Like its cardigan cousin, the sweater vest is a divisive member of the wardrobe family. Mocked for its grandpa-ready credentials 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.

The sweater vest was everywhere at the pre-Covid Fall/Winter runway shows of the world's biggest fashion houses earlier this year. Case in point: the fire Prada one on show above, which you just so happen to be able to shop below.

As well as the Prada piece, a healthy dose of sweater vests straight out of FW20 collections have hit stores recently, and we've rounded up some of the best sleeveless companions to warm your torsos as we transgress the edges of summer and welcome fall — a season ready and waiting for the sweater vest's layering prowess.

From Prada to the more affordable likes of COS, everyone's showing love to the knitted vest, and we're here for it.

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

Sweater vest plus collar equals perfection.

Organic Cotton Contrast Collar Sweater Vest

Organic Cotton Contrast Collar Sweater Vest

$99

COS

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Buy at cos

Gone golfing.

Argyle Cashmere Sweater Vest

Argyle Cashmere Sweater Vest

$135

Polo Ralph Lauren

Buy at Ralph Lauren

The season's best.

Square-Jacquard Wool Sleeveless Sweater

Square-Jacquard Wool Sleeveless Sweater

$670

Prada

Buy at Matchesfashion

If hippies did vests.

Hippie Long Vest

Hippie Long Vest

$210

Andersson Bell

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Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense

Mesh is best.

Knit Fedde Vest

Knit Fedde Vest

$470

CMMN SWDN

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Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense

AK47 on a sweater vest? Why not.

Shareware Sweater Vest

Shareware Sweater Vest

$500

Landlord

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Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense

Even Raf likes 'em.

Contrasting Panel Jumper Vest

Contrasting Panel Jumper Vest

$306

Raf Simons

Buy at Farfetch

Got cable?

Cable Knit Vest

Cable Knit Vest

$425

WE11 DONE

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Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense

In Wales Bonner we trust.

Knitted Wool Vest

Knitted Wool Vest

$505

Wales Bonner

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Free Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at mytheresa

That's one dark vest.

Mid Gauge Wool Knit Crop Vest

Mid Gauge Wool Knit Crop Vest

$790

Bottega Veneta

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Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Tyler-approved.

Logo-Jacquard Wool-Blend Sweater Vest

Logo-Jacquard Wool-Blend Sweater Vest

$980

Gucci

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Free Delivery On All Orders

Buy at Mr. Porter

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