In honor of Scandal tonight — that being the show that birthed the Wine Cardigan phrase, at least on this site — and the theoretical onset of winter, we decided to spotlight the snuggliest garment short of a bathrobe (or my Chewbacca onesie, but I digress). If you need something in which to swaddle yourself while you pour a large glass of red and get lost in your stories, I hope one of these will work for you.

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I learned while compiling this that cardigans can be surprisingly expensive. I tried to pick a range of prices, but that still was higher than I expected. I guess the universe wants us to trot out the old Price Per Wear justification — which is, I’ve found, actually pretty compelling. Why, just the other day Jessica was making it to someone about one of her clutches, and she DOES use it all the time, and it HAS held up, so: VALID. (While we’re talking about ME, I actually also just bought a cardigan. It’s…of course…striped. Okay, I’m getting out of your post now, bye. – J)

And yes, the two at the end are just there to give us all sticker shock. Or perhaps a giggle. Although if you want a $1600 Gucci striped cardi, do not let me talk you out of buying. We must all chase our bliss.

OH AND ALSO: I learned today that we do have access to brands I didn’t think were on there, so here I can add a navy belted Gap cardigan for under $40, a gray knit one for $70, a black, grey, and white blocky one for $90, a heathered Old Navy one for $35, a navy striped one that’s on sale for $65 from Banana, a Target version for $23, and a $30 one in chenille.

As a general housekeeping note: This is not a sponsored post. Our wine cardigan choices are ours alone. Like most websites, GFY uses affiliate links where available, which means we get a tiny bonus if you click through. But I can assure you that all these were personally chosen by me while I sat around tearing into a bottle of red while rolling my eyes at Papa Pope and/or basically every single monologue on Scandal.