Long and lean boyfriend cardigans, another revived ‘80’s trend, are a key look for the season. They are fab layered over button-downs, camisoles, blousy tops and sleek sweet pea tops, either buttoned-up, or buttoned and belted at the waist. They also look quite nice belted over frocks. Look at how effortlessly Dani, Tanya and Debbie sport their boyfriend cardi looks.

Although the longer length cardigan is an easy and comfortable item to add to one’s wardrobe and a nice alternative to the more traditional cropped cardigan, I’m battling to get clients into the style. Eyes are not adapting to the tunic-y boyfriend as quickly as I had hoped. For some it’s a bad ‘80’s flashback, and others see it as a dumpy, hippy and unflattering look.

I like the look of these tunic-length cardigans, especially on taller gals. I think it’s a refreshing change and adds variety in stores. I do caution petites to keep their cardi a little shorter to balance out proportions.

Are you going to sport a boyfriend cardi this season? Has your eye adapted to the look? If not, why not?

BDG Long Grandpa CardiganLong Open CardiganFrenchi Tunic CardiganPetite Ribbed Belted CardiganPattie Cardigan SweaterPetite Belted Long Cardigan

An assortment of boyfriend cardigans (also referred to a “grandpa” cardigans). They can be worn open or closed, and belted or unbelted. They’re also available in the petites if you’re after a shorter tunic length.