Knitted jumpers are one of the most essential parts of a women’s wardrobe through winter. Either you want to keep absolutely warm in winter or keep your style game hot, or even both, jumpers are must-haves. From basic ladies’ jumpers that we all had, like a turtleneck jumper, to more on-trend looks like a cold shoulder jumper, almost everyone can find something that matches her personal style and fits her needs, from a wide range of colours, patterns and styles of jumpers for women.
These winter style saviours are not a new form of clothing; knitting was used at first by fisherman’s wives to combat the cold and so jumpers appeared as a usual form of clothing for workingmen. Then the knitted jumpers became popular by athletes in 1890s who used to wear them before and after the contests. The first designer jumpers were introduced by Chanel and Lanvin in 1920s.
Since then we’re used to seeing different types of jumpers for women, men and children everywhere in the cold months.there are different styles of knitwear with different names such as cardigans, pullovers, jumper dresses and so on. Even with a simple knitted jumper, one can get overwhelmed by the many silhouettes and styles she can choose from. The styles might vary from a turtleneck jumper or an oversized jumper which are rather practical and comfy to an off the shoulder jumper or a cropped jumper which are more fashionable and trendy. Styling each of these can be different considering the occasion but the absolute sure thing about every jumper is that it’s warm, comfortable and stylish!
When it comes to a point where you need to give your wardrobe a revamp, you can always break the whole process into three major tasks: choosing the right garment, in this case, jumper, styling it in the right way, and taking care of it so you can wear it longer.
As for the choosing part, it might seem intimidating to choose the right knitted jumper for our lifestyle and daily routines, with so many options on hand. But a good fashionista knows what factors she should take into consideration. You can’t just go on and get yourself a black jumper cause it’s black and it goes with almost everything!! You can’t instantly go for a pink jumper because you know it’s now hot on-trend. The first thing to always have in mind when shopping is your skin complexion and what colour best complements it. The black jumper might look really harsh next to a light skin colour. The next thing is your body type. An off the shoulder jumper is sure fashionable but if you have wide shoulders it’s a no-no for you. The last thing is to think about how you want to use the garment. In better words, what do you need it for? Are you going rock in it at a party? Do you need it to complete your work attire? Is it going to be part of your day to night outfit?? A cropped jumper might not be practical for your work but a roll neck jumper is. Even with the colours, a grey jumper is not your option when shopping for Christmas jumpers but a red jumper is. There are thousands of examples I can bring which you already automatically think about when shopping or you should make time and do a bit of research about but only after these considerations, you can follow trends or your favourites. Then you can complete this part and think about your next task: styling!
Many think they have to compromise their style to take the chills off. That’s so not true. Besides the many fashionable options that are available these days among ladies’ jumpers and can take your style up a notch instantly like a cold shoulder jumper, there are many tips and tricks that will help you turn a plain, for example, grey roll neck jumper into an interesting outfit. We talk a lot about styling ideas here on Femme Luxe blog. You can find the best way to style your jumper along with many street styles and celeb inspirations like Gigi’s pink jumper. You can also check our guides for occasional jumper shopping like Christmas jumpers. So I’ll skip this part to make room for other tips.
Once you stocked up on enough jumpers and jumper dresses for winter, you probably want to take a deep breath and sit back. Well, you might be able to take a rest but your mission is hardly near the end. Taking care of knitted jumpers is sometimes the hardest part. It might even be so intimidating that some of us avoid these style staples because we think it takes an extra effort. Sometimes women think knitted jumpers are not durable but the truth is they simply don’t know how they should take care of their jumper.
But wait, it shouldn’t be that hard, although there are some tips you should always have in mind to be able to use your jumper, again and again, once you get the hang of it, a knitted jumper dress will be all you need every winter. So let’s see how we can use these practical winter items for a longer time?
The first thing to do is to make sure to read the tag on your knitted jumper dress or jumper carefully. Every fabric needs to be treated in a different way. But here we’re mostly talking about wool, so we’ll skip others. Wool is generally warmer ( and has a softer feeling) and is more winter appropriate. But needs more attention.
Keep in mind is that you shouldn't wash your knitted jumper as frequently as your t-shirt! Not that you should let it stink and make everyone run! But throwing it in the washing machine every time you want to wash your other clothes makes it shrink, deform or bubble. As a matter of fact, you shouldn’t wash it with the machine at all! So either go for dry cleaning or hand washing. Another thing to avoid hot water as it damages the fibres. As for dying, you should put it in its own shape on a flat surface and speed drying up with taking the excess water using a dry towel.
And the last thing is storing your jumpers; the same as drying, hanging a knitted jumper will result in deformation, making it loose and long. So keep them in a drawer or any other flat surface, folded properly. This is all you have to do to increase your knitwear’s lifespan.
If you pay attention to all of these tips, you’ll end up with a jumper or a jumper dress that is your favourite go-to and makes a jaw to floor attractive style for your cold months. Now that you know all you need to know before and after shopping for your winter wardrobe, it’s a good time to take a look at Femme Luxe knitted jumpers and find the jumper dress for the next party your heading to or the right jumper for your office. Our selection is inspired by the latest trends and includes a wide range of knitted jumpers for every taste.