There’s just something special about sweaters. Comfortable, warm, cozy, cute, flattering. The adjective list goes on and on. Even better? There is a sweater for almost every occasion and every temperature. We promise you: No matter where you live, you can never have too many sweaters.
While sweaters are essentially the perfect piece of clothing, there is one teeny-tiny problem: If you buy the wrong one, it has the potential to be itchy or bothersome for your skin. This can be particularly bad for adults and kids with sensitive skin. Hence, it’s important to do a bit of research before you buy the sweater of your dreams (or the sweater you’re dreaming of for your kids or significant other).
Things to know before you start your sweater shopping: Wool is probably the most used fabric for sweaters after cotton, which is generally pretty soft and gentle on your skin. And, while there are many different types of wool, which all have varying degrees of softness and warmth, Merino, Shetland, and Lambswool are the types you see the most in sweaters—Merino being the softest and most gentle on your skin.
We’re here to help you find a sweater option that your skin will love. Here are some super-soft sweaters the whole family can appreciate.
Not only do young kids look extra-adorable in sweaters, but putting your child in a cozy sweater is a nice way to be assured he or she will stay warm and toasty all day long, even when they are out of your sight! Sweaters are great for toddlers, little kids, and children who are closer to their teenage years. Yep, your whole family is covered with one simple piece of clothing.
There's nothing better than a soft, comfortable sweater. Simple women’s cotton sweaters need to offer a lot to the gal who wears them: a flattering cut, a complementary color, and, most importantly, a soft touch. With a variety of styles, including crewneck, long and short cardigan, blouson-sleeve, tunic, pullover, and the always-amazing turtleneck, women’s cotton sweaters are gentle on your skin and always flattering.
And many women swear by a cashmere turtleneck sweater that works both at home and the office. Cashmere is just a one-of-a-kind fabric that feels so lovely on your skin. Think about it: There are so many benefits to wearing cashmere besides just the fabulous look and feel of the fabric: Cashmere keeps a person warm on the coldest days while still feeling lightweight. Sure, heavy wool sweaters are warm, but they are also bulky and take up a lot of room in your drawers.
Guys can be really tough to please. They say they don’t care about clothes, but many do! And the more mature men who love and appreciate sweaters probably already know what style, cut, and fabric works best for them.
Here are some of our favorite men’s sweater styles: turtlenecks, crewnecks, pull-over fleece-lined sweaters, button-down, zip necks, mocks. Ah, there are so many. And the good thing about loads of styles is that there are attractive options in all different types of fabrics: cotton, wool, cashmere. You will certainly be able to find one that he loves.
But our favorite style for men is the men’s cardigan sweater, which can be worn practically anytime and anywhere: the office, a kids’ birthday party, a date night, and even watching football with friends. Simply put, a man in a cardigan looks confident and put together—whether he intended to or not.
That’s the thing about sweaters. Whether you wear a lightweight cardigan over a summer dress or a bulky cable knit and jeans for a cold night spent outside with friends, sweaters take you from boring to bold with one simple piece of clothing. Soft, sophisticated, and simple—that’s hard to top.