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Knitted vests are a wardrobe essential – here are 17 styles we love

Cosmopolitan (UK) Logo By Rosie Davenport of Cosmopolitan (UK) | Slide 1 of 18: We know it’s hard to imagine, but knitted vests were once uncool. Now, in 2022, they’ve gone from a grandad staple to a high-fashion fave – a true transformation from geek to chic. If you don’t believe us, just look to Harry Styles, Dua Lipa and Kendall Jenner for confirmation that this is the trend worth investing in. And it’s not just a flash in the pan, either: this wardrobe underdog is so versatile it’s quickly becoming an everyday essential we can’t live without.We know what you’re thinking, isn’t it a bit late in the year to be shopping for knitwear? Actually, this item is super transitional. In fact, the whole point is that it's made for layering: an oversized style can spice up your staple white shirts and tees, while a cropped design will give mini skirts and jeans a directional edge. And make sure you bring one along to any pub trips and picnics, for throwing over pretty summer dresses – we all know the British weather can’t be trusted.Argyle is the quintessential tank top choice, but if diamond intarsia is a little too preppy for your liking, cable-knit is another OG option. But if you want to bring these classics into 2022, simply add a modern twist by underpinning with a Pilgrim collar blouse. Speaking of the latest trends: the style set is loving neutral tanks atm, but here at Cosmo we’re partial to playful rainbow crochet and pointelle-knits (they’re perf for festival season). Scroll through to our pick of the 17 best women’s knitted vests to shop now. From minimalist and sports-luxe looks to retro boho gems, there’s something for every occasion.

We know it’s hard to imagine, but knitted vests were once uncool. Now, in 2022, they’ve gone from a grandad staple to a high-fashion fave – a true transformation from geek to chic.

If you don’t believe us, just look to Harry Styles, Dua Lipa and Kendall Jenner for confirmation that this is the trend worth investing in. And it’s not just a flash in the pan, either: this wardrobe underdog is so versatile it’s quickly becoming an everyday essential we can’t live without.

We know what you’re thinking, isn’t it a bit late in the year to be shopping for knitwear? Actually, this item is super transitional. In fact, the whole point is that it's made for layering: an oversized style can spice up your staple white shirts and tees, while a cropped design will give mini skirts and jeans a directional edge. And make sure you bring one along to any pub trips and picnics, for throwing over pretty summer dresses – we all know the British weather can’t be trusted.

Argyle is the quintessential tank top choice, but if diamond intarsia is a little too preppy for your liking, cable-knit is another OG option. But if you want to bring these classics into 2022, simply add a modern twist by underpinning with a Pilgrim collar blouse. Speaking of the latest trends: the style set is loving neutral tanks atm, but here at Cosmo we’re partial to playful rainbow crochet and pointelle-knits (they’re perf for festival season).

Scroll through to our pick of the 17 best women’s knitted vests to shop now. From minimalist and sports-luxe looks to retro boho gems, there’s something for every occasion.

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