I usually gravitate to more fitted clothes, but every once in a while I like to wear something loose and dramatic. This bold, mustard oversized turtleneck sweater caught my eye!
Sweaters that are “larger than life” are really popular at the moment. Maybe you have been tempted to buy one but worry it will make you 20 pounds heavier (like a big fuzzy bear), or just sloppy or frumpy?
Well, I’m not going to kid you, that can happen for sure. A humungous sweater can swallow you up, but on the other hand, it can also make you look incredibly chic. It’s all boils down to the way you wear it.
Here are some helpful styling tips for how to wear an oversized knit turtleneck sweater.
Go Skinny on the Bottom
The oversized turtleneck look is all about proportion and here is the rule: When you wear something big, wide and loose up top, you should wear something skinny, narrow and fitted on the bottom. This creates a very flattering, slimming silhouette. That’s why I’m wearing these cute cropped, skinny houndstooth pants.
Never wear a chunky oversized sweater with big wide pants unless you want to look like a thick brick!
Be Careful about Going Up or Down a Size
Oversized does not mean buying a sweater one or two sizes up from your regular size. Buy it in the size you would normally wear. Yes, it will feel bigger and looser than usual, but it will be the right size for you.
On the other hand, some of you may be tempted to go down a size from your regular size to get a slimmer fit ( I’ve done this). Don’t! It defeats the purpose and ruins the sophisticated oversized look.
One way to get a more streamlined look with an oversized knit turtleneck sweater is to do a half tuck. You will have to play around with this to get it how you like it but basically, just grab a handful of the sweater and tuck it in at the side or the back of your pants or skirt.
This gets some off the fabric off your tummy. It also creates an asymmetrical hemline which looks artsier and is more slimming than having the hem of the sweater going straight across. Don’t fuss with your half tuck. Just a tuck and go- the less perfect the better.
Push up sleeves, Add bracelets
You can also push up the sleeves to look a little artsier, plus creating the 3/4 length sleeve look shows some forearm is youthful. A bracelet or cuff at the wrist looks cool.
Any height you can add really helps create that long, lean line and take the bulk out of an oversized sweater. I wore black suede booties with a medium skinny heel for a sexy look.
Own the look
Most important of all, feel the look, own the look. Confidence is key. Play around in the mirror, strike a pose, get into the mindset of this bold look. If you find that a women’s oversized turtleneck sweater is still not for you, that’s o.k. too. You need to feel good in whatever you wear, and be true to yourself.
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