Here are the best white sweaters you can wear long after Labor Day.

White Sweater

Just because it’s after Labor Day doesn’t mean that you have to give up on white. In fact, it might very well be just the time to embrace it. While we love styling white jeans, cream wool dresses, and more for all the chillier months of the year, a necessary indulgence is adding a few bright white sweaters to your seasonal knitwear collection.

A great white sweater is a true essential in any and every stylish woman’s closet. You can throw it on in lieu of a white T-shirt with a simple pair of vintage jeans for daytime strolls, or choose a slimmer style tucked into a silk skirt for more dressy occasions. Don a button-front closure for all of your layering needs, or turn some heads with colorful trim or embellished details as well. 

In chunky wool, super soft cashmere, lightweight cotton, and the like, we’ve rounded up quite the selection of white sweaters that you can wear long after summertime is over. We’ve got cable knits, cardigan, oversized pullovers, and even some cropped knit jacket styles! In other words, you might very well want to wear nothing but white sweaters until summer travels back around again. 

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OUR TOP PICKS

Best High Neck White Sweater

1.

Proenza Schouler White Label Wool-Blend Turtleneck Sweater

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This white sweater feels like a handmade knit while also boasting an ultra-tailored fit. With wrist-length arms, though, it doesn’t feel sloppy and features a high neck and oversized body.

Best Waffle Knit White Sweater

2.

La Ligne Waffle White Sweater

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How do you stand out with an oversized white waffle-knit? An open back, of course. La Ligne has crafted the perfect drapey pullover with a back that overlaps so that it adds extra dimension without remaining fully open.

Best Cable Knit White Sweater

3.

& Other Stories Cable Knit Wool Sweater

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White cable knit sweater this might be, it adds a little pop of contrast with a thick black thread running through each braid. Morning or night, this simple white sweater is a true head-turner.

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Best White Cardigan

4.

Vince Pearl Button Cardigan

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For an early-aughts look, shop this Vince cardigan in bright white. It boasts a slightly cropped silhouette, slim fit, and bottoms meant to show a little skin between them when it’s all fastened up.

Best White Cashmere Sweater

5.

White + Warren Cashmere Waffle Crewneck Sweater

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If you want a simple pullover with a little extra cozy texture, opt for a cashmere knit that boasts a waffle feel. You’ll love this more casual take on the crewneck sweater for any time of day.

Best White Pullover

6.

3.1 Phillip Lim Long Sleeve Wool Nylon Cable Pullover

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Phillip Lim is always one for mixing proportions and layers, and the brand’s white fisherman sweater for fall is no exception. Fit like a pullover, this knit top actually fastens more like a cardigan, overlapping at the front and buttoning up on top of the left shoulder.

Best White Cropped Cardigan

7.

Self Portrait Bouclé-Knit Cropped Cardigan

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We’re obsessed with this cardigan because it feels more like a cropped Chanel-esque jacket than a sweater. That said, it’s that extra detail many a look requires, come fall, offering a knitwear-level layer with outerwear appeal.

Best Preppy White Sweater

8.

Intermix Hillary Cashmere Polo Sweater

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Go preppy with a polo-styled white cashmere sweater. This one features a slightly looser fit without feeling oversized and boxy, making it the perfect match for your everyday denim and more tailored suiting looks.

Best 90s White Sweater

9.

Prada Cropped V-Neck Cotton Sweater

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Add that youthful schoolgirl vibe to your white sweater collection with this cropped V-neck knit that shows off an exaggerated pointelle knit that gives a little more loft and weight to your ‘90s favorite.

Best Luxe White Sweater

10.

Miu Miu Cashmere Sweater

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A splurge, to be sure, but if you want to make your white knit sweater ultra-special, shop this Miu Miu style with totally embellished shoulders and a girly pointelle knit pattern.

Best Lightweight White Sweater

11.

Michael Kors Collection Hutton Featherweight White Cashmere Sweater

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There’s a reason that this cashmere ribbed knit has been a collection staple for so many years. Though a lightweight sweater technically, this Michael Kors Collection topper acts like a shirt as well, tucking in nicely to your arsenal of fall bottoms with ease.

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Best Chunky Knit White Sweater

12.

Raey Organic-Wool Blend Cable Knit Sweater

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If you love a chunky knit but don’t want to go for a traditional fisherman pattern, consider this oversized white sweater from Raey—in bright white, naturally.

Best Stylish White Sweater

13.

Babaton Seek Sweater

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Go for a silhouette that feels new and fresh, taking your knitwear to the next level with ease. This white sweater is a throw-on-and-go, to be sure, but it’s added material at each shoulder makes it feel more layered than it actually is.

Best Detailed White Pullover

14.

Maje Detailed Sleeve Pullover

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Calling all pullover lovers. If you want a casual slouchy topper with a little extra something special, shop this Maje style with small gold buttons on each shoulder to add that detail few other ribbed sweaters have.

Pro Tip

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White sweaters get, well, dirty. Just like other white items in your closet, take care to clean them properly and look out for dingy tones that come from too much wear without a quick trip to the dry cleaner or toss into the laundry.

White sweaters are about to become your ultimate go-to for fall. Here’s to starting off the season with a classically chic must-have you’ll want to shop in multiples…ASAP.

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