Like its cardigan cousin, the sweater vest is a divisive member of the wardrobe family. With most renditions mocked by your "you could have found that in a thrift store" friends, this outlier has ridden the fringes of fashion for decades, experiencing multiple renaissances while at it.

Sweater vests were everywhere at the pre-Covid Fall/Winter runway shows of the world's biggest fashion houses last year and we're already seeing sweater vests making their way quickly into everyday style. We've rounded up some of the best sleeveless companions to warm your torsos as we see out the remainder of a cold winter and move into the transitional months, AKA. sweater-vest heaven.

From luxury offerings from the likes of Bottega Veneta and Gucci to technical masterclasses from The Elder Statesman, everyone's showing love for the knitted vest, and we're here for it.

Scroll for some of the best sweater vests around right now.

Gucci GG Wool Jacquard Sweater Vest

GG Wool Jacquard Sweater Vest

$980

Gucci

Buy at Luisaviaroma

This Gucci sweater vest is proffering serious professor energy with its monogram detailing and leather button fastening.

Maison Margiela Oversized Open Vest

Oversized Open Vest

$880

Maison Margiela

Buy at mytheresa

Thanks to a super-oversized cut, his two-tone sweater vest from Maison Margiela sits somewhere between poncho and vest. Unattached sides offer signature Margiela unorthodoxy.

NOAH Argyle Vest

Argyle Vest

Argyle Vest

$279

NOAH

Buy at Slam Jam

Detailed with multicolor Argyle diamonds, just like your grandad’s. Made of use lambswool, unlike your grandad’s.

Bottega Veneta Wool and Cashmere Sweater Vest

Wool and Cashmere Sweater Vest

from $790

Bottega Veneta

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

A wool-cashmere blend positions this Bottega Veneta V-neck in the realms of elevated luxury instantly. After that, the lilac hue doesn't have much work to do to get us on side.

Awake NY Lemon Vest

Lemon Vest

Lemon Vest

$175

Awake NY

Buy at ssense

An intarsia-knit lemon graphic punctuates Awake NY’s take on the vest which sets the fruit against a deep blue backdrop reminiscent of summer skies.

The Elder Statesman SSENSE Exclusive Heavy Vest

SSENSE Exclusive Heavy Vest

SSENSE Exclusive Heavy Vest

$1030

The Elder Statesman

Buy at ssense

Woven from pure cashmere, The Elder Statesman continues a legacy of complete dedication to the highest-quality materials. Rounded out with a bright orange hue, this one’s definitely a highlight piece.

Andersson Bell Marais Vest

Marais Vest

Marais Vest

$220

Andersson Bell

Buy at ssense

This glitched-out knit from Andersson Bell is definitely an eye-catcher, subverting what is — aside from the detailing — a classic sweater vest silhouette.

Maison Kitsuné Jacquard Pullover Sweater Vest

Jacquard Pullover Sweater Vest

Jacquard Pullover Sweater Vest

$360

Maison Kitsuné

Buy at ssense

Talk about a deep neckline. Maison Kitsuné drops it as low as it can go, but keeps things classic with nary trims and welt pockets to the waist.

Acne Studios Chunky Sweater Vest

Chunky Sweater Vest

Chunky Sweater Vest

$440

Acne Studios

Buy at ssense

Acne’s typical style of exaggerating elements of a classic comes to the fore with this chunky-knit sweater vest. Marled wool offers a strong texture to the oversized number.

AGR Plaited Stripe Knit Sweater Vest

Plaited Stripe Knit Sweater Vest

Plaited Stripe Knit Sweater Vest

$516

AGR

Buy at Browns

Eschewing the classic V-neck for a crew neck, this sweater vest from AGR is a rare find. Crafted from a mohair blend, it’s characterized by layers of bright, contrasting stripes throughout.

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