You Said: Yes to Shawl Collar Sweaters

January 5th, 2009

You Said: Yes to Shawl Collar Sweaters

Chelsea DB Shawl CardiganWe asked: Would you wear Shawl Collar Sweaters?

You said:  Yes to Shawl Collar Sweaters, with a 69% to 31% vote.

Style tip? Shawl collars provide an elegant twist to the everyday cardigan or pullover sweater.  The style is very American Classic, so it naturally works with other All American pieces: tailored button-down shirts, tweed skirts, and blazers.  But you can also mix things up and pair it with edgier pieces: skinny pants, asymmetrical skirts, and biker jackets. 

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Pictured: Chelsea Shawl Cardigan | $24.80 at Forever 21.

Entry Filed under: Men, Trend, Trend Predictives, What's In and What's Out, Women

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jessica Rae  |  January 5th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I could see these for most people, totally. I want to wear them, but they always remind me of my Mom! LoL. I guess I’ll have to do a wacky combination with a funky blouse to ‘own’ the look.

  • 2. Trisha  |  January 5th, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Shawl Collar Sweaters don’t have to look frumpy - just make them your own with a funky combo. You could try the blouse combo - or even a oversized shawl collar sweater with skinny pants. Just have fun with it!

  • 3. Sal  |  January 5th, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Agree with Trisha - these sweaters can look both comfy and feminine if you style them right! Offsetting the bulk created by all that collar is key …

  • 4. Down Comforter  |  January 5th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Shawl collars are a classic styling element, so I think they’re usually a “do”. I have to say though, I ike when the sweater has a more defined / cinched waist than the one pictured.

  • 5. Trisha  |  January 5th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Great point about offsetting the bulk, Sal!

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