But, oh! you say. That’s been around forever.
Well, yes, but I’m noticing that more and more cardigans are being belted but not buttoned.
DVF did it in Fall 2008:
Paul Smith did it:
Michelle Obama does it frequently (and often with coats too):
A little girl in the new Boden catalogue is also belting her open cardigan:
As is this woman in the new Anthropologie catalogue:
And this one is belting her sweater coat:
With this style, there’s a fine line between looking attractive and looking like you’re wearing a cardigan that’s too small (one that won’t button!).
I think that the unbuttoned belted look would annoy me—I’d want the cardigan buttoned at the waist.
But you, gentle readers: would you button or unbutton your (belted) cardigans?