Even though it is approaching summer, the fall fashion lines are starting to be revealed and knitwear is a crucial part of many designer’s lines. Sweaters, specifically cardigan sweaters, are making a big comeback. Rather the big bulky cardigan of the 70s, these cardigans are more form fitting and they come in bright designs, for both men and women.
Oversized sweaters are an in thing for the ladies, with many sweaters having short sleeves and unusual embellishments such as a ripped look made from a wide bottom fringe. Cowl necks are appearing on many of the sweater knits and they are not necessarily in the typical fall colors with bright reds and light yellows in many knitwear collections. The Chanel kicks knitwear up several notches with sexy knit mini-skirts and patterned sweats and coats in rainbow colors and patterns. The look is very 1980s.
Winter pullover sweaters fit well with slim jeans, skirts and brogues to give women a uniformish look that most can appreciate since it is warm and comfortable. Some of the oversized pullovers can be worn as a very short dress in some cases as they are long and fit over the buttocks for some women. Still with slacks or leggings, particularly leather leggings, they look as great as they do cozy.
Before fall appears, we have to get through the heat of summer and there are knitwear collections for this hot time of year. Summer knitwear tops and bottoms are made blended with light fabrics such as cotton to make the knitwear light, airy and cooler to wear. Even in the heat of summer office temperatures can rise and having a knitted top on can help you keep comfortable as you work.
Lace, which is a form of knitwear, has been seen in many designer garments as an accent or made as the entire garment. Lace accents can give a structured dress a softer, more feminine look or lace garments can give a dress or top a slightly naughty styling because it can be as transparent as glass. Lace is a great look for spring and summer as it is lightweight and allows for air to easily circulate, keeping you cool.
If you are into warm, cozy sweaters, 2013 is your year. Most designers are coming out with knitwear pieces in their lines for most of the seasons and you should be able to find something you like.