2019 Sweater Trends

When the leaves start to turn so do our wardrobes! Shopping for women’s sweaters can be a bit overwhelming. With all of the options out there, it seems like the choices are endless — chunky knit or open knit? Longline or cropped? Off-the-shoulder or mock neck?! But don’t ya worry —we’ve rounded up this year’s sweater trends so you don’t have to! You’re welcome.

Uptown Classic: The Sweater Dress

The next time you’re racing to get out the door, opt for the ever-so-convenient sweater dress. The classic sweater dress is not only warm but is SO easy to style! For breezy days, let it take center stage by lightly accessorizing with a wool beret or a polished wristwatch and your fave flats. For weather that requires something a little more heavy duty, the sweater dress works seamlessly as a layering piece. Toss on a peacoat or a longline vest, tights, and chunky heel booties. Finish off the look with a plaid scarf and a trendy shoulder bag for a timeless yet modern take on the sweater dress. Pro tip — vary your options and stock up on a variety of knits. That way, you’ve got a number of fool-proof alternatives for when you just can’t be bothered on deciding what to wear. Whether you’re searching for a plus size sweater dress in chenille, fuzzy or cable knit, Forever 21 has got it on deck.

Casual Cool: The Hoodie Dress

When you are in an absolutely no-nonsense type of mood- there’s the good ol’ hoodie dress. The athleisure trend is still goin’ strong and for good reason — there’s nothing better than when style meets comfort. Your go-to hoodie is not only suited for rainy night-ins, but can double as a casual statement piece (yes, to actually go out in). Opt for a mid-thigh length and an oversized fit. Pair with suede thigh-high boots for an elevated sporty look à la Ariana Grande. This play on proportions leaves absolutely no room for frumpiness!

Cozy & Comfy: The Long Cardigan

As for cardigans, draped and open front cardigans are definitely having a moment. Draped lapels and a longline silhouette take the knit cardigan to the next level and upgrade an otherwise simple outfit. Of course we’ve still got classic button-front cardigans for the ladies who love a granny-chic vibe. Layer on top of a basic tee for a versatile ensemble that will take you from running errands to a lunch date real quick. If you still prefer to show a little skin, channel off-duty model by pairing a risqué lace bralette underneath a slouchy cardigan. And just like that, you’ve got the recipe for a flawless OOTD.

All the way up: The Turtleneck

Having an assortment of sweaters with different necklines is key to keeping your fall and winter style fresh. This season, it seems that all the celebs are rockin’ the trusty turtleneck sweater. The turtleneck is not only a refined winter staple but is practical in protecting the delicate décolletage area! If you’re searching for something with a bit less coverage, two words – Mock. Neck. You still get the sophisticated feel of a turtleneck but with more breathability that can be worn in awkward in-between weather.

Totally Trendy: The Teddy

Another way to add range to your wardrobe this season is to experiment with texture and print. If you’re a fan of a particular silhouette, you’re already halfway there! Snag a faux shearling or faux fur number if you’re feelin’ the teddy coat trend. Or perhaps you prefer something a bit more attention grabbing; pick up a trendy neon pullover or a fierce animal-printed sweater. Topped with layered chain necklaces and a low messy bun, you’ll be rockin’ major fashion blogger vibes. And don’t even get us started on plaid. Our sweater selection is drippin’ in plaid – so there’s definitely no shortage here. Score!   

Whichever sweater trend you’re into, feel your best (and coziest ever) this season with Forever 21’s unparalleled selection!