Last season I fell in love with this long rose-print cardigan by Free People and I’m still wearing it weekly now. Not only is it 100% functional, it’s 100% fabulous, too. It hits about mid-thigh and is the perfect length for so many reasons. It’s cute with boots or flats for a cozy and comfy look, but has a chic and bohemian feel when worn with a more structured outfit. I love the pockets and fold-over neckline that doesn’t need any buttons.
And because it has proven major wearability over the seasons, I’m about to stock up on a few more long cardigans in new prints for winter and into the new year. I’ve searched my favorite shopping sites and rounded up 22 of my favorites below from high-end to low (price-wise). Will you be donning the long cardigan trend this season?
22 Long Cardigans: Cozy, Bohemian, Surprisingly Chic! 1 of 25
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Free People Rose Print Cardigan 2 of 25
This is my favorite long cardigan, as I mentioned above. It's by Free People but unfortunately it's sold out.
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It’s in the Print 3 of 25
Solids are great but the key to making a long cardigan fun is choosing a great print that will go with everything and will be the focal point of the outfit.
MINKPINK Wild Thing Cardigan, $89.00 at Shopbop
Furry Winter White 4 of 25
This is the perfect winter white piece to add to your wardrobe, and with Forever 21's prices, you can get it in black, too.
Open-Front Eyelash Cardigan, $29.80 at Forever 21
Alternating Patterns 5 of 25
Though it's a bit expensive, there's something I really love about this cardigan. It's cozy but cool and I'm hoping it goes on sale soon!
April, May Sherry Hooded Cardigan, $484.00 at Shopbop
A Little Bit Longer 6 of 25
While this is a bit longer than I'd opt for, I happen to LOVE this larger knit cardigan anyways. I think you could style it chic or cozy and you'd be warm and comfy either way.
ASOS Long Cardigan in Mohair, $133.49 at Asos
Classic Combo 7 of 25
This reverse-knit cardigan in wool-blend slub yarn has a great print in a classic black and white color scheme that will work with just about anything in your closet.
Reverse-knit Cardigan, $69.95 at H&M
To Belt or Not to Belt 8 of 25
I'm not really into belting them at the moment, but this lighter-weight long cardigan is cute worn both ways and available in two different colors. It's not as warm as the others, so you'll have to layer up, but it's still a cute option!
Desert Cool Cardigan with Belt, $32.80 at Forever 21
Oh So Soft 9 of 25
I would love to pair this with a great pair of boyfriend jeans and taupe lace-up flats for a cozy work-from-home look that's great to run errands in, too.
Joie Wendi Boucle Cardigan, $268.00 at Shopbop
Your Dad’s 10 of 25
This knit cardi comes in two colors and reminds me of the late '80s/early '90s, like it was yesterday. I can just see it on my favorite sitcom dads of the time.
Knit Cardigan, $34.95 at H&M
Grunge it UP! 11 of 25
This fluffy long cardigan reminds me of the '90s a bit and though it could go fancy, it lends itself to grunge really well (and the price is right!).
Long Cardigan in Fluffly Fabric, $49.83 at Asos
With Florals 12 of 25
I'm not sure what it is about the fluffy cardi that works so well with '90s floral prints and grunge styles, but this light-colored one is just perfect!
Cardigan, $59.95 at H&M
Grandma Chic 13 of 25
I have a soft spot for this animal print long cardigan, though the heavier knit and thicker sleeves seem a little "granny" to me. I wonder if it feels that way in person?
Juicy Couture Wild Lynx Jacquard Cardigan, $248.00 at Shopbop
Classic Colors 14 of 25
Oh, this one is right up my alley ... I think I'll buy it now!
Three Dots Open Cardigan, $144.00 at Shopbop
Cool and Easy 15 of 25
With a bit more length, you also get a more relaxed and bohemian feel. I do like this one, but so often this length looks robe-like.
Free People Last Dance Duster Cardigan, $228.00 at Shopbop
Plaid 16 of 25
LOVING the plaid weave on this long cardi, and the hood gives it a bit of a coat feel.
Hooded Cardigan, $49.95 at H&M
Geo Print 17 of 25
It's such a cute geo print in this open-front long cardigan, and I love the shape as well. This one may be a keeper.
Comfy Open-Front Geo Cardigan, $27.80 at Forever 21
Rarrr… 18 of 25
A great animal-print long cardigan by Sea ... pricey but cute!
Sea Leopard Oversized Cardigan, $495.00 at Shopbop
Houndstooth 19 of 25
Houndstooth is a classic pattern and this black and white long cardigan is one of those styles you can keep in your closet and wear for decades.
Retro Houndstooth Cardigan, $24.80 at Forever 21
Curl up in it! 20 of 25
This long cardi is more cozy and woodsy than chic, but I just want to curl up in it with a cup of coffee in the morning and tea in the evening.
Free People Buttermilk Biscuit Cardigan, $168.00 at Shopbop in three colors
Bohemian Print 21 of 25
I LOVE this one, as I think it's the exact shape and style of the one I already have. I wish they had it in more prints because I'd buy them all.
Free People Winters Day Cardigan, $168.00 at Shopbop
It’s Your Boyfriend’s 22 of 25
Cute and wintery, this long cardi has a hint of a 1950's feeling, as if your intellectual boyfriend wrapped it around you when it became chilly at night.
BB Dakota Marilyn Oversized Cardigan, $88.00 at Shopbop
Duster 23 of 25
Another duster style cardi that is totally wearable and totally affordable, too. Just layer up with this one, as it may be thin.
Well-Traveled Duster, $44.80 at Forever 21
Scarf Illusion 24 of 25
I like the alternating pattern on this one, as it almost gives the illusion you're wearing an alternate patterned scarf with it.
BB Dakota Rolly Cardigan, $88.00 at Shopbop
Coming up Roses 25 of 25
Just one last look at mine because I LOVE the fit and style of it.
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