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How do you wear a round-necked cardigan?

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EggsAreNotFromCows Mon 18-May-15 20:40:01

I have a couple I have bought as I loved the colour or fabric. But I can't work out how I am supposed to wear them (for work).

Buttoned-up looks a bit....buttoned up. Buttoned up but leaving the top one or two open looks untidy as the sides flop over. Totally unbuttoned, the sides fall all untidy, unlike a v-neck cardi that sort of sits neatly on your shirt. Any pictures of the models wearing them involve the frontage slightly artfully open. But in real-life they wouldn't stay there for 5 seconds. What do you do with them?

MatildaTheCat Mon 18-May-15 20:55:41

I wear quite fitted over a vest or scoop tshirt. Leave top two or three buttons undone and bottom couple undone.

If over a dress then probably not done up but cropped style.

EggsAreNotFromCows Mon 18-May-15 20:58:48

Does the neck not flop around untidily for you then? What am I doing wrong?!

woodhill Mon 18-May-15 21:02:26

I hate them, very small in sizing, unflattering

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 18-May-15 21:02:54

Is it too big?

MeDented Mon 18-May-15 21:03:23

I think they sound as though they are too big for you?

EggsAreNotFromCows Mon 18-May-15 22:51:05

I don't think so. They seem to fit ok when done up. They just sort of collapse when unbuttoned and the front pieces fall to the sides messily

Bombinate Tue 19-May-15 07:58:54

I wear them buttoned under my boobs. The sides stay where they are ok

Floisme Tue 19-May-15 08:05:49

How high is the neckline? I get top button floppage if ithe cardi has a scoop or lowish neck but not normally with crew necks.

hellsbellsmelons Tue 19-May-15 09:41:26

Depends on length.
I always wear them but have crop style and I just do up the top button.
If it's longer then button at the waist only.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Tue 19-May-15 09:56:09

If you want then to be worn undone I find that a size or two smaller helps. I never wear mine done up but open over a shift dress at work or with a skirt and top.

Oly4 Tue 19-May-15 10:27:48

I don't get floppage to the side. What's the material? boden cotton ones stay put and are lovely.
Over dresses I wear them unbuttoned, or buttoned up with a few top buttons undone over tight vests

bettykt Tue 19-May-15 10:36:47

I wear them with a tank/vest underneath. I button up the top 1 or 2 and leave the rest undone. a bit like this

also like this

CindyEcstacy Tue 19-May-15 11:11:10

I was going to post this exact same OP yesterday!


carrie74 Tue 19-May-15 14:13:19

I find cotton ones tend to be floppier, but thicker ones have a bit more staying power. I keep the bottom two buttons undone and the top few undone, or when warmer, just all undone.

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