As the snow falls down, it becomes more and more tempting to stay at home, snuggled up with blankets. Since most of us don’t have the time to do this every day, dressing cozily is a great way to stay warm and comfy throughout busy winter days. When it comes to classic comfort, nothing beats putting on a sweater. It’s like wearing a hug! Instant coziness guaranteed.
There are so many different types of sweaters, and even more various styles, textures, and silhouettes that make each one unique! When you decide to treat yourself to a new sweater, it might seem daunting to navigate through all of your different options. This sweater guide will help make achieving peak coziness as easy as staying in bed all day!
When you think of a classic sweater, you’re probably thinking about a pullover sweater. Pullover sweaters are so easy to wear and style, and they are definitely the most popular of all the sweater types. They typically have a crew neck or v-neckline. Pullover sweaters do not have any buttons or other closures on the front, although they might have cute adornments like sequins or embroidery.
When you’re ready to take your sweater game to the next level, you’re ready for a turtleneck. Turtleneck sweaters feature a high, fitted neck that typically hits an inch or two under the chin. These types of sweaters are fantastic for layering, easily providing a sleek and sophisticated look with minimal effort. Try wearing a turtleneck under a slip dress for a unique look!
If you like the look of the turtleneck sweater, but don’t love having all that material around your neck, you need a mockneck sweater. These types of sweaters have the chic look of a turtleneck, without the commitment to all that fabric. Essentially, a mockneck is a shorter turtleneck. Another alternative to the turtleneck is a cowlneck sweater. These are like turtlenecks but with a funnel neck. The fabric, rather than being fitted to the neck, drapes over itself making a cute, unstructured, scarf-like look. Both mockneck and cowlneck sweaters are on trend right now, and we are so here for it.
Cardigans are a staple in every girl’s closet! While lightweight cardigans are great for layered looks throughout the year, when winter comes around, you’ll want to opt for a cardigan sweater. Cardigan sweaters are sweaters with an open front that can be buttoned, zipped, or otherwise closed. However, some cardigans just rock that open front style! Cardigan sweaters are great because they can add extra warmth and dimension to an outfit, and can also be a removable layer throughout the day. Wearing a cardigan sweater over a pullover will give you maximum coziness.
Another type of sweater that is perfect for winter is the poncho. Ponchos are such fun statement pieces, especially when they have tassels or other adornment. A poncho is essentially a large piece of fabric with a slit in the middle, you know, for your head! Some ponchos go all out with sleeves, pockets, and even turtlenecks! On those cold winter mornings when you wake up freezing, throw on a pair of leggings, a warm pullover, and then top it off with a cute poncho. Take that, Jack Frost!
We hope this guide helped you learn more about all of the different types of sweaters. With cold weather quickly approaching, we are so excited to announce the launch of The Cozy Collection at Bella Ella Boutique! Our stylists have hand picked the best soft, fluffy, and plush pieces to keep you feeling warm and cozy all winter long. This collection will be your one stop shop for the coziest boutique fashion this season!
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Holland is a full-time student who is passionate about art, music, and female empowerment. She plans on earning her doctorate's degree and becoming a college professor. In her free time, she loves writing songs and visiting museums. Her fashion philosophy is pink on pink on pink.
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