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The Best Sweater Vests for Women

A trend that’s been in style for many a season, sweater vests are a fun look that keeps your body warm and looking fashionable. Here are some women’s sweater vests we recommend to add to your wardrobe.

What to Consider in Sweater Vests

Here is what to think about before purchasing a sweater vest:

  • Size: Consider what size would fit best depending on what clothing item you plan to wear underneath it (be it a t-shirt, sweater, or long-sleeved shirt).
  • Pattern vs. Solid Color: Sweater vests come in solid colors as well as patterns. Think about what you’ll wear underneath the vest and if it will go best with a solid or patterned vest.
  • Storage: Consider if you’ll want pockets to keep your hands warm or to store your phone.

Best Hooded: Sidefeel Women Hooded Sweater Vest

This classic cable-knit sweater vest has a couple of modern twists: it has a hood, and it has a zipper that’s disguised by cute, chunky buttons for added detail. The vest and hood both have a thick, soft, and fuzzy lining for optimal comfort and warmth. The front has two pockets to keep your hands warm. Get it in nice, neutral colors and wear it over your favorite long-sleeved t-shirt.

Best Hooded

Best Plaid: Unidear Womens Casual Lapel Open Front Plaid Vest

This draped open sweater vest with pockets is comfortable to wear with your favorite jeans, skirt, leggings, pants, and boots for a fun plaid look. Perfect for both casual and dressy looks, this vest cardigan is classy and ideal for the colder seasons. Made with 65% polyester and 35% cotton, the vest should be hand washed and ironed. The vest has a unique trim all the way around for added detail.

Best Plaid

Unidear Womens Casual Lapel Open Front Plaid Vest Cardigan Coat with Pockets Pink S

A draped open front sweater vest in plaid that is great for both casual and dressy looks.

Best Fleece: Zip Up Women’s Vest with Zipper Pockets

This versatile vest is made from an ultra-comfortable sweater fabric and is great for multiple seasons of wear. The front has a full zipper and can be worn open or zipped up completely. The sweater material is soft, warm, machine washable, and easy to style. The pockets have zippers that are convenient for safe storage.

Best Fleece

SPOEAR Zip Up Womens Vest with Zipper Pockets Athletic Sweater Fleece Vest Sleeveless Sweater Jacket(White,L)

An athletic fleece sweater vest that is machine washable and meant for most seasons.

Best Color Options: Chunky Cotton Sweater Vest

This chunky and oversized sweater vest is made for a fashionable and oversized look. The deep ribbed v-neck has drop pockets and is comfortable and cozy for all-day wear. The pull-on vest is excellent to pair with jeans, leggings, blouses, and turtlenecks. It comes in 18 lovely colors. The vest will be great for at home leisure or out and about. It’s machine washable for your convenience.

Best Color Options
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