Fall 2009 Fashion Week Trend: Chunky Knits

February 19th, 2009

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Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Chunky Knits at Doo.Ri, Nanette Lepore, and Luca Luca.


Style tip?  Beware of the volumizing power of chunky knits; they can make even the trimmest of models look like she ate too much for dinner.  The best way to wear chunky knits is to acknowledge their volume and pair them with more figure conforming clothing.  If you have a chunky knit sweater, for example, pair it with skinny pants, tights, or drapey trousers (as in the Nanette Lepore and Luca Luca examples).

What do you think?  Would you wear chunky knits?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

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

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sal  |  February 19th, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Sparingly … though that Luca Luca … er, capelet I think looks so perfectly elegant …I might have to consider deploying chunky knits more often.

  • 2. M  |  February 19th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I would love to try this look. It’s a bit difficult for me to find the right pieces though, being petite.

  • 3. Trisha  |  February 19th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Even though you’re petite, you can make chunky knits work. Darker colors tend to work better, and keep the cable-knits to a minimum (perhaps as an accent design, not as an all-over pattern). Worse comes to worse, a chunky knit scarf is a lovely way to add texture to a winter outfit.

  • 4. M  |  February 20th, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Thank you for the advice Trisha!

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