Don’t be afraid to update your wardrobe with chunky sweaters. They can be worn in a variety of ways and come in a rainbow of colors. One of our favorite ways to wear the chunky sweater is tucked in. Think it can’t be done? Think again! Read on for tips on putting together and styling this fall and winter fashion look.
There’s a sweater for every body type and style preference. When shopping, it helps to know your measurements and compare them to the size chart for a perfect fit. Chunky sweaters come in petite and plus sizes to fit all figures. If you want an oversized fit, you may want to try a size larger than your usual. If you prefer a tailored fit, go for your exact size.
Sweater styles range from ultra-warm turtlenecks and cowl necks to classic crew and V-neck styles. Some have blouson sleeves for a semi-dressy look; there are also short-sleeve and elbow-length styles from which to choose. There are chunky sweaters with a relatively smooth knit and those with a textured cable knit, making it easy to own a different sweater for every occasion.
You can wear a chunky sweater by itself or layer it over another top. There are lots of options to choose from, including super-soft Supima cotton tanks and tees. Supima cotton is prized for its ultra-long staple fiber, which results in a sturdy, colorfast material that gets even softer with every wash. Cotton/modal fabric blends also layer well with sweaters. Turtlenecks in a lightweight fabric can be worn underneath an oversize sweater for extra coverage and warmth. They come in lots of colors and prints, making it easy to mix-and-match with different sweaters. Play around with various combinations to find which top-and-sweater looks you prefer.
If you love an on-trend look, tuck in your chunky sweater. Tucking in a sweater is also a great way to show off a belt. The most important factor when selecting a sweater style to tuck in is the length. Cropped and waist-length sweaters won’t tuck properly—you’ll need a sweater that falls to at least the mid-hip area. Women's tunic sweaters are excellent for achieving a perfectly tucked style, especially if you choose one with a hint of stretch.
One way to tuck in a sweater is with the full-tuck method. Simply tuck your entire sweater hem into your pants or skirt and adjust the tuck until you achieve the desired look. There are tight tucks and loose tucks — the right style for your outfit depends on the bottoms you’re wearing, your sweater style, and the look you’re trying to achieve.
The front-tuck is another way to tuck in a chunky sweater. All you have to do to achieve this style is tuck in the front of your sweater and leave the remainder untucked. This tuck style is comfortable and trendy, and it lets you show off your belt or waist while maintaining coverage in the back.
You can wear this type of sweater with virtually any bottoms. Skinny jeans work well with a chunky or oversized sweater because they provide balance to your look. The bulky, baggy appearance of this sweater style contrasts with the slim fit of this denim style for a versatile, stylish look. You can also wear straight leg jeans. For the trendiest look, go for high rise jeans with a statement belt. Even boot-cut jeans can work for the tucked-sweater look, especially if you’re going for a ’90s-inspired style.
Any kind of women’s slacks can be worn with a tucked-in sweater. When it comes to women’s skirts, you’ll find that some sweaters can be front-tucked into a midi skirt or maxi skirt, although they also look great untucked. Once you’ve decided which sweater and bottoms to wear, the only thing left to do is choose footwear and style your look with accessories.
The type of shoes you should wear depends on the weather and the bottoms you’re wearing. Most any type of footwear coordinates well with jeans — especially ankle boots or calf-high boots. You can also wear jeans with slip-on flat shoes, heels, and even wedge sandals on warmer days. If you want a casual look that’s also comfortable, choose boat shoes or moccasins with a cushioned footbed.
Accessories can be used to dress your sweater up or down. Wear an extra-long chain or layered chains in gold or silver with a chunky sweater for a dazzling touch of contrast. If you want to keep the neckline simple, accent your look with hoop earrings or a stack of gleaming bangles on one or both wrists. A slouchy handbag coordinates well with chunky sweaters and serves as a functional fashion accessory.
There aren’t any rules when it comes to wearing sweaters, so try different looks to find your favorite outfits.