How To Wear A Cardigan

May 14, 2013 | By | Comments (3)

It’s springtime in NYC, which means the weather can’t make up its mind. Forget day-to-day, every hour there’s a ten-degree change in temperature. We battle out this quixotic season with that staple of fickle weather and over-airconditioned offices the world over—the cardigan. Here are three simple tips to keep it looking sleek, stylish, and anything but frumpy.

1. Long Lines: If your cardi is long and lean, so will you be. Look for sweaters that hit at or below the widest part of your hips to give your upper half a lengthened (and therefore  slenderized) appearance.

2. Bulk-Free: “Lightweight” is the key word in keeping layers from looking sloppy. Ultra thin materials, like jersey and modal, add a little warmth without any extra heft.

3. Create A Waist: The cardinal sin of most cardigans is that they hide the slimmest part of your waist. The solution? Add a belt. For a sleeker look, ditch the bathrobe-esque self-belt and mix and match other belts instead, or opt for a cardigan that comes with a real belt, like this one from Charlotte Russe.


  1. Dee Ann Slinkard

    ” … the weather can’t make up its mind” not “it’s mind.” C’mon.

    May 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm
  2. D. Grusky

    Way to go Dee Ann!! Drives me crazy when grammar is ignored and that seems to be the “norm” today. Where are these people educated?

    May 16, 2013 at 10:52 am
  3. Mary

    Maybe the same place that people who call out people in public are educated. Very very rude indeed. Send a private message or do you take great joy in trying to embarrass somebody?

    May 17, 2013 at 3:51 pm

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