In the world of sweaters, and over fifty trends, there are things that look great, and things that do not. There are styles that are worth the price tag, and others that will just sit in you closet or get stolen by your family members. That is why better after 50 is doing a round up of all the sweater trends that you absolutely need, and those you don’t. Whether it’s big sweaters that are too big or prints that are too bold,
Sweaters with ruffles, complicated stitching, and adornments of all kinds hanging off of them are becoming increasingly more popular; no one can tell a good choice from a bad one. The Rachel Parcell Cable Bobble Peplum Cotton Blend Sweater and the Madewell Bobble Sweater are perfect compromises to this trend. The peplum skirts, cozy cabling, and small adornments allow you to embrace the trend while still being able to wear it to work and beyond. The Rachel Parcell Pointelle Sweater on the other hand, is far too much. The nearly see through stitching is not fit for the weather, and it reads a tad juvenile.
Big sweaters can be comfortable and look chic if used right. However, there are times when sweaters are too big. Sweaters like Free People Easy Street Tunic will look cute at home, but will drown you every time you wear it out. For a great alternative, try the Something Navy V Neck Sweater. The beautifully colored sweater that is baggy at the sleeves in hem, but tight where it counts will allow you to feel comfortable without forgetting about your amazing figure.
Bright patterns on warm cardigans are another trend that people love and adore. However, there is such a thing as too much. The Madewell Kent Colorblock Long Cardigan is the perfect balance between colorful and sleek with its bold yet solid, colorblock pattern. The Gibson Open Front Fleece Cardigan with bright blue camo print and fold over collar is far to bright for the season and may come off a little young. For a little extra, you’ll be warmer and look even better!
Animal print is a trend that has stood the test of time from season to season. Allow your sweaters to do the same with the Sanctuary Lenox Long Cotton Blend Cardigan. The intricate, and subtle cheetah print allows you to bring this cardigan everywhere. You can layer it on blouses for work, then throw on jeans for a night out! The Rachel Rachel Roy Rikki Sweater is an example of a pattern that is too big to be versatile or transitional. Though good for the weekend, it’ll be hard to get your money’s worth!
Combine two trends in one with turtlenecks and simple sweaters. Sometimes a simple sweater that fits you perfectly is all you need. The Reformation Kate Turtleneck Sweater is the perfect example. The sleek and shapely ribbed turtleneck will tuck perfectly into your work trousers and favorite jeans. The Halogen Wool Cashmere Sweater, on the other hand, doesn’t allow you to show off your amazing figure. The bulky sweater doesn’t have enough going on to make rocking the oversized trend worth it!