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, Michael Kors 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 (asi/51752). “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 coverups are comfortable and attractive corporate-wear items,” adds Shurli Allinott, president of Brandwear (asi/41545). “This season, styles are primarily long and draping ... and oversized for that boyfriend look, great for the office or on the move.”