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17 Best Sweaters for Women Over 45 That Work For Any Season


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Nothing says “fall” quite like a warm and cozy sweater. As soon as we start to feel that all-too familiar autumnal chill in the air, we’re ready to reach for a fuzzy cable-knit, a chunky turtleneck, or heck, even a poncho. After all, sweaters are timeless and wearable at just about any age — if you know which ones to look for. With less than a month to go before we bid adieu to summer, we’re prepping our closets for the coming season by combing the racks at our favorite stores for some of the best sweaters for any season. Read on to come along. 

Where to Buy the Best Sweaters 

Sweaters have come a long way from the dark blue pullovers that first graced the top halves of competitive athletes in the US in the 1890s, before being adopted by the likes of Lanvin and Chanel nearly three decades later. 

Usually knitted or crocheted out of sheep’s wool, cotton, linen, or luxurious cashmere (that’s premium wool shorn from goats), sweaters have become seasonal staples in wardrobes the world over, making them an easy find at nearly any retailer. 

The garment is still plenty beloved by designers, such as Ralph Lauren and Lily Pulitzer, who put their own spin on the comfortable top, as well as department stores, including Nordstrom, Macy’s, and Saks Off 5th, which offer up everything from quality cashmere finds to sherpa-lined cardigans. If it’s a more affordable sweater you’re after, everyone’s favorite online retailer, Amazon, has you more than covered, as does the clothing treasure trove that is Zappos

We sorted through them all — and plenty more! — to find the coziest, most luxe, jumpers on the market. Keep scrolling for FIRST’s picks for 17 of the best women’s sweaters for fall 2019. 

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