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Re: What Coat to Wear Over Long Cardigans


@magicmoodz wrote:

@brii wrote:

I would never wear a short coat over a long sweater.  It looks sloppy to me.

 

I have a couple of long sweater coats, and I don't put anything over them. 

 

 


I completely agree with this.  


   

        I agree, I'd never wear a short coat over a long jacket.  However, those of us who live in cold weather locales don't have the option of not wearing a coat.  You either save those long cardigans for mild weather or you put them on when you get to work.  That would work for me (if I owned any) because I often carry my blazers to work and put them on when I get there.

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Re: What Coat to Wear Over Long Cardigans

I've only seen long cardigans and coatagins styled as the outer piece. 

 

Depending on the climate where you live that could be many months or just a few.

 

I like the idea of carrying one to the office (or keeping one there). 

 

 

 

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Re: What Coat to Wear Over Long Cardigans

I agree with everyone.  Never thought of this when I bought them.  I have to wear a coat here in the winter so I guess I will just have to carry it with me.

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Re: What Coat to Wear Over Long Cardigans

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I think it depends on preference and body shape IMO. 

 

I worked in the fashion industry for many years and I've and seen a short jacket worn over a long cardigan etc. done well. I have worn this myself with many compliments. It also depends on the rest of the outfit. I also bought the Halston long cardigan in Bone and I have tried it on with several of my leather jackets and it looked really good. I have a preference for this look since I have an hourglass figure and I'm tall and I think it helps to flatter my shape. I always have to use a belt for a long cardigan or blouse etc. so the shorter jacket comes in at my waist in the same way. 

 

 

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Re: What Coat to Wear Over Long Cardigans

When I wear a long sweater coat, if it is not warm enough I add either a ruana or a long coat. 

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Re: What Coat to Wear Over Long Cardigans

A maxi-coat.

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Re: What Coat to Wear Over Long Cardigans

Simple:

 

A 3/4-length trench coat or a 3/4-length wool/other coat or a 3/4-length anorak.

 

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Re: What Coat to Wear Over Long Cardigans

I would only wear a coat the same length or longer than the cardigan. To my eyes, a long sweater sticking out under shorter outerwear reminds me of bag ladies.

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Re: What Coat to Wear Over Long Cardigans

Wearing a coat over a cardigan would be too much for me.  The cardigan would be enough.  However I am not on the east coast. 

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Re: What Coat to Wear Over Long Cardigans

now that we are talking about this, it would have been nice if he had made a long scarf in the same material and colors to go with the long cardigan. i really do love this piece and will be buying another color.

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