Buttoned up, zipped up or belted shut, cardigans come in all different flavors with all variants of collars and fabrics.

Types of Cardigan

  1. Belted Cardigan
  2. Button-Up Cardigan
  3. Cardigan Vest
  4. Cropped (Bolero) Cardigan
  5. Jacket/Hooded Cardigan
  6. Long Line (dusted) Cardigan
  7. Open Cardigan
  8. Tunic Cardigan
  9. Zipped Cardigan

1. Belted Cardigan

 

2. Button-Up Cardigan

A button-up cardigan is one of the most common and most popular cardigans. When styled right, a button-up cardigan can appear sophisticated and suave. To keep things modern and masculine, choose a slim, well-fitted style with simple buttons. As such a cardigan will appear more formal, you can even try wearing it with a suit.

3. Cardigan Vest

 

4. Cropped (Bolero) Cardigan

5. Jacket/Hooded Cardigan

6. Long Line (dusted) Cardigan

7. Open Cardigan

Open cardigans come in a variety of styles but never have buttons or hooks. They come with different necklines with a style that drapes around your body with an open front.  A type of long cardigan is the Wrap Cardigans.  Long cardigans that fall from your shoulders. Worn casually with tight fitting pants, jeans or leggings with boots.

8. Tunic Cardigan

9. Zipped Cardigan

Other Types of Cardigan

Countries have there own names for cardigans that are variations of the standard types of cardigan.  Often they describe the style of cardigan.

  • Cable Knit Cardigan
  • Casual Cardigan
  • Chunky Knit Cardigan
  • Classic
  • Formal / Semi-Formal Cardigan
  • Business Cardigan – popular with men
  • Furry Cardigan
  • Oversized Cardigan
  • Pink Knit Cardigan
  • Waterfall Cardigan

Cardigan Care

Always remember to fold your cardigans instead of hanging them as the hanger can cause stretching, particularly at the shoulders.