The best cashmere sweaters worth investing in—luxe styles to keep you warm at every budget

Stay stylish and cozy with the best cashmere sweaters that deliver on quality and price

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Timeless and chic, the best cashmere sweaters will add a dose of luxury to the simplest of outfits. If you’re looking to elevate your wardrobe basics, a cashmere sweater is a worthy investment piece. Comfy enough for off-duty days, yet smart enough to wear to the office (just add tailored trousers), a cashmere sweater makes any look feel instantly pulled together.

The best cashmere sweaters will become one of the most versatile knitwear pieces you own. Team it with your best jeans at weekends, and wear it over a silky dress on chilly evenings. And it can always be used to add luxe-factor to your loungewear. “No one can deny the unequivocal style status of the cashmere jumper, but you needn’t save them for winter,” says Hannah Eichler, stylist, writer, and fashion lecturer. “Unlike synthetic fibers which can leave you hot and sweaty, cashmere fibers are woven tightly together which allows air to circulate around your body, keeping you cool when it’s warm and warm when it’s cool.”

Cashmere sweaters are generally pricier than your average winter knit, but they do pay off in terms of quality and longevity, so are well worth spending a bit more money on. High-end brands focus on creating ethically made, top-notch cashmere that stands the test of time. 

“If you aren’t quite ready for the 100% cashmere investment, brands such as Hobbs and Mint Velvet offer great cashmere and cotton blends at a lower price point,” says Eastwood. For the cheapest cashmere sweaters that still deliver on quality, also look at H&M and Marks & Spencer. 

  • Baukjen—sustainable cashmere from £149/$274
  • Boden—good value 100% cashmere from £110/$38.99
  • Everlane—pared-back pieces that last from £47/$50
  • Extreme Cashmere—luxury cashmere from £400/$520
  • Gap—recycled cashmere from £59.97/$34.99
  • H&M—budget-friendly cashmere-blends from £29.99/$39.99
  • J Crew—classic styles from £89/$79.50
  • Me+Em—trendy cashmere from £95/$145
  • M&S—affordable designs for every shape from £43/$125
  • Next—wide-range of styles from £30/$91
  • The White Company—luxe loungewear from
  • Uniqlo—technical fabrics from £79.90/$89.90
  • Whistles—cute cashmere cardigans from £85/$143
  • White Stuff—playful designs from £22/$30

The best cashmere sweaters for women, as chosen by our fashion team

Looking to take the plunge and invest in a new cashmere cover-up? We’ve done the hard work for you found the very best cashmere jumpers from budget to blowout. 

Baukjen Portia Eco Cashmere Hoodie

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1. Baukjen

Reasons to buy
+Sustainable cashmere+Luxury loungewear

Baukjen are one of the best sustainable clothing brands, detailing the environmental impact of their garments on their website for full transparency. They use 100% recycled cashmere and have a range of sleek and timeless designs from flattering v-necks to sporty hoodies in wearable hues such as navy and camel. If planet-friendly pieces is what you're after, they're your one-stop shop.


Baukjen Portia Eco Cashmere Hoodie

RRP: £199/$274 | Sizes: US 2-14/UK 6-18

A luxe reinterpretation of the classic sportswear style, this relaxed hoodie is made from 100% recycled cashmere. Layer over a basic tee and throw a blazer on top to sharpen the look and render it brunch-ready.


Baukjen Darcy Eco Cashmere Roll Neck Jumper

RRP: £199/$274 | Sizes: US 2-14/UK 6-18

The forest-green hue makes this cozy roll neck a winter staple. It’s surprisingly lightweight too so you can still tuck it into your jeans without adding too much bulk.


Baukjen Portia Eco Cashmere Cardigan

RRP: £179  | Sizes: US 2-14/UK 6-18

Not only is this crafted from recycled cashmere but the buttons on this cute cardi are made from nut-based corozo which is biodegradable. Win-win!

Boden Cashmere V-Neck Relax Sweater

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2. Boden

Reasons to buy
+Premium-quality+Lots of designs

Boden has form when it comes to cashmere, offering premium-quality knits at fair prices. They cover all bases with pared-back knits as well as some more statement-making pieces including rainbow stripes, fair isle prints and crayola hues. Most of them will require hand-washing if you want them to last.


Boden Cashmere V-Neck Relax Sweater

RRP: £120/$180 | Sizes: US 2-22/UK 6-22

This classic v-neck is made from 100% cashmere ethically sourced from free-to-roam Mongolian goats, and is both super-soft and lightweight. It has a semi-fitted shape and dropped shoulders for a flattering and cozy finish.


Boden Kesteven Cashmere Sweater

RRP: £150/$210 | Sizes: US 2-22/UK 6-22

A fair isle print is a winter must, and this nails that aprés ski style effortlessly. Just add jeans and the best winter boots for your weekend walks.


Boden Diana Chunky Cashmere Sweater

RRP: £280/$398 | Sizes: US 2-22/UK 6-22

Cashmere doesn’t have to be refined, case in point this heavier knit for a cozier finish. Pulled together with stylish ribbed cuffs and neckline, layer under a blazer for a relaxed take on tailoring.

Everlane The Cashmere Square Turtleneck

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3. Everlane

Reasons to buy
+Pills less+Ethical and high-quality 

Everlane don’t focus on fleeting trends, but instead put their efforts into ethical, high-quality garms that stand the test of time and their cashmere really embodies this. Whether you’re after a snuggly turtleneck or a refined crewneck, their collection is designed to last no matter how many times you wear them. Grade A cashmere from Inner Mongolia that’s soft, durable and pills less.


Everlane The Cashmere Square Turtleneck

RRP: £193/$195 | Sizes: XXS-XL

This has an oversized fit with a turtleneck that requires zero rolling, keeping it simple, sleek and breathable too. It has lots of top reviews from customers who highly rate the quality and softness of the fabric. 


Everlane The Cashmere V-Neck

RRP: £119/$120 | Sizes: XXS-XL

A v-neck is super flattering on the bust and can be worn on it’s own or layered over a finer polo knit or the best t-shirts.


Everlane The Cashmere Polo

RRP: £144/$145 | Sizes: XXS-XL

Collared knits are certainly having a moment and are just as flattering as a v-neck. Wear with wide-leg trousers and trainers for off-duty days.

Extreme Cashmere No20 oversize xtra cashmere-blend turtleneck sweater

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4. Extreme Cashmere

Reasons to buy
+High-end cashmere+Lasts forever

If you’re looking to invest in a premium cashmere jumper that will stand the test of time, then Extreme Cashmere's range is a good place to start. Founders Saskia Dijkstra and Camille Serra have over 25 years of experience in production and high-end knitwear design, so quality, fit and enduring style-appeal is guaranteed. Their collection comes in one size which will comfortably fit sizes XS-L.


Extreme Cashmere No20 Oversize Xtra Cashmere-Blend Turtleneck Sweater

RRP: £600/$800 | Sizes: One Size

The classic high-neck silhouette layers stylishly under blazers and trench coats making it a cornerstone in your fall wardrobe.


Extreme Cashmere No81 Card Cashmere-blend Cardigan

RRP: £410/$570 | Sizes: One Size

The antique rose hue keeps this cardigan feeling feminine and the pocket detailing adds a cute touch too.


Extreme Cashmere No182 Ema Cropped Cashmere-Blend Sweater

RRP: £250/$330 | Sizes: One Size

The half button fastening on this sunny sweater can be left undone for a more casual vibe or buttoned-up if you want that preppy look.

Gap Recycled Cashmere Sweater

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5. Gap

Best cashmere-blend sweater

Reasons to buy
+Lots of colors+Recycled fabrics

Gap are pros at crafting affordable basics and their cashmere collection is no exception. Cashmere-blend sweaters are a more affordable alternative and whilst most have 5-10% cashmere, Gap’s collection has a higher 70%, making it excellent value for money. The cashmere is recycled, ticking that sustainable box too. Featuring classic crewnecks and turtlenecks in an array of colors you’re bound to find that works for you and your wardrobe.


Gap Recycled Cashmere Sweater

RRP: £99.95/$98 | Sizes: XS-XL

The cashmere-wool blend is delightfully soft and warm and the classic crewneck design will ensure you’ll get plenty of wear out of it.


Gap Recycled Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

RRP: £99.95/$98 | Sizes: XS-XL

This turtleneck design will keep you extra cozy. It has a boxy silhouette for a relaxed feel that can be layered over a dress or with your favourite denim. 


Gap Recycled Cashmere Sweater

RRP: £99.95/$98 | Sizes: XS-XL

Another crewneck knit to add to your wardrobe rotation, this time in a distinctive purple hue.

H&M Cashmere Sweater

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6. H&M

Reasons to buy
+Affordable cashmere and cashmere-blends+Chic, muted color palette

H&M is a go-to for everyday essentials and their cashmere collection is both affordable and incredibly chic. With a muted color palette, including khaki greens and soft creams, you’ll find a mix of cashmere and cashmere-blend pieces in classic silhouettes to help make those lazy Sundays look a little smarter. Look for matching cashmere joggers if you want to really take it up a notch.


H&M Fine-Knit Cashmere Sweater

RRP: £79.99/$99 | Sizes: XS-XL

100% cashmere, this slouchy knit has extra long sleeves for a casual finish. The ribbed hem and cuffs help add structure to the otherwise oversized fit.


H&M Cashmere Hoodie

RRP: £119.99/$199 | Sizes: XS-XL

A 100% cashmere hoodie is an indulgent treat and we love the rich blue hue on this number. The drawstring detailing cinches you in if you’re after a more fitted silhouette. 


H&M Cashmere-Blend Cardigan

RRP: £79.99/$119 | Sizes: XS-XL

A wool-cashmere blend, this cardi has a chunkier aesthetic giving it a cooler edge. Layer over floaty dresses or toughen up with faux-leather trousers.

J Crew Cashmere Collared Sweater

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7. J Crew

Reasons to buy
+Timeless pieces+Certified by The Good Cashmere Standard

J.Crew is a master of timeless wardrobe classics and is industry renowned for its beautiful cashmere which is certified by The Good Cashmere Standard. The numerous customers reviews also confirm their premium quality. Expect a wide range of styles from color-popping crewnecks to oversized cable knits.


J Crew Cashmere Collared Sweater

RRP: £180/$148 | Sizes: XXS-3X

The cropped cut will look great paired with high waist jeans or trousers to highlight the waistband. Available in cream and green, go for the cream if you want that go-with-everything style. 


J Crew Cashmere Balloon-Sleeve Cable Knit Sweater

RRP: £399/$328 | Sizes: XXS-3X

The cable knit design and balloon sleeves makes this one stand out from the crowd. It has a cropped finish so best teamed with high-waist trousers and skirts.


J Crew Ribbed-Cashmere Oversized Turtleneck Sweater in Stripe

RRP: £350/$288 | Sizes: XS-XL

Cocoon yourself in comfort with this oversized turtleneck. The classic navy stripe gives it a nautical finish making it a classic you’ll wear in years to come.

Me+Em Merino Cashmere Chevron Cable Sweater

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8. Me+Em

Reasons to buy
+Modern designs+Fashionable details

Head to Me+Em and you’ll find cashmere with a contemporary twist. Think turtlenecks with removable snoods, embellished details and cool colour-blocking upping the ante on the modest knit. High quality fabrics such as wool-cashmere blends means this collection is designed to keep you toasty from one winter to the next.


Me+Em Merino Cashmere Off-Duty Sweater + Snood

RRP: £225/$288 | Sizes: XS-L

A merino wool and cashmere blend, the detachable snood means you can wear it as a turtleneck or a crewneck.


Me+Em Merino Cashmere Feature Button Cardigan

RRP: £225/$365 | Sizes: XS-L

The embellished buttons on this cardigan makes it glam enough for evenings too. Wear with a silky slip skirt and mules for a dinner date look. 


Me+Em Merino Cashmere Chevron Cable Sweater

RRP: £225/$365 | Sizes: XS-L

The cable knit finish on this zesty knit adds texture and interest. Keep the rest of your look simple and allow the jumper to stand out.

M&S Pure Cashmere Crew Neck Jumper

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9. M&S

Reasons to buy
+Affordable prices+Bold prints and colors

Basics needn’t be boring and if you’re looking to inject some color to your outfit then look to M&S and their vibrant cashmere collection. Not only are their sweaters at the lower end of the price scale, they deliver on quality too and will last from one year to the next.


M&S Pure Cashmere Crew Neck Jumper

RRP: £79/$139 | Sizes: UK 6-24/ US 2-20

Cut to a classic crewneck, this 100% cashmere knit has a textured finish for added interest and comes in 14 colors so you’re bound to find one to suit you. We love the hot pink hue but you can also snap it up in a neutral shade if you’re after something more refined. 


M&S Pure Cashmere Striped V-Neck Jumper

RRP: £99/$175 | Sizes: XS-XL

Another statement style that will elevate the everyday. Pure cashmere, wear with straight-leg jeans and the best white trainers.


M&S Pure Cashmere Striped Arm Roll Neck Jumper

RRP: £89/$155 | Sizes: UK 6-24/ US 2-20

Pink and green make one stylish color combo and the contrasting stripe on this roll neck adds some interest.

Next Collection Luxe Premium Rugby Jumper with Cashmere

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10. Next

Reasons to buy
+Covers all budgets+Stylish silhouettes 

Featuring a mix of 100% cashmere and cashmere-blend pieces, Next’s collection covers all budgets. As well as luxury wardrobe classics, they have a few more statement pieces in bolder colors and fun prints, perfect for elevating your best jeans and jumper combo. We particularly love the polo knits for a sporty twist on the fancy fabric.


Next Collection Luxe Premium Rugby Jumper with Cashmere

RRP: £60/$91 | Sizes: XS-XXL

Featuring a touch of cashmere and a ribbed texture, this is super soft and cut to an oversized silhouette for a relaxed offering. If you’re looking to elevate your loungewear, then simply team with the matching trousers for a comfy, yet luxurious look.


Next Cashmere Jumper in Multicolored Stripe

RRP: £95/$137 | Sizes: XS-XL

This 100% cashmere knit is three times more insulating than sheep’s wool but super lightweight too. The rainbow stripes add a cheery touch.


Next 50% Cashmere V-Neck Tank Top

RRP: £95/$139 | Sizes: S-XL

The perfect layering tool, this sleeveless sweater is crafted from 50% cashmere and 50% wool-blend mix. Layer over a crisp white shirt for your office getup.

The White Company Cashmere Cable Sweater

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11. The White Company

Reasons to buy
+High-quality loungewear+Chic colors

The White Company’s cashmere is certified by The Good Cashmere Standard - an independent standard for sustainably certified cashmere so you know it’s a high quality investment. Perfect for adding some luxe to your loungewear, their collection features simple, relaxed silhouettes all in a chic, neutral color palette. 


The White Company Cashmere Batwing Scoop-Neck Sweater

RRP: £149/$219 | Sizes: XS-XL

This relaxed, scoop neck cashmere sweater oozes understated elegance. The light pink hue adds a soft touch, just pair with your favourite denim for a pulled-together weekend look.


The White Company Cashmere Multi-Star Sweater

RRP: £159/$229 | Sizes XS-XL

We love the star print for a fun touch. It has a longer length for extra coverage so will make a stylish pairing with the best leggings.


The White Company Cashmere Henley Jumper

RRP: £169/$249 | RRP: XS-XL

The mother of pearl buttons on this sweater add interest and give it an extra premium finish. It’s slightly chunkier than the others so it’ll keep you extra toasty too.

Uniqlo Women +J Fine Gauge Cashmere Crew Neck Long-Sleeve Sweater

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12. Uniqlo

Reasons to buy
+Practical and stylish+Designer collab

Uniqlo are pros when it comes to functional fashion, especially with their winter wear so you can imagine their cashmere knits are expertly made. Simple silhouettes that deliver on the technicals, their knits will keep you warm and stylish during the coldest of winters. 


Uniqlo Women +J Fine Gauge Cashmere Crew Neck Long-Sleeve Sweater

RRP: £129.90/$149.90| Sizes: XXS-XL

In collaboration with designer Jill Sander, this is packed with stylish details such as the ribbon tie and a double layered collar.


Uniqlo Cashmere V-Neck Sweater

RRP: £79.90/$89.90 | Sizes: XXS-XL

Cut to a simple v-neck this 100% cashmere sweater has a super smooth feel and retains heat too.


Uniqlo Women +J Middle Gauge Cashmere Blend V-Neck Long-Sleeve Cardigan

RRP: £159.90/$179.90| Sizes: XXS-XL

Another stylish iteration from the Jill Sander collab, this cashmere-blend cardigan is super soft with a comfy, slouchy fit.

Whistles Ivory Cashmere Cardigan

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13. Whistles

Reasons to buy
+Comes with cashmere comb+Luxury basics

As well as giving us some of the best Christmas party outfits, high-end British clothing store Whistles also delivers on the luxury basics too. Case in point, their dreamy cashmere collection, all guaranteed to luxe up your look. Many of their styles come with a cashmere comb to ensure your new knit stays in tip top shape.


Whistles Ivory Cashmere Cardigan

RRP: £175/$349 | Sizes: XS-L

The boxy fit on this Whistles number gives it a cool, nonchalant edge rather than a prim and proper vibe. Crafted from 100% cashmere, it's super soft and features stylish tortoise shell button fastenings. 


Whistles Cashmere Crew Neck Jumper

RRP: £175/$349 | Sizes: XS-L

Another stylish 100% cashmere number with a punchy pink hue for a fresh update. It has a longer, relaxed fit making it a clever layering tool.


Whistles Cashmere Roll Neck Jumper

RRP: £195/$389 | Sizes: XS-XL

You’ll never tire of a classic black roll neck jumper and this one ticks all the boxes. Pair with other neutral shades for a cool tonal look.

White Stuff Ida Knit Tunic

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14. White Stuff

Reasons to buy
+Reversible styles+Playful designs

If you’ve yet to discover White Stuff, now’s your chance. One of the best British clothing brands, their cashmere collection is bursting with playful prints and vibrant colors for a fun finish on the luxe fabric. With a mix of cashmere and cashmere-blend pieces, you’ll find cozy cardigans, longline knits plus a few reversible pieces so you can really get your money’s worth.


White Stuff Ida Knit Tunic

RRP: £85/$115 | Sizes: US 2-18/UK 6-22

Get more bang for your buck with this reversible cashmere-blend sweater. Featuring a color block design on one side and statement stripes on the reverse, it’s a stylish statement sweater—twice over!


White Stuff Ava Cashmere Wide Stride Jumper

RRP: £110/$172.50 | Sizes: US 2-18/UK 6-22

Every wardrobe needs a stripy knit and this 100% cashmere sweater keeps it feeling fancy too. The star details on the elbow gives it extra style kudos.


White Stuff Cosy Cashmere Merino Cardi

RRP: £89/$115  | Sizes: US 2-18/UK 6-22

This merino wool and cashmere-blend knit really lives up to its cozy name. In a wearable gray hue, it’ll make a life-long wardrobe addition.

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How to wear a cashmere jumper

Cashmere jumpers are a key element in our capsule wardrobe and will help make getting dressed quicker, easier and chicer. “Cashmere sweaters are definitely an investment piece, but a cashmere jumper can stay in your wardrobe all year round,” adds Katie Eastwood, stylist ambassador at personal styling service Stitch Fix. “Navy and neutral tones are fantastic options for every season and are easy colors to incorporate into your capsule wardrobe. 

"In the summer, pastel sweaters look chic styled with a light cami underneath, shorts and sandals, or worn over the shoulders with a slip dress. A v-neck style is also great for between seasons as it won’t feel too close around your neck.”

How to care for cashmere

If you want cashmere to last, you'll need to look after it properly to avoid it shrinking in the wash or losing its shape.

“To ensure the longevity of your cashmere sweaters, it’s important to take care when washing them. Many brands such as Editor’s Cut offer machine-washable cashmere, but just be mindful of the temperature and spin speed—boiled cashmere is a lost cause, unfortunately,” explains Eastwood.

Remember to:

  • Wash at cool temperatures: When putting your cashmere jumper in the machine, wash it no higher than 30 degrees and on a delicate spin. For added protection, you can place it inside a wash bag or pillowcase. However, if you’re nervous about machine washing, it may be safer to hand wash instead.
  • Hand wash and dry flat: “Don’t be fooled by the label. I prefer to wash cashmere by hand and dry flat,” says Hannah. You also need to be careful when storing your cashmere sweaters to protect them from pesky moths.
  • Store in sealed bags: “If you choose to pack away cashmere during warmer weather, use sealable bags and roll them to minimize creasing. If you vacuum pack them, don’t go too hard on the hoover as removing air can misshape the fibers,” adds Hannah.
  • Use mothballs: “You can also use mothballs. I like the ones that incorporate lavender, which is highly repellent and also disguises the smell of traditional mothballs. You can also try soaking your clothes in equal parts water and vinegar to remove the smell.”
  • Use a special comb: After repeat wear, it's common for cashmere to pill, especially in areas of friction such as under the arms and on the hip where your handbag may sit. Use a special cashmere comb to gently remove bobbles. 

woman&home thanks Hannah Eichler, stylist, writer, and fashion lecturer, and Katie Eastwood, stylist ambassador at personal styling service Stitch Fix for their time and expertise.

Charlie Bell

Charlie is the Acting Deputy Fashion Editor across multiple women’s magazines and also a freelance fashion, beauty and lifestyle editor. 

She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Woman & Home, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys. 

With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys. You can follow her on Instagram @fashionabell_