From turtlenecks to the classic crew and v-neck styles, we have rounded up the most comfortable cashmere sweaters for women. No matter your budget, we have found the greatest places to get good quality, super comfy, warm cashmere pullovers for women.
This wonderful yarn is three times warmer than wool, making it a closet staple for many women, especially in the long cold days of winter. Luxurious cashmere wool is the softest that you can get, making a perfect chic yet practical layering piece.
It has also become much more affordable over the last few years, with good quality low-cost options available at many retailers. Just keep scrolling to find out the best women’s cashmere sweaters that would make a lovely addition to your wardrobe.
Naadam The Essential $75 Cashmere Sweater
If you are looking for moderately priced, good-quality cashmere, you are definitely going to want to check out Naadam. The company deals directly with herders who raise the goats to get a fair price that they, in turn, pass onto the consumer.
They have many different designs, but their most comfortable women’s cashmere sweater is the $75 Essential Sweater you can get in crew or v-neck. This design is known for being warm, lightweight, and super soft.
It is a classic fit, so it is a tiny bit oversized, but not sloppy looking. This design is also very breathable, light, and built to last.
Available from Naadam
Everlane The Cashmere Crew
The Cashmere Crew from Everlane is a very popular, moderately priced, relaxed fit style that comes in a tonne of colors. This crewneck is warm, soft to the touch, and lightweight with a slightly loose fit.
It’s made of certified Grade-A cashmere from Inner Mongolia, which is generally considered to be the best in terms of softness and durability. This stylish pullover goes with everything and is great for layering since it isn’t bulky
Available from Everlane
LilySilk Pure Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater
The LilySilk Pure Cashmere Turtleneck is another excellent option, especially if you are looking for a turtleneck. LilySilk uses 100% A-Grade Mongolian Cashmere, which is more durable, pills less, and gets softer with wear. The 2-ply long-staple fiber yarn also adds to the softness and the strength of the fabric, so this sweater is made to last.
It is a simple, classic design that is not at all bulky, so it is perfect for the office under jackets or on its own. The fabric is so soft that you can easily wear it against bare skin.
Another thing to note about this pullover is that it has a lot of stretch, so it isn’t too tight around the neck, which can sometimes be an issue with turtlenecks.
Available from Lilysilk.com
Talbots Cashmere Cowlneck Tunic
This longer-length Talbots Cashmere Cowlneck Tunic is an excellent option if you love a form-fitting style but like a little more length on the design so you can wear it with jeans or leggings for a super cozy feel.
It has a flattering and warm cowlneck that is great to give you a comfortable feel but isn’t too restrictive on the neck as some turtlenecks can be. It comes in a lovely selection of colors and is very soft to the touch. This pullover can be hand-washed and air dried or dry cleaned.
Available from Talbots
Cuyana Recycled Cashmere Mock Neck
If you are looking for an environmentally sustainable option, you could try thrifting or look at a brand like Cuyana that sells Recycled Cashmere Sweaters. Recycled yarns have been getting more popular over the last few years, and a few different retailers are now selling it.
Cuyana’s cashmere garments are manufactured in Scotland and Italy, considered to have the world’s best yarn manufacturing techniques. This Mock Neck has a stylish and cozy cut that makes it perfect for staying comfortable in the winter months.
Available from Cuyana
White + Warren Essential Cashmere Crewneck
The Essential Cashmere Crewneck is one of White + Warren bestsellers for a good reason. It is versatile, comfy, and looks fantastic. If you are looking for high-quality fabric but prefer a less fitted look, White + Warren also has lots of other fantastic designs including v-necks, tunics, cardigans, and of course, their very famous travel wrap.
Available from WhiteandWarren.com
Uniqlo Cashmere Sweaters
One of the best places to get good quality and affordable cashmere is at Uniqlo. They usually have turtleneck, crew, or v-neck and cardigan options in a huge range of colors. You can sometimes get them on sale as well, which makes them even more budget-friendly. Uniqlo’s options are known for feeling incredibly smooth and soft and are comfortable enough to wear directly against the skin.
The v-neck pictured above has a flattering design and ribbing on the cuffs that are easy to roll up. The relaxed stylish shape and soft feel are a good value that is a great entry point for cashmere.
Available from Uniqlo.com
A company with a great reputation for making beautiful, soft pullovers is Equipment. They are in the $300 price range, but the quality is outstanding. The Equipment Madalene is a popular option if you love a luxurious feel and are looking for a slightly oversized fit that will work well with skinny jeans or leggings.
Available from Bloomingdales
Jennie Liu Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Crew Neck
If you are looking for a more budget-friendly option, maybe try this Jennie Liu Women’s 100% Pure Cashmere Crew Neck that you can find on Amazon. It is a 12 gauge knit with 2-ply yarn. It is reportedly a lightweight yet extremely warm design that holds up well to wear.
It may pill a little bit, but the pills come out easily if you have a wool comb. It can be hand-washed, and most women who purchased this style seem to agree that it is a great value.
Find on Amazon
J Crew Everyday Cashmere Crewneck
J Crew’s cashmere designs are always a popular option for both men and women. They come in lovely vibrant colors and are affordable for most budgets. The wool is a bit on the thin side, but they make a great option for layering or an office environment when you want to stay warm but don’t want a lot of bulk.
Available from J Crew
Vince Weekend V-Neck
The Vince Weekend V-Neck is one of my personal cashmere favorites. It is soft with a flattering v-neckline and has a comfy slouchy feel to it. This is a great style to watch for in the sales as over the summer months, it can get pretty heavily discounted, so it becomes much more affordable.
The colors vary slightly each year but are usually in grey, black, white hues. Most of the Vince sweaters are in the $300 to $500 price range and are a reliable option if you are looking for a quality luxury piece to add as a staple to your wardrobe. They’re thick but not too heavy, soft, and luxurious.
Available from Nordstrom
Eileen Fisher Cashmere Silk Bliss Turtleneck Box-Top
This Eileen Fisher Cashmere Silk Bliss Turtleneck Box-Top is a fluffier soft style perfect for the coldest days where you just want to be wrapped up in a lovely warm fabric. Eileen Fisher brings this design back every year as it has many fans. The colors change a bit year to year, but women love the relaxed boxy fit and funnel neck that is soft and cozy without being too tight.
You can wear this pick on its own, or it works well with a jacket without being too bulky. It is primarily cashmere but is also blended with silk to give it even more softness. If you can check this style out in person, it is well worth a look.
Available from EileenFisher.com
Charter Club Crew-Neck Cashmere Sweater
A popular style that you can find at Macy’s is the Charter Club Crew-Neck Cashmere Sweater. It is a classic crew that comes in a lovely variety of colors. This is a great pick to catch on sale because you can get it well under $100 and people who own this design love the value and the feel of it, so perhaps if you are interested, wait for sales or coupon codes.
Available from Macy’s
Nordstrom Signature Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater
Nordstrom Signature Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater is a nice turtle neck option that comes in a beautiful assortment of colors.
This would be a great option for work when you want to look good but also stay warm and cozy.
Available from Nordstrom
What to Look for:
It wasn’t that long ago that cashmere garments were regarded as the ultimate luxury; times have changed, and there are now many options in the $100 range.
Since there are so many cashmere pullovers available these days, it can be a little bit difficult to know where to start. Generally, there are a few different indicators of quality when shopping for this luxurious yarn. The following are a few things you should be aware of.
You can pay anywhere from about $60 to about $2000 on a cashmere sweater. The difference between the different price points stems from a few different things. Where the yarn was sourced, where it was processed or manufactured, and brand-specific factors like markup and the number of units that are made all affect price.
If you are trying to get the best quality for your budget, you will also want to look at the type of fibers that the product is made from.
Less expensive cashmere uses short-staple fibers that are more likely to pill and that are less durable. They can feel soft but generally won’t feel quite as smooth as higher-end brands and won’t last as long.
Most higher-end brands use long-staple fiber that is rarer and more expensive that are known for being softer and more durable.
Yarn- Higher-end brands typically use 2 or 3 ply yarn for softness, durability, and warmth.
Feel- Pure cashmere is one of the softest fibers in the world. If well cared for, it can get softer over time.
Pilling can happen to all cashmere fabrics but is more likely on the less expensive options that use the short fibers. If you are worried about pilling, you can look for brands that use long fibers, and if you do have pilling, you can use a cashmere comb to fix the problem.
People can get a bit confused by the 100% pure cashmere label. There is a ‘Wool Products Labeling Act’ that ensure only pure cashmere can be labeled 100% pure. Where it gets tricky is whether the brand has used the less durable shorter staple fibers or the rarer long-staple fiber that is more expensive. A $100 cashmere sweater made from the shorter fibers isn’t going to have the same quality, durability, or softness as a $300 or $500+ design that uses long fibers.
You will want to check the label whether your sweater can be hand washed or will need to be dry cleaned. Hand washing is generally the preferred method. You may also want to invest in a comb to de-pill your clothes occasionally.
With the abundance of low-cost cashmere available these days, you will want to ensure that you buy from a retailer that you trust the quality and materials they use. The cashmere market does have many fake or misleading claims, mainly when dealing with blends.
You will want to look into where your cashmere is sourced from. Mongolia is generally considered to have the best goats, with other significant producers being China, Iran, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Turkey. Most of the world’s cashmere comes from China.
Read more: The Most Comfortable Men’s Cashmere Sweaters
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