Sweaters Worth a Second Look

Beyond basics, there are details that make simple apparel distinctive- a color, a sleeve, the neck, proportion, a weave. Some are transitional, others will take you confidently into autumn.

Sleeve Detail

Left: Rodebjer Richa Turtleneck Sweater– This one offers exaggerated proportion and neck as well as long, bishop sleeves. Rather makes a statement. Directional knit detail at torso. Ribbed trim. Cotton/acrylic. $245.00

Center:Neiman Marcus Collection Bell-Sleeve Turtleneck Sweater– Two ply cashmere in black. Goes with anything. Enhances without raising its voice. On sale $240.00

Right: Anthropologie Tiered Fringe Sweater – Navy blue, tiered, fringe sweater in 100% wool. Dress up a simple bottom. Feminine. Pullover style. $395.00


Left: Zara Tunic Length Faux Fur Sweater– Well, kind of. Soft feel high collar knit sweater with long sleeves. Nylon/viscose/polyester. Transitional. Pretty color. $49.90

Center: Zara Limited Edition Cable Knit Sweater– This is what most of the big ones look like- extra wide and chunky. You should swim in them. Roomy knit sweater with high collar and long sleeves. Front braided detail in the same fabric. Mustard color in wool/mohair. $99.90

Right: Mijeong Park Ribbed Pullover With Side Tie– For a long, lean look. Chunky rib knit. Turtleneck collar. Dropped shoulders. Long sleeves. Side slits with self-tie at right. Straight hem. Wool with a bit of nylon. $150.00


Left: Prismatic Fair Isle Sweater by Maeve– Subtle patterning on a multi-knit mock neck sweater. Great with jeans. $138.00

Center: Oslo Sweater Coat by Anthropologie– Wool/acrylic layer worn over everything casual. Lauren is not the only one who makes this look. Button front. $248.00 

Right: Etro Jersey Knit Aztec Tunic Sweater– From the people who excel in patterns, this dense, distinctive look in wool/nylon. Crew neckline, long sleeves, relaxed fit. Pullover style. $550.00

Not Shown: Lord and Taylor Floral Printed Cashmere Sweater $99.00


Left: Fringed-Sleeve Sweater by Anthropologie– Kicky and fun. Wool/alpaca/cotton/nylon. On trend sleeves. Pullover styling. $495.00

Center: Winter Rose Off the Shoulder Sweater by Stella Pardo– Great hostess piece with a long skirt and ornamental belt. Alpaca/polyamide. Pullover styling. $560.00

Right: Gianni Julliard Mohair Open Knit SweaterGreat color to coordinate with autumn darks. Chunky knit with open detail at front and sleeves. 2×1 ribbed crew neckline and cuffs. Long bishop sleeves. Straight hem. Wool/mohair. $475.00


Zara Sequin Crop Sweater $49.90

ALC Maddox Ribbed, Ruffleneck Sweater $345.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.