The 11 Best Designer Sweaters, According to Marie Claire Editors

We're obsessing over these splurge-worthy knits.

woman in blue turtleneck designer sweater
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Like a pair of genuine gold hoops or a retirement plan, the best sweaters are worth investing in. And yes, you could simply frequent a fast fashion retailer and pick up any synthetic number you see on the rack for under $100. But after one season of wear, that sweater will pill, start to snag, and, in the worst of cases, unravel altogether. And you deserve more than a sad rat's nest of plastic yarn! You deserve top-quality knitwear; you deserve the cream of the sartorial crop, which means investing in the best designer sweaters that'll last you for ample years to come.

Ahead, our shopping-obsessed team of editors share their picks for the best women's designer sweaters on the market and explain why they're all worth the splurge. Have your credit cards ready, and perhaps consider rearranging your monthly budget to allot for these luxurious knits—but remember: you and your closet are worth the investment!

The Best Designer Sweaters

Emma Childs
Fashion Features Editor

Emma is the fashion features editor at Marie Claire, who writes everything from trend reports to fashion featurettes and long-form profiles. Previously, she was Marie Claire's style editor, writing shopping e-commerce guides, assisting with market for fashion photo shoots, and assigning and editing fashion celebrity news.

Emma also wrote for The Zoe Report, Editorialist, Elite Daily, Bustle, and Mission Magazine. She studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University Lincoln Center. When she's not writing fashion deep-dives, you'll find her stalking eBay for designer vintage, reading literary fiction on her Kindle, and baking in her tiny NYC kitchen.