10 Sweaters That Will Keep You Warm and Flatter Your Figure

Woman wearing warm sweater in a cold winter

Woman wearing a warm sweater | iStock.com/AntonioGuillem

Though we love our summer wardrobes, the transition from a summer wardrobe to a fall one is a pretty fun moment for the sartorially inclined. It’s finally getting cold enough to start layering again. And, at least at the beginning of the season, it’s fun to return to our favorite pieces from last fall. Plus, a new season is a great excuse to add a few pieces to your wardrobe. A favorite style among true autumn fans is the sweater. A great sweater is warm and cozy, while simultaneously flattering, and a versatile layering piece.

If you aren’t yet a fan of sweaters, or perhaps own a sweater collection that needs a little refreshing, you’re in for a treat. All of our favorite labels have released chic new sweaters for the upcoming fall and winter. Whatever your body type, you’re sure to find something that’s both warm and flattering on the pages ahead. Read on and check out our favorite sweaters for this fall and winter. You just might find something that’s perfect for your style, body, and wardrobe.

1. Equipment v-neck cashmere sweater

Equipment 'Asher' V-Neck Cashmere Sweater

Need a sweater that’s a little slouchy but big on style? A long-v-neck is a perfect solution | Nordstrom.com

A v-neck sweater is a winter staple, and gets even more fun to wear when you choose a material as soft as cashmere. The Asher v-neck sweater from Equipment features a slouchy silhouette that looks good on everybody, plus a long length that not only makes it warmer, but gives it a more relaxed look. It’s offered in a wide variety of colors, so that you can find the perfect match for the shades you like to wear. 

2. Halogen cashmere mock-neck sweater

Halogen Stitch Detail Cashmere Mock Neck Sweater

A mock-neck sweater made of a luxurious material like cashmere is the perfect style to gift yourself this winter | Nordstrom.com

Everybody loves luxurious materials like cashmere, and a mock-neck silhouette is flattering on just about every body type. Combine the two with Halogen’s cashmere mock-neck sweater, which features an eye-catching stitch detail and is constructed of 100% cashmere. Another reason to love this sweater? It’s offered in both regular and petite sizes so that you can find the perfect fit!

3. J. Crew tie-neck sweater

J. Crew Gayle Tie Neck Sweater

Want an easy way to add something menswear-inspired to your winter wardrobe? Try a tie-neck sweater | Nordstrom.com

Are you a fan of the idea of adding some subtle menswear touches to your wardrobe, but at a loss as to how to do so? Why not start with this cute sweater from J. Crew? It features a grosgrain ribbon at the neck for a stylish statement that looks a little bit like a bowtie — but doesn’t require a frantic, last-minute Google search for instructions on how to tie a bowtie!

4. J. Crew merino wool cardigan

J. Crew 'Harlow' Cardigan

There’s no end to the number of ways you can wear a classic merino wool cardigan | Nordstrom.com

A merino wool cardigan is an endlessly useful wardrobe staple once the weather starts getting cold. The Harlow cardigan from J. Crew is a particularly polished iteration on the style. It features double pockets and grosgrain ribbon tipping, plus a v-neck that’s not only flattering on every body type, but will also prove extremely easy to pair with all of your favorite tops.

5. Leith cocoon cardigan

Leith Shawl Collar Cocoon Cardigan

A cocoon cardigan is the perfect way to stay warm but look cool | Nordstrom.com

Is your dream sweater not only warm and cozy, but something that would look equally good at home with casual or dressy outfits? Then look no further than Leith’s cocoon cardigan. This sweater features an open front, a loose shawl collar, and an oversized silhouette. That means it’s perfect for all your favorite fall activities, whether you’re bundling up for a football game or looking for a cute layer to go over your dress for a night out.

6. Rag & Bone split-back sweater

Rag & Bone Carly Ribbed Split-Back Pullover

Want to stay warm without sacrificing style? Try a split-back sweater | Neimanmarcus.com

Want a sweater that’s warm and cozy, but manages to show a little bit of skin as well? Then Rag & Bone’s split-back sweater may be just what you’re looking for. It features a crew neckline and a relaxed silhouette, plus is constructed of merino wool. Sounds like a pretty typical sweater, right? That’s what your friends will think until you turn around and show off the flattering split back — a style that’s sure to look great on any body type.

7. Theory short-sleeve cashmere sweater

Theory Tolleree Short-Sleeve Cashmere Sweater

Theory Tolleree Short-Sleeve Cashmere Sweater | Neimanmarcus.com

If you’re looking for a sweater that’s not only appropriate for the office, but will also layer easily with the pieces you love to wear on the weekends, Theory’s short-sleeve cashmere sweater may be perfect for you. The cashmere keeps it soft and cozy while the slightly relaxed silhouette keeps things 9-to-5-ready. But the short-sleeve style also means that this is the perfect layering piece for when you want to add some warmth to your outfit without dealing with a bulkier style.

8. Topshop funnel neck sweater

Topshop Stripe Cuff Funnel Neck Sweater

A funnel-neck sweater can make a statement and keep you warm, all at the same time | Nordstrom.com

For those of us who are perpetually cold from November to March, there’s nothing better than a chunky sweater with a funnel neck. Topshop’s stripe-cuff sweater is our favorite take on the style this season. It features a chunky weave, a marled look, and a cozy funnel neck. It’s made even better by the contrasting cuff, which adds a little bit of visual interest, which is welcome on the coldest, greyest days.

9. Vince ribbed crewneck sweater

Vince Cashmere Ribbed Crewneck Top

Vince Cashmere Ribbed Crewneck Top | Neimanmarcus.com

A fitted ribbed sweater is the perfect style for days when you’re tried of wearing chunky layers. Vince’s ribbed crewneck is a perfect take on the style, with a lightweight cashmere knit and a fitted silhouette. Even better? This sweater comes in the perfect variety of colors, which makes it the perfect way to add some color to an all-black ensemble.

10. Vince turtleneck sweater

Vince Cowl Turtleneck Knit Sweater

Vince Cowl Turtleneck Knit Sweater | Neimanmarcus.com

A black turtleneck sweater is an extremely versatile way to go when sweater-shopping. One of our favorites this year is Vince’s cowl turtleneck sweater. It’s made of wool for extra warmth, and features a flattering, fitted silhouette. (Translation: This isn’t the kind of turtleneck that’ll be a struggle to layer under your favorite fall and winter jackets and coats.)