People over a certain age remember the phrase “sweater girl”.  If you are young or don’t remember, here is a definition:

A young woman, esp a movie actress or a model, with a notably attractive body, which she features by wearing tight and short clothing 

 Well, I am a sweater girl, but definitely not that kind. I would be embarrassed to tell you how many sweaters I own. I think I have one for every shade of every color in the rainbow.  You will probably notice that a LOT of my outfits are styled with cardigans. There is a reason for that….actually several reasons.
Have you noticed that a lot of dresses are sleeveless? I won’t say I would never wear a sleeveless dress, but have you also noticed that a lot of women in the fifty-plus category would prefer not to wear sleeveless dresses? If I had Michele Obama arms, I would probably not have so many sweaters.  Oh, never mind—I probably would, because I also have what you might call a muffin top, or thick waist or belly fat, and I am vain enough to try to disguise it; hence the sweaters. My sweaters are my security blanket. But they do add color!

Here are some photos. I have posted them before, but I think when you see these you will realize why I am a sweater girl!

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And here are some “sweater outfits”. You have seen most or all of them before, but not at the same time! And these are just a fraction of the colors that I have.  I have collected them from everywhere…The Loft, Old Navy, WalMart, Target,etc.  Whenever I see a color I don’t have, I buy it. Believe it or not, I still need a few more.  I actually do not have brown, but I am on the lookout for it! 😉

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Some of you, no doubt, are nice and trim and very well-proportioned. Maybe you don’t need to hide your middle or your arms.  Great!  But you still need COLOR and ACCESSORIES and CUTE SHOES. And you still need to wear clothes that fit and flatter, and are the correct length.

The rest of us need to figure out a look that flatters our figure. The purpose of all these posts is so that you will see that you do not have to have a perfect figure. You do need to figure out a look that flatters YOU. I promise you that if you work on it long enough, you will find ways to make your body look proportional. Hey, maybe you would look good in a belt and cardigan. 🙂

Try stuff on! Take pictures! Have a friend give honest opinions!

See you next time. Remember, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look good.

Today I am linking up with Tania onWednesday’s Wardrobe.

17 thoughts on “SWEATER GIRL”

  1. Thank you for this post, I’m inspired and planning on shopping today. I’ve always looked for clothes with sleeves….no more! Thank you!

    1. Good luck, Barbara! Before I started wearing sweaters, I was so frustrated when looking for a dress, because 90% of them were sleeveless. Now I know that even if the dress is sleeveless, I can probably make it work by adding a sweater or jacket.

  2. I have a cute sleeveless dress but it has a matronly jacket. Going to try it with a sweater! Was on its way to Goodwill. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Unfortunately, a lot of the jackets that come with dresses are matronly…and usually the dresses are too long! I bet swapping out the jacket for a sweater will work great!

  3. I also prefer not to wear sleeveless dresses and now see what an improvement a sweater makes. Your sweaters all look well-kept and wrinkle free. How do you store them? I end up with wrinkles when I store them folded and hanger marks when I hang them for several months. I’ve been trying to sort of hang them folded over a hanger, but am always looking for other/better ideas.

    1. I do hang my sweaters, but I make sure to use a padded hanger, or a very wide hanger. They are hard to find, but I have collected them over the years. The velvet hangers actually work pretty well too. A regular plastic hanger will leave “poochy marks” on the shoulders.

  4. I too own a lot of sweaters. I especially like the long “duster” length as I am 5’9″ and it is a good look for me. Great article and great outfits.

  5. Cardigans with pants are my usual outfit for fall/winter. I like the longer waterfall versisons which I have in solids and multicolor designs. As you mentioned they are great for the muffin top situation.
    Love your blog and the leopard print sweater with all black outfit!!

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of your sweater girl looks! I enjoy the extra dimension they offer to an outfit and am thrilled sweater weather is finally on the horizon. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday. I hope to see you back this week!

    1. Thanks, Jennie. I am hoping we will get some true sweater weather here. So far, it is more in my mind! Hoping we don’t just go straight into winter. 😉

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