Jackets and cardigans are often competing topper candidates for a dress, jumpsuit, or top and bottom combination. You might prefer jackets to cardigans, or wear both. Here are the advantages of each.
Look sharp and professional
Denote authority and an element of strictness
Dresses up an outfit
Provides outfit interest
Broadens a narrow shoulder line
Provides outfit structure
Easy to fit on a straighter body
Camouflages muffin top
Comfortable and soft
Easier to fit than a jacket, because the knit moulds to the shape of the body
Easy for travel
Softens a broad shoulder line
Works well over a larger bust
Works well indoors
Suited to working and staying at home
Camouflages muffin top
Whether you prefer jackets to cardigans can depend on your lifestyle, body type, or simply your sartorial preferences. All my clients wear cardigans because of the pros mentioned here. Some prefer jackets, but there is room for cardigans in their lifestyle, especially over the weekend and when they travel.
Over the last few weeks I’ve shopped with clients for dresses and dressier tops for January and February events. These were some of the winners, with fab and affordable stuff at Macy’s. Be sure to browse the colour and pattern options, as well as petite and plus sizes.
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