Oversized Cardigan: Do's And Don'ts

November 28, 2017

oversized cardigan

Your over-sized cardigan can be the most fashionable item if you style it properly. It is possible to wear an over-sized cardigan and still look stylish but yet comfortable and cozy. We love a big, comfy cardigan but they can be a little tricky to style. 

Long sweater

When wearing an oversized cardigan the first thing you need to consider is the actual size of the cardigan. Somewhat oversized, kind of oversized or just plain big. I would advise something in between. You don’t want the cardigan to be so big that it swallows you up, than might as well wear a blanket. 

cable knit cardigan

If you have a cardigan that’s slightly oversized, like the one I’m wearing in this post, it’s especially important to pay close attention to what you wear underneath. The clothes have to be form fitting. With all the bulk that an oversized cardigan adds, DON’T wear loose fitting bottoms with them. Stay away from boyfriend jeans and maxi skirts. The wideness on top and bottom will make you look…WIDE.

ankle boots
skinny  black jeans

Instead, DO wear your skinniest pair of jeans or leggings. Keep those legs looking as slim as possible! For this look I styled this chunky cardigan with a pair of black skinny jeans. To complete the look added black ankle boots and good to go...

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  1. I couldn't agree more about pairing oversized items with tighter fitting ones, it gives you a cute look but without drowning you in fabric! You look gorgeous in these pics, Primark really do have some fantastic jumpers at the moment!

    Abbey 😘

  2. Thanks for the tips. I've had trouble trying to look good in one of these, I will definitely take your tips youve posted

  3. Who doesn't love a big comfy cardigan?! Loving the colour of this one and the whole look you have put together. I definitely agree with you, wearing slim on the bottom is a must

  4. I love oversized cardigans in winter. You're absolutely right though, definitely need close fitting items underneath.

  5. omgosh that beige oversized cardigan is the cutest thing! I love pairing them with my skinnies or leggings! so cozy.


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