Fall is finally here and along with pumpkin-flavored everything, sweater weather is back. Plus size sweaters can be baggy and shapeless. While cozy and comfortable, this adds bulk to the silhouette.
Sweaters can have a flattering fit. For apple shapes, look for sweaters that land at the hip. A V-neck and some detail are good too. For hourglass figures, make sure that sweaters fit close at the shoulders and armpits to define the waist.
Classic sweaters tend to be hip length but with the popularity of tights and skinny jeans, there are lots of longer options available. Some tunic length sweaters are closed while others are open cardigans. The latter work really well to layer when going from hot to cold.
All of these sweaters are from Macy’s plus size collection. They have an immense selection and lots of these looks are created for Macy’s, meaning they are not available anywhere else. If you’re shopping on-line, get Ebates to get up to 10% back. It’s like there’s a sale every day!
Now on to the sweaters.
This classic cashmere V-neck comes in 11 colors and 4 sizes. Designed for plus sizes, the sweater isn’t too tight or too baggy. The timeless style can be worn anywhere. Add a collared shirt and blazer for work or statement necklace for play.
2. Waist Tie
I.N.C. Tunnel-Tie Sweater – A tie detail adds interest at the waist and lifts one side of the hem above the hip. Available in pink, navy, and grey in sizes 0x-3x, this flattering sweater is cute and cozy and especially flattering for apple shapes.
3. Tunic Sweater
Alfani Ribbed-Knit Tunic Sweater – If you love to wear tights or skinny jeans, tunics that hit at the low hip offer more coverage at the front and back. This ribbed sweater has a curved hemline plus button detail at the cuffs. Available in this sunny marigold or basic black.
4. Open Cardigan
Karen Scott Open-Front Cardigan – Available in 12 colors, this popular cardigan has a sleep profile with ribbed cuffs and hem. This type of sweater can add bulk but not this one. These cardigans are great for extending your summer wardrobe by layering over tanks and tees.
5. Bomber Style
Karen Scott Wing-Collar Zip Cardigan – A zipper and collar add structure to this sweater. It can be used as a coat in cooler weather or worn as a sweater when it’s cold. This is a flattering cut for apple shapes, especially paired with some mid-rise jeans. Also available in heather, dark blue, and red.