Sweaters are an important part of a stylish layering strategy whether you live in a cold climate or are looking forward to relatively mild weather. Unlike many puffer coats, sweaters are able to be both warm and flattering, which makes them the ultimate in versatile layering pieces.
Sweaters are available at every store, both online and off. You can find a practically endless array of styles and you can take your pick of an infinite range of colors. But all too often, you find a sweater you really love, only to discover these dreaded words on the care label: “Dry-Clean Only.” We have nothing against the dry cleaner’s. But sometimes, having to deliver your favorite sweater makes an already-hectic week a little too crazy.
And don’t get us started on how we always have good intentions with sweaters that call for hand-washing. So, we’ve rounded up some great sweaters that, in addition to offering great style and warmth, are also machine washable. Pick up a couple — you’ll thank us later.
1. AQUA Assymetric Zip Crewneck Sweater
Some people like to keep things classic with their sweaters, while others like to add a little bit of edge to their ensembles. AQUA’s zip crewneck sweater is perfect if you want to add something modern to your winter wardrobe. It features asymmetrical zip details, a ribbed knit, and a machine-washable cotton acrylic blend.
2. BP Crewneck Pullover
If you want a casual and comfortable sweater for the upcoming winter, you can’t go wrong with a relaxed crewneck sweater. We love BP’s Crewneck Pullover, which features dropped shoulders and a soft, acrylic material. And this sweater will be easy to maintain, since it’s machine washable.
3. BP Mock Neck Sweater
BP’s Mock Neck Wweater offers a modern, slouchy silhouette in a lightweight, 100% cotton material. It’s offered in a wide variety of colors and sizes, and has an interesting rib-knit texture. And best of all? It’s machine washable, and just needs to be laid flat to dry.
4. Calvin Klein Plus-Size Open-Front Cardigan
Open-front cardigans are perfect layering pieces since they’re so easy to wear and style. Calvin Klein’s Plus-Size Open-Front Cardigan offers a classic style, with an open front and two pockets. It’s constructed of a rayon-nylon blend, and is machine washable.
5. Current/Elliot The Turtleneck Top
A turtleneck sweater is a must have for the coldest months of the year. A luxe version of this basic is Current/Elliot’s turtleneck sweater, which features a slim fit and a pullover style. It’s made of a soft blend of polyester, cotton, and rayon, which means that you can toss it right in the washing machine.
6. French Connection Lucky Knits Sweater
If you want to wear a fun outfit even on the darkest winter days, an embellished sweater is the perfect solution. Just about everyone will be cheered up by the motifs on French Connections’ Lucky Knits sweater. This style features a round neck and dropped shoulders, plus a machine-washable blend of acrylic and wool. What’s not to love?
7. Topshop Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater
Sleveless turtlenecks are en vogue this fall and winter, and Topshop’s rendition offers a warm and fashion-forward take on the style. This sweater features deep vents at the sides, a mix of different knits, plus an acrylic blend that’s machine washable.
8. Two by Vince Camuto Exposed Seam Sweater
A sweater in a long, relaxed fit will be a warm and flattering addition to your winter wardrobe. The Exposed Seam Sweater from Two by Vince Camuto features exposed seams both down the front and at the dropped shoulders. Its cotton-acrylic blend means the sweater is machine washable, and can even be tumble dried on low.
9. WHITESPACE Trendy Plus-Size Split-Back Sweater
Split-back sweaters are a fun and figure-flattering trend this year. Combine the style with a chic color, like black, and you have WHITESPACE’s plus-size sweater which features a cowl neckline, pullover styling, and a split back. It’s constructed with an acrylic and spandex blend that’s, you guessed it, machine washable.