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It’s sweater season Choices in sweaters aren't limited to basic styles in basic colors; go for the details

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at 2:17 p.m.
  • Updated Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at 2:18 p.m.

If you like sweaters, this is going to be a great fall and winter. Your choices range from body-skimming tunic-lengths to styles so voluminous they resemble ponchos.

If you’re puzzled by what to put on during this transition season, reach for a sweater. Your choices aren’t limited to basic styles in basic colors. Go for the details.

Fur trims abound on collars and cuffs, giving sweaters a retro feel. Some are belted, others are swing style.

Textured sweaters are big, too, and you’ll find yarns from light-weight silk and cashmeres to thick, nubby wools.

With so many workplaces adopting business-casual dress codes, sweaters are a great alternative to structured jackets, and before the snow flies, many styles will easily double as outerwear.

Sweater vests will go through winter, topping everything from jeans to leggings to skirts of every length.

These days, cardigans are far more than part of a sweater set. Look for cropped versions with an open front, or long styles with one button at the waist.

And more good news: Not only do the styles cover the spectrum, but the prices do as well.

Caroline Dawson, area sales manager for better sportswear at Dillard’s East, says she knows sweater sales will pick up as the temperatures drop.

Dawson says she’s selling a lot of layering pieces, and sweaters will be an important part of layering.

Start looking at sweaters because a cozy sweater, rich in texture and detail, is a quick, easy way to update your wardrobe for the new season.

Reach Bonnie Bing at 316-268-6246 or bbing@wichitaeagle.com.

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