One of the best things about living near the best photographer ever, and having exceedingly tolerant friends, is that I occasionally get the chance to throw some sweaters on a bunch of different people.
I’d been thinking for awhile that it would be cool to show the sweaters of The Charles Collection on a different group of body types. Recently, the stars aligned and I had the lovely Erin, Jackie, Stitchy, and Kellee all in one place with Caro and her camera nearby. We did a Fit to Flatter-style photoshoot of the collection sweaters on these gorgeous women, all with different body shapes.
Want to see the results? I had four of the sweaters on hand, so to keep your work week interesting I’ll do a mini-post on each sweater for the next four days.
Revere House, by Kirsten Kapur, is this fantastic combination of bolds: Bold color, bold collar, bold cable. I love it. The styling is beautiful and flattering. In the collection, it’s shown on a straighter, smaller-busted figure so I knew I wanted to get at least a couple of shots of Revere on a bustier figure.
Of course everyone loved the sample, and Erin wore the asymmetrical cardigan open at first. I think the straight lines of the cable and the longer length combine well with the waist shaping to highlight Erin’s curves. We also had her wear it closed–it looked adorable that way, too:
We balanced the breadth of the collar by leaving the bottom unbuttoned. Erin wears Revere House with an inch or so of negative ease in the bust.
Jackie has a couple of inches of positive ease in the bust with Revere House, and a straighter shape. Her shape is more similar to the model, but that little bit of positive ease gives the sweater a different feel:
I think it looks gorgeous on Jackie, and with a completely different feel. The collar and long length/sleeves balance one another out and preserve her proportions, and the buttoned line gives the piece a slight military flair.
Finally, Stitchy tried it on.
Once again, the effect of wearing the cardigan open is to highlight the wearer’s curves. Stitchy is wearing the cardigan with a few inches of negative ease in the bust. The collar draws the eye up, and the open bottom skims over her hips without clinging or drawing attention to them.