Naked Cashmere: A Review & Try-On Of My 5 Favorite 100% Cashmere Sweaters

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Naked Cashmere has — finally — arrived. While I’ve had my eye on this brand for years, there was always something to hold me back: One year, the sweaters were great but the sleeves were too short, for example, and another year, the designs were frumpy in person.

This year, however, Naked Cashmere is taking alllll of my money.

First things first: Naked Cashmere uses only cruelty-free, fair trade cashmere, meaning that 100% of their herders’ harvests (who are based in lower Mongolia) are purchased, regardless of ups and downs. And the cashmere hairs are collected only once a year during molting season, via hand-combing, the preferred (and cruelty-free) method.

Secondly, Naked Cashmere works directly with the herders and factories in Mongolia, removing any middlemen, to keep their prices as low as possible. The result? Seriously high-quality cashmere sweaters, in modern silhouettes, for under $300. (As a point of comparison, this Vince cashmere sweater retails for $525.)

5 Shockingly Good Naked Cashmere Sweaters

Before we start: My absolute favorite sweater from Naked Cashmere is the Katie Crew Pullover…which is almost completely sold out. I didn’t even bother photographing it here to avoid inducing rage. That said, if they happen to have any random size/color combo that works for you, snap it up. It’s thick, soft, and the perfect shape (fit is TTS). If Naked restocks this sweater, I’ll throw a virtual party and you’re all invited.

In the description of each cashmere sweater, Naked Cashmere includes both the total grams and the gauge of the cashmere. This is really helpful in determining the heft or thickness of the cashmere before you buy it. Generally speaking, gauge refers to the number of stitches and rows per inch of fabric, and the higher the gauge, the more cashmere is being used.

Let’s get into it.

1. Naked Cashmere Noelle Boxy Turtleneck Sweater

THIS is my black turtleneck for the winter. The shorter, boxy shape feels fresh, &, quite frankly, it's less hot (something I appreciate more now *cough*hot flashes*cough*).

sweater (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots

Sweater Details: 318g of 100% cashmere, 5-gauge knit. Fit is TTS.

THIS is my black turtleneck for the winter. The shorter, boxy shape feels fresh, and, quite frankly, it’s less hot (something I appreciate more now *cough*hot flashes*cough*). The fit is deliciously drapey, the neck behaves, and there’s a subtle swing to this shape I find playful. This sweater is even better in person.

Also, the sleeves are nice and long. Observe:

The fit of this Naked Cashmere boxy turtleneck sweater is deliciously drapey, the neck behaves & there's a subtle swing to this shape I find playful. This sweater is even better in person.

sweater (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots

In addition to black, this sweater is also available in white, oat, gray, navy and….green. I really like the green.

In addition to black, this Naked cashmere turtleneck sweater is also available in white, oat, gray, navy &....green. I really like the green.

sweater (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots


2. Naked Cashmere Jade Mockneck Pullover

The cropped shape of this Naked cashmere sweater is exactly what I wear on the daily, all winter long. It looks good with all manner of loose, straight-leg jeans & even layers over slip dresses really nicely.

sweater (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots

Sweater details: 245g of 100% cashmere, 5 gauge. Fit is TTS.

The cropped shape of this sweater is exactly what I wear on the daily, all winter long. It looks good with all manner of loose, straight-leg jeans, and even layers over slip dresses really nicely. The sleeves are still nice and long, despite the more fitted shape overall.

The cropped shape of this sweater is exactly what I wear on the daily, all winter long. The sleeves are still nice & long, despite the more fitted shape overall.

sweater (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots

Again, there’s enough movement for a really playful silhouette.

There's enough room in this Naked Cashmere mockneck pullover for a playful silhouette. It's available in this absolutely gorgeous brown, white, gray & navy.

sweater (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots

This sweater is available in this absolutely gorgeous brown, white, gray and navy.

There's enough room in this Naked Cashmere mockneck pullover for a playful silhouette. It's available in this absolutely gorgeous brown, white, gray & navy.

sweater (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots


3. Naked Cashmere Adelie One-Shoulder Cashmere Sweater

This 1-shoulder cashmere sweater has already become a hero piece in my closet. I wear it whenever I want to step up my game. It's an obvious choice for a low-key date night w/ jeans, but would be great w/ wide-leg trousers for a party.

sweater (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots

Sweater details: 77g of 100% cashmere in a 14 gauge knit. Fit is TTS.

This one-shoulder cashmere top has already become a hero piece in my closet. I wear it whenever I want to step up my game. It’s an obvious choice for a low-key date night with jeans, but would be great for an office party with wide-leg trousers, too. Frankly, I’ve been wearing it with sweatpants, sneakers and wool coats for an off-duty vibe. It’s great.


4. Naked Cashmere Kaia Crewneck Sweater

The Naked Cashmere Kia Crewneck sweater vibes like that perfectly broken-in sweatshirt that you stole from an old boyfriend...but elevated. I seriously can't quit it.

sweater (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots

Sweater Details: 330g of 100% cashmere, 7 gauge knit. Fit is TTS (but intended to be slightly oversized).

This sweater vibes like that perfectly broken-in sweatshirt that you stole from an old boyfriend…but elevated. I seriously can’t quit it.

The Naked Cashmere Kia Crewneck sweater vibes like that perfectly broken-in sweatshirt that you stole from an old boyfriend...but elevated. I seriously can't quit it.

sweater (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots

Also we need to discuss this color. If an absolutely stunning shade of emerald green is NOT your thing, first of all, WOW. Secondly, it’s also available in a light-gray-blue they call ‘lake’ (I’m a sucker for the name) and, of course, black.

The Naked Cashmere Kia Crewneck sweater vibes like that perfectly broken-in sweatshirt that you stole from an old boyfriend...but elevated. I seriously can't quit it.

sweater (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots

Gahhhh so pretty.


5. Naked Cashmere Aurora Bodysuit

This cashmere bodysuit is pretty freaking amazing. It's comfortable, & looks so sleek with just a pair of jeans.

bodysuit (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots

Sweater details: 212g of 100% cashmere, 14 gauge knit. Fit is TTS.

This cashmere bodysuit is pretty freaking amazing. It’s comfortable, and looks so sleek with just a pair of jeans. I also appreciated that it’s not skintight, either. There’s enough softness (natural stretch?) in the piece that it just looks cleanly tucked in, not painted on. Which is what usually stops me from wearing other bodysuits.

In a bizarre twist (seriously who am I), it’s too…hot. It’s like I can barely do turtlenecks these days. But I loved this piece so much I’ll be exchanging it for either the henley cashmere bodysuit or the tank cashmere bodysuit.

This cashmere bodysuit is pretty freaking amazing. I also appreciate that the rear view is cute without being all KNOW WHAT YOU NEED? A 12 GAUGE CASHMERE THONG.

bodysuit (s) | jeans (27) – more sizes here | similar boots

I also appreciate that the rear view is cute without being all KNOW WHAT YOU NEED? A 12 GAUGE CASHMERE THONG.

It’s the little wins, really.

Seriously though, Gang, I’m realllllly loving Naked Cashmere this year. Have you guys tried them? Any gems I missed (or that you wish I’d review)?

xo,
S

Hey, Pinners…

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for the naked cashmere review, but are you doing your full cashmere review of all the brands soon? Naadam is doing an awesome sale right now. Can you include them? Usually you have a lot of positives about them but haven’t seen a lot lately.

    • Yes! I am! But I’m horribly behind on LIFE atm. So as a quick summary, since the post is behind: Naadam is great, but other than their thick, luxe turtleneck (still one of my favs), I like the design of Naked cashmere much better right now.

      Here’s the Nadaam one I do love: https://shopstyle.it/l/bOkbW

  2. I own several Naked Cashmere sweaters
    and love them! I plan to pair the Jade with my Commando faux leather skirt for a dinner in Chicago!
    And wow that green is gorg!

  3. “I didn’t even bother photographing it here to avoid inducing rage.”
    “KNOW WHAT YOU NEED? A 12 GAUGE CASHMERE THONG.”
    I love you. That is all.

    • If you are talking about Nadaam’s lux turtleneck, honestly nothing compares. It’s the thickest, softest cashmere sweater I’ve ever felt. It’s bizarrely good. But the rest of Nadaam’s luxe line is usually not quite as thick. And their styles are, in general, longer and slightly more oversized. Which is great, but I’ve found myself wearing more shorter, boxier sweaters these days – they pair a little better with the looser jeans, I think.

      This is the Nadaam turtleneck sweater I love: https://shopstyle.it/l/bOkbW

      I was going to link up a few other Nadaam pieces I can recommend…but they’re all sold out. Oof.

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