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Give the gift of coziness — this bestselling waffle-knit cardigan is down to $17

A warm, cozy cardigan is a thing of beauty — no wonder Taylor Swift wrote a song about it — but finding the perfect thickness, length and color to throw over your shoulders on a nippy fall say is easier said than done. That's why we're losing our heads over the fact that the top-rated Zesica Open Front Cardigan is discounted like crazy during Amazon's early Black Friday for as little as $17 (originally $50). It truly is a gift from the sweater gods, so keep on scrolling and get your "Add to Cart" finger ready. The color options are amazing, and if you're in the mood, you can probably tick off a few names on your holiday list way ahead of schedule by buying multiples.

Thanks to a waffle-knit stitch, it's more breathable than other cardigans, making it a perfect transitional piece.
$40 at Amazon

Over 5,700 five-star reviewers agree: This must be the comfy, versatile cardi T-Swift is singing about. The Zesica Long Sleeve Soft Knit Cardigan's popularity comes from just how versatile it is.

Use it for an added layer when you're indoors and need a bit more warmth, or wear it out paired with a cute T-shirt and jeans — it's perfectly suited for both indoor and outdoor life. The open front makes for a breezy, flowy fit, while the sweater itself is nice and long for added warmth. You'll even get two, roomy side pockets to put your phone or wallet in when you pop out to do some quick errands. Simply put, it's a great transitional staple to have in your closet, and with 35 colors and sizes ranging from small to XXL, you're sure to find something that matches your taste.

This bestselling cardigan will have you understanding what Taylor Swift was singing about.
Funny, isn't it, that it wasTaylor Swift who sang a song about this clothing item, not Cardi B. Irony! (Photo: Amazon)

The cardi that dreams (and songs) are made of

Many reviewers are not just impressed by the overall quality, but how easily this cardigan can be transitioned into a more dressy-casual look.

One five-star reviewer writes, "I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this sweater. I wanted a navy sweater, just to wear around the house to pair with all my cozies. Working from home video call tip — a sweater magically makes you look dressier than a sweatshirt! This sweater was good quality — I was most impressed with the softness, not scratchy while still looking higher quality. I wash this and put in the dryer on a lower heat. I'd say its not thick and chunky, but definitely would not describe as lightweight. The navy color that I got is very deep, almost black."

Another five-star reviewer notes that she received many compliments after ordering this cardi: "[It's] well made and fits perfectly. I don’t like my sweaters tight and this is comfy without being baggy. Very pretty weave and the color I chose goes perfectly with a wide variety of blue jeans and leggings."

"I received my first one as a gift and promptly went and bought one in another color," said this repeat customer. "It layers perfectly for cooler spring/fall days and evenings and goes comfortably over another shirt for winter wear. So cute and covers just below my bottom with a flattering curve. Even my partner likes this on me!"

Grab this wardrobe essential in your favorite color now while you can.

Thanks to a waffle-knit stitch, it's more breathable than other cardigans, making it a perfect transitional piece.
$40 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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