This Trendy Top Is the Trifecta: Ageless, Versatile, and Expensive-Looking

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Ribbed knitwear, as opposed to any other kind of knitwear, will almost always look expensive. Whether you spend $10 or $100 on a ribbed piece, the texture will have the same luxurious quality. And ribbing makes any top—be it a standard ribbed tee, a little cardigan, or a ribbed turtleneck—appear more elevated than the non-textured versions next to it.

While ribbing is nothing new, it's been popping up more and more recently (especially in previously uncharted territories), which has led me to this realization. We've shared how ribbed knitwear is a growing loungewear trend that's well suited to our new WFH lifestyle, but right now, I'd like to highlight ribbed tops, specifically, for their versatility, elevated nature, and forward vibe.

To show you what I mean, I'm shopping all of the best ribbed tops on the market right now—23, to be exact. I'm also sharing my favorite styling ideas so you can get on board with this growing trend while it's taking off.

Pictured: Who What Wear Collection Anneliese Herringbone Top ($135)

Sweetheart ribbed tops should be a category of their own.

I oohed and aahed to myself when I saw this.

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Pictured: Rumours NYC Button-Down Top ($65)

Okay, Amazon. I see you with this expensive-looking piece.

I've tried this one on myself and can confirm it fits like a dream.

Pair with loose denim for the ultimate cool-girl look.

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@lefevrediary

Pictured: A.L.C. Eleanor Ribbed Cardigan ($219)

Whoever said turtlenecks were boring had obviously never seen this.

A smart winter staple to have on hand.

This top is perfect if you like your basics with a little something extra.

Pictured: Aya Muse Olbia Ribbed Knit Top ($260)

I wore this top during fashion week, and it received so many compliments.

Ribbing really takes any cardigan to the next level.

This easily looks double its price.

Pictured: Who What Wear Collection Anneliese Herringbone Top ($135)

This is just one of the many ribbed tops on Nordstrom's site right now.

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