If you don't already know, the "Sweater Girls" were a group of Hollywood Starlets who popularised tight sweaters in the 1940s and 1950s. A 40s/50s bullet bra, a tight jumper - you get the idea. You could wear something high necked that was ostensibly modest but.. well, you can see the effect for yourself.
|Three famous Sweater Girls: Lana Wood, Marilyn Munroe, Vera Day|
I'm no Hollywood starlet but I'm not opposed to getting my curve on! Here I am channelling the sweater girls in wide legged black pants from City Chic, A long sleeved black t-shirt from Target and a knit top from Tempt. The top has a cool chevron pattern on it and long cuffs on the sleeves.
We met some friends for a picnic by the Yarra, and had absolutely perfect weather, so I thought I would take advantage of the lovely scenery.
The key to this look is emphasising the waist - I did this by putting on a totally unnecessary belt on over my sweater to draw attention to my waist.
I know that a figure hugging look like this can be a challenge for some, but this look is all about your curves and showing them off. I know that there's plenty of people out there who like to focus on some curves over others - and when they say curvy what they really mean is "large boobs and small everything else" but I am learning more and more to accept and even love all my curvy bits. My arms, and my stomach, and my hips.. Like everyone there are days I do this really well and days I really struggle, but I think it's the effort that counts. The more all of us can learn to love our bodies, the better off we will be.
I also had to show you my other favourite Knit. It is a Focks from polish Etsy seller cepaliu. He is a gorgeous black fox knitted from very thick and warm wool. He has legs and a tail and a sculpted head with golden eyes.. kids love him because it looks like I am wearing a stuffed toy. I love him because he's deliciously whimsical and really warm too. He's very cleverly designed and can be worn dozens of different ways.
With my makeup I did my very best Hollywood Starlet look - with strong brows, a bright red lip, wingtip eye-liner and the biggest false eyelashes I could find. My eyeshadow is a cream and a light brown from the Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette - these blend together beautifully for a really classic look.
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