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The Sweater Poncho – Wear It Right!

The sweater poncho has been a must-have item this winter, and it looks like lighter versions are going to be just as popular this coming spring! I personally love this style and am happy to see it stay, but have often seen it cross the line from casual chic to casual sloppy. Today I’m going to share with you my tips for keeping this look pulled together.

First thing’s first. When choosing a sweater poncho, make sure it is long enough. The biggest mistake most women make when trying this style is choosing one that is too short. A too-short poncho will visually cut your body in half and make you appear shorter and wider than you actually are. Choosing one that just skims your thighs will balance out the bulk and give your torso some length. This will keep the look sophisticated and chic, especially if paired with slim fitting bottoms.

That brings me to my second tip. Never wear a wide leg or loose pant with a sweater poncho as it won’t do your figure any favors. If you’re going to try out this loose fitting style you want to make sure your legs are well defined. Try opting for skinny jeans or leggings to keep the ensemble from looking frumpy, and if you’re comfortable in them, definitely throw on a pair of slim heels. Keep them close to the same color of your bottoms and opt for pointed toes. This will visually add more length to your legs.

Lastly, you want to keep the look current. A great way to do this is to choose a sweater poncho with a relaxed round or V-neck. This style already has you pretty covered up, so there’s no need to add a restrictive turtleneck to the mix. Also, as this style does add some width to your torso, it’s nice to show some delicate neckline.

Another quick tip: You can incorporate the sweater poncho into your wardrobe almost all year round, even in the summer. With warmer months fast approaching more poncho sweater styles are being introduced in lighter fabrics with looser necklines, so they make perfect cover-ups for chilly evenings spent on the beach or by a camp fire!

Have you fallen in love with this comfy trend? How do you wear it? Share with us in a comment below!

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