A model wearing a plus-size brown sweater vest and a model wearing a plus-size cream sweater vest.

Ugly Sweater Vests Are Just *So* Hot Right Now

Love them or hate them, sweater vests are having their moment in the sartorial sun right now—seen on influencers, celebrities, and stylish nerds alike. This “ugly” ’90s outerwear style has made a comeback in a big way, and there’s no shame in embracing it. Of course, while the trend is available in spades from straight-sizes-only brands, they’re just beginning to arrive in plus sizes. It’s a damn shame—considering how cute sweater vests look on just about anyone—but you best believe any chic and shoppable plus-size sweater vests have made their way into this guide.

Whenever new trends appear in the fashion world, plus-size folks are among some of the last to gain access. Fast fashion brands typically offer trendy pieces in straight sizes first, and many slower, smaller fashion brands have their own aesthetic that doesn’t necessarily include fleeting, on-trend picks. So where does that leave anyone above a size 12/14?

Though it can be expected that your favorite brands will eventually offer more plus-size sweater vests in the future, there are far fewer options than anyone who loves the trend might want right now. That being said, though, if you’re ready to slip on a sweater vest and join the ’90s nerd style bandwagon, you do have some seriously cute options. (!)

So go ahead and give this trend a whirl, babes. Your size shouldn’t limit what clothes you get to wear—and even though the fashion industry hasn’t quite caught on to this concept yet, there are ways around it. Keep reading to discover the cutest plus-size sweater vests available right now, and get ready to show the world that trends belong to all sizes.

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1. All Tanks to You Plus-Size Knitted Top

A model wearing a plus-size brown sweater vest.

shop the look — $25.20 from Nasty Gal


2. Plus-Size Houndstooth Sweater Vest

A plus-size sweater vest in houndstooth.

shop the look — $18 from SHEIN


3. Plus-Size Striped Trim Cable Knit Sweater Vest

A plus-size sweater vest in white.

shop the look — $20 from SHEIN


4. Daisy Street Plus-Size Relaxed Sweater Vest

A plus-size sweater vest in purple.

shop the look — $32 from ASOS


5. Plus-Size Argyle Pattern Sweater Vest

A plus-size sweater vest in blue and green argyle.

shop the look — $19 from SHEIN


6. Daisy Street Sweater Vest

A model wearing a plus-size cream sweater vest.

shop the look — $18 from ASOS


7. Zebra Striped Sweater Vest

A plus-size sweater vest in zebra stripes.

shop the look — $13 from SHEIN


8. Plus-Size Cable Knit Sweater Vest

A plus-size sweater vest in cream.

shop the look — $18 from SHEIN


9. Houndstooth Check Tank

A model wearing a plus-size houndstooth sweater vest.

shop the look — $16 from SHEIN


10. Plus-Size Cable Knit V-Neck Sweater Vest

A plus-size sweater vest in mustard yellow.

shop the look — $17 from SHEIN


11. Houndstooth Sweater Vest

A plus-size sweater vest in blue argyle.

shop the look — $18 from SHEIN


12. All Tanks to You Knitted Tank Top

A model wearing a plus-size cream sweater vest.

shop the look — $25.20 from Nasty Gal


13. Geo Pattern Button Front Sweater Vest

A plus-size sweater vest in black and white.

shop the look — $10 from SHEIN


14. Tie-ing to Forget You Knitted Tank Top

A model wearing a plus-size black sweater vest.

shop the look — $25.20 from Nasty Gal


15. Plus-Size Argyle Sweater Vest

A plus-size sweater vest in black and white argyle.

shop the look — $14 from SHEIN