Here we are before Thanksgiving with temperatures dipping down below freezing! Is this Atlanta?
Sweaters to the rescue! I just ran across an article from earlier in the fall discussing the many cashmere sweaters available in stores this season (and sales starting to kick into full swing)! So how lucky can we get?
Wait just a minute before you race out and buy some toasty, bulky, over-sized beauty. Are you planning to wear this just to cuddled up in front of the fire with a good book? That is a little different than going out in public. Choosing the warm, snuggy style that works for you will take a little more thought than just warmth.
Bulky sweaters, by definition, add bulk. If you are troubled with a few extra pounds, this may be a deal breaker. I have chosen some pictures from this season’s selections to offer some guidelines so that your choice will be a favorite and not hang in your closet unworn.
The white crew neck would probably not be flattering on a small-boned person even if she is tall, but a petite lady would be engulfed in the volume. The sleeves are too long, which seems to be a style for many sweaters. If you are one of those individuals who finds this style irritating, this sweater will probably hang in your closet after one wearing. If that isn’t a problem and you love the sweater, I would add a great scarf for interest and to bring color near your face.
The model wearing this oversized white turtleneck below almost disappears in the volume. Again, the sleeves are nearly covering her hands, further making the model appear invisible. This look could only work on someone who is tall and large boned. She needs to have lots of visual presence so that she wears the sweater and not the sweater wearing her. Slim cut trousers would help balance the over-sized look.
This grey sweater jacket would be a really versatile piece in most any wardrobe. However, wearing it over a full skirt gives a tent effect. I have seen trapeze designs in dresses that are adorable but adding a sweater that covers the waist for a trapeze look will not be flattering for most anyone. Sweater – yes. Worn over this dress – no!
The Alaskan coat sweater is probably best in Alaska. Although I’m sure it is warm, it has so much bulk that I can’t imagine any lady who could carry it off. This model looks like she is preparing to try out as a lineman for the Denver Bronco’s!
On a positive note, these images taken from Saks Fifth Avenue web site, represent only a few of the wonderful sweaters in their collection. I found them searching for a possible addition or two to my own wardrobe. As you are looking for that warm, toasty sweater for yourself or for a gift, just keep the scale in mind and enjoy the search. Most every store offers an abundance of options.