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Shop By Shape: Your Guide to Oversized Sweaters

Oversized Sweater

How to wear an oversized sweater without looking like an oversized mess!

Oversized Sweater

Oversized Sweater

Oversized sweaters are always the most stylish comfortable piece you can have in your closet. It’s easy to dress it up and down, but if you choose the wrong style, you can wind up looking malnourished or you can look 10 lbs heavier. Here’s an easy way to shop for your body type

Ice Cream Anyone?

Ice Cream Anyone?

The Issue: Broad shoulders

The Solution: Clean angled lines that draw attention away from the shoulders.  Angled lines help to take the attention off broad shoulders. Choose sweaters with aesthetics lines or set in shoulder seams.

Broad Shoulder 

Left to Right : Denham Women’s Striped IOWA Jumper – Grey Marl , Jason Wu Cashmere and silk-blend sweaterFaith Connexion Pointelle-paneled fine-knit sweater

 

Miss Hippy

Miss Hippy

The Issue: Broad Hips

The Solution: No waistband around the hips  (unless you want to showcase the bubble butt). The slouchy sweater that does not have a waist band is best for round hips because it does not cling to the hip. Sweaters that cling the hips can lose shape in the waist and add extra weight around the hips. Avoid banded sweaters.

 Broad hips

Left to Right: Soft Joie Atticus Sweater,  Cashmere Sweater ( Polyvore), Grey Heather Sweater( Net- a- Porter)

The apple shape  and how to dress it!

The apple shape and how to dress it!

The Issue: Large Frame

The Solution:  Shawl Collars and chunky knits help to slim a larger frame when wearing oversized knits. The oversized shawl collar helps to slim the body by adding some balance to a larger frame, this can also be achieved with a oversized chunky knit sweater.

 

Solution

Left to right: Hop Grand Sweater, FAD Cowl Neck Oversized Sweater,  Chinti and Parker Aran-knit merino Wool Sweater

The Athletic build

The Athletic build

The Issue : Narrow Hips

The solution: Longer sweaters. To avoid drawing attention to your narrow hips make sure to wear a longer sweater that covers the hips, this will help to create balance for your frame while flattering your shape. This is also great for the brick shape!

Narrow Hips

Left to right: Maison Martin Margiela, Grey Sweater Blouse, Band of Outsiders Striped knit sweater,

The Hour Glass Figure

The Hour Glass Figure

The Issue: Large Chest

The Solution: V-Neck, Scoop Necks. Large chest can be problematic for oversized sweaters. Having a large chest can distort the shape of an oversized sweater. To avoid the distortion choose oversized sweater that have V-Neck or scoop necks to help balance your frame. Or choose a top that takes away the heaviness up top by revealing some skin.

Large Chest

Left to Right: Cable Knit JumperJ. Crew V-neck SweaterVanessa Bruno V- Neck Sweater

 

 


As with all style, these are just tips to help you better fit your shape. You know your shape best so mix and match tips to help find you a comfortable fit. Be happy with your body and look sharp! Image is a Must!
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