This Comfortable Trend is Here to Stay for Fall

If there’s one fall trend to get behind, it’s one that’s as comfortable as it is chic: Elegant knitwear. On the fall 2021 runways, Proenza Schouler, Bottega Veneta, Altuzarra, Phillip Lim, and The Row showed soft separates and head-to-toe knits crafted with warm wools and cozy cashmere yarns. It’s a trend we’ve learned to know and love over the past year, because despite their relaxed feel, these pieces certainly don’t feel dressed down. A handful of fall’s sharpest silhouettes—polo dresses, belted jackets, off-the-shoulder tops, and wide-leg trousers—are all offered in soft-as-ever knits.

It’s a way of dressing that’s both easy on the eyes and the wearer’s body—what could be better than slipping on a delightful fringed midi skirt, structured bell-sleeved top, or sleeveless turtleneck dress made of fabrics that feel like that of your coziest loungewear pieces? Here’s to a season of elevated ensembles that puts comfort first, a trend we can certainly get behind.

Proenza Schouler wool knit twisted dress

Proenza Schouler fringed cotton-blend midi-skirt

Le17 Septembre belted boucle-knit cardigan

Le17 Septembre boucle wool maxi skirt

Staud Carnation ribbed-knit midi-dress

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Joseph oversized striped ribbed-knit wool turtleneck sweater

Samsøe Samsøe Amarita long-sleeve wool sweater dress

Wayf Ariana turtleneck sweater dress

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Loulou Studio Cedros ribbed wool-cashmere bustier top

The Row Dado cashmere and silk-blend tapered pants

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Frame ribbed cotton-blend cardigan

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Frame ribbed cotton-blend flared pants

3.1 Phillip Lim variegated rib cuffed long-sleeve top

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Aeron Ecole knit wrap skirt

Jonathan Simkhai Gwendolyn belted oversized ribbed cotton-wool cardigan

Jonathan Simkhai Mical ribbed cotton-wool midi wrap skirt

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Altuzarra Jordan knit pants

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Max Mara leisure Navile wool knit midi-dress

Gabriela Hearst Gracida fringed cashmere sweater