8 Great-Looking Cardigans
Cardigan with bell sleeves
You can leave your jacket in the closet a while longer. Oversize cardigans with fresh features—bold buttons, inventive knits—are a little bit varsity, a little bit edgy. Mr. Rogers, move over. 


Bell Sleeves plus a baby doll silhouette equals a shapely knit.

Daytrip by Buckle, $30;
Cable knit cardigan
A Chunky Cable Knit
This sweater feels lean and lightweight.

Liz Claiborne, $109;

Wide-collar cardigan
Gentle Curves
The wide collar and rounded hem make this sweater a good substitute for a structured blazer.

Ann Taylor, $128;

Deep plum cardigan
Deep Plum
This cardigan provides an elegant alternative to black.

Vince, $295; Bergdorf Goodman, NYC; 212-753-7300.

Wool sweater-jacket
Standout Details
The collar, buttons, and belt really pop on this cream wool sweater-jacket.

Magaschoni, $366; Bloomingdale's; 800-555-7467.

Streamlined cardigan
Trim and Sleek
A streamlined top layer has concealed buttons and a peplum in back.

Chaiken, $436; Bloomingdale's; 800-555-7467.

Hooded vest
Hooded Vest
Layered with a cardigan, this look transforms a T-shirt and jeans.

Zero + Maria Cornejo (vest, $271, cardigan, $506); 212-925-3849.

Cashmere cocoon
Dramatic Cashmere Cocoon
With its tortoiseshell details, a stunning look on taller women.

Lana Bilzerian, $1,675; Alan Bilzerian, Boston; 617-536-1001.

— Brooke Kosofsky Glassberg