10 best women's cardigans

From on-trend Aztec and animal prints to luxe cashmere in classic colours, IndyBest find cardis to keep you cosy

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Our round-up of versatile, wear-with-everything cardigans to keep out the chill. Whether you want to invest in a luxury knit or a good-value piece to stay fashion-forward this autumn, we have it covered.

{1} Boden Cashmere Crew Neck Cardigan: £99, boden.co.uk

 

 

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  Available in no less than 13 colours, this fabulously comfortable Autumn and winter wardrobe staple has been a best-seller at Boden for years. It’s smart enough to wear to work with a shirt and skirt, yet cosy enough to slob around in at the weekend too.

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{2} Glamorous Mustard Cable Knitted: Cardigan £21, asos.com

 

 

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Add a pop of colour to your winter wardrobe with this mustard cable knit from the Manchester-based label. The elbow patches add texture and if you don’t do yellow hues, it also comes in colbalt blue.

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{3} Sophie Aztec Cardigan: £18, boohoo.com

 

 

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You’ll see Aztec prints on all the rails at the moment and here’s a way to wear it without making too much of a dent in your pay check. This one comes in five colours, this coral one is refreshingly bright for winter.

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{4} Next Long Cardigan: £28, next.co.uk

 

 

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This long-line belted cardi comes in five versatile colours. If you find other maxi cardigans either swamp you or come up too short, you’ll be pleased to hear this one is available in petite and tall versions.  

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{5} Topshop Animal Print Cardigan: £45, topshop.com

 

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Animal print is a perennial fixture in the fashion world. We’re fans of this bold take on it, and unlike lots of other fluffy pieces, you can put this one in the washing machine.

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{6} French Connection Nobo Oversized Cardigan: £95, frenchconnection.com

 

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There are a lot of over-sized cardis in the shops and here’s one that ticks all our boxes: warm thanks to the wool blend, slouchy pockets and colours that work with our jeans and plain separates. The Fair Isle-esque pattern on the cream section could be passed off as festive, too.

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{7} Oasis Geo Sherling Drape Cardi: £65, oasis-stores.com 

 

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We don’t like the word “coatigan” but that sums this wrap up; half cardi in an on-trend geometric print, half soft-sherling usually seen on outerwear. Whatever you choose to call it, this one will keep you warm on milder days.

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{8} Selected Femme Navy Kris Cardigan: £85, amazon.co.uk

 

 

 

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This Danish brand’s known for cool classics with an edge. We like the unusual large checks on this fluffy oversized open cardi in a cosy wool mix.

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{9} Jigsaw Cashmere Hooded Zip Cardigan: £129, jigsaw-online.com

 

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Cashmere’s an investment so make sure you buy a piece that won’t date. This super soft zip-up will lend a serious bit of luxe to your casual wardrobe. There are dusky pink and pale grey options, all of which will see you through several winters.

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{10} White Stuff Campione Cardi: £65, whitestuff.com

 

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Here’s a great option for colder days in a relaxed asymmetrical design. The eighty per cent lambswool blend means it’s super cosy, and the wooden buttons make it stand out from the pack. We’ll be wearing ours buttoned up to keep out the chill.

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Verdict

Wraps, so cardigans with no buttons, are all over the shops this season. We like Topshop’s fluffy animal print one, or Boohoo’s well-priced Aztec version. If you don’t like the coral, it also comes in blue, monochrome and burgundy. For a luxurious piece that won’t date, we like Boden’s classic button-down cardi and with 13 shades to choose from, there should be one that catches your eye.

 

 

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