Every lady needs a sweater to dress up or down and it should always look stylish and feels great too. A cardigan is a ‘wear-with-all’ piece that makes a perfect layer for a little extra warmth and lots of extra style.
Cardigans open from the front and can be buttoned and zipped up, making it easier to don and remove them as compared to pullovers. Perhaps the fact that cardigans do not mess up the hair while getting in and out of them contributed to their popularity.
Their versatility and comfort also draws women like a moth to the flame. “Women who go to work need sweaters that they can wear and remove any number of times without any hassle. A common sweater may not be very comfortable to remove and wear a lot of times. This is what makes a cardigan number one piece” says Tonzi Mugeni, the fashion editor, Trendset Magazine.
Searching for cardigans for women can sometimes be a tricky affair. Most women tend to search without knowing which aspects of the sweater to examine to ensure they are getting the best in terms of quality.
There are certain aspects of the cardigans like the durability and quality of the material which you need to be aware of before buying them. It would be better to pay a little extra in order to get the fabric in your desired color, design and of the best quality.
When you are buying a cardigan, other factors to consider include fit, price, and whether the garment can be coordinated with the rest of your wardrobe.
Neutral colors are recommended when choosing a cardigan to go with the majority of a wardrobe. Black, white, cream, gray, and navy are great color choices for a versatile cardigan.
“I really love cardigans. They are flattering and work well with my wardrobe. I wear cardigans to work, paired with a t-shirt or a button down shirt, I still look professional. It works well even on a hot day.” says Ingrid, a clerk in a teller Bank.
Whether you decide on short or long sleeved, a cardigan is a stylish option for work, casual wear or evenings out. For more sophistication, go for long belted cardigans, these create a long lean look and can be worn with everything from pants to skirts. In most Kigali clothes shops, a cardigan goes for Rwf20,000 and above.