Women’s Black Cardigan Sweaters
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Any woman can use a basic black cardigan. It effortlessly flatters any figure and any lifestyle. There are, however, many different shapes and textures to choose from when finding a cardigan that fits your closet.

At Christopher and Banks, we offer versatile sweaters for every season. Whether you want a chunky cable knit, a zip-front sweater, a button up or a belted cardigan, always make sure you wear it creatively.

Pairing a black cardigan with other neutral tones is a great way to look classy but casual. A crisp white button up shirt worn under a black cardigan with grey fitted pants touches on a spectrum of hues. Make the look more distinct by choosing other earth tones for accessories, like a quality brown leather belt, a pair of nude heels or even a delicate gold necklace.

You can also brighten the ensemble with a vibrant color, either in subtle accessories or in pieces designed to stand out. A floral blouse with a collar that peeks out underneath your cardigan will make your outfit more dynamic. Try to avoid harsh color blocking, however, by integrating neutral tones as accents. Remember that balance is the key to making any look work, so do not overdo it with complex patterns or distracting colors. Always consider what will draw attention to your best features and work from there.

A look that flatters every body type is the sophisticated and elegant all-black ensemble. You can keep this look casual, however, by considering the textures and shape you choose. Black jeans and a crew neck tee paired with an embellished black cardigan will stand out without making you look over-dressed.

Of course, all black does exude an effortless sophistication, especially when choosing more formal textures in dress pants, pencil skirts or evening wear. Accessories like a shiny black pump will catch the light and let people know that you are dressed for a more formal affair. Plus, wearing the black cardigan over a different type of fabric, like a black, flowing blouse, will create an intriguing yet formal feel.

Of course, all black does exude an effortless sophistication, especially when choosing more formal textures in dress pants, pencil skirts or evening wear. Accessories like a shiny black pump will catch the light and let people know that you are dressed for a more formal affair. Plus, wearing the black cardigan over a different type of fabric, like a black, flowing blouse, will create an intriguing yet formal feel.

If you are looking for a cover up for crisp evenings, the black cardigan is also a great substitute for a shawl. Choose a short sleeve or cropped cardigan that will sit at the waist if you are wearing it over a dress. A long cardigan can also work if you choose an embellished belt to wear over it – creating a feminine hourglass figure while adding some sparkle to the outfit.

As always, the cardigan is a great for the business setting when you need to look polished and professional but do not necessarily require a full suit. Wear it over a button up shirt, even one with an eye catching pattern, to show your creative side when you're at the office. There is no need to avoid daring style choices – even at work.

A black cardigan is one of the most basic items for any woman's closet. Whether you are looking for something that is comfortable and warm as the temperature drops, or want to layer over other tops to create a personalized style, our collection at Christopher and Banks is a great place to look. Browse our options and choose something that suits you.