7 Oversized Cardigan Sweaters Taylor Swift Would Totally Approve Of

by Caroline Harris

7 Oversized Cardigan Sweaters Taylor Swift Would Totally Approve Of

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These oversized cardigan sweaters are perfect for keeping cozy whether you’re relaxing at home or running errands.


Cardigans are going to be big for fall and winter 2020, and we have Taylor Swift to thank for that. I’m not saying Taylor Swift invented the cardigan, but the popularity of her recent song “Cardigan” definitely has something to do with it. In the accompanying music video, Taylor plays piano in front of a crackling fireplace, spending time in a cottage that’s reminiscent of the ones in fairytales. “And when I felt like I was an old cardigan / under someone’s bed / you put me on and said I was your favorite,” she sings. 


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Taylor ends the music video by slipping on a star-studded knit cardigan that’s so aesthetically pleasing, it immediately prompted diehard Swifties like myself to look online for similarly cozy cardigans. Turns out, you can buy the exact cardigan from “Cardigan”—complete with silver stars, black detailing, and a chunky cable knit fabric—on the Taylor Swift Store. The one drawback is that it has a conspicuous logo advertising the album, causing some to look elsewhere in their pursuit of Folklore-inspired knitwear.


That’s why I’m rounding up the comfiest cardigans that you don’t have to be a Taylor Swift fan to enjoy. These oversized sweaters are perfect for lounging around at home, whether you’re curling up with a good book or catching up with some friends over Zoom. Some are cropped, some have pockets, and all are off the tops of the charts when it comes to coziness. Below, find the best oversized cardigan sweaters for all your fall and winter festivities.


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Madewell Striped Diaz Open Cardigan


This is not your grandma’s cardigan. It has playful stripes and an “eyelash” textured yarn, so it’s a great rainbow cardigan for cuddling in come cuffing season.

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Best Chunky Sweater Cardigan

Allsaints Rufa Wool Blend Cardigan


Channel the 90s with the boxy silhouette of this button-front cardigan. It has a wide ribbed trim, cute buttons, and comes in the shades charcoal grey and burnt orange.

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Best Button Up Cardigan

Imily Bela Women’s Cable Knitted Cardigan


Layer this cable knitted cardigan over jeans or leggings when you get a little chilly. It’s super popular on Amazon, and it’s easy to see why once you take a look at its slouchy fit and batwing sleeves.

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Best Wrap Cardigan

Dokotoo Open Front Cardigan


Amazon Fashion is a gold mine full of treasures like this open front cardigan. It has a relaxed, oversized fit that you can casually throw over jeans. And with a leopard print this stylish and on-trend, you just can’t go wrong.

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Best Leopard Cardigan

Topshop Crop Cardigan


Cropped cardigans (like this one) are a trend that’s here to stay. This knit comes in a pretty pale blue with three oversized buttons, and the deep plunge adds a flirty wink to the design. You can order a size up from your usual to further the slouchy-chic effect.

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Best Cropped Cardigan

CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan


This cardigan was made for lounging. It has an open front, long sleeves, and convenient pockets, with reviewers declaring “this is a dreamy-soft sweater.”

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Best Open Cardigan

A Soft Centre Oversized Cardigan


Cardigans can be sexy and if you need visual proof, look no further than this maroon knit. It has a deep V-neckline, three buttons, and ribbed edges. And you can pair a lace bandeau or bralette underneath to style it.