This Just In: Sexy Cardigans Are The New Going-Out Tops

Not your grandma’s knitwear.


The latest of 2022’s unexpected, perhaps even head-scratching fashion trends is — drumroll, please — sexy cardigans worn as going-out tops. Keep on clicking to find 11 sultry options that’ll cover all your date night and party dressing needs.

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Worn by Megan Fox, Kendall Jenner, and Hailey Bieber, Jacquemus’ cropped cardigan held together solely by a delicate golden clasp is for adventurous dressers who enjoy a scene-stealing piece.
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Thomas Cardigan
A mix of coquettish and sultry, Rouje’s Thomas Cardigan is the sartorial equivalent of batting your eyelashes and saying, “Who, me?” with a coy smile.
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Picture this: You’re vacationing somewhere warm, and after a day of sunning and swimming, it’s time to hit the town for a fun night. Borgo de Nor’s floral-fruity cardigan is the top you throw on.
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GANNI’s ultra-cropped, ruffled cardigan is what a zany granny would wear for late-night cocktails with her equally chic besties. Her drink of choice? A citrus spritz that reflects her zest for life, of course.
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Bold in color and flirty in silhouette — Versace’s cutout top is ideal for a late-summer night out. Admittedly, though, it’s best to keep the hardcore dancing to a minimum so as not to tempt fate with a wardrobe malfunction.
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Live The Process
Zen Wrap Cardigan
You can wear Live The Process’ Zen Wrap Cardigan as an after-yoga cover-up or out for casual drinks — it’s one of those highly-prized multi-occasion pieces you’ll reach for endlessly.
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This sequined and see-through Aya Muse cardigan is designed to steal focus, so wear it with more demure separates, like straight-leg black trousers and kitten heels.
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Sensual yet not overtly sultry, Aritzia’s plunging cardigan is the solution to your date-night dressing conundrums. It’s perfect for those restaurants that keep their air conditioning on full blast.
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A.W.A.K.E. MODE’s perpetually off-kilter, asymmetric cardigan is the ideal option for when you want to give off a mysterious “Who is she?” vibe at a party filled with soon-to-be acquaintances.
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Wear Tove’s smocked cardigan for an in-office work day, and then, when meeting co-workers for after-hour drinks, pop open a few of its buttons and swap your professional loafers for a pair of heeled sandals.
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Victor Glemaud
Cropped Cardigan
Team Victor Glemaud’s striped and plunging cardigan with its matching tube skirt for a one-and-done date-night outfit. Or, for those intrigued by Gen Z’s favorite denim silhouette, a pair of ultra-baggy blue jeans will add a bit of streetwear edge.

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