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The first chill of fall is the harbinger of sweater weather. And while we’ve written about lots of sweaters before — including the best cashmere sweaters for women and men— here, we’ve rounded up the best women’s sweaters, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

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Best-rated sweater for women
Asvivid Women’s Chunky Button Cowl Neck Pullover Sweater, Red
Asvivid Women’s Chunky Button Cowl Neck Pullover Sweater, Red
$42 now 14% off
4.2 stars, 10,064 reviews
From $36
This chunky button-up gets five stars from over 6,000 customers, 300 of whom say it’s their most complimented sweater. “Apparently, there is something about the fit, the style and the color,” says one, who calls this her “magic sweater” and says she’s “received more compliments on this sweater than probably anything I’ve ever worn. I had a random stranger stop me in an airport to tell me how put together I looked.” Another claims that she receives at least 50 compliments every time she wears it, which is often, because it’s “perfect for all occasions! Family events, date night, or casual Sundays. SUPER WARM and flattering.” Hundreds of other customers describe this sweater as “flattering” and “warm,” including one who owns it in multiple colors and wears it during winters in Wisconsin. Another, who also uses both of those words to describe this sweater, adds that it’s “thick, and is 100% acrylic, so it won’t be suffocatingly hot.”

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FROM $36 AT AMAZON
Best-rated (less expensive) sweater for women
UGET Women’s Casual Oversized Sweater, Brown
UGET Women’s Casual Oversized Sweater, Brown
From $15
$22 now 32% off
4.1 stars, 8,350 reviews
At under $20, over 100 customers describe this lightweight sweater as a good deal. One reviewer initially lowered her expectations and “figured that for the price I would be willing to accept a bit less” but was pleasantly surprised to find that “the fabric is exactly as I’d hoped. I bought an XL and I’m so happy with how it fits.” Hundreds of other customers are also pleased with this sweater’s fit, including one “large chested woman” who appreciates that it’s “loose and forgiving, but doesn’t look like a tent the way most oversized items look.” And because of the relatively low price, she was able to buy a few. Another reviewer, who also purchased multiple sweaters, says that this sweater is on the lighter side, but that it works well in “warmer California winters” and has enough room to “easily wear a long sleeve tee shirt under” in order to warm things up. And several other reviewers say it’s easy to layer, and versatile enough to wear “on warmer winter days, or a cool summer night” since it’s “not too heavy or too light,” as one Colorado-based customer puts it.

FROM $15 AT AMAZON
Best V-neck sweater for women
Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight V-Neck Sweater, Aqua Heather
Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight V-Neck Sweater, Aqua Heather
From $23
4.5 stars, 4,809 reviews
According to reviewers, it can be quite difficult to find a plain, well-fitting V-neck sweater. “Thank you, Amazon,” one person writes. “This sweater fits perfect, wears well throughout the day, is machine washable and CAN be dried in the dryer.” She bought four more. Another, who was trying to replace a discontinued favorite from LandsEnd, was quite satisfied with this. “The fabric is pretty lightweight but will be nice over a blouse or tee for mild California winters,” she says. One reviewer warns that buyers shouldn’t delay. These sweaters apparently “disappeared for awhile,” which caused her to “panic,” but now that they’re back, she’s stocking up and recommends others to do the same.

FROM $23 AT AMAZON
Best long V-neck sweater for women
Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight V-Neck Tunic Sweater, Olive
Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight V-Neck Tunic Sweater, Olive
4.4 stars, 1,342 reviews
From $21
It’s exactly the same as the V-neck above, only longer, which many reviewers prefer. “I always like my tops to fit below the waist and this tunic fits perfect,” explains one reviewer who ordered one, “then quickly order two more” once she realized one was just not enough. Another reviewer described the fit this way: “The length hits the top of the hip perfectly giving a nice silhouette but not long enough to add bulk if you wanted to tuck it in.” The lightweight material lets you style this sweater however you want, according to another buyer. “Yes to being tucked into jeans, yes to being worn over a collared shirt, yes to going under a blazer,” she says. “Finally the perfect sweater that can easily be transitioned.”

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FROM $23 AT AMAZON
Best long V-neck sweater for women
Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight V-Neck Tunic Sweater, Olive
Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight V-Neck Tunic Sweater, Olive
4.4 stars, 1,342 reviews
From $21
It’s exactly the same as the V-neck above, only longer, which many reviewers prefer. “I always like my tops to fit below the waist and this tunic fits perfect,” explains one reviewer who ordered one, “then quickly order two more” once she realized one was just not enough. Another reviewer described the fit this way: “The length hits the top of the hip perfectly giving a nice silhouette but not long enough to add bulk if you wanted to tuck it in.” The lightweight material lets you style this sweater however you want, according to another buyer. “Yes to being tucked into jeans, yes to being worn over a collared shirt, yes to going under a blazer,” she says. “Finally the perfect sweater that can easily be transitioned.”

FROM $21 AT AMAZON
Best crewneck sweater for women
Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight Crewneck Sweater, Navy
Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight Crewneck Sweater, Navy
From $23
$24 now 4% off
4.5 stars, 4,590 reviews
Both trendy and practical customers agree on this simple, highly functional sweater. One self-described “plain sweater type” likes that this sweater is “not bulky or chunky, it’s actually pretty light weight, but it still keeps me warm.” Another reviewer just wanted something stylish. “This is a classic, go-anywhere sweater that can be dressed up and worn with a skirt, or dressed down and worn with a comfortable pair of jeans,” she says. Many reviewers actually compare this sweater to options from brands like J.Crew and Banana Republic.

FROM $23 AT AMAZON
Best cowl-neck sweater for women
v28 Women Polo Neck Knit Long Slim Sweater, Cream White
v28 Women Polo Neck Knit Long Slim Sweater, Cream White
4.4 stars, 4,661 reviews
From $37
Dozens of reviewers describe this sweater’s neck as somewhere in between a turtleneck and cowl neck, but all agree that “the neck is a great style. Not too tight, not too loose,” as one reviewer puts it. Another adds that they appreciate the neck’s versatility, since they could “cowl, turtleneck, or leave it.” Plus, the sweater “hugs all my curves.” Over 700 other customers say that they appreciate this sweater’s fit, too, including one customer who wears a size 12 and describes this as akin to the Goldilocks of sweaters: “It is thick and warm without being chunky. Body conscious without being too tight.” Another, who wears an extra-small, says she “can wear it to work, to a birthday party, and even on date night with the hubby.” That versatility inspired her to buy more. Lots more. “I literally have every color in my cart,” she says.

FROM $37 AT AMAZON
Best striped sweater for women
ZESICA Women’s Long Sleeve Striped Crew Neck, Brown
ZESICA Women’s Long Sleeve Striped Crew Neck, Brown
From $17
$31 now 45% off
4.2 stars, 3,762 reviews
Last year we did a deep dive into the history of stripes and posted some of our favorite striped sweaters. If you’re looking to get in on the trend, this is a good sweater to start with, since dozens of hard-to-please customers say it’s one of the “favorite” items in their closets. One such customer who doesn’t usually buy clothes on Amazon says she “couldn’t be happier with this sweater,” describing it as “so soft and comfortable.” Another initially skeptical customer — who also describes this sweater as “SUPER comfortable and SOFT” — loves this sweater so much that she’s buying a third one. “I was so surprised at the quality. I could never find these kinds of sweaters in stores.” This sweater’s quality is pointed out by over 70 other customers, including one who initially doubted the “quality due to price and materials” but is very happy with the fit and pattern, adding that the rainbow stripes were just as pictured.

FROM $17 AT AMAZON
Best cashmere sweater for women
JENNIE LIU Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Sweater, Cream
JENNIE LIU Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Sweater, Cream
4.3 stars, 231 reviews
From $108
A third of all five-star reviewers mention how soft this sweater is. One reviewer, who has “been wearing cashmere for 40 years,” is “SHOCKED at how much they give you for this cost.” She has owned much more expensive cashmere sweaters in the past, but this one is “very unexpectedly high quality for this cost.” Another owns two of these and plans “to purchase in other colors.” She describes the sweater as “very soft and super comfortable. It’s perfect for chilly weather if I want to stay warm.”

FROM $108 AT AMAZON
Best cable-knit sweater for women
v28 Women’s Turtle Cowl Neck Cable Knit Long Sweater, Army Green
v28 Women’s Turtle Cowl Neck Cable Knit Long Sweater, Army Green
$46 now 35% off
4.3 stars, 1,056 reviews
From $30
One reviewer calls this sweater “perfect,” especially at this price point. Another describes the material as a “very nice, dense knit on the heavy side. It’s a nice, warm affordable sweater in a hard to find neckline that does not look cheap. Period.” It holds its shape well, too. According to one review, “after being washed several times, the cowl-neck still hangs beautifully and it hasn’t shrunk.” Another appreciated how much money she saved buying this sweater over one from a designer brand. She admits that it “definitely doesn’t feel as luxurious, but you can’t tell from the look. If you’re looking for a basic super affordable sweater, this is it.”

FROM $30 AT AMAZON
Best lightweight cardigan for women
Lovaru Womens Boho Open Front Cardigan, Z-Blue
Lovaru Womens Boho Open Front Cardigan, Z-Blue
From $34
4.6 stars, 3,645 reviews
One “collector and lover of all things cardigans,” whose credentials include having a “closet full of them from thin to super chunky, thick ones for winter,” says this sweater is “perfect for fall weather, early spring, and light winter days. It’s not too thick but it’s thick enough to keep you warm on a chilly day.” Another reviewer whose closet-cardigan tally wasn’t mentioned, thinks “this is going to be a wardrobe staple for me,” explaining, “It’s not super heavy or super light. It’s pretty long as well, and I’m looking forward to wearing it with a pair of leggings and a shirt as well as a dress.”

FROM $34 AT AMAZON
Best heavyweight cardigan for women
Sidefeel Women’s Hooded Knit Cardigan, Black
Sidefeel Women’s Hooded Knit Cardigan, Black
$47 now 15% off
4.5 stars, 8,102 reviews
From $40
This faux-fur lined cardigan is a crowd favorite, thanks to its supersoft lining. One reviewer “absolutely, unequivocally loves this sweater,” calling it “possibly the best piece of clothing” she’s ever bought. And not just on Amazon. “All in all, I actually think this might be the best sweater I own. And that includes $200 sweaters from Nordstrom.” Another describes the lining as “fuzzy goodness,” saying it’s similar to “having your favorite blanket around you.” People of all sizes liked the fit, too. “It is a longer length so it covers the tush. It is not baggy but it also is not hugging every love handle and creasing into every one of my creases,” says one, who typically wears a size 20. Another, who researched “at least 100” different lined cardigans before choosing this one says it is by far the best fitting: “I wear a 14/16 and have that hourglass shape so I was worried about the bottom fitting. I also have long arms. This one easily zips up and buttons over my curves and comes over my wrists.”

FROM $40 AT AMAZON
Best open-front cardigan for women
Astylish Women Open Front Long Sleeve Chunky Knit Cardigan, Pink
Astylish Women Open Front Long Sleeve Chunky Knit Cardigan, Pink
$36 now 44% off
4.3 stars, 4,189 reviews
From $20
This open-front cardigan stood out to reviewers looking to be a bit more trendy with their fall wardrobe. After having spent “hours searching for the perfect sweater,” one reviewer is convinced this is it. “This cardigan is warm and cozy, very stylish and fits perfect,” she says. “I like the warmth and old-school grandma knit sweater look it has,” says another reviewer. According to one woman, this sweater “looks handmade. The weave is loose, it reminds me of the Irish sweaters that my aunt used to bring me back from her trips there.” Another reviewer calls this a “super great buy. The fabric of this sweater has a nice, expensive feel,” she says.

FROM $20 AT AMAZON
Best button-down cardigan for women
NENONA Women’s V-Neck Button Down Knitwear, Charcoal
NENONA Women’s V-Neck Button Down Knitwear, Charcoal
$40 now 30% off
4.2 stars, 4,744 reviews
From $28
“I’m VERY picky about sweaters and how they fit,” prefaces one reviewer. This sweater, she says, “is flattering for my full figure, it is soft, warm, the color is very rich, and the snap buttons are really stylish.” Many more reviewers were impressed by those buttons. A few thought they’d look cheap. They’re snap buttons after all. But still reviewers were impressed. One “cardigan junkie” says “the buttons add some weight and flare, which I love.” She plans to buy more because “it’s probably one of the most well-made cardigans I’ve ever owned.”

FROM $28 AT AMAZON
Best poncho for women
Melifluos Cardigan Poncho Cape, Beige/Light Brown Border
Melifluos Cardigan Poncho Cape, Beige/Light Brown Border
$45 now 22% off
4.7 stars, 3,466 reviews
$35
One reviewer, who apparently owns multiple cardigan-poncho-cape hybrids, calls this “the best cardigan poncho I ever purchased.” The only thing she seems to have more of than ponchos is friends: “30 friends complimented how beautiful my new poncho is, and it made me feel so wonderful.” She’s not the only one who has a wardrobe full of this style. Another reviewer owns “about 14,” because they’re “perfect for cooler Texas winters.” This particular poncho “has to be the softest I own,” she says. A majority of reviewers cite this softness. One describes it as “soft like cashmere.” Another thinks it’s a “very comparable wear to Burberry capes,” saying that the sweater “feels good to wrap around yourself. Feels like a giant pashmina scarf.”