Fall Fashion Trends: Chunky Knit Sweaters

Fashionistas are in for a treat this Fall! Chunky knit sweaters are making a comeback, and after the cool summer the Bay Area has suffered from this year, it looks like the Fall season might be on the cool side as well. This means it will be the perfect season for a fabulous chunky knit sweater!

Designers are showing many different styles of chunky knit sweaters for Fall 2010. There are long cardigan sweaters being shown by Philip Lim, Chloe, Jil Sander and Rebecca Taylor. The long chunky knit cardigan sweater will be the perfect way to keep warm while wearing 1970s style flair pants this Fall. This style of sweater is also an easy casual piece that can be worn open, closed or even belted with a fabulous, thick leather belt.

Other designers such as Georgio Armani are showing short or cropped chunky knit cardigans’s. Short chunky knit cardigan’s can be dressed up slightly more than the longer version and worn with a pair of classic trousers to kepp warm at the office. TSE has a nice version of the short chunky knit cardigan that is chunky enough to satisfy the cozy craving yet sleek enough to wear out to dinner.

Cropped long sleeve and short sleeve chunky knit sweaters are popping up for Fall worn alone or with a long sleeve, skin tight top underneath. Short sleeve cropped sweaters, such as this grey sweater by Twinkle by Wenlan, are being shown over long sleeved, tight knit tops giving a layering effect of cozy over sleek. Prada is showing a cozy yet body conscious long-sleeved chunky knit sweater for Fall that will compliment casual and daytime dressy looks with a pencil skirt or flair pants.

Chunky knit sweaters are fairly classic and fade in and out of fashion every couple of years or so. They make a great investment and can be found in a variety of price ranges. Express has a fabulous, short knit cardigan that is sure to get years of wear. This is also a style that you can shop from your closet. The chunky knit styles this Fall come in so many variations, you are sure to find something in the back of your closet that will find new life this Fall. The chunky knit sweater is the perfect, casual way to keep warm this Fall. Happy shopping and stay fabulous.


Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2010 Runway
Photo Credit: Marcio Madeira