Top 10 Rib Knit Sweaters

The 90s Called, Rib Knits Are Back

The 90s Called, Rib Knits Are Back

They say, "what goes around comes around." After seeing the ghosts of fashion fads' past in the form of tiny sunglasses, silk slip dresses, and le tracksuit (if you don't understand the le part of this, please report to Armie Hammer's Instagram for his recent tracksuit escapades), it's clear that rule applies even to fashion. What's next on the list of reemerging trends? Rib knits, in all their forms. Made cool in the 70s and reignited in the 90s, ribbed texture adds both casualness and visual interest to sporty and feminine pieces alike. We're still flying high on 90s vibes this season, which inspired us to compile a list of 10 top-rated and reviewed rib knit tops and sweaters. Varying in fit and style, each pick feels inspired by decades old trends yet looks shockingly modern. Who knows, we might even put a silk cami over these long sleeve rib knits... now that would be so 90s. Opening image: nordstrom.com

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February 20, 2018

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Tory Sport Tech Knit Ribbed Sweater
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Tory Sport Tech Knit Ribbed Sweater

BEST FOR: Après ski

FUN FACT: Inspired by 70s and 80s athletic wear, Tory Burch's sport line includes tons of fun, functional pieces. We can't wait to mix and match other pieces from the collection with this mock neck pullover!

Loft Ribbed Boatneck Sweater

LOVED FOR: A boat neck and bell sleeves add a bit of a nautical vibe to this mid weight knit.

HELPFUL TIP: This boxy cut sweater fits best when sized down

H&M Knit Sweater

BEST FOR: Simple lines and a great fit are the secret to a perfect layering sweater.

STYLE WITH: Go casual by pairing with joggers and clean sneakers or dress it up with a collared shirt and leather trousers

J.Crew Ribbed Stripe Tee with Ruffle Sleeves

USERS SAID: "You can never go wrong with JC crews! I wish it came in other colors-I would buy them all! The ruffles on the sleeves make this standout!"

BEST FOR: Springing into spring

Topshop Ring Pull Zip Bodysuit

LOVED FOR: A sleek zipper puts a trendy twist on a basic, body-hugging piece.

USERS SAID: "This is so cute! I ordered the pink one & it looks adorable with jeans. It is super comfy & warm. I love how you can adjust the zipper to show more or less." 

Glamorous Ruffle Front Sweater

LOVED FOR: Ruffles look all grown up in a vertical line and complemented by a high neckline.

WHERE TO WEAR: Ribbed knits typically feel so casual, but the flat texture on this ribbed knit really works for work.

Lush Ribbed Ruffle Sleeve Top

BEST FOR: The perfect combination of cute and cozy

LOVED FOR: The ruffle-tiered sleeves

Madewell Ruffle Cuff Ribbed Top

BEST FOR: A stylish alternative to a simple solid tee shirt

USERS SAID: "Love the style, color, quality and the fabric is super soft. I loved it so much that this is my second top of the same style and color. I have them in all colors."

FRAME Stripe Crewneck Merino Wool Blend Sweater

LOVED FOR: The vintage feel of the striped color combo

STYLE WITH: White booties and a pair of retro sunnies

Uniqlo Extra Fine Merino Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater

BEST FOR: A basic piece that's so well priced you can buy one in every color.

STYLE WITH: Turtlenecks feel so chic these days whether worn as a layering piece or solo. Layer under an oversized sweater with skinny jeans and loafers for an added air of sophistication to a casual look.

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