The Flattering Way To Wear An Oversized Sweater – Without Looking Frumpy

Comfortable and stylish don’t have to be exclusive. Find out how to style a comfy loose-fitting knit into a flattering oversized sweater.

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Finally, a flattering oversized sweater – and how to pull it off

A stylish knit is the quickest way to get to the intersection of cozy and chic. The key, though, is in how you style it. It can easily go from your favourite recent purchase into frumpy street.

Take a hard pass on black and try an eye-catching shade (like heather grey, red or a bright green) that will be more kind to your complexion. Invest in the best you can. A gorgeous sweater spun from 100 percent cashmere will reap style rewards for years to come.

Focus on a roomier version of the classic cable knit for a modern option that can be paired with casual and dressy separates alike.

The Look: Loose & laid-back

A flattering oversized sweater becomes even more gorgeous with well-chosen layers.

Consider a flowing tunic-length blouse, complete with draped neck ties, to add feminine flair. Graphic-print tops like stripes and floral, are well within bounds, too.

A traditional cotton collared shirt or stretch turtleneck is also a good pick, providing interest and warmth without bulk.

Wide-leg cropped pants march along the laidback line, as does a fuzzy oversized scarf. Throw in a mix of boldly textured extras (plaid, faux ostrich and metallic, oh my!) for a heavy hit of fashionable fun.

Red cable knit sweater, $59.90 at Zara locations.

photo credit: zara

Originally Published in Best Health Canada