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Style Advice

7 Sweaters For Different Body Types

Claudia Di Capua

 

It's not always easy trying to find the right pieces of clothing for our body types, ladies. There are so many options out there making it difficult to decide what looks right at times. I've compiled a list of 7 different sweater style that work well with different attributes. Not to say these aren't interchangeable, but if you are looking to highlight a specific feature, this list covers it! 

 
Photo from shein.com

Photo from shein.com

 

1. Long & Lanky: 

 

A more linear silhouette looks great on those of you with longer legs and a lankier body type. This style of sweater works well with taller wearers because it won't make your legs seem shorter as it might on a shorter person. There is enough body length to balance the length of the sweater. There are many variations of this sweater, some with more shape and some that are boxier. Both look great, it just depends on if you are curvy or boxy. Personally, I wear both styles!

shein.com

$32.96

 

2. Petite: 

 

It's extremely easy for a sweater that is supposed to have an effortless look cause a drowning situation. This is because there is just too much material and not enough body. A solution to this is to wear a sweater that is shorter (the hem should end right around the hips). Not too much longer than that because the more material that covers your legs, the shorter they appear to be. Look for sweaters with a nice detail like this one, which has a zipper in the back! High-low sweaters are also a nice alternative as long as the low part of the sweater in the back doesn't hang lower than half way down your booty. 

hm.com

$29.95

Photo from hm.com

Photo from hm.com

 
Photo from ivyrevel.com

Photo from ivyrevel.com

 

4.Busty:

 

For all of the well endowed ladies out there it's important to have some room or movement in your chosen sweater so that it doesn't look to tight across the chest. I love this She In sweater for this body type because the lapel helps to draw away any unwanted attention as the flaps can be folded in. A Belt can be added to keep the cardigan closed if necessary! This length is great for an average height. 

shein.com

$29.18

 

3. Triangle:

 

If you have a small back (length from shoulder to shoulder) and wider hips, a sweater like this Ivy Revel version is the one for you! Because the zippers can be opened, it helps to fit the sweater to the shape of your body. The sweater starts off narrow at the shoulders, but flares out towards the bottom. This helps to accentuate your curves, while keeping the look classy. Anything with zippers is well complemented by a classic leather jacket!

ivyrevel.com

$69.95

 

 
 
Photo from shein.com

Photo from shein.com

 
Photo from hm.com

Photo from hm.com

 

5. Long neck: 

 

The turtleneck is back and ready for cold weather!  Long necks are great for this style of sweater so that you don't lose your neck when wearing it. In other words shorter necks might look shorter underneath a turtleneck. There are shorter turtlenecks out there, so there's a version for everyone. A lanky turtleneck draws eyes to your beautiful face and accentuates a great asset of yours! I find looser turtlenecks to be slightly more comfortable because it reduced the restriction around your neck. Finding one with gangly arms like the one in the picture is the secret to a cozy sweater!

hm.com

$39.99

 

 

 

6. Neckline:

 

This one is for all of the Leah Michelle/Anne Hathaway necklines out there. It only seems right to give those collar bones a little breathing room. Your neckline generally allows you to wear lower cut or v-neck sweaters. This style helps to show off that amazing area in all the right ways! I wouldn't say go for a plunge all the way to your belly button, but a nice v-neck never hurt anyone. This style of sweater tends to be made of thinner materials, which means it's great for tucking in the front half or wearing it under a light jacket! It is the perfect addition to a casual chic look for fall!

bananarepublic.com

$39.99

Photo from bananarepublic.com

Photo from bananarepublic.com

 
Photo from romwe.com

Photo from romwe.com

 

7. Long Torso:

 

This one might be a little obvious, but someone with a longer torso will want to go with a sweater that is designed with a longer torso. Another great alternative is a high-low sweater (high in the front, low in the back) as shown in this picture. As long as the front of the sweater falls below the belly button, you should be good! I will say that crop top sweaters are great when they are done right. High waisted jeans and a quality crop sweater are a must! Wearing too flimsy of a sweater with too much skin showing in cold weather doesn't always pan out well.  

romwe.com

$19.00


All photo's on this list were taken from their respective websites as indicated under each description. Happy shopping! Let me know in the comments below what you think of this list and if you have any other body types you would like me to cover!