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
Occupation: Employee performance adviser
"Women today are rewriting the business dress code—more separates, fewer traditional suits," says Dernavich. Knits are part of this shift toward informality: A superbly cut purple sweater-coat (3.1 Phillip Lim, $625) has as much authority as a tailored jacket—and you could also wear it with jeans. At 511, Dernavich needn't stick to a single palette; she can pull off several distinct colors and textures at once, like this pale fitted top and bold graphic-print skirt (Zero + Maria Cornejo, $398 and $416). Beads, Joan Rivers. Belt, Kara Ross. Ring, Paige Novick. Watch, David Yurman. Shoes, Nine West.
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