Betwixt and Between

Designers have endowed sweaters with beguiling qualities this year.  By accentuating stretchy wool blends with imaginative details, sweaters are transformed into becoming silhouettes to enchant your admirers.  Sophisticated cardigans resemble tailored coats; sweater dresses double as chic tunics; funnel neck pullovers—woven in downy soft cashmere—feel luxurious and très nonchalant.  While unexpected combinations like delicate lace and rib-knit wool make fashion interesting, you make it bewitching. 

Scalloped eyelash lace delicately encircles the cropped hem of this slouchy-turtleneck sweater rib knit from cozy virgin wool. Red Valentino.
Rebecca Taylor conjures up an off-the-shoulder sweater featuring a sleek silver zipper that’s an alluring alternative to a shawl.  Red Valentino entices with a figure-hugging sweater dress that’s perfect for your winter solstice soirée.  Missoni weaves metallic threads into a dazzling sweater that will leave him starstruck.  Altuzarra joins scarf and sweater in a mystical, mineral mélange shade.  And Theory casts an intriguing spell on Ms. Melisandre, who is betwixt and between a sweater and a coat.

Practice a little make-believe this holiday season—invoke the joyful spirits and behold the magical outcome. 

A winter-themed print enhances the look of this soft knit sweater with a relaxed fit that will complement both jeans and dress pants. Polo Ralph Lauren.

Wrap up in the soft luxury of an oversize cashmere cardigan you can belt or just let flow for a slouchy, casual look. Frame.

Dabble in some dadcore wearing this classic cable-knit sweater vest, fastened with handsome tortoise buttons and knit from pure, pearly wool. Rebecca Taylor.

Switch things up for sweater weather in this cable-knit option fastened with a gleaming zipper and set dramatically off the shoulder. Rebecca Taylor.

Multidirectional ribbing shapes this cozy-making sweater knit from cashmere in neutral shades and finished with a hand-warming kangaroo pocket. Apiece Apart.

A chunky knit textures an all-cotton sweater that looks as great layered as it does on its own. Apiece Apart.

Sweater-vest meets serape with this topper knit with dolman sleeves and a stepped hem from cozy merino wool.

A sophisticated layering piece for transitional wardrobes, this plush cashmere V-neck vest is knit with ribbed trim, side slits and a drop-tail hem. Rosetta Getty.

Scalloped eyelash lash delicately trims the side slit and hem of this turtleneck sweater-dress with long sleeves and a body-con fit. Red Valentino.

Feel the warmth of this woolly cashmere-kissed sweater-dress cut in a longline fit for work-to-weekend perfection. Sandro.

A maxi sweater-dress knit from organic cotton and recycled fibers is slightly oversized, so you can go anywhere from the park to dinner in total comfort. The button front, stand collar and large hand pockets add an extra touch of style and comfort to the look. Mara Hoffman.

Fashioned from a cozy organic cotton knit with a handy pair of pockets at the front, this funnel-neck maxi sweater-dress is sure to keep you comfortable. Mara Hoffman.

Soft allover ribbing textures this cashmere-kissed sweater-dress that accentuates your curves. Reiss.

Soft braided cables descend on this comfy sweater designed with an oversized fit, a splash of cashmere and a cozy funnel neck. Vince.

Delicate scalloped lines the crewneck of this virgin-wool sweater-dress fitted with a dropped waist and ruffle-flared hem. Red Valentino.

An attached scarf ups the cozy appeal of a longline open-front cardigan textured with cables, mixed-gauge stitching and fluffy fringe. Red Valentino.

Crafted from a rich blend of wool and cashmere, this soft, sophisticated sweater has a roomy fit and a rib mock neck that will enliven your cold-weather style. Polo Ralph Lauren.

A drapey V-neck sweater knit from luxurious virgin wool features floral lace panels detailing the neckline and hem. Red Valentino.

Scalloped eyelash lash delicately trims the side slit and hem of this turtleneck sweater-dress with long sleeves and a body-con fit. Red Valentino.

Beautiful scalloped lace traces the portrait V-neck of this bracelet-sleeve wool minidress fitted with wide rib stitches that lead to a leggy, godet-flared hem. Red Valentino.

This sleek and sophisticated maxi is knit from luxe cashmere with a cozy turtleneck and a defining waist tie. Theory.

Knit from silky-soft alpaca-blend yarn, this heathered sweater-knit coat has notched lapels and front patch pockets for a warm and cozy layer with polish. Theory.

Casual-chic style is the common factor in this sweater-dress combo, thanks to the easy fit of the woven side-slit skirt and the slouchy fit of the sweater. Theory.

Dip into dadcore with this roomy cardi knit from cozy wool in a bright fairisle-reminiscent pattern with a shawl collar and easy full-zip closure. Re/Done.

Diagonal stripes punch up a thick wool sweater that's sure to be an instant favorite for its lively look and cozy feel. Rag & Bone.

Traditional Fair Isle patterns add homespun charm to a cozy cardi, styled with a serene shawl collar and knit from a toasty blend enriched with alpaca and wool. The Great.

Tiny sequins spotlight the fashion house's signature zigzags on this lightweight knit sweater done in a shimmering, oversized silhouette with ribbed trims. Missoni.

Full of folksy charm and cozy warmth, this woolen sweater is jacquard-knit with carpet-inspired geometric patterning highlighted by shimmering metallic fibers. Etro.

Sporty color-blocked stripes race along the dropped shoulders and circle the sleeves of a virgin-wool sweater with a boxy, relaxed fit. Akris Punto.

A contrast collar and signature ring pull add to the sporty appeal of this ribbed quarter-zip pullover knit from responsibly sourced merino wool yarn. Akris Punto.

All the best sweater style points show up in this colorblocked cardigan, knit from warm but lightweight merino wool with a shawl collar and sporty stripes. La Ligne.

A boxy shape and a button half-placket set a sporty attitude in this rugby-style sweater knit from luxe and comfy merino wool. La Ligne.

Godet insets at the side seams create a swingy silhouette for this wide-ribbed sweater knit with a funnel neck and dropped shoulders from a cozy merino wool-blend. LITA by Ciara.

Scalloped eyelash lace delicately details the deep V-neckline of this relaxed-fit sweater knit from soft wool and cashmere. Red Valentino.

An unabashedly feminine pointelle cotton cardigan is scattered with embroidered blossoms and topped with hardware studs at the neckline. Red Valentino.

Openwork stitching lends textural dimension to a plush mock-neck sweater knit with blouson sleeves and ribbed trim. Red Valentino.

A cotton crewneck sweater is embroidered on the front with tonal flowers before being printed with a classic Breton-stripe motif in a classic shade of red. Valentino.

Fringe at the cuffs and hem adorns this cropped, illuminated turtleneck set asparkle by knit-in sequins. Altuzarra.

A relaxed sweater knit from a soft blend of merino wool and cashmere yarns has the best accessory built right in thanks to a scarf-like accent at the neckline. Altuzarra.