I’ll be doing lots of knitwear roundups as a nod to the year-round bumper knitwear trend. Pullovers, in all sorts of fabrics, lengths, colours, silhouettes and patterns are the item to wear with bottoms. As the weather warms up, you’re after lighter weights in cotton, linen and silk blends.
Some of the styles incorporate woven fabric inserts, which provide an arty drape and feminine touch to the style. I’m also loving the versions with open slit backs.
- Gap Marled Sweater: A chunky cotton piece in pretty pastels. One of my tall clients layered the pale pink over the white Gap textural stripe tunic and looked like a million bucks.
- Vince Camuto Pointelle V-Neck Sweater: Casually elegant over a tank top and partially tucked into jeans. The V-neck is excellent for a shorter neck and larger bust.
- Halogen Three Quarter Sleeve Sweater: A crisp little colour vehicle that’s on sale.
- Oliva Moon Floral Appliqué Sweat Shirt: Super fun if you like textured daisies. My client wore this with white boyfriend jeans, white belt and tan booties.
- Boden Audrey Sweater: Boden items are generally well made and gorgeous quality. This piece is for Team Tall because it’s long. Fabulous untucked over skinnies or straight legs. Structured. Runs small (US 2 fits like a US size zero). Not so fab on a shorter neck.
- Boden Sophia Sweater: This fits similarly to the Audrey, but the neck does not roll down. Great for Team Tall, Team Long Torso and Team Long Neck. Structured. Will not work for a short neck.
- Ann Taylor Textured Open Back Sweater: A good length for petites. Love the open back slit. Layer over a tank or shirt. Read the rave reviews.
- Ann Taylor Marled Stitch Sweater: A casual basic that’s pretty structured for a high-low pullover style.
- Club Monaco Seraphina Sweater: Gorgeous drape, nice trim, and great for hot weather.
- Alice & Olivia Catherine Sheer Combo Sweater: Asymmetrical fun.
- Madewell Moi Pullover: A piece that’s all about you.
- Three Dots Asymmetrical Tunic Dress: A semi structured pull-on-and-go that’s good over slim-fit bottoms.
- BB Dakota Kit Sweater: Another open slit back style in an assortment of colours.
- Prana Ziggy Sweater: A tailored fit with an interesting neckline and hemline. Pair with a pencil skirt or trousers that are structured on the thigh. Great for an hourglass with a full bust.
- Kenneth Cole New York Savannah Sweater: A sporty option for Team Magpie and Team Neon. I have my eye on this one. Note, it’s extra boxy, short and lifts up in front. Not good on a full bust and long torso.
- 525 Shrunken Cotton Shaker Sweater: A suitable little pastel knit to wear with pencil and flared skirts because of its shorter length.
- French Connection Grace Knit Top: Simple drama in front. Lacy interest in the back. Another nice piece to wear over pencil skirts.
- Beatrix Ost Sheer Inset Tunic Sweater: Mixed media and stitch interest for Team Tall because of the extra length.
- Rachel Roy Bird Wing Kimono Sleeve Sweater: An unusual pattern on textured fabric. A trendy piece for the office with a pencil skirt, flared skirt or tailored trousers.
- Sejour Mixed Media Split Back Sweater (Plus): A split back with patterned inserts. Soft, feminine, forgiving and on trend.
- Sejour Graphic Print Three Quarter Sleeve Sweater (Plus): Crisp and fresh for Spring.
- Cotton Emporium Stripe Dolman Sleeve Sweater: An affordable way to try the boxy crop top trend. Fab layered over a shirt too.
- Dex Crop Sweater with Woven Hem: A faux layered look with structure. A comfortable pairing with tailored trousers for the office, or with jeans for a casual look.
It’s nice to see a few structured styles in the mix. I’m all for fluid and oversized fits, but I am an even bigger fan of silhouette variety so that there is something for everyone.