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Let’s face it: when the weather chills, what’s more delightful than a chic oversize sweater? It’s a look that’s easy to find at all price points and in a variety of silhouettes.
Many of this season’s hottest looks sport a loose, boyfriend-style fit. Styles include slouchy sweaters, cropped pullovers, cardigans of every length, tunics detailed with slits and sweater jackets.
But not everything is boxy. A more fitted sweater with wide knit band at the waist – a style of sweater that has been dormant for years – has a hip retro vibe, like Anthropologie’s bomber-style sweater.
There’s a neckline to suit every taste – turtles, funnels, cowls, boat necks, V-necks, stand-up collars and louche off-the shoulder looks.
Sleeve details are trending across women’s fashion, and some sweaters are accented with ruffles, ties and bells. Three-quarter sleeves invite showing off an armload of bracelets.
Iconic Fair Isle and Icelandic ski sweaters, classics that have taken a back seat for at least a decade, have returned in a big way. You’ll find them at Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Coach and many other retailers, including department stores.
Oversize Fair Isle motifs wrap across the chest, shoulders and sometimes sleeves of casual pullovers.
Originating hundreds of years ago, they feature complex, multicolor patterns such as stars, crosses, ram’s horns, hexagons, anchors, hearts, ferns and flowers – all elements of life on remote Fair Isle off the coast of Scotland.
Icelandic patterns are similar, often highlighting snowflakes, hexagons, V shapes, zigzags and geometric shapes.
The on-going influence of athletic apparel turns up in sweaters with side stripes and bold, colorful graphics. Lacoste has got some great ones.