Knit Sweater Coats for All Body Types - Fall Fashion
With the right cut, a well-textured sweater-coat can be as sweet on a petite or plus size as on someone tall and willowy.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the November 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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"I hate the cold. I go everywhere with a sweater," says Johnston, who calls this cocoon-like cardigan (Alms, $637) "my nesting place. I can wrap myself in it like a blanket, and my hips and butt don't matter." Fluidity on top demands stricter bottoms; these jeans (Riders by Lee, $20) won't gap at the waist—an issue for most pear-shaped women. Mega-textured knits, like this circle scarf (Wai), are best worn in small doses, not as an entire coat. Tee, J.Crew, $52. Belt, Lana Marks. Cuff, Cara Croninger. Ring, Melinda Maria. Boots, Madewell.
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