Show-Stopping Knits Are the 2020 Equivalent to the Party Dress—Here's 36 We Love

Judith Jones
·3 min read

While we may not be dressing up to the nines for office holiday parties or festive soirée’s this holiday season, that doesn’t mean we can’t make a little effort on the sartorial front this year. After all, there's nothing like a festive outfit to get us in the holiday spirit.

One of the easiest ways to dress up this year (albeit in a more casual manner) is with a show-stopping knit sweater. Ideal for pairing with jeans... ok, sweats while Facetiming with family or friends or for an intimate holiday dinner or creating that Insta-worthy outfit pic. A striking knit sweater is basically the 2020 equivalent to a party dress so if you’re ready to up your knitwear game take a peek below as we share some beautiful and cool trophy knits to cozy up in right now. From embellished cardigans to captivating backless sweaters and beautiful ribbed knit bodices, uplift your mood in one of these show-stopping knits.

& Other Stories Diamanté Fringe Sweater ($99)

Nothing will amp up your sweatpants quite like diamanté fringe.

Jonathan Simkhai Leah Cut-Out Cable Knit Top ($345)

Subtle yet striking.

Self-Portrait Lace-Collar Cropped Cable-Knit Cardigan ($364)

So many pretty details.

Zara Wool Blend Knit Sweater ($70)

We can't resist a statement collar (especially when it comes in plush velvet).

Ganni Cutout Cable-Knit Alpaca-Blend Sweater ($285)

A favorite among the fashion set.

Molly Goddard Joelle Tulle-Shawl Wool Cardigan ($884)


Zara Knit Sweater With Pearls ($49.9)

A cropped embellished turtleneck feels fresh.

H&M Fine-Knit Sweater ($25)

An easy way to get in the festive mood.

Chelsea Mak Élea Shrug Set Coffee ($388)

Opt for a shrug silhouette in a shimmery metallic fabric.

Zara Textured Knit Sweater ($40)

Elevate your winter whites game in this stunner.

Free People Carina Sweater ($288)

Just add a glass of bubbles.

Zara Pointelle Knit Sweater ($36)


Ganni Crystal-Embellished Fair Isle Alpaca-Blend Sweater ($395)

We love a fair isle print, especially when combined with crystal-embellished buttons.

Cinq a Sept Melanie Sweater ($277)

Feathers add a playful touch.

& Other Stories Alpaca Blend Statement Collar Cardigan ($129)


Pixie Market Chain Link Knit Bolero ($105)

This bolero is at the top of our wish list.

The Reformation Osteria Open Back Sweater ($228)

Backless tops are trending.

Rag & Bone Rag & Bone Fran Crew Sweater in Deep Blue ($395)

This will put you in the holiday mood.

Jonathan Simkhai Lila Cold-Shoulder Rib Knit Top ($315)

So captivating.

Self Portrait Diamante Embellished Twist-Front Cropped Sweater ($420)

The perfect balance of chic and cozy.

Source Unknown Cross Open Back Cable Knit Tank, Taupe ($89)

We're in love with this cool cable knit.

Lioness Melrose Backless Top ($79)


H&M Wool Sweater With Collar ($70)

Pair with soft black leather pants.

H&M Bead-Detail Ribbed Sweater ($25)

Sparkle in style.

Forever21 Off-The-Shoulder Sweater ($14)

The shimmery metallic knit will serve you year-round.

Zara Knit Jacquard Sweater ($50)

How cute is this print?

Generation Love Generation Love Mia Sequin Sweater Top in Black ($136)

Your New Year's Eve sweater, found.

Storets Lily Floral Embroidered Knit Cardigan ($96)

Major vintage vibes.

Christopher Kane Crystal-Fringing Cutout Wool Cardigan ($1488)

Ready for compliments?

Gimaguas Camel Chess Top ($90)

A knit tank top you'll want to layer under everything.

Source Unknown One-Shoulder Sleeve Extra Fine Wool Knit in Ivory ($95)

So unique.

Plus Plus Size Sheer-Sleeve Top ($15)

Sheer sleeves always add a touch of elegance.

Sea Pippy Bow Sweater ($385)

How charming!

& Other Stories Fitted Sweetheart Neck Rib Top ($89)

Ribbed sweetheart necklines are all over Instagram right now.

Area Crystal Cutout Bodysuit ($520)

The coolest cutout we ever laid our eyes on.

Frankie Shop Oversized Hooded Sweater ($235)

We're already thinking of the endless ways to style this hooded sweater.

Up next, everyone should own a chic white sweater, here are the best ones starting at $20.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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