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Marcus Kirby
by Published on February 26, 2020

Bet you never thought you'd read the words "sexy" and "cardigan" together in the same sentence, but according to pretty much every retailer at this given time, sexy cardigans are the It going-out top of 2020. When we say "sexy," we are referring to a more revealing take on the classic buttoned-up knitwear staple. Instead of crew-necks and minimal designs, we're now seeing plunging necklines, barely there closures, and crops so high, they almost look like bra tops. 

To be clear, a cardigan can be sexy even if it's oversize, shows zero skin, and goes down to your knees. However, the 27 cute cardigans ahead are objectively living a little bit on the edge, pushing the boundaries of what a traditional cardigan looks like. These cardigans have big sexy energy. You'll see. 

If this image doesn't convince you to buy this cardigan, I don't know what will.

You'll be needing the matching bra top as well. 

Get ready to see a few star styles from Aritzia in this roundup. 

Swap your white tee for this.

Pistachio still seems to be trending, and this $15 option will ensure you're participating in style. 

Not to play favorites, but this is my favorite piece in the bunch. 

Buy this in black and white. 

Meet every French girl's favorite cardigan. 

Those subtle keyholes make this look so expensive. 

This cardigan will never go out of style. 

Wearing this without a bra is daring, but we love it so much. 

Grinch-y in a good way.

Paired with a sleek midi skirt, this cardigan is fancy enough to wear to a cocktail party. 

Pretty sure I've never seen a polo like this before. 

Currently, there's nothing I love more than a cardigan-and–bra top situation. 

Alessandra Rich always makes the cardigans of my dreams. 

A '90s-inspired look for the books. 

I'm sorry, but this cardigan is the coolest thing I've seen all month. 

This dramatic scoop neck will bring you tons of compliments. 

Wrapped up in perfection. 

Meet your new going-out top.

This entire outfit is goals.

The peekaboo closure on this one is giving me all the feels. 

How expensive does this look?

Suddenly I really don't want winter to end. 

Take the plunge. 

Cutouts are the trend to watch, and this cardigan is the easiest way to wear it right now. Next up, discover which denim trend celebrities can't stop wearing right now. 

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