The Cashmere Cardigan: A Wardrobe Staple

Few pieces in a woman’s wardrobe are more versatile than a cashmere cardigan. An ideal item for layering, cardigans allow you to stay comfortable in any weather without sacrificing style. We especially love cashmere, not only for its softness and warmth but for its lasting style and durability. We have found stylish cashmere sweaters in a variety of styles and lengths, so you can enhance your wardrobe with this staple piece.

Coat Length

Stay extra cozy in cooler weather with a super long cashmere cardigan. The long lines of these sweaters make any outfit look sleek, whether you pair it with tailored trousers, a flowing skirt, or leggings. We have chosen our favorite examples of the coat length cashmere sweater in a variety of weights to suit your wardrobe.


Coat Length Cashmere Cardigan A Wardrobe Staple Rick Owens
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Rick Owens €1.701


Rick Owens FW18 Sisyphus basic medium wrap in black boiled cashmere has long sleeves, draping details all around and a hemline that is longer at the sides.


Coat Length Cashmere Sweater A Wardrobe Staple Max Mara
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Max Mara Wool and cashmere yarn cardigan $750.00


Cardigan in wool and cashmere yarn made using a mix of stitches with a braided pattern on the front, shawl collar and patch pockets.


Black Coat Length Cashmere Cardigan A Wardrobe Staple Max Mara
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Michael Kors Collection Black Cardigan $1,795


Knit from featherweight cashmere, this close-fitting cardigan is designed with an extra-long hem and front patch pockets. Its easy silhouette and cozy feel render it a timeless travel piece.


Jacket Length

These more traditional length cardigans are wardrobe staples. The perfect layering piece, a cashmere cardigan adds style and structure to casual looks and workwear. We have picked out a designer cashmere sweater for your style, from neutral staples to eye-catching patterns.


Tan Cashmere Cardigan Ralph Lauren
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Ralph Lauren Cashmere Shawl Cardigan $1,550


Nappa leather tabs lend an unexpected touch of texture to this Italian cashmere cardigan.


Colorful Cashmere Cardigan Akris
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Akris Knit cardigan in cashmere silk $1,390


Knit cardigan in cashmere silk with sunrise intarsia featuring round neck, button closure and long sleeves.


Striped Wool Cashmere Cardigan Akris
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Gucci Embroidered cashmere wool oversize cardigan $2,300


Oversize cardigans are a key feature of the collection. Here the rib stitch cashmere and wool is accented by lurex gold and silver trim. Embroidered floral appliqués on the front add a powerful element to the cardigan shape.


Crossover Cashmere Cardigan Black Michael Kors Collection
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Michael Kors Collection Crossover Cardigan $1,295


“This season, I’m strap happy,” says Michael. Crafted from cozy cashmere, this cardigan wraps with an extended belt. Layer it over trousers, denim and more for a tactile alternative to the blazer.


White Cashmere Cardigan Akris
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Akris Knit cardigan in cashmere $1,990


V-neck knit cardigan in cashmere, with zip closure featuring pockets, waist draw string and long sleeves.



A cropped cashmere cardigan is useful when you want to add a bit of warmth or modesty to an outfit without interrupting the look’s silhouette. Add a short cashmere sweater to A-line dresses, tank tops, or blouses to maintain a feminine shape.


White Cropped Cashmere Cardigan Oscar de la Renta
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Oscar de la Renta Cashmere Silk Bolero $890


A signature of the collection, this cashmere-silk bolero is coveted and collected among the fashion set. Also referred to as a “second skin,” this piece is crafted to effortlessly fit over the body and never lose its shape. This elegant essential will enhance your wardrobe for years to come.


Pink Cashmere Cardigan Cropped Loewe
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Loewe Shoulder Sleeve Sweater $1,550


Wow them with color in this unique cropped cashmere cardigan from Loewe. We love the cut on this one for adding a little bit of trendiness to the classic cashmere sweater.

Which cashmere sweater will you add to your wardrobe? A basic cashmere cardigan is something that should be in every woman’s wardrobe. It is something that never goes out of style! Want more ideas for adding to your winter closet? See our picks for designer boots that really hold up in the colder weather.

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