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Surprisingly flattering Zara draped knit sweater

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Zara cardigan (recent), Madewell dress (similar), SPANX tights, J.Crew boots, Chanel WOC handbag

Anything that can be described as “drape-y” is typically something I stay away from as a pearshape. As a woman with some serious curves, fabrics and garments that simply hang tend to make me look like a big rectangle, and eliminate the curves I have and love. However, as I mentioned last week I have been deliberately trying to step outside of my wardrobe comfort zone and experiment with new styles. This draped wrap cardigan from Zara is a prime example. While the other two pieces from that order didn’t work out, this piece is a new treasured favorite in my closet.

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One thing that sold me about this cardigan was the high back. I tend to stay away from items that are long enough that they cut at the widest part of my body but instead are either shorter or longer than that point. This cardigan was shorter and thus more flattering.

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I also really love the versatility of the piece. Worn over dresses and tights in the Winter, or over denim mini skirts in summer (my plan!) I love that this cardigan can work for many occasions. I also plan to turn it into a wrap piece and add a belt for an even more interesting look. Fun fact: I rolled the “sleeves” of this cardigan over to create a different drape and my laugh is a result of my boyfriend ever so lovingly calling me a Rabbi! Ha!

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And of course, we must goof off during shoots: Ninja chop!

Thanks so much for reading!

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  • Luci’s Morsels

    I love sweaters like this. They dress up anything (can’t tell you how many times I’ve worn a tee and jeans with mine) and they are a nice, refreshing layer of warmth!

    Luci’s Morsels – fashion. food. frivolity.

    • lhaber

      That is a great idea Luci. jeans and a T and maybe some heels would be awesome for a casual look

  • Acanthus Nichole

    I agree! It’s hard to find these slouchy sweaters that don’t overwhelm my pear shape and extreme lack of height. I always was trying to get ones to cover my bootie, but obviously now I see that was the wrong approach-duh! thank you!

    • lhaber

      I’m glad you like the post and the sweater is amazing :) thanks for reading!

  • misslily

    once again – you look amazing! with everything else monochromatic, the sweater adds texture and accent without chopping you up visually, you know? oooh…you just reminded me that i have a grey sweater much like this. it is short in the back, so it should work if it style it correctly. i never thought to layer mine over a dress, but i’m going to try it that way.

  • It looks super comfy and you look great hon. I have a cardi in a similar shape to this and being an hour glass I cant hide in frumpy garments, but as long as I keep it streamlined on bottom it’s all good!

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

    • lhaber

      Thanks dear! xo

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