What Should a Woman Choose as a Sweater?
Sweaters, or jumpers, are basic long sleeve tops that are made for easy, everyday wear and can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion. As a type of ladies knitwear, knit sweaters are cosy with a relaxed fit which makes layering them over other tops or under jackets a breeze. From casual weekends to smart casual lunches and business casual workplaces – a sweater is a wardrobe essential that no woman should be without!
You’ll have plenty of choice when it comes to jumpers as they’re available in a variety of different styles and fabrics. Some of the most popular choices include:
- V neck jumpers
- Crew neck jumpers
- Chunky knit jumpers
- Oversized jumpers
- Knit sets with matching pants
- Funnel neck jumpers
- Hoodie jumpers
- Cropped jumpers
What Should I Look for When Buying a Sweater?
Every wardrobe needs a reliable sweater (or several!) to pull out and style seamlessly with your other transeasonal and winter essentials. When looking for your next sweater to put on high rotation, consider these factors to help you choose one that will meet all of your needs:
- Fabric – Knitted clothing can be made from natural and synthetic fibres or a blend that combines both. Some common sweater fabrics include polyester, acrylic and cotton.
- Texture – A sweater with a chunky weave or textured knit will add visual interest to your outfit.
- Colour – Sweaters in neutral shades are easy to style with other wardrobe pieces but print and colourful sweaters add a playful touch to brighten up any casual ensemble.
How Do You Know if a Sweater Fits?
Sweaters should be comfortable with a slightly relaxed fit that still lays nicely across the back and shoulders. As cosy staples, they should never feel restrictive. If you prefer more room in your jumpers, choose an oversized style with a slouchier fit.
What Ways to Style a Sweater?
Knit jumpers can be kept casual or dressed up with the right pieces and accessories. Style your sweater simply with your favourite denim and a basic tee underneath for a simple, easy look. A brightly coloured logo sweater layered over a collared shirt elevates everyday wear to a smart casual outfit that’s fit for café catch-ups and weekend shopping.
You can even style a sweater for the office. Swap the logo jumpers for a black or neutral sweater and layer it over a plain top or shirt with dark full length pants. Add a nice handbag and some jewellery and go from a work day to a fun evening in no time!
When Can You Wear a Sweater?
Sweaters and other styles of knit clothing are easy to wear anywhere, anytime thanks to their ability to be dressed up or down. Slip on a print sweater and leisure pants for an early morning stroll before changing into your favourite jeans and heading off to lunch. Choose a lightweight sweater in breathable cotton for the warmer months and style with a midi skirt for everything from shopping to a special dinner-for-two.
Wear your sweater to work, layered over crisp shirts and under a structured blazer. In the winter, team your sweaters with long sleeve tops, jackets and scarves. Think you can’t wear a sweater for a classy night out? Think again! Choose muted colours and slimmer fits to style with dark denim or pants with jewellery and a cross body bag. Add a transeasonal wrap for extra warmth and to create a striking silhouette that’s ready to turn heads.
How Do You Know What Size Sweater to Buy?
It can be tricky to buy women’s knitwear online as your clothing size can differ between garments. Sussan makes buying knitwear for women easier with inclusive sizing made to flatter every woman. Our women’s jumpers are available in sizes 6-18 so that every woman can wear the latest styles with confidence. You can find your perfect fit by simply:
- Finding your favourite sweater and clicking on ‘What’s My Size?’
- Using our handy tips to measure your bust, waist and hips
- Clicking on ‘Clothing’ to convert your measurements into Sussan clothing sizes
Upgrade your wardrobe with this season’s on-trend sweaters for layering and dressing in style. We also have other women’s knitwear to add to your collection, including knit pants, knit vests, chunky knit cardigans and long knit cardigans for styling with belts and slim leg pants. Discover the range today and become a Sussan VIP Member to gain early access to exclusive deals and offers! Our FAQs can tell you more about it and buying online with us. You can also locate your nearest Sussan and visit us in-store.