Women’s Long Cardigan Sweaters
Christopher & Banks | cjbanks - Women’s Long Cardigan Sweaters

Of all sweaters, the cardigan is perhaps the most versatile. At the office, out with friends, at a special event, it can layer over almost anything to keep you warm and add an element of personality to your ensemble.

At Christopher and Banks, our long cardigan sweaters come in a variety of styles, colors and patterns. The key to wearing one well is in how you style it. Choose one that will fit into your wardrobe in a variety of ways while highlighting your best features.

The dramatic length of a long cardigan can be flowing and comfortable or structured and feminine, depending upon how you choose to accessorize it. Just be sure that you balance the oversized nature of this sweater with other more shape-defining pieces.

Avoid pairing a long cardigan with too much loose or oversized clothing. Instead, choose a feature to highlight, like shapely legs, a defined waist, narrow wrists or a flattering neckline. This will keep attention drawn to your best assets and ensure your clothes don’t look too baggy.

The belted cardigan is an easy way to create a shape for this otherwise loose look. Choose a sweater designed to look like a belted trench, or cinch up any long cardigan with your own favorite belt. Thin, colorful belts add a delicate flair. Thick, distinct belts can create a more dramatic look, and often work well for women with fuller figures.

If you choose to leave your cardigan flowing and open over a casual shirt and jeans, consider keeping your shirt tucked in to make things look more put-together. Dangling necklaces or interesting scarves can connect the two elements together for a more cohesive feel.