Best Women’s Plus-Sized Sweaters

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If you have a little extra of everything then you will need some plus-sized sweaters to help you feel comfortable, and look your best.

When it comes to finding women plus-sized sweaters, there are a few things that you have to keep in mind.

These sweaters are going to be a little bulkier than your normal sweater or sweatshirt, plus they are going to be made out of different materials since they are designed for Plus size Women.

It's not that hard to find lots of sweaters for women, they are cute, and look nice, but sometimes they are made a little too tight for comfortable wear. They are often just a little bit to tight in the arms, or across the hips.

A Plus-Sized designer sweater will be baggy in all the right places, and you won't feel like you are swimming in a bath robe. Some are designed light and loose while others are very warm and soft, and others will offer more structure and form.

Just because you are plus size doesn't mean you have to wear tight and restrictive clothing. Plus-sized designees will be made out of many kinds of materials, and are printed and designed with beautiful details that make you look great.

NameCategoryProduct
Columbia Women's by The Hearth CardiganBest OverallColumbia Women's by The Hearth Cardigan
Lands' End Women's Supima Cotton Cardigan SweaterBudget PickLands' End Women's Supima Cotton Cardigan Sweater
Lands' End Women's Cotton Cable Drifter Crewneck SweaterUpgrade PickLands' End Women's Cotton Cable Drifter Crewneck Sweater

1. Columbia Women's by The Hearth Cardigan

Our rating: 9 / 10

Columbia Women's by The Hearth Cardigan

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Pros:

  • Looks flattering and can be dressed up or worn casually
  • Hides problem areas and accentuates the positive
  • Many colors to choose from
  • Machine washable

Cons:

  • All sizes are out of stock (except one) on amazon
  • A Brighter color would have been nice to add interest
  • Not a high quality knit

Columbia makes the best plus-sized sweaters for women. The Hearth Cardigan is a soft cable knit sweater that works as well for layering in the fall as it does on its own in the spring.

There aren’t a lot of colors to choose from, but different styles and designs may make finding a Columbia shirt that you like easier.

What do you get for the money? Columbia has given everyone a phenomenal deal on this plaid sweater. The cardigan option is the most popular. This yarn-dye shaker cardigan comes in 7 different colors, with the most popular being Smokey Ivy pictured above.

2. Lands' End Women's Cotton Cable Drifter Crewneck Sweater

Our rating: 9 / 10

Lands' End Women's Cotton Cable Drifter Crewneck Sweater

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Pros:

  • Very Affordable
  • Snug but stretchy fit
  • Deals with the shoulder problem I had with the other sweaters
  • Good fabric
  • Cute and stylish
  • Drawstring hoodie
  • Long enough to cover my rear
  • Cardigan-style

However, I didn't have any problems with chaffing, so it's not super itchy either.

The problem with finding plus-sized sweaters is that the shoulder area can be bit tight, which was making the sweaters uncomfortable to wear.

This sweater solved the problem, because it's a bit more loose and roomy.

3. Lands' End Women's Supima Cotton Cardigan Sweater

Our rating: 8 / 10

Lands' End Women's Supima Cotton Cardigan Sweater

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Pros:

  • Comfortable fit
  • Plush fabric
  • Elegant design
  • Perfect for those winter polar vortexes
  • Expandable waistband
  • Cooling fibers
  • Crew neck

If you’ve got inclinations towards plus-sized sweaters and are looking for an elegant and comfortable option for those unexpected winter polar vortexes, check out the Lands’ End Women’s Supima Cotton Cardigan.

Supima is a type of cotton that’s softer than your average, and that’s a good thing for this cardigan since it’s made from 100% cotton. This cotton is machine washable at an easy to follow care label, and it’s relatively durable for a cardigan.

The soft cotton is further broken in by the plush and comfortable feel that’s a product of the knit collar, cuffs, and waistband.

4. Lands' End Women's Cozy Lofty Cable Turtleneck Sweater

Our rating: 8 / 10

Lands' End Women's Cozy Lofty Cable Turtleneck Sweater

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Pros:

  • Very soft
  • Very comfortable
  • Very thick
  • Generous size

This year Lands’ End has had a big comeback with their chic and comfortable plus-size sweaters.

And one of their most famous plus-size sweaters is the Cozy Lofty Cable Turtleneck Sweater.

This fantastic cable knit sweater has a tighter fit around the midsection with a looser fit around the arms.

5. Calvin Klein Plus Size Cropped Bell Sleeve Shrug

Our rating: 7 / 10

Calvin Klein Plus Size Cropped Bell Sleeve Shrug

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Pros:

  • Cute and comfortable for work
  • Great texture
  • Nice color
  • Get a lot of compliments when you wear it
  • Great price for the quality
  • Perfect with white jeans, black pants, and leggings
  • Keeps you warm during winter

Cons:

  • Would not recommend to wear it with a white shirt
  • If you take your arms out of the sleeves the fabric tends to show
  • Since I am quite tall it is too short
  • It is a little sheer
  • Doesn't fit too loose, which I think might depend on your fitness level

This beautiful, stylish, and comfortable Calvin Klein Plus Size Cropped Bell Sleeve Shrug Tunic is perfect for work and for evenings out with friends. I am very happy with the quality and design.

It is very comfortable and soft to wear. It comes in a sleek box and the shipping time is really good. The price is reasonable for the quality and material. It is also very versatile to wear, so it can be worn with jeans, pants, or for going out.

6. Tommy Hilfiger Womens Plus Cotton V-Neck Pullover Sweater Purple 3X

Our rating: 7 / 10

Tommy Hilfiger Womens Plus Cotton V-Neck Pullover Sweater Purple 3X

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Pros:

  • High Quality Sweater
  • Looks like a normal sweater instead of an oversized shirt
  • Very comfortable

Cons:

  • Not very warm
  • Some of the stitching does come undone after washing

The Tommy Hilfiger brand is one that I always trusted for high-quality clothing.

My husband has owned several pairs of Tommy Hilfiger underwear and always raves about them. I had high expectations for this oversized sweater and was not disappointed. The material is a good weight for fall and winter. I'd even wear it to work as a dress under my winter coat, with leggings and boots.

It's like a normal sweater that someone shrunk in the wash. You can't even tell that it's so much bigger than it should be unless you really look for it. It's very comfortable and has a great fit. The fabric is soft enough that it feels great against your skin.

7. Columbia Women's Plus Size Easygoing Long Sleeve Cowl Sweater

Our rating: 4 / 10

Columbia Women's Plus Size Easygoing Long Sleeve Cowl Sweater

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Pros:

  • * Does Not Fit Too Tight

* Thick
* Soft
* Looks Great

Columbia is a leading producer of everything from outerwear to workout gear. They’re known for their affordable and durable athletic wear, with the money you’re saving you can grab more Columbia apparel to complement your active lifestyle.

This long sleeve cowl sweater is mid-weight and is fairly comfortable, perfect for breezy fall days. It runs a little big so if you’re normally a medium, the small will fit best. It’s great for casual wear or to wear by yourself instead of a jacket when the weather gets cold out. It’s made out of a soft material that provides a comfortable feel against your skin.

Conclusion

Finding a sweater that you love that also fits you well is tough. We sifted through the hundreds of options out there to bring you our ten favorites for this year.

How to buy a sweater – We hope that after reviewing this page, you have a better idea of the elements to consider when buying plus-sized sweaters. You’re blessed to live at a time when there’s a sweater to counter almost every challenge you’ll come across. So make it easy on yourself, and ensure easy wear-ability for your body by choosing well. A well-wearing sweater is a happy sweater, and it all starts with the right fit.

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
Columbia Women's by The Hearth CardiganBest OverallColumbia Women's by The Hearth Cardigan
Lands' End Women's Supima Cotton Cardigan SweaterBudget PickLands' End Women's Supima Cotton Cardigan Sweater
Lands' End Women's Cotton Cable Drifter Crewneck SweaterUpgrade PickLands' End Women's Cotton Cable Drifter Crewneck Sweater