THE PERFECT SWEATER


I know I've mentioned before (probably more than once) that I have a very tough time finding sweaters that fit well. My broad shoulders and short torso make me feel kind of boxy, and most sweaters end up being too long, both in body length, and sleeve length. I've had some luck with the J.Crew Tippi Sweaters (I love the 3/4 sleeve length) and the J.Crew Cashmere Boyfriend Sweaters (the fit is flawless). But both styles are pretty pricey, and when I find a sweater I like, I want to buy it in several colors.

Enter this Victoria's Secret Cowlneck Sweater. I got a gift card for Hanukkah and ordered it on a whim. When I pulled it out of the box, all of my hopes were dashed - it looked so teeny tiny that I wondered how I'd ever get it on my body. I finally mustered the courage to try it on, and to my delight, it's perfect! It's fitted without being too tight. The split hem is great for my short torso and the cowl neck is so easy and flattering - helps take the focus off of my square shoulders. The material is lightweight but not flimsy. It's also super soft and comfortable. I can't sing its praises enough! I've already ordered two more. Best of all, it's on sale! I only wish they offered it in more colors.

P.S. I wear a Small, in case you were wondering about sizing.