COVER UP WITH Cardigans

CARDIGANS GAVE FALL/WINTER 2014-2015 Fashion Week an extra cozy and majestic feel. Gorgeous getups from the likes of Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein dared to reach the floor and made for a rather glamorous match with heels, knee- length boots and fur coats. 

“Long-length cardigans for ladies made from soft and delicate fine-gauge cotton blends are a significant trend,” says Taraynn Lloyd, marketing director for Edwards Garment. “The women's styles have a flattering silhouette and complement curves. They are also lightweight, have a smooth drape and are easy to care for.” Women can choose between a traditional V-neck button-up or open neck, while Lloyd says men’s traditional V-neck button vests and sweater cardigans are back in force. “These styles have been freshened up by providing a more youthful fit and eliminating pockets,” she says. 

“Cardigans and cover-ups are comfortable and attractive corporate-wear items,” adds Shurli Allinott, president of Brandwear. “This season, styles are primarily long and draping ... and oversized for that boyfriend look, great for the office or on the move.”