Fashion cardigans for women with the style and extravagance

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Each modern woman should have in her wardrobe nice and warm cardigan. This is not only a very practical and useful thing, but extremely relevant. For celebrations, sports and walks you can choose bold and bright colored cardigans. They can also be decorated with sequins, embroidery, draping and buttons. Cardigan is simply irreplaceable thing that can be worn at home.

Who wore cardigans?

In the XIX century English Lord Cardigan decided to warm the military uniform with a knitted jacket on the clasp and with a large neckline. So the original mission of cardigans was to warm the soldiers and officers during the cold season under their usual blood corpuscles uniforms. The first models of these clothes were made of threads of rough wool. And they perfectly fulfilled its function, warmed the frozen soldiers.

Cardigan or jacket?

It is quite possible that you have not still understood how cardigan differs from usual jacket, as often one and the same thing can be called the same. In fact, cardigan is a kind of jacket, as the jacket is a kind of clothing with a fastener or buttons from top to bottom and with any collar. Cardigan always has a deep collar. So it is not suitable for those who are afraid of getting sick in the cold season. But a scarf, being worn on the cardigan, is capable to perform miracles. Especially trendy is to pick up big knitted scarves. They will warm your neck, while cardigans – your back and chest.


In autumn-winter season the designers offer to wear pretty textured cardigans. In general, many brands this fall attach a great importance to the texture. You may choose for everyday wear knitted cozy cardigan with buttons. The truth is that cropped models of these sweaters will fit only tiny women.

There are many variants of cardigans for women with magnificent forms. If you like sweaters with a large pattern so, choose stretched variants and always emphasize the waist with a wide belt. Wear a not fastened cardigan, its ends shifted sideways will hide your hips. You can also play on contrasts wearing a knitted knee-length cardigan with airy chiffon dress, lacy dress or with floral prints.

Very relevant in the new season will be different braids and bumps. You can choose cardigan with large and small braids. Young girls have to choose cardigans of bright colors; elder women should prefer more restrained colors. Cardigan or cardigan-sweater with a pattern would look great with skinny jeans or leggings, as well as with shorts and thick black tights.

fashion cardigans 2013 - for stylish ladiesAlways choose cardigans from natural fabrics. They are quite pleasant to touch, does not cause allergic reactions and excellent retain heat. But consider: the price of these products is much higher. Cardigans for women made of synthetic materials are cheaper, but the quality lives much to be desired. They wear out and lose its color faster. When buying cardigan you must pay attention to the fabric. There should be written, that it is 100% wool. Alpaca, camel and sheep are perfect for the cold season. Ensuring that it is really 100% wool, you should carefully study the very fabric. It must be pleasant to touch, soft and uniform. The loops for the buttons and the seams should be well treated.

If it is a qualitative model, the buttons are made of pearl or horn. Also can be used mineral, wood, marble buttons. On the cheaper models they are made of usual plastic.

Very popular are fashion linen cardigans of ivory color and with buttons made of sterling silver. Women also like cardigans decorated with chinchilla fur or crocodile skin. For the warmer times of the year you can purchase a classic cardigan made of silk or cotton. It is ideal for the office. Single-colored cardigan should be worn with a blouse of contrasting color, simple trousers and a tie.

Always fashionable.

For many seasons cardigan does not go out of fashion. Styles that can be found on store shelves, will find the buyers. Now, in addition to the classic cardigan form, one can choose models on different tastes. What are the main styles of this element of clothing?

  1.  Classical is most similar to its ancestor – male cardigan which was worn under the uniform. It is simple and fastens with buttons.
  2.  There is also a model of cardigan, which you would call “a bathrobe.” In fact it is fashionable cardigan, which has no fasteners or buttons, it is fastened with a special belt that simply tied or can be wrapped around the waist for several times.
  3.  To a separate group belong cardigans with various collars, for example, stand-up collar and double-breasted collar. There are also cardigans without collars, which often have a V-shaped cut.
  4.  And, of course, cardigans vary in length of the sleeves; it can be long, short or cover three quarters of the hand.

Choose wisely!

When choosing a cardigan it is important to pay attention not only on fashion, but also on the material from which it is sewn. Thus, knitted cardigans for women with complicated patterns are accepted to wear as casual clothes. Knitted models can be worn not only outside, but also in the office. As for your overlook in a new cardigan, try to understand that the reasonable assessment of your own figure would help to choose the most suitable variants. For example, to a plump girl it is preferable to choose the mid-thigh length. And if you are slim, you can wear and a longer models. For women with large breasts it is recommended to choose cardigan with a V-shaped neckline.

Be beautiful!

Remember that whatever your choice, any cardigan will fit to the skirt, dress and pants. But you should carefully consider the following:

  •  elongated cardigan looks good with skirts, dresses or tight jeans, and even with shorts;
  •  if you have a plump figure you should avoid volumetric details when choosing cardigan, but you can shift the focus on other vivid details of your attire (bags, necklaces, bracelets and scarves);
  •  girls with a slim figure will look nice when over the light blouse they would put on a cardigan of a free cut; it can also be worn with a belt. The bottom of such attire should be of this kind: skinny jeans, leggings and boots;
  •  do not forget to choose bright colors, this year especially trendy are eye-catching colors;
  •  for office you can wear cardigan under a white blouse and with a pencil skirt.

The length of cardigans.

If you have decided to wear a short cardigan, first of all you must define with the style. Cardigan can be fitted or perhaps free. As well as the length can be quite short, and a little below the hips. Short form-fitting cardigans for women may be put on with skinny jeans and high-heeled shoes. You can also wear a medium length skirt, up to the knee. It can be as flared skirt and stylish “pencil”.

More over, when the weather pleases us with warm days, you may bravely wear with a short white cardigan a bright shirt and breeches. Short shorts will also perfectly fit into such an ensemble.

Long cardigans are loved by many, as they give vent to imagination in drawing fashion combinations. Elongate cardigans go perfectly with leggings, skinny jeans, slacks, straight skirts with the length up to the knee. For example, a long cardigan, a stylish light blouse, black skirt and strict high heels are an excellent combination of clothes for work. In general, long cardigans for women are combined practically with any clothing. You can also wear a dress with high boots and a stylish cardigan with a belt.

As for the top, you may put on shirts, tops, blouses, T-shirts. The choice of shoes is up to you. It may be feminine shoes with high heels or massive shoes in men’s style. Long cardigan which is worn with shorts or breeches will look more interesting, if you will put on tights to match the shorts. In general, long cardigans with a belt help to emphasize elegance and femininity. With an emphasis on the waist, your figure acquires more slender form.

Very often during the first cold, the girls wear cardigans instead of a coat or jacket. Taking into account the convenience and practicality of such a thing, every girl should have in her wardrobe at least a few cardigans for different times of the year.

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