It may surprise you that the stylish cropped sweater, made so famous in the 80s and 90s, is back in style this season. These cute and comfy-to-wear garments are found in new silhouettes and fabrics, bringing them up to date and making them a contemporary wardrobe staple. Check out the new and exciting sweaters found widely online and at brick-and-mortar clothing venues, and add one to your wardrobe.
Here are some tips to help you wear cropped sweaters in a fresh and flattering way this fashion season.
Layer longer tees, tunics, or sheaths with a cropped sweater and maybe a cropped jacket, as well. Cardigans make great layering pieces, but a cropped turtleneck or crewneck sweater also looks stylish over tees, tops, and blouses with your favorite jeans. When buying your cropped sweater, go for quality, natural fibers like cotton and wool for durability and longevity.
Unless your abs are chiseled, low rise bottoms are not the most flattering way for wearing cropped sweaters this season. Instead, go with high waist pants or 'mom jeans'; you may also choose a shift dress or sheath with your sweater to keep everything covered up. Check out cropped cardigans that make a great contemporary replacement for the traditional shrug cover-up.
Another tip for updating and styling your cropped sweater is to wear it in monochrome color schemes. That is, wear a cropped sweater that is the same color as what you choose to wear under it. The result is an elongated silhouette that is very flattering to the wearer.
What are you planning on accessorizing your cropped sweater ensemble with? Typically, statement pieces make a good pairing for a shorter, sassier sweater; go with bigger bangles, hoop earrings, and pendants that feature thick chains in longer lengths. Also, use scarfs and cowls to add another layer to your look, while accentuating and echoing colors in your sweater.
Anybody can wear a cropped sweater and look great- the key is to wear it in such a way that it doesn't draw attention to your midriff. Even if you have abs of steel, the exposed midriff is simply not in style this season. Consider these tips to create your own distinct silhouette that flatters your own shape.
Check out this season's cropped sweaters and add one or two to your wardrobe. From casual layers to a formal shrug, cropped sweaters are back and as cute and trendy as ever.