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8 Types of Cardigans Every Woman Should Know About

Are you the lady that enjoys the snowballs and woollens much more than the sun heated days full of sunscreens and Ice lollies?? If you are more of the “minus temperature” girl, there is a whole variety of woollens to choose from to make you look as elegant and pep as the summer days of yours.

Most of the times we think that a cardigan is nothing but a buttoned-up sweater with heavy wool woven into one single mass. Lets clear things out, there is much more to a cardigan than you always thought. Cardigans have till date been one of the most sought after outfits in the winter season with looks that can make you go from a scale of elegant with that floral dress of yours to Hot with those high heeled boots.

8 Types of Cardigans Designs that Every Women Should Try

  1. Open Cardigans
  2. Tunic Cardigans
  3. Zipped Cardigans
  4. Long Cardigans
  5. Cropped Cardigans/Bolero
  6. Belted Cardigans
  7. Jacket/Hoodie Types Cardigans
  8. Cardigan Vests

Here are some variations that you may get your cardigans in:

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1. Open Cardigans

The open cardigans come in a variety of styles. But one thing they all have in common is-No buttons or hooks with different sorts of hemlines and necklines. Open cardigans can come in the form of Draped cardigans, where the neckline and the hemline drape around your body with an open front.

open-cardigans

Fabric: Linen-Cotton, Polyester wool, Knitted-wool
Match-With: Stockings or Jeans, Tank tops, T-shirts
Length: Knee- Length

wrap-cardigans

Wrap cardigans are also becoming a big hit in the fashion world these days. They can be a good substitute for the Indian shawls and stoles diminishing the extra effort to keep them from falling over and over again from your shoulders. Worn with skinny jeans or leggings with boots is a perfect casual look for you. They are a great choice if you are a little plump and want to keep that weight of yours hidden.

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2. Tunic Cardigans

These cardigans very much resemble the usual long cardigans, but are often buttoned from the front or may not have a buttoned front at all.

tunic-cardigans

Fabric: Linen-Cotton, Polyester wool, Knitted-wool
Match-With: Long Heavy Coats, Jeans or stocking, Long Boots
Length: Slightly above the knee

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3. Zipped Cardigans

These cardigans have a zipped front, often accompanied by pockets in the front and are normally a great substitute for jackets.

zipped-cardigans

Fabric:Linen-Cotton, Pllyster wool, Knitted-wool
Match-With: Jeans or sweatpants, t-shirt, shirt
Length: Waist-length

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4. Long Cardigans

Very similar to the open cardigans, Long cardigans are often long enough to reach your knees and often have a zipper or large buttons in the front.The buttons add value to your dress up and are the perfect choice if you are lean or skinny.They end up being the perfect substitute for Long coats and are easy to carry as well.

long-cardigans

Fabric: Cashmere, Polyester wool, Knitted-wool
Match-With: Stockings, Legging, Jeggings, Jeans, Trousers
Length: Knee- Length

5. Cropped Cardigans/Bolero

Generally made up of thin and lacy materials, cropped cardigans go perfectly with nightgowns and long dresses with printed fabrics.They often have a hooked or a buttoned front.

cropped-cardigans

Fabric: Linen-Cotton, Lace, Knitted Wool, Cashmere, Linen
Match-With: Printed fabric dresses,Nightgowns,Summer Dresses,t-shirt
Length: Collar-bones,Waistline

6. Belted Cardigans

If you miss wearing your favourite summer dress in the cold winter, belted cardigan is a great substitute for you. They usually have an open front with a matching belt. Belted cardigans are a great choice for a well toned body and should be avoided if you are too fat or plump.

belted-cardigans

Fabric: Linen-Cotton, Linen, Knitted Wool, Cashmere
Match-With: Jeans, Trousers, Legging, Stocking, High Boots
Length: Any Length depending upon the outfit

7. Jacket/Hoodie Types Cardigans

These cardigans have an open front or have a zipper to give a rough look that resembles a jacket. It’s a perfect choice to be worn over your jeans to give a casual look. Some cardigans are even accompanied by a hood these days to give a sporty look as given by usual hoodies.

jacket-hoodie-types-cardigans

 Fabric: Linen-Cotton, Lace,Knitted Wool, Cashmere, Linen
Match-With: Jeans, SweatPants
Length: Waistline, Hipline, Knee-length

8. Cardigan Vests

If the day is not too cold and you are not in a mood to wear a full sweater or a cardigan, Cardigan vests are exactly what you need to keep you warm and trendy as well.

cardigan-vests

Fabric: Thick Sheep-Wool, Cashmere,Linen, Cotton-wool
Match-With: Woolen Skirts, Summer Dresses, Jeans, High Heeled Boots
Length: Waistline, Hipline, Knee-length

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and shop for the cardigans that you found perfect as per your style and rock for the winters or the summer vacations that you have planned in the hills and the snow!!!

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Shaista Singh

With her hilarious journey in an MNC, Shaista found her passion for life in writing. With her technical career taking her to Mumbai, the city of multiple fashion trends, she came out to be a true enthusiast when it came to dressing up and filling her wardrobe with trends going on. Through her quest to change those around her for the same, she joins Looksgud to help her follow her true love for writing and end up writing about one thing she finds the most interesting-Fashion!!

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