The black sweater: 15 takes on a classic
There are few items as timeless and forever useful as a black sweater, and although I am making some effort to wear color close to my face, I don’t think I’ll ever quite give them up. They’re just too figure-flattering and easy. This is a splurgy cashmere option from Nili Lotan: I think the buttons at the shoulder are really chic.
Just a nice, heavy V-neck with ribbing that isn’t too tight, as ribbing so often is.
This cape sweater from Universal Standard is so good I wish it came in straight sizes, as I do so many pieces from Universal Standard. I heard a rumor that they are planning to do a capsule collection of straight sizes, but it’s totally unconfirm-able.
I like how forgivingly cut this V-neck is—very good for camouflaging stomach junk.
The side slits on this chunky turtleneck are a nice touch.
This Bowie-esque lightning bolt is fun and graphic.
This is made from a mohair blend, so it’s nice and fluffy.
There are subtle sequins on this Eileen Fisher option, which would look as nice with jeans as it would more dressed up.
A round-neck cardigan can skew a bit girly for my taste, but they’re really good with dresses.
I’m afraid that this is only available in limited sizes, but it’s so graceful and sculptural (and comfortable-looking) that I had to include it.
Here is a really excellent big huggy choice.
The lace detail here is so pretty, and even a little sexy.
I like the slit detail at the arms here, and the price is quite nice.
Another big old V-neck suitable for the coldest of days.
Here is a post on black pieces under $100 that I wrote a while back.