A hot item for a chilly season: Amazon's versatile $37 sweater coat adds instant polish to any outfit

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Your look will be chill. Your bones? Not at all! (Photo: Amazon)
Your look will be chill. Your bones? Not at all! (Photo: Amazon)

To call it a cardigan would be an understatement. To call it a coat would be a bit of a stretch. That’s why there’s a special term for an utterly versatile piece of clothing that everyone should have in their wardrobe: the sweater coat.

We — and hoards of five-star reviewers — are particularly in love with this Amazon Essentials Sweater Coat right now. It’s perfect for wearing around the house, on errands, for a night out...it pulls together any outfit for any occasion, really. And it’s just $37.

Amazon Essentials Oversized Open Front Knee Length Sweater Coat

It's oversized...and yet flattering to every body shape. Go figure. (Photo: Amazon)
It's oversized...and yet flattering to every body shape. Go figure. (Photo: Amazon)

$37 at Amazon

Because it’s long and oversized, the Amazon Essentials Sweater Coat looks great on any figure, from petite to plus size and all bodies in between. As one shopper noted, there’s “room in the rear,” so “it hangs nice in the back and doesn't pull around the butt like most things do on me.”

The sweater coat also comes with a generous below-the-knee length. Though it runs true to size, one shopper sized up to large for extra roominess and reported, “It stops at an inch below my kneecap, and I’m 5'7".”

Another reviewer, though, ordered a medium and wrote, “ I am 5'6", and it is halfway down my calf.”

However it hangs on you, you’ll definitely enjoy a flowy, bohemian feel when you wear the Amazon Essentials Sweater Coat over a T-shirt, button-down or even under another jacket. Yes, plenty of customers treat this sweater coat as an additional layer, which is so convenient if you’re constantly in and out of the house.

 Amazon Essentials Sweater Coat in Light Grey Heather. (Photo: Amazon)
You, too, can look like you just got done teaching an advanced postmodern-lit class at the local university. (Photo: Amazon)

$37 at Amazon

And if you live in a warm climate, you might even wear it for most of the year as your main jacket, like some reviewers do. “I live in Arizona so I only need something to wear in the morning," one customer wrote. "And if it does stay cold all day, it's perfect.”

The Amazon Essentials Sweater Coat (a.k.a. the ultimate top layer that will give your outfit instant polish) is available in a bunch of cool colors, including black, navy, oatmeal and several shades of gray. Whichever color you choose, you’ll feel “like you're wearing a blanket.”

She's wearing blue, but sure isn't looking it wearing this versatile sweater coat in navy. (Photo: Amazon)
She's wearing blue, but sure isn't looking it wearing this versatile sweater coat in navy. (Photo: Amazon)

In fact, why choose just one color when this gem of a sweater coat is only $37? “I regret not buying it in every color,” wrote one shopper. Spare yourself the reverse buyer’s remorse. Go ahead and treat yourself to black and oatmeal. After all, you know you’ll be wearing this almost every day. Customers even report, “it has washed and worn very well” without any pilling—so it’s an easy piece to own too.

The time has come to “wrap yourself up in warmth” — it’s only going to get colder from here on out — and the Amazon Essentials Sweater is the perfect item for the job.

$37 at Amazon

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