Plus-Size Sweater Trends
15 Plus-Size Cardigans for Fall 2014
October 6, 2014
Patterns are still trending strongly this fall,
and print cardigans are an easy way to add some
to your style. More classic style women
will wear a patterned cardigan as an accent and
Trendier women may choose to mix it with
other prints in a shirt, skirt, pants, or
accessories to create a unique look.
Folkloric patterns and those derived from ethnic
traditions are some of the strongest pattern
trends in sweaters this year. Look for
Scottish Fair Isle knits, Irish Fisherman
sweaters, and Southwest inspired blanket
BoHo style fashionistas will especially
want to pick some of these up, but they are
attractive patterns to other style groups, as
Some of the patterns coming off the high end
runways that translate particularly well into
sweaters include trellis or lattice patterns,
and window pane patterns. Classic to
contemporary style women will find these
easy work-wear options.
Seinfeld inspired "Normcore" trend takes
classic style, slouchy and masculine or
unisex sweaters and mixes them with khakis,
boyfriend jeans, and knit denim leggings.
Longer cardigan lengths, often with pockets, are
perfect examples of this dressed down, non-style
Classic cardigans are an important part of the
mid-20th century inspired vintage modern trend.
Worn together with full "New Look" midi length
skirts, pencil skirts, and slim legged ankle
pants, trendy fashionistas are snapping them up
in every hue imaginable. Some sport
whimsical motifs, birds particularly popular,
while others are patterned or solid.
Capelet styles are evolving out of dolman
sweaters and ruana styles and are one of the
newest cardigan silhouettes. Characterized
by a free flowing drape, and generous kimono
sleeves they work best worn over slimmer, body
conscious silhouettes as the under layer.
(Faux) leather details and trims lend an edgier
and/or more luxurious feel. This material is
used in both the current Equestrian Town and
Country trend which frequently combines long,
lean cardigans with buckle hardware and
tall boots, and the tougher, urban biker
trend that prefers studded lace up combat boots
or Doc Martens to make a style statement.
Natural fibers are becoming easier to find in
plus-size cardigan styles. Higher end
supima cotton is softer with longer and stronger
fibers making for an especially fine finish.
As the cooler temperatures of fall become more
pronounced, wool cardigans and sweaters become
more popular. A variety of fine quality
wools from the British Isles are available in
larger sizes, in addition to the ever-popular
luxury of the wonderfully
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