Cardigan length

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  1. LooksGood

    LooksGood Senior member

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    I haven't worn a cardigan before. Just got one in the mail and it sits just barely below the waist. It's the same size I wear in sweaters though, and none of my sweaters look like that. Is this the way cardigans are supposed to look or should I return it? Thanks.
     
  2. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    Pics?

    It sounds like a woman's sweater
     
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    Saturdays Senior member

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    Its just the fit, some cardigans are longer, certain styles are shorter. I wouldnt worry about it, unless it bothers you, then return it.

    But pics will help determine if it looks alright or not
     
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    LooksGood Senior member

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    Thanks for responding. The cardigan is a mens. I don't like the length because if I lean back and stretch it will reveal my undershirt/torso. Usually my sweaters extend a little over my zipper. This cardigan does not.
     
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    That sounds like it fits perfect. I like sweaters to sit at the belt. Maybe even showing some of the belt.
     
  7. Millerp

    Millerp Senior member

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    Cardigans come in different lengths. It's a matter of personal preference.

    I prefer this length. Some prefer cardigans shorter.

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    Holdfast Senior member

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    Your pic is more or less how I like cardigans to fit too. Which is fortunate, since I'm a shorter guy and lots of cardigans naturally fall to that length on me anyway.

    The shorter style is somewhat more current however. As you say, there's a strong element of personal preference here. If the OP doesn't like the length of his new cardy, it's should be too difficult to source a longer cardigan from more traditional shops/makers. The trouble is that some of those are not just longer but also a bit baggier. It can be tricky to find a combination of a slim style and a slightly longer than currently popular length if you're not a bit shorter than average.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I prefer the length to be like the one in the pic posted, but from the other posts it sounds like my cardigan is an OK length too. I just wanted to make sure I don't go around looking silly.
     

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