The long cardigan is a staple in any wardrobe. Whereas the short sassy (and frequently boxy) version works perfectly with dresses, although it won’t flatter you if you’re large on top, the long cardigan, provided you don’t buy it too large, will sit in a shapely fashion all the way down, to be buttoned up or not as you choose, covers the bum and should go in nicely at the waist.
There’s also the waterfall or draped cardigan which most of us love in principle but which can go out of shape very easily once you put them on. More about those coming up soon.
At this time of year a long cardigan comes into its own as a layering piece. Wear it over a white tshirt and jeans or very slim trousers (or leggings) and it can turn casual dressed down into sexy, and if you, like me, like to spend much of the day in cropped workout leggings and a t-shirt there’s nothing stopping you slipping into one of these and a pair of gold sandals if you suddenly need to go out and look less than gym-ready.
The best thing about these is that they will cover up anything you don’t want on show, and can be as tight and fitted or as loose as you want. Several of these here are on sale, and I’ve put that in the picture tag, and some are not very well photographed but obviously how fitted you wear your long cardigan is up to you.