Tips & Tricks

How To: Wear a Drapey Sweater

December 9, 2015

You may have noticed a new trend around and it’s the DRAPEY sweater. 🙂 That’s definitely a trend that I can get around and that I hope stays around. These sweaters can be super flattering but they can also be very unflattering and make you look boxy, if you aren’t careful. I don’t know if the official term is “drapey sweater” but that is what I am going with for now.

This one below, from Hip Chics in Clemmons, is my VERY favorite of the season! Hip Chics has a great assortment of fashionable clothing, including beautifully designed drapey sweaters.


I paired my emerald green Kerisma sweater with another must for the season: flared jeans. Secret: I’ve had these jeans since college (8 years ago) and have been able to bring them back out. Makes me so excited when a trend comes back and I was smart enough to save a few.


To keep my legs from looking short, I wore ankle boots with about a 4 inch heel. Heels with flared jeans are an absolute NECESSITY, y’all. I’ve never seen flared jeans worn with flats that actually looks good. Sorry, not sorry.

I wanted to be comfortable and casual, so I kept my jewelry simple with my favorite costume-collar necklace and layered rose-gold necklaces.

Okay, so…what’s the secret to pulling off a draped sweater?

  1. The Neckline. We need to be able to see your neck, so a crew-neck is not a good thing. Having a V neck or Scoop neck makes you appear taller and draws your eyes up. If you wear a drapey sweater with a crew neck or turtleneck, you may appear block-y.
  2. The Bottom Half. Make sure you pair your drapey sweater with a corresponding bottom. For example, these flared jeans worked with my drapey sweater because they were still fitted around the waist, upper thighs and rear. If I wore wide leg jeans that were lose all the way around, it wouldn’t be a good look and I would look sloppy. When in doubt: wear skinny jeans or leggings with your drapey sweater. It balances it all out.
  3. The Rear. If you choose to wear leggings with your sweater, by all means: make sure it covers your booty and comes halfway down your thigh. It’s definitely the most flattering and won’t offend anybody. 😉
Tell Me: Do you own a drapey sweater?

1 Comment

  • Reply Frankie Daniel December 10, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Love th I s…I just dumped wide leg jeans this summer…yuck!! Well, just have to get some more…as you know, my body consists of almost all legs…but luckily I love leggings and skinny jeans with these skinny kegs. Love you, your favorite aunt!

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