Cardigans — especially extra-long ones — are having a major moment lately. The knit garment made a splash on the streets at New York Fashion Week this season, where it seemed like every editor had the sweater in heavy rotation.
When worn layered over a simple T-shirt, a cardigan is the perfect alternative to other fall staples, like classic turtlenecks or leather jackets. On its own, though, the humble knit is an unexpectedly cool — dare we say sexy? — option. Pieces with wider necklines allow the opportunity to show a little skin while still remaining perfectly cozy. For those who prefer sleek silhouettes, thin, gauzy cardigans are an ideal way to approach transitional dressing.
Dusters are one of many '90s and early-aughts trends making a resurgence of late; to bring them into the modern age, we recommend pairing one with strappy stilettos or on-trend tall boots (which, let's be honest, would have also been completely fitting in any '90s or early aughts wardrobe). Ahead, we've rounded up 23 of our favorite long cardigans to wear right now and well into the winter.
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