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We Did the Research, So You Don’t Have To—These Are the 25 Chunkiest Sweaters You’ll Want to Add to Your Cozy Collection

Saanya Ali

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We've all had those mornings when all you want is to wrap a blanket around your body and get through the day without a second thought about what to wear. While some recent runway looks may channel that energy, donning your duvet during your morning commute isn't exactly a pragmatic choice. Enter: the chunky sweater. Chunky knits are oversized enough to pair with leggings and actually look like you put together a stylish fit, cozy enough to feel like you're wearing your softest throw blanket, and versatile enough to dress up or down depending on where your day (or night) takes you.

These roomy fits come in infinite shapes, styles, and colors, and most importantly they keep you toasty warm with minimal (read: no) effort. Plus, they're perfect for layering, which makes them easy to strip off when things start to feel too sauna-like. Whether you're looking for a cardigan to curl up in and watch Love Actually for the tenth (erm...twentieth) time, a knit pullover to throw on to rush to the store in, or a longer style to pair with tights and boots for a saucy (but still warm) night on the town, we've got you covered.

Tired of the struggle that is curating the perfect cozy-yet-cool winter outfit? Scroll down to shop 25 of the best chunky knit sweaters that you'll want to wear all season long.

Best overall chunky sweaters for women

TSE Cashmere Luxe Chunky Rib Cashmere Sweater — $650.00

With a unique draped, wrap collar, this chunky cashmere knit is cozy while still looking straight off the Paris runway.

Summersalt The Luxe Cashmere Blend Two-Tone Sweater — $135.00

Tired of your classic single-tone sweater? Opt for colorblock. This two-tone fit is supremely sumptuous (it is pure cashmere, after all), features a funnel neck and drop shoulders, and comes in 5 unique shades.

Pact Honeycomb Knit Crew Sweater — $100.00

The creation of this organic cotton pullover uses 91 percent less water than a conventional cotton sweater. The dark grey makes the style cool enough to wear out into the world, but still channels total hygge vibes.

Wol Hide Handknit Cloud Cardigan — $736.00

This sweater redefines “oversized.” The big button closure means you can wear it open or closed, which makes it easy to layer, and the huge fit means that it can even double as a coat on warmer fall days.

SNDYS Carrie Cable Knit Pullover — $93.00

You’ve got to love a chunky knit that’s machine washable. This low-maintenance, relaxed-fit sweater is thick enough to keep you warm, and easily packable so that you can keep it with you whenever you need an extra layer on hand.

Sanctuary Fluff It Up Sweater Spiced Plum — $79.00

This purple number is great for adding a pop of color to your neutral fall and winter wardrobe, especially when days are grey. The eyelash-knit fibers make it look—and feel—fuzzy, which channels total early 2000s vibes.

Kerisma Gypsy Sweater — $98.00

Elevate your sweater wardrobe with this uniquely bright pullover. The ruffled sleeves add an extra level of pizazz that will make this pullover stand out from the zillion other sweaters that are already in your collection.

Frame Fair Isle Crewneck Sweater — $428.00

This vintage-style sweater channels big apres-ski energy with its fun pattern. The alpaca wool is luxuriously soft, but also unbelievably warm for those days on the slopes (and in the lodge).

Everlane The Puff Sweater — $125.00

The round, chunky neckline on this stripey sweater acts as a great stand-in for a scarf. Pair it with leggings and boots for a casual-cool look.

Missguided Red Chunky Knit Hoodie — $56.00

Love a hoodie, but want it to be stylish enough to sport to brunch? This sweater sweatshirt combo has got you covered. The bright red is perfect for adding a pop of color to your wardrobe, and the front kangaroo pocket will keep your hands toasty warm.

Pretty Little Thing Stone Chunky Knitted Oversized Sweater — $42.00

You can never have too many neutral knits, and at only $42, this one deserves a permanent spot in your closet.

Express Chunky Balloon Sleeve Mock Neck Sweater — $80.00

Reviewers tout the style for being the perfect combination of thick and breathable, so you won’t be dripping in sweat when you go indoors, and the balloon-style sleeve will keep you on-trend all season long.

En Saison Chunky Knit Pullover with Collar — $98.00

This mid-weight cable knit sweater is the answer to all of your cottagecore prayers. The collard neckline makes it feel special, and gives it a vibe that feels both youthful and sophisticated at the same time.

Vince Funnel Neck Chunky Wool Blend Sweater — $267.00

This flowy option is just long enough that you could pair it with tights and wear it as a sweater dress. The funnel neck is the perfect height, making it almost mock but not too tight, and the yarn is as cozy as cozy gets.

The Great Stripe Shawl Collar Sweater — $375.00

Dreaming of being in a cabin in the woods by a fireplace with a hot toddy? This sweater feels like just that. The baggy fit makes it feel like a blanket, while the stripes and button elevate the look.

Lattelier Open Collar Sweater — $138.00

Designed for transitional weather, this ribbed sweater is thick and warm, and features a preppy collar that makes it perfect for wearing on its own or over a turtleneck.

Rowing Blazers Gyles & George "I'm A Luxury" Sweater — $295.00

Strut the streets like a queen with this Princess Diana-inspired sweater that exudes confidence. Pro tip? Wear it with a sparkly skirt to all your holiday parties for an outfit that serves as an instant conversation starter.

Cuyana Recycled Cashmere Mock Neck Sweater — $265.00

Go eco-conscious with this oh-so-soft recycled cashmere sweater. It’s the type of basic staple that belongs in every capsule wardrobe, and can be worn with everything you’ve already got in your closet.

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