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How to style a vintage style cardigan…

20 December 2017

It is hard to believe that cardigans have not been around forever, who does not love a cardigan right? Well, they have not been around forever and interestingly you can date this fashion cut back to mid-1800s. The humble cardigan was named after the 7th Earl of Cardigan, James Brudenell, a commander during the Crimean War who is said to have created the garment in his later life. Anyway, enough of the history lesson, let’s look at how you can rock a cardigan, vintage style!

The classic 50s style cardigan is a fitted piece of knitwear, with a high neckline and a hem that sits on or just below the waistline. Available in a wide variety of fabrics and colours we also love seeing embellished designs. We have classic 1950s style embroidered cardigans, sparkly ones for the party season and classic touches like peter pan collars and bows to add some vintage flair.

When finding the right cardigan for your vintage style dresses, it’s important to find one with a shape and length that suits the cut of your dress. Dresses with a natural, fitted waist are best suited to cardigans that sit on or above the waist of the dress. For patterned dresses, choose an accent colour from the print for your cardigan or stick with classic black or white. For plain dresses, you can use this blank canvas as a chance to show off a more ornate cardigan like the Hell Bunny Snowstar Cardigan or Dancing Days Fur Collar Cardigan.

For outfits based around separates you have the choice to tuck or not to tuck. To draw attention to your waist and emphasise the vintage cuts, cardigans look great tucked up and even layered under waist belts. If you’d rather not draw attention to your waistline, vintage style cardigans look equally charming worn loose and open as well. It’s up to you.

How do you style your vintage style cardigans? Show us by tagging us on Instagram @TigerMillyUK

 

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