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The Best Sweaters For Girls

Last updated on September 14, 2021
Best Sweaters For Girls

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Key Takeaway
 Best Overall

Spotted Zebra Peplum Sweaters For Girls

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Spotted Zebra

Peplum Sweaters For Girls

Constructed from 100% cotton, this sweater for girls is both soft and warm. It's available in three colors with three different graphics, all of which are cute and playful. A ribbed crewneck and peplum waist and style to the piece.

Overall Take

Playful PrintsThese sweaters for girls pair well with both jeans and leggings.

 Best Basic

Amazon Essentials Uniform Cardigan Sweaters For Girls

Amazon Essentials

Uniform Cardigan Sweaters For Girls

These sweaters for girls are available in seven solid colors and look great when paired with any school uniform. They are lightweight and best for use in the spring and fall months when a little extra warmth is needed. Students will love the button-down design and the two included front pockets.

Overall Take

Added WarmthFor added style, these sweaters for girls feature a ribbed collar, waist and cuffs.

 Set of Two

Simple Joys By Carter’s Knit Cardigan Sweater For Girls

Simple Joys By Carter's

Knit Cardigan Sweater For Girls

You'll love this pair of machine-washable cardigans, one with a hood and one without a hood. The hooded sweater for girls features small animal ears on top.

Overall Take

Cotton-Blend DuoCute, cozy and comfortable, these sweaters are a great addition to her closet.

 Lightweight Warmth

The Children’s Place Uniform Cardigan Sweater For Girls

The Children's Place

Uniform Cardigan Sweater For Girls

A classic simple sweater to complete your child’s school uniform or to wear when she gets chilly. This is lightweight enough to be handy indoors, but warm enough to keep your little one comfortable in breezy weather.

Overall Take

100% CottonWith clean lines and a lightweight build, this sweater for girls is a reliable choice.

Buying Guide

Be aware of the fabric in your child’s garment. While 100% cotton is very breathable, it can stain easier than synthetic materials. Also, unless it is advertised as “pre-shrunk,” you will likely want to get a size or two larger than you might expect. You can offset the shrinking a bit by allowing the garment to air-dry instead of putting it through a dryer.

Some children are fussier than others about their clothes. The choice between button-down and pullover is one you would understand better than anyone else. While button-down sweaters are easier to put on and take off of a squirming child, they also introduce the potential of losing a button and having to repair it.

As such, you should carefully consider how easy it is to get your little one dressed each day, as well as how independent they are. Accommodating their preferences will make a big difference in terms of how simple it is to get their sweater on in the morning.

What to Look For

  • One sign of a quality childrens’ sweater is if petite adults choose to purchase it for themselves. Adults are better able to communicate about how comfortable or durable clothing is than young children are.
  • It’s common practice to buy clothes a size or so up from where your child is at the moment of the purchase. This allows you to save a little money by not having to buy new clothes every couple months, but you can also try to plan ahead.
  • By purchasing different sizes of the same clothes all at once, you can take advantage of bulk discounts and have the clothes at the ready instead of having to make do until the new clothes arrive.



More to Explore

In October of 2013, the NRK television network (which is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television broadcasting company) aired a 12-hour program covering the entire sweater-making process, from shearing to knitting.

The program was titled the “National Knitting Event,” and garnered more than 1.2 million viewers.

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