated Talli Sweater Vest from Gestuz. Thanks to its straightforward silhouette and sleek white color, the classic sweater vest can be dressed up or down with ease. It's knit from a lightweight, breathable blend of viscose and polyester, so you won't have to worry about overheating. Ribbed trim and a split hem add just the right dose of detail to the otherwise simple style. You can wear it to the office, to happy hour, to weekend brunch, and every casual or professional occasion in between.

GANNI Striped Logo Sweater Vest

This Striped Logo Sweater Vest from GANNI is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The relaxed, v-neck sweater vest boasts stripes of quirky graphics, smiley faces, and GANNI branding. It's crafted in Italy using 80% recycled wool for a smaller environmental footprint. Layer it over a classic white button-up or turtleneck to really let the print shine. This one-of-a-kind piece is worth keeping forever.

FORE Houndstooth Sweater Vest

If you love bold prints, try this Houndstooth Sweater Vest from FORE. The chic black-and-white houndstooth print makes a serious statement. But thanks to its simple silhouette and basic color palette, it can easily be dressed up or down. Pair with black trousers and a white button-up for work and distressed denim and white sneakers on the weekend. It's the sort of piece you'll wear for years and years to come.

One Grey Day Hila Cashmere Vest

Stay cozy in style with the Hila Cashmere Vest from One Grey Day. The cardigan sweater vest features a deep v-neck, front button closure, and slip pockets on the hips. It's knit from 100% cashmere yarn for ultimate softness and comfort. The versatile piece comes in both black and white for maximum versatility too. Might we suggest adding one of each to your cart for this chilly winter?

Molly Goddard Vaughan Striped Wool Vest

Bring a British feel to your wardrobe with this Vaughan Striped Wool Vest from Molly Goddard. The two hot pink stripes across the chest draw inspiration from traditional British cricket uniforms. It's knit in the UK from luxuriously soft and warm 100% wool yarn. A slightly loose fit and classic v-neck silhouette allow for easy layering and versatile styling.

Free People Margot Vest

For ultimate coziness, slip on this Margot Vest from Free People. Its boxy silhouette is cut with a slightly cropped length and crew neck for a classic feel and flattering fit. Fuzzy knit fabric— in your choice of black and cream— keeps you warm and cozy no matter the weather outside. Layered under a leather or denim jacket, it's the perfect alternative to a bulky long sleeve sweater.

The Cotton–Merino Sweater Vest

This Cotton-Merino Sweater Vest is the ultimate transitional layer. It features a V necklace, a clean button front, a classic sleeveless design, and an easy, relaxed fit. Made from a blend of organic cotton and RWS certified merino wool, this sweater vest is light and breathable, and it is perfect for in-between seasons and layering.

Cable-Knit Sweater Vest

A cable-knit sweater vest is a classic. The textured stitches offer a luxe, cozy and warm feel and are perfect for layering. The chunky yarn is made from breathable cotton and a touch of wool for added warmth. With the relaxed fit, you can pair it with jeans or leggings.

About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.


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