Hot Corporate Apparel Trend: Long Cardigans

One of this autumn’s hottest clothing trends is “wearing it long,” whether it’s a skirt, T-shirt, tank or coat. Sweaters are in on the trend, particularly cardigans. Able to span the fashion gamut, from street wear to corporate wear, long cardigans grant any outfit extra style with their long hems, not to mention extra comfort. Taraynn Lloyd, director of marketing for Edwards Garment Co. espouses the versatility of the long cardigan, most notably for corporate apparel programs. “It’s long, lean and slimming, a plus for any woman wearing it,” she says. Lloyd adds that these sweaters are applicable to casual and professional environments and are a cinch to clean. “Not only does the sweater look great over a blouse or basic tee or with pants or a skirt,” she says, “but the cotton/spandex blend is comfortable and easy to care for with a cold-water wash.” Lloyd makes special note of the long cardigan’s perfect fit for corporate settings, offering women a fashionable way of keeping warm at work. “Women are never far from a classic looking cardigan that they can wrap up in and still look stylish,” she says. One tip as far as length: Keep it above mid-thigh. Think tunic length, or about where the hem of a mini-dress would reach. Keeping the long “short” prevents these sweaters from swallowing someone whole or being mistaken for a dress.