Sweaters & Cardigans
Sweaters are knitted garments, typically with long sleeves worn over the upper body. These come in different types of material whether it be fuzzy, cashmere, cotton, or mohair. There are also many different types of necklines including cowl, V-neck, and crew neck. Sweaters are a staple for all seasons and are an easy fashion accessory. Consider pairing your cardigan or long sweater with boots and a belt or even a leather jacket. In summer, you can layer a sweater over a flowing dress or summer trousers. Cardigans are an important item as well that suit any season and are great layer pieces for blouses, shells, and dresses.
Sleeves are the part of the garment that wholly or partially covers a person’s arms. In some ways they are quite simple and can change the entire top when they are not straight. There are Raglan sleeves which are similar to regular straight sleeves except they run from under the arm, as an extension of your shoulder. Kimono sleeves are wide, long and loose. Butterfly sleeves are much wider from the middle to the wrist part of the sleeve. Which sleeves you choose depends in part on your body type and preferences. Below is a glossary of sleeve types.