This bestselling $20 sweater has more than 1,700 reviews on Amazon—and comes in tons of colors


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Sometimes you want something a bit warmer than a T-shirt but not as heavy as a chunky cardigan. Enter: the lightweight sweater. Wear it with nothing underneath for warmer temperatures, or layer it for cold weather.

This Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight Crewneck Sweater is a No. 1 bestseller in the women’s hoodies and sweatshirts category on the site, and it’s priced between $16.46 and $24, depending on the size and color/style. It comes in sizes XS through XXL.

This comfortable sweater is made from a blend of cotton and synthetic fibers, and ribbing on the cuffs, hem and collar. It comes in a variety of colors and cute patterns, like this colorful striped style .


The gray-and-white striped version has a cool nautical vibe (the striped comes in also comes in navy and white and a few other color combinations as well).


The heart pattern is super-sweet (it also comes in black and gray).


The sweater comes in a number of solid colors, too, like this earthy mustard yellow.


Go bold with this gray animal print:



The sweater has a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 from nearly 1,800 customers. In the reviews, people gush that the sweater is the perfect weight.

“Lightweight, but not paper thin or see-through,” wrote CSRGBG in her review. “Decent fit — as expected. Not a maternity top. Cotton knit with soft, smooth fabric. I am extremely pleased with this purchase!!”

Leslie S. marveled that the sweater’s quality is comparable to that of higher-end brands, such as J. Crew: “I am so impressed by this sweater!” she wrote in her review. “The sweater has a looser fit, and seems to be of very good quality — not thin at all. This definitely rivals a sweater that I would purchase from a J. Crew factory store, but at a fraction of the price.”

Looking for a chunkier sweater? This chunky knit cardigan is another Amazon bestseller, with over 1,600 reviews and tons of color options.


And if you like the heart theme, this bestselling pullover sweater features a larger heart in multiple colors or there’s a cute star option as well.


Will you add one — or several — of these sweaters to your wardrobe?

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