Long line cardigans seem to be in every clothing store this season, but how do you style them without looking like someone’s granny or a dumpling? (OMG! Is anyone else thinking of granny’s Golden Syrup dumplings right now?).
I’m not going to deceive you – if you are short, you are going to find it hard to make it work, but it can be done. If you are a tall, rectangle shaped girl, then rejoice! This look has your name written all over it!
Here are my three favourite ways to style a long line cardigan this season.
1. Wear with skinny jeans. If you need to balance out your lower half then tuck your jeans into boots – this will visually lengthen your legs. If you are short then heels are a must and also look for an asymmetrical hemline.
2. Wear over a dress with a belt or even as a dress. Be as adventurous as you like – you can have a bit of fun with how you drape and tuck.
3. Mix up the hemline lengths. If you have legs the world needs to see, then wear with shorts, mini skirts or dresses. This is also a great look for shorter women.
Here’s a few tips to help you – keep your bottom half fitted i.e. skinny jeans, leggings and and fitted skirts or dresses.
However, IF you are very tall and thin, (lucky you!) then wearing a long cardigan with boyfriend jeans and ballet flats or sneakers is a great look and you can get away with it. You can also wear bulkier knits, but the rest of us are better in lightweight fabrics. Wearing a block colour underneath your cardigan is lengthening and slimming. You can also see more styling ideas on my Pinterest board here.
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Any way, back to those dumplings….best served with ice-cream and cream. Click here for this recipe.
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