This one’s for all you readers in colder climes. While we’re sweating it out here in Western Australia, I know that some of you are feeling the bite, possibly in lockdown, feeling a bit blue this winter, and needing a cozy sweater or two to keep the cold at bay.
But that doesn’t mean black, grey or dreary!
No siree! Add some colour to your life with this season’s fabulous knits in gorgeous jewel colours or ice cream tone pastel shades.
Whether you’re looking for a cozy oversized sweater, a chunky oversized sweater or a cozy sweater that you can use for layering you will be able to find it online. Happy shopping!
Is a Sweater the same as a Jumper?
But firstly, let’s just clear something up.
The term ‘Sweater’ is a general word used for a variety of knitted garments. They were traditionally made from wool, but these days may be made of a variety of cotton or synthetic fibers.
According to Wikipedia – “A sweater, also called a jumper in British English,is a piece of clothing, typically with long sleeves, made of knitted or crocheted material, that covers the upper part of the body. When sleeveless, the garment is often called a slipover or sweater vest.”
What Fabric is Best for Sweaters?
In an article The Secret to Buying Sweaters that won’t fall apart : “Higher quality sweaters tend to be composed of natural fibers, such as merino wool, cashmere, alpaca, and linen,” says Celia Cahill, Vice President of Off-Site Education at the Knitting Guild Association. “Many commercial sweaters are made of acrylic and acrylic blends, which are usually easier to care for and washable, but are not as breathable and comfortable to wear, and don’t always wear well over time.”
Of course if you can find a cozy sweater made from cashmere for under $100 then you’re winning, otherwise look at wool, cotton, linen or acrylic blends.
So come along for some winter sunshine as we take a look at the cozy sweaters for women that TULIO and BODEN and AMAZON have to offer this season.
TULIO Cozy Sweaters
TULIO has a fantastic selection of knitwear for under $100. Ribbed sweaters, sloppy Joe’s, polo necks, cowl necks, waffle knits and more. When I was looking online I found sale items available at just $19.95. So you could go wild and buy one or three!
Click the image to see all the styles at TULIO.
TULIO ships to Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Fiji, United Kingdom, United States and Canada.
I love Boden for it’s on trend, classy looks. The clothes are keepers, versatile and designed to last more than just a season.
In the slightly more pricey bracket, you can expect good quality, and on trend styles that change constantly.
To get straight to the knitwear, click on the link in the image below which says “Boden Shop Now,” then look for the tabs which say “Women” then “Knitwear” and on the right hand side in the dropdown click “Low to High” for a selection of classy knits under $100.
There are some lovely cotton jumpers, super for layering and great for home or weekend wear. You can bet they’ll become lont-time classic staples in your wardrobe.
Click the image to see all the styles at BODEN.
Don’t discount buying sweaters on Amazon. Just make sure you know your size and stick to the manufacturer’s guidelines when it comes to sizeing. Also, make sure you check out the refunds and returns policy before you buy. But that goes for any shopping online.
I’m lusting over this chunky turtle cowl sweater that comes in a variety of colours. This grey-blue-black and white is gorgeous. But check out the other patterns and colours available.
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This oversize knitted crew neck in a Mongolia 2-ply cashmere and wool blend is gorgeous for everyday wear. And it won’t break the bank either. I’m loving this creamy beige, but there are some other funky colours to choose from.
One reviewer says it’s good quality and perfect with leggings, while another says it’s incredibly soft,oversized and perfect as a lounge sweater.
How to Look After Your Sweaters
- Machine wash in cold water – or preferably hand wash.
- Once washed and dry store them in a drawer.
- Fold them neatly and place a lavender sachet (considered a natural moth repellant) in the drawer with them.
- Don’t hang them in your wardrobe on hangers because they’ll lose their shape.
- When you wash a sweater try to dry it flat. Lay a towel out on a flat surface and place your sweater on top. This will prevent it from losing shape or piling – two likely scenarios if you tumble dry.
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