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These top-rated cardigans on Amazon are must-haves for fall — and they're under $45

The perfect cardigan can be worn all year long.
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The leaves are falling, and pumpkin spice lattes are flowing: Autumn is here! And that means it's officially time to turn over our closets and break out the ankle boots, jeans and — of course — cardigans.

Cardigans are an easy way to add another layer to any look — both literally and fashionably — and they come in a wide variety of different styles, so there's an option out there for everyone. That's especially true if you're scouring the top sellers on Amazon, where we're finding options like cozy knits and boldly designed open-fronts.

So, whether you're looking for a cardigan to upgrade your in-office 'fits or one to enhance your everyday look, here are 16 of the best women's cardigans, according to Amazon shoppers.

Best Amazon women's cardigans, according to reviewers

Amazon Essentials Lightweight V-Neck Cardigan

A classic fitted cardigan is a must-have in every fall wardrobe, is it not? It's a versatile piece you can wear alone or layered under jackets or over fitted tanks. This affordable option features a "close but comfortable" fit with several colors to choose from.

Styleword Casual Knit Cardigan

Just throw this on over your softest tee, and you're ready to sip lattes, pick pumpkins or complete any autumnal activity. Key features includes a cozy waffle knit fabric and two side pockets to store the essentials.

Lillusory Cardigan 2023 Open Front Oversized Cardigan

This oversized sweater is Amazon's third-best cardigan, and one look at the reviews will show why. "I love this sweater so much I just bought another one," says one five-star reviewer. "It feels like you’re wearing a cotton sweater. It’s oversized so it gives you a hug all day."

Grace Karin Classic Knit Cardigan

With the right cardigan, you can create a number of looks. We can picture this simple open-front option paired with slacks for a more professional setting or over some jeans for amore relaxed 'fit.

Dokotoo Plaid V-Neck Oversized Cardigan

As much as we love a simple sweater, a statement cardigan can really punch up a fall look. This oversized chunky knit features a bold checkered pattern in a variety of bright colors (enough colors to make it hard to choose just one).

Pink Queen 2023 Fall Long Cardigans

The only thing more unbelievable about this super stylish cardigan is its price. At just $35, this expensive looking piece is the perfect way to elevate your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Plus, the available color combinations are seemingly endless.

Ecowish Colorblocked Striped Cardigan

Get right into the fall spirit with this striped cardigan that features signature seasonal colors like burnt orange and maroon. It has over 8,300 verified five-star ratings, and one reviewer even called it "surprisingly adorable." It comes in 24 colors and striped designs, so you have an option for any occasion.

Merokeety Chunky Knit Open Front Cardigan

This chunky cardigan is made with popcorn yarn material that will keep you cozy without sacrificing style. It has over 18,000 verified five-star ratings and a 4.4-star average. One reviewer raved that it still looked brand new after "months of wear and heavy washing."

Urban CoCo Drape Front Open Cardigan

This is a great office-ready option for cardigan season. It has a shawl collar and asymmetrical hem to make it stand out, and is lightweight enough to keep you comfortable in a chillier setting. It comes in 26 colors and has over 20,000 verified five-star ratings.

Traleubie Knit Chunky Cardigan

A chunky knit cardigan is a classic fall staple. Pair it with jeans, a T-shirt and some tall boots for an easy everyday fall look that is perfect for going out to lunch or just running errands. Offered in 24 colors, this cardigan has a 4.4-star average and over 13,000 verified five-star ratings.

Yibock Lightweight Kimono Cardigan

Throw on this waffle knit cardigan over a T-shirt and some jeans to give your outfit some texture. It's even light enough to wear as an open-front beach cover-up during the summer, so you can make the most out of this piece all year long. One reviewer called it "an essential closet piece."

Grecerelle Loose Open-Front Cardigan

This cardigan's colors are all you need to see to know that it's perfect for fall. The knitted style is on par with the cable knit trend making its way back this year, and it features a cute pattern throughout. Plus, it has pockets!

"It’s lightweight enough to have on hand, but warm enough to keep you from some cold conditions such as windy days," one reviewer said.

Imily Bela Slouchy Oversized Wrap Cardigan

For a simultaneously slouchy and put-together style, try this wrap cardigan. The sleeves feature a combination of styles with a batwing design up top and ribbed, fitted cuffs at the bottom. The two styles complement each other well to give you a more tailored look. This cardigan has over 8,000 verified five-star ratings. "It almost makes me excited about cold weather!" wrote one reviewer.

Verabendi Snap Button-Down Knit Cardigan

For a longer version of a basic cardigan, try this option from Verabendi. It has snap buttons instead of traditional ones that make it easy to close, so you're not left fumbling with buttons or — even worse — buttoning incorrectly. The length is another strength of this cardigan for many reviewers.

"I have a very long torso so I am always battling the fear of sweaters not being long enough and making me look like a lil' girl. This one was perfect," wrote one reviewer.

Astylish Open Front Chunky Knit Cardigan

Stay on trend (and comfortable) this fall with this chunky knit cardigan. It comes in 41 (!) colors that are perfect for the season, like various shades of greens, grays and maroons, as well as other basics like a dusty pink and white.

PrettyGarden Open Front Knitted Cardigan

One Shop TODAY contributor loves this chunky knitted cardigan, and she’s not the only one. It has over 6,000 verified five-star ratings and hundreds of reviews in which people rave about how soft, warm and breathable it is. It comes in 25 colors, so you can have one for any outfit and occasion.