Posts Tagged: sweater

Reader Request: How to Wear Cardigans

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Bubu threw this request into the Suggestion Box:

I would love a post on cardigans – long short, crew, v-neck, straight, flyaway, ruffly, etc- how to pair then, layer them, what shapes work better on different heights, different builds, etc.

Gah. That’s a LOT to tackle in one post. Luckily, I’ve already written a post that should address the pairing question: This piece on layering necklines will help you figure out which cardigan will play nicely with which underlayer. Though I’ll try to dig into that question a bit more here, too. read more

Originally posted 2011-06-03 06:25:21.

This Week I Love …

… turtleneck and cowl neck sweaters.

I’m still a little leery of turtleneck SHIRTS, I have to admit. My winter uniform in middle school was a colorful turtleneck and cheeky printed sweatshirt, and I look back on those photos and wonder how I landed on that combo as a 12-year-old. But I spent much of last winter swaddling myself in scarves, and this year I realized I wanted some actual sweaters that covered my neck and kept me warm. Here are some of my current faves:

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Banana Republic Waffle Turtleneck Tunic$98 read more

Picking Your Cold-weather Dressing Battles

Already Pretty outfit featuring striped dress, black cardigan, magenta tights, Rebecca Minkoff Logan, Gudrun Sjödén scarf

Lovely reader Mary e-mailed me lamenting the dearth of long-sleeved garments available today. I have DEFINITELY noticed that long sleeves are in short supply, especially when it comes to dresses but also among tops, many of which tend toward 3/4 instead of full sleeves. I know this irritates many of you readers, including plenty of folks who live in climates warmer than mine! I haven’t been able to find any research or confirmation, but my theory is that this shift to shorter or no sleeves is related to our country’s obsession with youth. Short-sleeved and sleeveless garments seem to be marketed to younger women who aren’t as self-conscious about their arms (supposedly). Older gals are left to either wear those same styles in hopes of emulating their younger counterparts, or scramble to find the limited sleeved options on the market. Mary pointed out that cost savings for the manufacturers may also factor in. read more