How to Shop for a Fall Sweater That Flatters Every Shape

No bio available

15 tips for finding the perfect women's fall sweater from fashion expert Amy GoodmanIt may seem like summer just ended, but savvy shoppers get their fall sweaters before the selection is picked over—and a chill is in the air. Here are 15 tips to keep in mind when shopping for a basic sweater, from Wear This, Toss That! Hundreds of Fashion and Beauty Swaps That Save Your Looks, Save Your Budget & Save You Time, by style expert Amy E. Goodman.

KEEP
•    A medium-weight fabric that’s neither too bulky for a big chest nor too thin for a flat chest

•    A neckline that doesn’t crowd your face

•    A belted style if you have a generous bust or hips, to add definition at your waist

•    Unique prints, embroidery, sequins, asymmetrical necklines

•    Details that hide your weaknesses. Flat chested? Look for embellishment around the boobs. Big tummy? Go for a more open neckline to draw attention toward the face

•    Affordable, trendy sweaters from mass retailers to boost your wardrobe for one season

•    A variety of staples: thinner fabrics to layer under a blazer; medium-weight, hand-knitted threads for warmth; standalone twinsets

TOSS
•    Heavy appliqués, such as seasonal Christmas trees, pumpkins, autumn leaves, or braided embroidery, that weigh a sweater down

•    Any sweater with blinking lights attached to a battery pack

•    “Wire hanger” shoulders

•    Shapeless sweaters

•    Overly fuzzy fabrics like angora that shed

•    Thin fabrics that cling to stomach rolls

•    Thick fabrics that bunch up under arms or at waist

•     Overly chunky, overly detailed, heavy knit sweater that makes you look “stuffed” like after Thanksgiving dinner, with an unattractive zip funnel neck.

LEARN MORE

CouplePopcorn_567

Use These Scents to Rev His Libido

One of the premier body language experts in the country, Tonya Reiman is a Fox News Channel contributor and has appeared on Good Morning America, Today, Inside Edition, and Extra, among other television programs. She has contributed to dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, USA TODAY, Glamour, Time, and The Wall Street Journal. The author of The Power of Body Language, she lives with her family on Long Island, New York.

TucciTable_BlueberryPie567

The Tucci Table Blueberry Pie Recipe

Academy Award–nominee Stanley Tucci is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award–winning actor who has also been nominated for a Tony and a Grammy, among countless other critical and professional accolades. He has appeared in more than fifty films, including The Lovely Bones, Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, The Terminal, Road to Perdition, The Hunger Games,and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, as well as more than a dozen plays both on and off Broadway.

MensHealth_Dr_567

How to Help the Man in Your Life Take Charge of His Prostate Health

H. Ballentine Carter, MD, is a professor of urology and oncology and the director of adult urology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. An internationally recognized expert in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate disease, Dr. Carter directs the Proactive Surveillance Program for prostate cancer at Johns Hopkins.

More Stories >