Thursday, November 3, 2011

How Do I Wear Thee: Long Sweaters

Yesterday I was glad to hear that long sweaters are still close to people's hearts. I've been feeling a dip in creativity, but I thought I'd try to get a boost of inspiration by compiling a post of previous wears. Turns out I really love my long gray sweater.

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The pattern suggests that long sweaters work best over skinny jeans or short dresses and skirts. Once I wore a long sweater over a long skirt, but it turned out to look pretty dumpy (evidence). I'd love to hear your ideas/see your links about long sweaters, if you'd like to share in the comments!

31 comments:

shefoundstyle said...

I'm not sure what it is or why, but I love myself a long sweater! I'm short and small so I have to be careful not to get swallowed up when I put one one. You seem to have nailed the look pretty well!

shefoundstyle said...

I'm not sure what it is or why, but I love myself a long sweater! I'm short and small so I have to be careful not to get swallowed up when I put one one. You seem to have nailed the look pretty well!

Elegantly Academic said...

I think you have the formula down to a tee!
Kelly xo

Chapstick Fanatic said...

LOVE long sweaters i keep wanting to add more and more to my stash.

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KP said...

Long sweaters are the best. I can't live without them. Really liking your look with the rust colored tights (Second pic, second row)!

wildchild said...

the sweaters pull every outfit together perfectly. keep rocking them- you do them well.

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

I'm wearing a long sweater right now, over a long-ish t-shirt and skinny jeans tucked into riding boots. I almost bought another one yesterday, and since I keep thinking about it, I might have to go back and get it. My Target has them on the 30% off sale rack this week, just an FYI.

So Worng, It's Hana said...

I really like how you put it together. I would never stop loving long sweaters :)

Hana♥
http://intheworldoflife.blogspot.com/

Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

You rock it every time.

Wren said...

These are all great outfits. I think they work best over a short skirt or belted.

GenkiOriana said...

I just found your blog and look forward to seeing your outfits. I'm curious (as I own two) how do you handle sweater dresses? I have two really log sweaters I wear at home because they're comfortable, but wearing out hasn't happened yet...

rebecca said...

As someone who doesn't wear short skirt or dresses, getting proportions to work correctly can be tricky. Though I did were a long grey cardigan with a knee length dress here: http://rebeccawithanr.tumblr.com/post/11610965473/blush-cream-and-grey and I thought it looked ok. I think cinching at the waist helped but it probably wouldn't look good if it was just hanging there.

Natalie said...

I have a long grey sweater too. I love seeing all the combinations that you have with yours for inspiration of my own. However, I don't have the skinniest of kneees/inner thigh area so I shy away from short dresses/skirts. So, my normal length is what you show in your "dumpy" look. Oh well, I guess I just have to keep working out my legs so my skirts can get shorter. haha

Terri said...

I definitely bought into the long cardigan trend. I have three of them! One in black, one in light brown, and one in pink.
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Rachel Kaylynn said...

Love long sweaters, my grey one is my favoriite too.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

natalie--there's nothing dumpy at all about long skirts! in fact, i generally love them and have been wearing them lots. i just find that i don't like the silhouette of a longer skirt PLUS a longer sweater on me--it ends up feeling like it swallows my figure. i bet long skirts look lovely on you and maybe there is even a way to do long sweaters over long skirts that i haven't figured out yet (extra long sweaters? fitted long skirts?).

modern Suburbanites said...

i love long sweaters as well, i have a gray one that i am obsessed with and wear it with everything!
www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

Charmaine said...

They also look frumpy with flared pants or wideleg pants. I've tried & the results were terrible. I think you've got the good combos down pat.

Girlie Blogger said...

I like long sweaters over skinnies. They look fabulous together. Oh yes, definitely trying to avoid the frumpy look.

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www.thegirlieblog.com

Dorien said...

Long sweaters are the best :-)

'Tia said...

Loving all the tights looks!!! Just stocked up on some and I cant wait to start rockin them!!!

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BiblioMOMia said...

I have a long sweater and a maxi skirt on today--and didn't take a picture! With a belt and boots, it's definitely one of my favorite fall combos. However, I agree that proportions can be tricky.

However, your pics make me realize I definitely don't wear longer sweaters with skirts/dresses nearly enough. Such a lovely silhouette!

Anonymous said...

In addition to the skinny pant/jeans, short skirt/dress formula,I have found that if the skirt is more form-fitting, i.e. a midi-length pencil skirt and the long sweater is belted the look can look great and really play up an hour-glassy silhouette. I think it depends on the cut of the sweater whether it has a v-or crew-neck and whether it is more boy-friend slouchy or tailored.

The Queen of Oz said...

I just posted an outfit including my newest long sweater!

http://queenofoz.blogspot.com/2011/11/closet-diary-112.html

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it when you do these 'How Do I Wear Thee' posts!!

Mommyblogger said...

I love long sweaters! There is just something so cozy about them on cold days. Your sweater is awesome- love how versatile it is!

Hannah said...

haha! I never realized how much you wear long sweaters until now. But you still keep it so fresh with different styles.
I love wearing mine with shorter lengths, just to keep the balance right.
Hannah
http://alittleburdtoldme.blogspot.com/

rothcomilitary said...

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Irene Wibowo said...

really nice.. :)
Irene Wibowo

Jessica L. said...

I really love this post! I love all the different outfits! So inspiring!-Jessica

http://thirtyandgirly.blogspot.com/

Aba said...

I love long sweaters! But I only own one and it's fuzzy and picks up stuff like crazy, so I only wear it at home. :( I've been trying to find ones I like for a year now but I'm apparently terrible at shopping + too picky. Any recommendations?

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