The cardigan sweater is one of the popular fashion apparel preferred by many women around the world. It was named after the 7th Earl of Cardigan, General James Thomas Brudenell who was a British military Major. The sweaters are usually designed with a front opening and attached with buttons or zippers. There are categorized into three main types which are button up cardigans, zippered cardigans and twin set cardigans.
The sweaters are commonly made from wool, cotton, rayon, cashmere and combination of natural or synthetic materials. They are usually hand knitted or machine sewn and suitable for both men and women. Many designers today are designing this type of garment as a trendy and stylish wear besides providing warmth and comfort. It is available in long sleeve, ¾ sleeve and short sleeve length. This sweater can be wear by both genders regardless of ages as casual, dressy or even formal outfits due to its versatility.
A short sleeve zipper cardigan made from light wool with bright color and matched with a pair of jeans is an ideal casual wear on summer days. Besides, a ¾ sleeve or short sleeve cardigan with lace collars paired with a patterned or colorful leggings or tights is perfect for a summer vacation or as a fancy outfit. Matching a grey or dark color short sleeve button up ruffle cardigan with a black pencil skirt is great for a lighter business or work functions. Short sleeve garment looks great on petite body because it can visually lengthen the arms.
A knitted cardigan paired with a fitted pant and matched with a pair of boot is perfect to wear on cooler months because it provides coziness and warmth. To those who want to have a flattering and slimmer looks, it is advisable to choose a V-neckline sweater and match with fashion jewelries. It looks great and stylish to wear a cropped cardigan over a long dress. This garment also makes perfect for a layering look. Mostly men prefer to wear the cardigans as informal wear or casual outfits.
There is variety of ways to wear the cardigan sweaters, thereby making it a favorite choice to many ladies. They are versatile to be mixed and matched and thus be able to create different stylish, fabulous and trendy outfits. It is definitely a good addition to our modern yet fashionable wardrobe.