I was not excited by the shape of this cardigan until I tried it on. I’ve subsequently fitted it onto other people with equally good results. There is something about its drapy integrity, dipped back, and curved hem that’s flattering and forgiving for both curvy and straighter body types. And it’s wide neck welt adds extra vertical interest which is somehow streamlining.

Wear the curved hem tunic cardigan loose for a breezy casual look, or belted for added waist definition. It works well over pants and skirts, and layered over button down shirts or fine gauge form fitting knits. If you are going to wear this look unbelted, remember to keep the bottom half of your outfit sleek. I prefer this style of cardigan with streamlined sleeves because the volume in the torso is sufficient. Too much volume in one garment is tricky to wear and a nuisance to fit under a coat.

This style is a nice alternative if you couldn’t get the boyfriend style to work. I say give it bash if you love cardigans and are after a newer and more arty look.

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I bought the grey style on the right in a moss green last week. It’s not the best quality, but the silhouette looks great belted over a tailored black button down. Unfortunately it’s not available online anymore, but you’ll find it (or similar styles) in stores.