Hate Itchy Sweaters? These 19 Styles Are For You

Fashion for sensitive skin right this way.

best fall sweaters for sensitive skin
As much as I already miss summertime beach days, I really love getting dressed for cold weather. It’s easier to be creative with fashion when you’re working with multiple layers, which is why I think picking up a few sweaters is an essential first step in your fall shopping. But if, like me, you’re sensitive to itchy fabrics, it can be difficult to choose styles that will work for you online. Not to worry—I’ve put in the hours searching for the most comfortable sweaters on the market right now, in the softest possible fabrics. Think merino wool, baby alpaca, and of course, my favorite, cashmere. (If you ever travel with me, you’ll see that I fly in a full cashmere sweatsuit, right down to the socks. I take my knitwear very seriously.)

With that in mind, check out the 19 styles ahead, which include crewnecks, cardigans, and turtlenecks—all so deliciously soft you might just sleep in them.


A cardigan is always a good idea; the deeper the V, the better. Whether it’s an oversized fit or thin and gauzy, the silhouette should not be overlooked this season. Dare I say, it’s the sexiest a sweater can get.

Aritzia Wilfred Thais Cardigan, $135
Aritzia is my favorite under-the-radar spot to find quality knitwear without breaking the bank. I love this cropped merino wool and cotton cardigan in luxe camel—it’s ideal for pairing with all the high-waisted vintage denim you can find.

Crewneck Sweaters

You are not fully prepared for cold weather unless you have a few classic crewneck sweaters in your closet. There’s nothing more chic than throwing one on with your favorite denim, a chunky boot, a wrap coat, and some bold lipstick, and running out the door. It’s devil-may-care fashion at its finest.

Everlane Cashmere Shrunken Sweatshirt, $100
I swear by Everlane cashmere year after year. I just picked up the waffle-knit style in heather grey (my favorite sweater shade), but now I think the shrunken sweatshirt needs to come home with me, too. You can’t beat the quality for the price.


When all you want to do is stay in bed until noon but are forced by work/life to leave your house, a turtleneck is there to save the day. You’ll feel cozy and comforted no matter the weather, and with unlimited style options, you never need to feel bad about picking up a new one. Tis the season, after all.

Filippa K Chunky Roller Neck Sweater, $220
I’ve always been wary of straight-up wool sweaters, but lamb’s wool is the softest of the bunch and totally doable if you have sensitive skin, like me. A chunky navy turtleneck will never go out of style, so please say hello to this Filippa K dream.
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