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An Oversized Guide To The Best Oversized Sweaters

Name a more iconic winter piece than warm, roomy sweaters. (We'll wait.) Oversized knit sweaters are a classic staple, low-key dramatic, but, most of all, comfortable to the core. Since winter is here to stay for a while, we hunted for big-time knits in silhouettes that envelope the body. Get ready to add some major statement pieces to your existing collection of sweaters.

The comfort of a roomy sweater is undeniable. Whether it's a cable-knit sweater hand-knit by your grandma or the byproduct of some hasty weekend retail therapy at Anthropologie, a wearable tent of snuggly softness is worth trying on for size. Plus, nothing looks better when you're curled up by a warm fire with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. So, let's get down to the nitty-gritty with 33 of the comfiest oversized knit sweaters ahead — each handily broken down by style category from balloon-sleeve to turtleneck.

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Fisherman-Style Sweater


The fisherman gives off a classic nautical vibe. It's an easy-to-style piece that you'll find yourself gravitating toward again and again.
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Balloon-Sleeve Sweater


Sweaters with big billowing sleeves are an oversized trend we can get behind. It gives a dramatic flair to the laid-back style.
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Turtleneck Sweater


Turtlenecks are a modest and practical sweater choice for winter weather, but things get better when you give them the oversized treatment.
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Statement Sweater


We already love statement sweaters for their bold prints, bright colors, and elevated embellishments — pair all that with an oversized silhouette, and now we're talking BIG knitwear energy.
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Cardigan Sweater


An oversized cardigan is one of the most versatile knitwear styles we can think of. Wear it alone as a top, unbuttoned over a tank or tee, buttoned up over a dress, layered it under your favorite shacket.
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Cashmere Sweater


Cashmere is the crème de la crème of sweater fabrics — and an oversized style doubles that dreaminess. It's pricey, but a luxuriously soft investment that, with the right care, will last for years to come. And, if you're looking for something more eco-friendly, there are loads of recycled and sustainable cashmere options on the market these days. That way you can feel confident and responsible about your big cloud of a purchase.
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Oversized Half Zip Sweater


An oversized zip-up sweater has that effortless put-together look with it's subtle collar and zip-up.
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