Top 10 Cold Shoulder Sweaters

The New Feminine and Flirty Sweater Has Arrived

The New Feminine and Flirty Sweater Has Arrived

All spring and summer, off-the-shoulder styles have dominated our Instagram feeds. From ruffle styles to more minimal silhouettes, it was all about the exposed shoulder and clavicle this year. Heading into the colder months doesn't have to mean saying goodbye to the trend. In fact, the shoulder-baring trend has shifted perfectly to a version that's tailor made for fall and winter. Get ready to move on from the off-the-shoulder style of spring and summer and give a warm welcome to these cold shoulder sweaters. We've highlighted the ten best of the season's styles available today. Opening image: forever21.com

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November 6, 2017

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BP Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sweater
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BP Ruffle Cold Shoulder Sweater

LOVED FOR: The affordability. BP is one of the most affordable and trendy labels at Nordstrom.

STYLE IT WITH: This silhouette pairs well with a fitted pant—emphasis on the tailored ankle. Add a trendy, low heel and you're ready for your night out.

Forever 21 Open-Shoulder Sweater

LOVED FOR: The neutral, on-trend color options

FUN FACT: This style is currently on sale!

J.O.A. Cold Shoulder Turtleneck Sweater

HELPFUL TIP: This style is dry clean only.

LOVED FOR: The split cuffs take this comfy, ribbed style to the next level.

Vila Knitted Sweater With Bow Detail

LOVED FOR: The slouchy, flattering silhouette.

STYLE IT WITH: Pair these subtle, feminine details with a casual vintage jean. Add a low heel ankle boot and you're good to go.

Jack by BB Dakota Mai Sweater

HELPFUL TIP: This style does best when hand washed cold and hung to dry.

STYLE IT WITH: Try it with an a-line skirt and an over-the-knee boot.

Aqua Asymmetric Cold-Shoulder Sweater

USERS SAID: "This sweater is so soft and sexy at the same time."

LOVED FOR: The asymmetric style is simple, yet eye-catching.

Sanctuary Riley Bare Shoulder Sweater

LOVED FOR: The long, slouchy sleeves.

STYLE IT WITH: Try an all black look with a cropped skinny jean and a chunky, low heel.

Express Two-Way Lace-Up Tunic Sweater

USERS SAID: "This reversible sweater is worth every penny. For work I wear it the high neck side and for dinner or weekends I can wear it with the crisscross in the front. It’s great for any occasion."

FUN FACT: This style is available in a range of beautiful colors.

Loft Cold Shoulder Cable Sweater

USERS SAID: "I bought this in the white [colorway] and absolutely love it. The cut out shoulder is a perfect detail that makes this not your average sweater."

HELPFUL TIP: If you're in between sizes, size up.

Caslon Cold Shoulder Tunic Sweater

USERS SAID: "This sweater is so soft you'll want to sleep in it!"

STYLE IT WITH: Minimal, layered necklaces are the perfect complement to this v-neck silhouette.

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