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About cardigan

Cardigans are great for men, women, and kids of all ages. Cardigan sweaters look and fit like a traditional jacket but are usually worn as an accessory to an outfit. Both long cardigans and cropped cardigans have an open front with a button or zipper closure and come in a multitude of designs and colors. Both men’s cardigans and cardigans for women are made using various materials including wool, cotton, acrylic or a mix of synthetic materials. Crochet cardigans are also popular and offer a more homemade look.

How to Style a Cardigan Sweater

Styling and wearing a cardigan sweater is easy. Especially since both men’s and women’s cardigan sweaters are always in style and on trend. You can wear various different shirts underneath a cardigan including T-shirts, button-ups, and blouses. Cardigan sweaters pair well with jeans, khakis, and skirts. Pair a solid-colored black cardigan or white cardigan with a patterned shirt or pair of pants. You can also reverse this style by adding a colorful cardigan sweater with a bold pattern to an outfit with more subdued or solid colors.

How is a Cardigan Sweater Different from a Traditional Sweater?

A cardigan sweater opens at the front, whereas a traditional sweater goes on over the head similar to a pullover. These knitted garments open at the front using several buttons or a zipper. You can leave a cardigan sweater fully open to show off your shirt underneath or close the front if it gets cold or to change the look of your outfit. Cardigans are more functional than sweaters since you can adjust their appearance and purpose.

More modern cardigan sweaters don’t have any buttons or zippers and are made to simply hang open. This is common in long cardigan sweaters that may extend past a skirt or pair of shorts. Cropped cardigan sweaters are commonly worn with longer tops underneath or an uneven yet attractive look.