It took me years to finally find good sweaters that I loved. I’m a super picky sweater person and for a few reasons. So when I find sweaters I love, I have to really LOVE them. A few things that instantly annoy me or bother me with sweaters is the itch factor. I must be super sensitive to fabrics like wool, cashmere and alpaca. If there’s any bit of itch to them, I’m done. I can’t do it. So if a sweater can pass this initial test, it’s a good sign. The next is fit. As someone who is a bit busty with broad shoulders, I tend to feel like a linebacker in a lot of sweaters. Two things have helped with this issue for me. A good unlined bra (seriously life-changing especially if you are busty) and choosing sweaters that don’t have a big cable knit.
When I can meet these two requirements, I find myself LOVING sweaters. But it took a few years to find the right fits, brands and styles that work for me. And there are a few things I look for to make sure I meet those requirements too. Finding sweaters that aren’t 100% wool and have a higher cotton content helps big time. And also sizing up. I kept finding myself taking my usual size in most sweaters and quickly realized that sizing is a big help. I’ve now built a pretty good collection of sweaters for fall and winter that I love and enjoy wearing.
Favorite Sweaters For Fall
A few brands I now find myself gravitating towards for fall sweaters are Everlane where they have lots of fabric choices. And again, sizing up usually helps me feel better in their sweaters. And keeping the thickness in mind too. Plus, Madewell sweaters can be a big hit for me. But also some are a miss. This all goes back to fabric usually with them. And for cashmere that doesn’t make me want to rip off my clothes from the itchiness, Garnet Hill. The best cashmere, so soft and love how flattering their pieces are. And lastly, I have been recently loving sweaters from LOFT. They’re a good fit, not itchy, and a great price point.
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