Knit in focus: the red sweaters

I remember when I was a kid – red looked so weird to me. Too intense, made for older women, sometimes vulgar. Like tastes, some colours are more suited to mature people. I think a red dress or a red lipstick are for those who own their style. I am sure you also had colour preconceptions when you were younger!

As seen on the runways of Jil Sander, Tod’s or Fendi, the all-red ensembles are va-va-voom! Hard to ignore and to forget! Maybe you don’t want to wear a scarlet leather skirt or matching leggings but a bright knit will contrast against the dark landscape. Also, rich shades of red emphasize your skin tone. The only thing that’s left is to choose which hue suits you best, if you don’t know already.

Of course you can play safe and wear XXL red sweaters with mom jeans and a chic shoulder bag. Still, a beautiful knit can look elegant with classic trousers and precious jewelry.

How to wear the oversized red sweaters if you are petite

Even if you like this style, sometimes it can be difficult because the top can make you look shorter. Here are two pieces of advice:

  • your sweater should have a thin thread type, not that chunky one
  • roll-up your sleeves or choose a cropped model to play with the proportions

How to wear the oversized red sweaters if you have voluptuous hips …and you don’t like to show’em
  • In this case, the lengthy ones are in your advantage but not the sweaters with gathered, tulip or elasticated hem
  • The darker tones of red like burgundy, sangria or cherry are wise choices
  • Emphasize a feature that you are proud of – like the waist – with a belt or waspie

Now let’s see what red sweaters caught my eye on the online stores. Find below!

The sweater takes a dramatic, off-the-shoulder turn in Endless Rose’s exclusive style, tiered down the sleeves with flirty layers.

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Endless Rose Tiered Sleeve Off-the-Shoulder Sweater

Crafted from soft merino wool, this sweater features ribbed detailing on the arms to create a bell-shaped sleeve. Wear it with a patent leather skirt for an edgy look.

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red pullover tibi

Lovers + Friends x REVOLVE Union sweater is a cropped piece that is made for denim skirts or pants. Or no? Also cool with army trousers and heels.
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Lovers + Friends x REVOLVE Union Sweater

Photos: livpurvis,,, ChriselleLim